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Alcatel OneTouch Xess breaks cover: at 17.3", is it still a tablet?

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The Alcatel OneTouch Xess has just gone official and it’s a supersized tablet with an immense, 17.3” display. At this point we can’t help but wonder: does that still qualify as a tablet?

Regardless of how you look at it, the quite excessive Alcatel OneTouch Xess comes with a built-in kickstand that can stay locked at various angles (30-, 50-, and 70-degree options), so that you don’t have to hold the otherwise fairly heavy tablet in hand. It also features a built-in stylus that will be particularly useful for annotations and drawings.

The other big highlight of the Alcatel Xess tablet are its dual JBL (by Harman) speakers that max out at 3 watts of output power - quite the powerful speaker for a tablet.

We should also say that Alcatel is aiming this for culinary enthusiasts with support for gestures that you can use to navigate the tablet when your hands are greasy. This way, you don’t need to actually touch the screen and can keep on cooking that tasty meal you’ve got going after a quick check on the recipe.

"Xess is one of our favorite new products because this big format is really family-orientedand has a multitude of uses at home or at work," says Stan Hu of Alcatel.

Here are the quick spec highlights of the Alcatel OneTouch Xess slate:

Platform: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions: 416.5 x 266.5 x 9.15mm
Display: 17.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
System chip: MediaTek MT8783T 1.5GHz octa-core SoC
RAM: 2GB LPDDR3
Storage: 32GB with support for microSD cards
Battery: 10,000mAh


source: Alcatel

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