iBall has launched the company’s first 3G Windows 8.1 tablet – iBall Slide WQ32 in India at an initial price tag of Rs. 16,999. The tablet will be available within few weeks and also announced that it would launch the first 2-in-1 tablet 10.1-inch tablet by the end of this month.
Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall said,
“iBall is excited to present the Intel based Windows Tablet PC. The latest association with the IT stalwarts Intel and Microsoft further reinforces our position as one of the leading brands in Tablet PCs. We are proud to work with Intel and Microsoft who have been trend setters in technology.”
Highlighting Intel’s association with iBall, Anand Ramamoorthy, Director Consumption Sales, Intel South Asia, said,
“The new iBall tablet and 2-in-1 powered by the Intel Atom Processors will not only provide an ideal balance of performance and battery life but will also deliver a great value for money proposition to its users. Intel Atom processor-based tablets running Windows 8 provide efficient performance and built-in security features to meet the users’ business needs.”
Neeraj Gill, Group Director – OEM, Microsoft India, added,
“I congratulate iBall on the launch of their first Windows-based tablet today. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for Windows and we are proud of our partnership with iBall. With iBall Slide Tablet PC, Windows-based tablets are now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value. Consumer usage patterns around technology are constantly evolving and people are looking for tablets which allow both work productivity and entertainment. The iBall Slide Tablet PC offers consumers the power of a PC in a tablet and comes with a free one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal that includes Power Point, Word, Excel, OneNote plus 1TB of cloud storage through OneDrive.”
On the specifications front, it features 8-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and it is powered by quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D processor (1.86Ghz burst frequency) which is paired with 2GB of RAM. It runs on Windows 8.1 OS and has 16GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 64GB via microSD card.
On the imaging front, it has 5-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The tablet comes with free Microsoft Office license for one year, 1TB OneDrive cloud storage for 1-year and Windows Defender Antivirus and Firewall.
It weighs 354 grams and features an HDMI-out port, apart from 3G (via built-in SIM card slot), Micro-USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and USB OTG.
It packs 14Wh battery.
iBall Slide WQ32 specifications
|Specifications||iBall Slide WQ32|
|Display||8-inch multi-touch IPS display with Zero Air Gap touch, resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 178-degree viewing angle|
|Processor||1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D processor|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 OS|
|Memory||2GB of RAM, 16GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card|
|Camera||5-megapixel auto-focus rear-camera with LED flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Connectivity||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI and microUSB|