NEC is not the typical company you see launching tablets every day, but here they are today with a new and versatile device. It’s dubbed NEC VersaPro VU and it’s a Gemini Lake tablet with a pen, fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port.
We’re dealing with a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display slate, that relies on an Intel Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake processor. The product comes with a pressure sensitive pen and support for a detachable keyboard too. NEC VersaPro Vu is a 2 in 1 tablet with the latest Intel Celeron CPU available. It has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128 GB of eMMC storage, plus WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and optional 4G LTE support.
There’s also a 5 megapixel back camera and a 2 MP front shooter. We also find a special slot in the tablet, used to store the pen when it’s not being used. Connectivity includes both USB Type-A 3.0 ports and USB Type-C ones, but there’s a keyboard dock in the mix that also throws in HDMI, USB and even Ethernet. Basically, the whole thing becomes a laptop.
NEC’s new product measures 0.4 inches in thickness and weighs around 1.4 pounds. With the keyboard you can even get to 2.6 pounds. A special waterproof protective cover is in offer with a handle at the back as pictured. NEC VersaPro VU-3 with Windows 10 Pro is sold for around $963 in Japan.