Every time I see a new tablet with both Windows 8 and Android on board, I triple check the news source, so it’s not wrong. Why? Because 90% of the times dual boot tablets are actually tablets sold with EITHER Windows or Android. Well, finally we’ve got a real one… and it’s made by PiPO.

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The product follows in the footsteps of the PiPO K2, which was the first 2 in 1 Core M Windows 8 slate. Now, the newcomer comes with a 10.1 inch Full HD display, a Broadwell CPU and it dual boots Windows 8.1 and Android. Its price tag is a good $399 and the device is pictured above. The chipset used here is an Intel Core M-5Y10C, with 14 nm production process and a TDP of 4.5 W.

There’s 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, 32 or 64 GB storage inside, a microUSB 3.0 port on board, plus a microUSB 2.0 and a HDMI one. Finally, we get an SD card slot and a separate connector for power, not the microUSB one. The design is very simple and basic, with a rectangular format and plastic as the material.

  • Robert Jasiek

    Whenever I read dual boot, I wonder about security. Can one operating system attack the other operating system or its application data? How, and how bug-free, is dual boot implemented in the firmware, bootloader and what does this mean for the safety of either operating system? Is a hypervisor running, from which an operating system could be attacked? Who has written the code of the firmware and bootloader, and can those programmers be trusted? If firmware and bootloader can be trusted, there is a solution for isolation of each operating system: encryption of itself and its application data. However, can such encryption be bypassed via the firmware or bootloader, or their replacement by a thief of the device? Dual boot is not a nice feature but a can of worms from the security perspective.

  • conan1600

    Shut up and take my money