Firstview’s new S1162 is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch display, a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, and Google Android software.
It also looks an awful lot like a Lenovo Yoga tablet.
Firstview is currently looking for distributors, but a representative tells ARM Devices that the S1162 should have a retail price of about $199.
The Firstview S1162 features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, Rockchip’s ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a full-sized SD card slot. It has 3 USB ports, a mini HDMI port, and a front-facing camera.
The system can be used as a notebook or a tablet. Just fold the screen back 360 degress until it’s behind the keyboard and the S1162 turns into an Android tablet.
It measures 0.6 inches thick, weighs about 3.3 pounds, and gets about 4 hours of battery life from a 7000mAh battery. While the battery life is a bit disappointing, the $199 price tag makes the S1162 a lot cheaper than the Lenovo Yoga machines it resembles.
Firstview refers to the S1162 as an ultrabook, but that’s an inaccurate description. Intel developed the ultrabook category… so by definition a device can’t be an ultrabook unless it has an Intel processor and meets Intel’s guidelines. It’s possible that one day those guidelines could extend to systems with Android software instead of Windows… but it’s unlikely that a laptop with a Rockchip processor will ever qualify.
Oh yeah, there’s at least one more odd thing about the S1162. It runs Google Android software, but it has a Windows logo below the screen.
The 4 hours refers to when the device is used for continuous video playback, rather than the typical battery life of the device. Check Charbax’s description.
“It measures 0.6 inches thick, weighs about 3.3 pounds, and gets about 4 hours of battery life from a 7000mAh battery.”
“The Chromebook features a […] and a 3400mAh battery for 7 hours of run time.”
how much power uses a 11 inch netbook?
Heck, my 3188-based stick PC shiped with 2GB of RAM.
I would take that 1GB as a red flag on this unit and avoid.
this is not an ultrabook but rather an netbook with 1gb ram
Huh, I was under the impression that the key features of the Yoga’s hinge design had been patented, which was why there were no similar options from other companies.
Has Firstview found a way around that, will we see more Yoga-likes?
Waiting for the version with 2GB ram and the Rockchip RK3288, then I’ll bite. Support for anything other than android on the 3188 is poor and they have demoed chromium on the 3288, I hope they [ rockchip ] do not turn around and restrict their SOCs
Ugh, only 1gb puts it out of the running right from the start. Looks like the hinge isn’t too strong, as the clone collapsed when it was playing the video on the desk with a little push (3:27).
so…why is there a windows logo?
Am I the only one who read it as $1162 (instead of S1162) and thought that it was way too expensive?
I did the same thing
Can I get this build to try on a Chromebook?
I also wonder how easy it will be to install Linux on it.
Neat… this is hitting all of my sweetspots. When/where to buy in USA. (Walmart? would be perfect for this IMHO)
It even has Windows logos.
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