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[U] Notion Ink launches new Adam website ahead of release

updated 05:20 am EST, Tue November 23, 2010

Hints at mystery new hardware feature

Notion Ink has launched the new website for its hotly anticipated 10.1-inch Adam tablet. The tablet offers a raft of hardware and software features that no other tablet on the market is currently capable of equaling in its entirety. In addition to the option for a Pixel Qi color display, its most striking capability is that it can simultaneously display up to three applications on screen at once. Also teased on the new website under the tech specs page is a "bonus mystery feature".

In addition to the mystery feature, the site lists the full specs of the device for the first time. Even though it has a larger display than the iPad, and includes two USB ports, a mini USB port, an HDMI port and a microSD slot, the tablet weighs 1.6 pounds - the same weight as the iPad. The iPad, which had battery supply capable of powering it for 10 hours of video also gets out-gunned by the Notion Ink Adam, which can deliver between 15 to 20 hours of video playback on a charge.

Powering the device is NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core ARM Cortex A9 SoC package. In addition to the extra core, it also packs in 1GB of DDR2 RAM versus the iPad's 256MB of RAM. The WSVGA 1024x600 display also ships with a matte finish, has an antiglare coating and is scratch and finger print resistant.

While no pricing details have yet emerged, the Notion Ink Adam is expected to ship this December.

Update: Pricing information and launch details added below. Thanks Roel.

by MacNN Staff



  1. tortenteufel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    it also offers

    an awful design...

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It sounds impressive

    It certainly has features I wish the iPad contained like USB, a camera, and more RAM.

    But then again, stating features is not the same as having features...let's see what this is like upon arrival. The UI, which I see little information on, could kill this immediately.


  1. imactheknife

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Specs are important, but come on this looks like something Atari made in the 80's! Will have to see what the UI is like too.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In Other Words ...

    ... its most striking capability is that it can simultaneously display up to three applications on screen at once.

    How stunningly original! It has ... what are those things called again? ... oh yeah: "windows."

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Secret OS?

    I guess this tablet is for spec freaks, since there's little mention of the OS it will run. Who needs a functioning device if the spec sheet is long enough and resembles a childhood Xmas list? But then, if it's Windows 7, maybe they're just a little bit embarrassed.

    It does have some decent specs: dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM are nice. USB ports and card readers are superfluous. An anti-glare screen is nice. I put a Power Support anti-glare film on my iPad almost immediately.

    It would have been nice if Apple had put a decent amount of RAM in the iPad. 256MB is rather miserly, but then Apple has historically shipped devices with skimpy amounts of RAM. Although, as far as the iPad goes, it does force developers to write extremely efficient apps.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Disagree, not highly anticipated

    Notion Ink has gotten some modest buzz, Pixel Qi, some modest buzz.

    But I don't consider them to be a major player, I think they are largely unknown, and therefore the anticipation for this device is somewhat modest.

    I hate to say it, because I honestly have nothing against these folks, and I'm sure they are trying hard--but, it seems like an obvious failure, just because nobody knows about them, and you need scale in this particular segment.

    If they somehow have break through sales - I'll be the first to admit that I'm shocked and didn't expect it.

  1. tortenteufel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm surprised

    you guys like the looks of this thing ? Apple really must be moving away from designers....

    let the voting begin.

  1. ASathin8R

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @ Foe Hammer

    How many "windows" can the iPad display at once? Or just about any other tablet in this class of device?

    This is a feature that will interest a lot of users of this class of tablet device.

  1. mrrwthird

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Android OS

    2.2 or Froyo.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    iPads don't do "windows" which is precisely the point. If you want "windows" buy a netbook. And a stylus while you're at it.

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