|Powered by the Dual Core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, the Notion Ink Adam tablet PC offers ultra-responsive applications and life-like animation display. The transflective screen of this Notion Ink tablet PC enables you to clearly peruse your ebook even under bright sunlight. The ambient sensors integrated in this 10.1-inch tablet PC automatically switch to customized display configuration, based on the environment your in. The 185-degree swivel camera in this Notion Ink tablet PC allows you to video chat, conduct lectures and captures bright photographs. For a multimedia HD movie experience, you can attach varied digital devices to this 10.1-inch tablet PC’s HDMI input, gaining extreme clarity and picture quality. The Notion Ink Adam, with its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, enables you to easily share, connect, and surf the net on the go.|
|Display Size||10.1in (25.65 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||8 GB|
|Supported File Types||H.263, H.264, MP3, MP4, WAV, eAAC+|
|Processor Speed||1 GHz|
|Rear Camera Resolution||3.2 megapixel|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Width||7.5in (19.1 cm)|
|Depth||0.55in (1.47 cm)|
|Weight||1.6lb (0.725 kg)|
Average review score based on 11 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I bought this product because I needed a tablet to view some image scanned PDF's (primarily roleplaying rulebooks) that could not be viewed on an e-ink e-reader. I also wanted the PixelQi screen that not only was viewable outside, but you could turn off the backlight.
While the stock version of the tablet has come under attack, this derision is a bit pre-mature. Since the tablet is open, you can install any number of custom ROM UI. These ROMs add a lot of functionality and also enable the Android Market while we wait for the official Honeycomb update from Notion Ink. This tablet is a hackers dream. A blank canvas for creative development.
Keep in mind that Notion Ink is still a very small start up company and, unfortunately, have a lot to learn. But they are trying hard and are learning the ropes.
I'm running Beast ROM and it is very nice, especially the market access. This tablet is doing everything I wanted it for. I love this tablet!
Hardware wise, this is a very nice tablet. The form is handy, especially the curve which is great to grip. The swivel camera is unique in the tablet market and works great. Also unique is the PixelQi screen where you can turn off the backlight which saves battery life and either way it is easily viewable outside, which you can't say with normal LCD screens. Also it has USB 2.0 ports as well as a mini USB port in addition to an HDMI port and micro SD card slot. Also it can run Flash video. It is those ports and Flash capability that makes this superior to the iPad in my opinion. Say a friend gives you a thumb drive with some files. You are stuck if you have an iPad, but with the Adam you just plug it in and copy over the files. Piece of cake.
The only real disappointment is that the battery life is not as long as I had hoped. Granted I can still get around 8 hours out of it, but NI had advertised more.
With the custom ROMs and a recent fix that allowed me to get satellite GPS fixes while in the basement, I can't think of any bad things about this tablet. If I was stuck with the stock version, I might be singing a different tune, especially not having Android market access. But with Beast ROM, it's all good. It's a fast, wonderful tablet.
And I have to say again that it is the ability to throw on a custom ROM easily that is a highlight of this tablet. You are not stuck with what Notion Ink gives you. It is this easy customizability that is a huge selling point in my opinion. And you don't have to be some elite hacker to change ROMS. If I can do it, anyone can.
Bottom line is that I love this tablet. Sure Notion Ink has some problems and perhaps the stock ROM isn't that great. But since it is so easy to change ROMS that give you Android Market access and other benefits, who cares? And this tablet will, eventually, get the Honeycomb Android operating system, which will make it even greater.
I bought this tablet because of its Pixel QI screen. I've wanted a tablet for reading graphic novels and magazines as well as books but I already had an Asus netbook and a Sony Reader so without something other than the LCD screens that every other tablet was coming out with I wasn't going to make the tradeout. That said you really do need to be in fairly bright light for this screen to be very readable with the backlight off. Most of the time I read with the backlight on and the brightness turned down. Not very paperlike. Still. I have all of my books and about half my manga and comics on it and 1) there's color, 2) I can hold it comfortably with one hand, 3) I can see an entire page of a comic book all at once, 4) I can zoom in quickly, 5) page turns are fast, 6) I can switch to another book very, very quickly, 7) it restarts much more quickly than either my netbook or my reader. Also, there are TONS of useful and/or fun apps that you can run on it and they're mostly either free or very cheap. I also like that rooting it and replacing the stock ROM doesn't invalidate your warranty since being able to use the Android Marketplace to get those apps is a pretty big plus. It's also pretty awesome that the Adam seems able to count some awfully smart and industrious people as fans since any problem you might encounter will be solved quickly enough by someone else if you really can't get past it on your own. Lastly I really like that it doesn't look like every other tablet. This probably seems silly but I hate the saminess of the others. I like that it's not a very standard design.
Pros : USB - I can use my mouse and keyboard wireless via usb and connect my 80 gb hard drive.
HDMI streaming- HDMI streaming was great.
Quick office and Sniffer works perfectly for my education and presentation.
3g Tablet for less. All other tablets in price range are wifi only.
The best part is you can root Adam and install custom ROM. Beast Rom is very good.
Cons: Colors are bit washed out. Does not give you HD or LED type look. Dolphin HD browser helps.
No netflix application for Adam yet.
This is a developer tablet (warning).
I bought this and have HoneyComb 3.0.1 (but in beta version).
Yes, I experienced a buggy program and the camera was not working. I thought the camera is faulty hardware.
I contact Notion Ink Support and I got this link to update it into Eden 1.5 (based on Android 2.2).
I have not yet update into Eden 1.5 and see how the camera problem fix or not.
This a wonderful tablet. While it is a little bit thicker than the ipad (by about twice), it is still rather comfortable to use. The HDMI and usb ports give the device a leg up on the competitors. The hardware buttons are a little bit of an annoyance because the are in an awkward position and are not back lit. My only serious problem is the operating system. Andriod pre3.0 is not designed for tablets. Solution: I don't use the stock operating system, but instead decided to use HoneyComb (andriod 3.0), which is a definite improvement. I love the pixelQI screen. It makes reading outside even possible.