Yashi TabletBook Mini A1: a cheap tablet with Windows 8.1 and 3G
The Italian manufacturer presented the new Yashi TabletBook Mini A1: 8-inch tablet with Windows 8.1 with Bing, an Atom processor, 3G support and a year’s subscription to Office 365. The device will cost 229 euros (approximately $ 312).
Yashi has become the first company, which released a device running Windows 8.1 with Bing is free (but fully functional) version of Windows 8.1, which allows manufacturers to significantly reduce the price of the new tablet PC.
TabletBook Mini A1 is equipped with a Quad-core processor Intel Atom Z3735E Bay Trail (exactly the same used in the tablet Toshiba Encore 7, which was presented at Computex), 1 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable with support for microSD cards.
8-inch IPS screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 and an aspect ratio of 16:10. Also the tablet has microHDMI and microUSB ports, and offers the following wireless standards: Wi-Fi (there is support for Intel Wireless Display and Miracast), Bluetooth and 3G.
Using Windows 8.1 with Bing as the operating system requires a code to activate a subscription to Office 365 Personal for one year.
- CPU Intel Atom Z3735E (Quad-core with a frequency of 1.86 GHz)
- 1 GB DDR3 RAM (supports up to 2 GB)
- Drive eMMC 32 GB
- IPS-display with a diagonal of 8 inches (1280 x 800)
- Passive capacitive digitizer (10 points touch)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
- 3G module
- Two cameras (2 MP)
- microUSB, microHDMI, microSD, headphone Jack
- Stereo speakers
New Yashi TabletBook Mini A1 is already available on the official website of the manufacturer for 229 euros including VAT. However, the company seems to work only in Italy. However, the price is quite attractive, given the presence of IPS screen and 3G support. Also, the tablet can be connected to various other accessories, among which there are QWERTY keyboard.