Kupa Launches X15 Windows 8 Tablet, Formerly Kupa UltraNote

It is a sort of foil to the Surface Pro slate from Microsoft

Back at MobileCon 2012, German tablet maker Kupa revealed the UltraNote slate. The item didn't take off very well, but Kupa wasn't disheartened. The company has renamed it into X15.

The X15 Windows 8 slate has a 10.1-inch IPS liquid crystal display (LCD) with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

An Intel Core i5 or Core i7 central processing unit (CPU) acts as the heart of the device, while 8 GB of RAM give the chip all the breathing room it needs.

Since the Core-series processors have integrated graphics units, there is no need for a discrete adapter.

Moving on, a solid state drive (SSD) offers 128 GB of storage space, though a 64 GB option is on Kupa's website as well.

Speaking of which, Kupa does not allow for customization of each individual hardware component, but it does have four different configurations up for order.

The most basic setup involves an Intel Core i5 CPU, a 64 GB SSD, a 1024 level digitizer, two cameras (1.3 megapixels front, 5 MP back), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 10-point multitouch support.

And here is where the only real fault of the slate lies: the price is of $1,100 / 826-1,100 Euro, and it only goes up from there.

The second version of the tablet, for instance, requires a payment of $1,250 / 939-1,250 Euro, and is identical to the first but has a 128 GB SSD.

The third X15, with a Core i7 CPU and 64 GB storage, is priced at $1,350 / 1,013-1,350 Euro.

Finally, the top-end Kupa X15 slate is a Core i7, 128 GB tablet with a price of $1,600 / 1,202-1,600 Euro.

Curiously enough, the company decided not to include LTE broadband connectivity and NFC (near field communication), even though the UltraNote had them. Find more information on the Kupa Website, assuming traffic isn't too high for the server to respond.

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