Ubuntu Tablet From MJ Technology is Based on x86 Technology, Not ARM

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  • 05 Apr 2016
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  • Ubuntu Linux has a ton of fans, enough to keep hope alive that Ubuntu slates will sell after they get crowdfunded or funded in general. Today we come across a new such device, from MJ Technology, that ditches ARM tech in favour of an x86 setup.

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    The newcomer is available via an Indiegogo campaign, that claims it’ll develop the “world’s first true made for Linux/Ubuntu x86 tablet”. This means we’ll get a 64 bit x86 processor inside, the same one used on regular laptops and desktops. MJ Technology wants to provide a hardware platform that supports any type of GNU/Linux distribution.

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    Keep in mind that Canonical and their partners have created Ubuntu slates with ARM chips inside, so they only support the mobile version of Ubuntu, not all the Linux-based platforms. Funding is rather modest now, with $2,120 out of the $200,000 fixed goal and with a month left to fund. Starting, at $230 and up, the tablet will have 4 versions, called Tanto, Mini Tanto, Wakizashi and Katana.

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    Tanto has a 10.1 inch screen, an Intel Atom x7 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, plus an 8 MP camera and stereo speakers. The others vary from Intel Atom x5 CPU to 2-4 GB of RAM, 8.9 or 10.1 inch screens and up to 256 GB SSD storage.

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    • K Lowe

      I have compiled a Product Specification for the “Bushido” series of tablets to show the similarities or differences between the devices available to purchase and hope you find it useful.

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