- Windows 8.1 OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 2MP Rear Camera
- 2MP Front Camera
- 4000mAH Battery
- 16GB Internal Memory
Notion Ink Cain 8: The Affordable Windows Tablet comes in a Tad Late
Windows tablets are elusive and the latest one from the Notion Ink has created a furor at the international stage as for the high-end affordability and the all-dimensional utility. The resourcefulness exhibited is certainly something to look forward to whereas budget friendliness is beyond any competition. The latest Cain 8 from this adventurous company has included several important aspects which are elusive to any tablet. The 8 inch tablet resembles some of the bigger international names which have a similar OS platform in Windows 8.1, thus adding to repertoire in a big way. Be it the high-end durability or the 3G support, the Cain 8 is one tablet which focuses upon the grandeur associated with computing while offering something which turns out to be a PC companion.
Pros: The OS is certainly the best aspect associated with this gadget which offers a lot in terms of professionalism besides making the users feel at ease with the enviable processor speed in excess of 1.8GHz. The display size is certainly tablet like whereas the quad-core option readily falls in place.
Cons: Both the cameras are just average options 2MP whereas the slate isn’t quite sleek as for the renders and purported images. The 9 mm profile is nothing but an uncomfortable proposition whereas the weight is certainly in excess of 350g.
Here is a detailed analysis of this gadget which offers a lot for the price it has been tagged at. The Cain 8 is nothing extraordinary but certainly does the job with the exceptional layout in store for the users to cling on to.
The gadget packs a punch with the polycarbonate feel which assumes quite a sturdy form. The functionality is greatly enhanced by hard keys which are placed only at the required positions so as to avoid the needed hassles. The best part however comes in as the 9mm thickness which is quite considerable for the Windows tablet and provides the needed grip while holding the same. The feel however is quite feathery at 365g approx. making is quite a sizeable option t put up with.
Here is the IPS paneling added along which plays a perfect role in keeping the viewing angles intact. The 8 inch screen size is certainly something to look forward to whereas the WXVGA display pattern is something which isn’t dull but not overtly vibrant as well. The offered resolution stands at a respectable 1280x800 pixels which offers the 5 point multi touch functionality as well.
The Cain 8 comes in with a sizeable chipset especially at the given price range. The Intel Atom processor of the Z3735F make is something futuristic which covers 4 cores at a sizeable clock speed. Hyper-threading options are also available as 4 threads are put to work while keeping up with the computational and processing needs of the device. The base clock speed comes in at 1.33GHz whereas burst rate at 1.83GHz is something sizeable to look at. These options in unison bring out the best possible speeds while keeping up with the multitasking needs.
The Cain 8 comes in with a reasonable memory allotment of 16GB which can be expanded up to a sizeable 64GB. The options put forth do make for some reasonable levels of interest but the OS takes up a lot of space. The 1GB of allotted DDR3L RAM is something which drives the processor to certain enviable limits whereas the 2MB of cache memory comes in with multiple utilities to bank up.
The tablets never were quite generous as for the camera allotment and the dual 2MP modules do justify the same. The front unit is set at 2MP which is nothing but a basic allotment but the rear camera with similar resolution was expected to offer at least the LED flashlight which the Cain 8 didn’t come up with. The overall options remain basic as this section is certainly a letdown.
The non-removable battery unit at 4000 mAh comes into the play which is all set to provide over 22 hours of audio play back in addition to the 6 hours of video support. Be it the Outlook surfing of over 8 hours or 10 hours of UniCode supported reading, the Li-Po battery is certainly a prized inclusion as sported by the Cain 8.
The Windows 8.1 is certainly a great option to have on the tablets and the Cain 8 readily justifies the same with a futuristic console and a competent UI.
Do hold on tightly to your seat as the Notion Ink Cain 8 is all set to have a storming impact on the way budget tablets are perceived.
Notion Ink Cain 8 Rivals:
Acer Iconia W4
iBall Windows Slide WQ32
HP Omni 10
Dell Venue 8 Pro
iBall Slide WQ149
At the time of writing this article, the best available price for Notion Ink Cain 8 in India is Rs.9990/-. The price will be updated regularly in this page.