Cheap doesn't necessarily mean bad. It's a sentiment that NuVision, a California-based company that specializes at televisions and tablets is hoping catch on. According to Liliputing, the company has just announced the Duo 10 2-in-1 tablet for $299. The 10-inch hybrid device runs Windows 10 and is on a par with the Lenovo Miix 310.
Because it's powered by a 1.4-GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor with 2GB of RAM, you're not going to be editing video or running AutoCAD on this 2.4 pound, 10.2 x 7.7 x 0.7 inch device. However, that's plenty of performance for watching video, shooting off a few emails and perusing your social media posts. The tablet also features 64GB of onboard storage.
The Duo 10 offers a lot of ports for such a cheap device. In addition to the two USB 2.0 ports, you'll get a USB Type-C port and mini HDMI on the keyboard. The tablet has a microUSB port, memory card slot and headphone jack. A 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera should deliver passable stills and videos. I'm not entirely thrilled with the 1280 x 800 IPS display, but it's on a par with what the competition offers.
A couple of major bonuses are the integrated fingerprint sensor on the keyboard and the stylus, which ships with the system. Most companies charge a pretty penny for either feature, so it's a nice value add for an affordable gadget.
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Sherri L. Smith has been cranking out product reviews for Laptopmag.com since 2011. In that time, she's reviewed more than her share of laptops, tablets, smartphones and everything in between. The resident gamer and audio junkie, Sherri was previously a managing editor for Black Web 2.0 and contributed to BET.Com and Popgadget.