Android, Windows and Linux coexist peacefully on this 11.6-inch tablet

Android, Windows and Linux coexist peacefully on this 11.6-inch tablet
Now that's the kind of device we don't get to hear about every day. At a glance, this contraption may seem like a typical hybrid device – a tablet that transforms into a laptop when paired with a docking station. However, the Ekoore Python S3 is different for three operating systems can coexist independently on it, namely Windows, Ubuntu, and Android.

Specs-wise, the screen on the tablet measures 11.6 inches in diagonal and has a mediocre resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. What isn't impressive either is the processor inside the device - a dual-core Intel Celeron 847, which should run at about 1.1GHz. The basic model ships with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but these can be expanded to as much as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The tablet weighs a whopping 980 grams and is 11 millimeters thick. 

While the device's built-in battery will last through 7 hours of use, an extra 5 hours can be squeezed out of the dock's internal battery. The keyboard dock is optional, however, and costs an extra 140 euro. A basic Ekoore Python S3 configuration retails for 599 euro ($780), but if you want to have it loaded with 3G, GPS, extra RAM and storage, get mentally prepared to spend a four-digit amount of cash on it. Still, if you need a triple-booting tablet with a keyboard dock, that's one of the few devices (if not the only) on the market matching that description.

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1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

IT is ok but 1.1GHZ dual-core is tooo little for andriod and price too high

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

No, it's a x86 "Sandy Bridge" Intel CPU, nothing to do with ARM and it will handle perfectly Android and Windows 8 Pro.

4. YuLeven

Posts: 50; Member since: May 14, 2013

Bollocks. You're comparing apples to oranges. Yes, there are 'only' two cores running at 1.1GHz inside this Celeron. But they are Sandy Bridge x86 cores. In GeekBench, for example, it scores as good as Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro. Moreover, the Intel HD Graphics on it puts Adreno 320 to shame. This tablet is indeed no benchmark top grabber, but it does the job nicely.

12. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

You want a cookie for a bloody desktop GPU outperforming a smartphone's GPU? Goodness the depth of depravity, that should be a given as it's a desktop processor no real power savings nor heat dissipation to worry about when you have a desk to house the thing. How about those Intel Atom chips, that would be a little fairer comparison versus Qualcomms Snapdragon chips wouldn't it?

17. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"depth of depravity" ...going overboard much?

18. YuLeven

Posts: 50; Member since: May 14, 2013

Right you are, it's not fair to compare both designs. They're essentially different as the Celeron isn't suited for small tablets nor smartphones and Krait is. The whole point of my reply was the simple fact that this tablet performs as good as four Krait cores and outperforms Qualcomm's SoC easily when it comes to GPU. For that matter, battery life is quite decent too. So, the dog-in-the-corner chap's comment has absolutely no point.

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Are you mad or something?

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

It's used in a Samsung Chromebook and proved to be much better than Exynos 5250

3. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

incredible! no more separately buying tablets again when u can have all in 1 experience!

6. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Awesome tablet. Man this is an awesome time for tablets.

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I'd buy it IMMEDIATELY if it came with Linux and Android! But I don't want to pay for a Windows license I'd never use.

8. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

i do not like this sort of thing, if you're constantly in a situation where you actually need to boot to an alternative OS regularly on a tablet surely you're doing something wrong?

9. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 2013

What's is the point of this tablet? If you have windows 8 pro, you can run android through bluestack, and run ubunto on a virtual machine. why i need a triple boot?!!

10. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

LOVE the concept. Just wish a company like Asus makes one of these. I'd buy it immediately!

11. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

It's going to need a bigger hard disk, if that's full fat windows 8 on there. Crappy specs and high price make this a pass, why buy this at all?

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm glad to see they've consider Ubuntu. Right now I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. Linux is my primary OS then comes Windows 8.

14. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I personally would rather run Linux Mint or Bohdi Linux on it. Haven't liked Ubuntu since they changed the UI.

16. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah that's why I'm not using Ubuntu Official, I'm waiting for Linux Mint 15 which is supposed to be release by end of this month.

20. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I still hope Ubuntu does well though, since everybody seems to use their repository these days.

21. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah I think it will do very well. You know since Valve (Developer of Half Life, Counter Strike) announced Steam development for Linux, Ubuntu got some serious popularity. Valve want to create a Steam Box that will have Ubuntu as default O. So we'll have some good games on Linux. Now there are even High End PC Model of Alienware with Ubuntu as default OS. I think this is just the beginning. You can check these following sites.

23. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Linux Mint user here. I don't like it. Its instability is really annoying. I'm going to switch pretty soon. First it was laziness, now it's holding out to see how Mageia 3 looks.

15. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

You dont HAVE to use unity you know.... that said I too prefer mint though lol

22. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012


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