After a long wait, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet is now available for pre-order. This is the first tablet to support “convergence” which will allow your mobile device, a tablet in this case, to turn into a full Desktop when needed.
There are two versions of the tablet: a cheaper model with a 1280 x 800 pixel display, and €290 version ($324) with a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen.
Both models feature MediaTek MT8163 ARM Cortex-A53 processors with Mali-T720MP2 graphics, 16GB of storage, microSD card slots, micro HDMI ports, 802.11b/g/n WiFi. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 7,280 mAh batteries, 8MP rear cameras, and 5MP front cameras.
A couple caveats: The tablet has an ARM processor, so not ALL of your x86 apps will be available on the device, and the convergence mode is triggered by the presence of a mouse.
While this isn’t the highest end hardware, it’s decent hardware, and if you ordered it, you would definitely be on the bleeding edge of Ubuntu’s convergence technology. Orders are expected to ship mid April.