O+ NotePad offers a traditional laptop experience, featuring a 10.1-inch screen, a solid keyboard and a sleek aluminum clamshell design, but when you tug hard on the screen, it transforms into a quad-core tablet.
While it isn’t your typical laptop due to its small screen, keyboard and average performance, it is thin and light and gorgeous! It can run all of your old Windows programs and go for more than 6 hours before running out of power.
Design and Ports
The O+ NotePad’s gorgeous aluminum body makes it look like it costs more over than the suggested retail price. From top to bottom, the NotePad features an aluminum body, accented with shiny chrome linings.
On top, you’ll find the power button along with the volume rocker.
On the left side houses several ports: 3.5mm Audio, micro HDMI, micro USB, USB 3.0, microSD slot and micro SIM slot.
On the right side you’ll find two speaker grills.
Front and back, the O+ NotePad features 2-megapixel cameras that take photos at 1280 x 720p. The cameras take shots fairly, I can’t complain much as what you can expect with the 2MP, it’s still good to know that you don’t need to purchase an extra webcam to use in the pre-loaded Skype application (or unless you really need a much higher resolution).
The 10.1-inch tablet attaches to its keyboard dock using magnet, it’s strong enough to keep the parts attached no matter how you hold them. It’s a much stronger connection over O+ Convertible, however you can’t find 500GB hard drive inside. The keyboard dock has 2 USB ports.
The keyboard dock’s outer chassis has smooth edges, and there is a chrome-colored ring around the keyboard deck, adding a very premium metallic look. I so admire the design; it’s a very professional looking device.
The touchpad is also commendable – its high responsiveness makes it one of the better touchpads I’ve seen on a detachable hybrid. And oh, I might forget, aside from the touchpad, the display is a touch screen huh!
Under the hood, it uses an Intel Atom chip in the quad-core Z8300. That’s backed up by 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 64GB of flash memory, Windows 10 and a battery-powered stylus.
The Intel Atom x5-Z8300 is a power efficient quad-core System on Chip (SoC) for Windows and Android devices (tablets and convertibles), which has been presented in March 2015. It is clocked at 1.44 – 1.84 GHz.
The device takes about 18 seconds to boot up to the login password menu, and an additional 8 seconds after logging-in to completely load up Windows 10. That’s awesome fast!
The NotePad’s CPU is adequate for simple everyday tasks such as light browsing or accomplishing an Office documents, slide presentations and or spreadsheets, but not for complex software or modern games. I have tried the Adobe Photoshop CS 6 and though it runs well, still you’ll see the device’s struggle, but hey, it’s still a tablet and yeah it’s a plus factor that CS6 can run. =)
When I first turned on the device, the display catches me up, it’s as bright and punchy as ever – I couldn’t help but shout, taragis, ang ganda ng display! Image quality is superb. Colors are rich and vivid, and text is pin-sharp, thanks to the 1920×1200 resolution. You’ll appreciate everything on it; color accuracy is competitive and won’t shy away with other high-end laptop brands. It is also more than bright enough for reading outside in the sunshine.
As for the battery, the tablet is powered by 7,500mAh battery. On the average, the tablet lasted about 6 to 6.5 hours of what I would consider normal usage. The device can be charged via the micro USB port on the tablet, there’s no DC input either on dock or tablet.
Windows 10 OS not Dual Boot – No Android OS
Contrary to previous press releases, O+ NotePad is a Windows 10 only device, it doesn’t have Android OS. It comes with a relatively clean installation of Windows 10. There are a few preloaded apps, such as Netflix, iHeart Radio and 3D Builder as well as Office Mobile apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
It’s a 4G Device
The O+ NotePad comes with micro SIM slot, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a phone too, nope. It does support 3G/4G data connectivity; it also comes with FREE Smart Bro SIM.
Intellipen is an active stylus which is battery powered. It runs on one AAA battery, which is included in the package.
It installs quickly and easily into the barrel of the stylus and is held in place with a screw on cap. The standard battery should last up to 10 hours of continuous use or up to 1 month of typical use.
O+ Intellipen does not use Bluetooth and does not require any special software in order to use it. Any drawing or note-taking app will work. We have tried it in the MS Paint, and its works fine.
O+ NotePad 4G Specifications
|Display||10.1-inch display (1920×1200), ~224ppi|
|CPU||1.4GHz quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics|
|Camera||Front and back: 2MP|
|SIM||Single SIM (4G Data Only)|
USB 2.0 x2 (Keyboard Dock)
For professionals on the go, just like any other computing device, the O+ NotePad is a must-have device. With its slickness and compact design, it could definitely tagged as a good travel and or meeting companion.
And hey, look at this, an outright example, spotted: Gian Carlo Viterbo of Gadget Pilipinas, a jet setter with O+ Notepad! – awesome!
The Php 16,995 O+ Notepad is the better version of O Plus’ two tablet-laptop hybrids: O+ Convertible and O+ Duo. Strong build quality, an impressive display and solid battery life. The O+ NotePad isn’t quite a budget device, but it’s well worth the extra money.