Tablet of Notebook?
The new tablet comes embedded with dual OS Android and Windows, for those who are looking for a single machine to manage both their work and social life on. Using the device, we found new ways of getting things done if not for the dual OS. JOI 11 is a tablet first, attach it to the optional keyboards available and you have laptop on your desk. During a recent presentation, we took the device to a client’s place and got it to run a full PowerPoint slideshow while editing whenever necessary, we can safely say everything went smoothly. We trust the people at Intel and Microsoft had a prominent role to play in getting the tablet certified.
Decent build quality
Design and features aside, looking at the specification and parts fitted inside the device, we believe the good folks at SNS had been well guided by Microsoft and Intel in selecting the components that can optimise the dual operating software. The quad core Atom x5 processor with 4GB RAM works remarkably smooth, switching from Android to Windows within seconds without any lag or stall. I’m not a big fan of dual OS, but the JOI 11 is changing my perception every time I toy with it, a seemingly endless of use on android tablet mode and laptop Window mode means just one device in the backpack.
Dual boot goodness
There is a reason why the JOI 11 is operating on an older android version and it perfectly makes sense on a device that’s purely for users who want just the basics and ensure performance is not compromised. If you require all your components to be spec’d high, latest OS, higher storage, most number of ports, slimmest and lightest in the market then look elsewhere and be prepared to cough-up RM5k, but if you are just looking for a system that works well, versatile and does not cost an arm and a leg, this should be on your target list.
1 – Metal keyboard adds more value to the machine
2 – A 2-in-1 less than RM 3,000 in Malaysia!
Accessories: Leather Keyboard RM199, Metal Keyboard RM249 Stylus Pen RM99
Dimension: 276.4 x 184.8 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 700 grams
Processor: Intel® Atom x5- Z8350 Processor
Display: 10.8″ Full HD IPS multi-touch display (1920 x 1280 resolution)
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB Micro SD card)
Operating System (OS): Windows 10 Home + Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera: Main: 5.0 MP, Front: 2.0 MP
Battery: 8,400 mAh (non-removable)
Connections: USB Type C, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, Micro SD Slot
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Value – 9
Performance – 9
Features – 9
Design – 8
Usability – 9
Total: 8.8 (Gold)
Verdict: JOI 11 is an innovative tablet that can stand-up amongst the big names.