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

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
Storage: 32GB with support for microSD cards
Battery: 10,000mAh

source: Alcatel



1. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I love it. I would definitely be interested in this if the price is right

2. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

if the price is right, why not? :) finally a decent android tablet for the whole family :)

3. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

1080p!?!?!?!? Not even 130ppi?!?!? I understand it is meant to be cheap, but you put an octacore (mediatek I know, but still decent) processor, huge battery and a 17.3 inch screen, and then let the rest of the specs fall to the waistline. I mean that kickstand and stylus is amazing! Awesome design, just terrible specs.

7. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Dude my laptop is 17.3'' 900p and it is just fine. At the distance you are going to use it, you won't even notice pixelation that much as like smartphones. It's just like a simple monitor, like for desktops and craps, nothing fancy. Noone said this is going to be high-end either. So. This one is good.

6. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

funny these picture, like no one need to use the display and only need to sit there and watch the back of the tab

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

add wacom technology to that stylus and screen, change resolution to 2k, and make it usable as graphic tablet, and i'll happily pay 2grand for it

11. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You serious? Then go buy a surface pro it got more specs than this and got better design only smaller but anyway i think you have no idea how big this s**t is its bigger than many laptops it barley fit in a bag.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not only that there are proper pcs at that size...imo that is.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

a circular kick stand?,..hope it it doesnt fall off..

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Hey i just looked at the dimensions and i don't think if it even fit in normal bags it's just very big house should i even carry it. All you can do with this tablet is put it on a desk or sth you can't move it around easily.

13. cookie_cutter

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Alcatel should have use the 4k 17.3 inch panel available on notebooks anounced a few days ago in ifa.

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