- Windows 8.1 OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 5MP Rear Camera
- 2MP Front Camera
- 8000mAH Battery
- 32GB Internal Memory
Swipe Ultimate: A Tablet which Barely puts up a Challenge
Windows empowered tablets are more of a common sight as most of the companies are taking the initiative of bringing forth certain high-end options while keeping the budget in mind. Swipe is the recent entrant in this keenly contest sphere as with its first Windows 8.1 tablet, better known as the Ultimate Tab. This is quite a brave move as far as the reputation of the company is concerned, mostly for the sake of adding a competitive trial into the mix. The availability of the Windows 8.1 is one of the most encouraging options which is extremely utilitarian and involves a lot of firepower into the mix. Here is this Indian company looking to make a mark by putting the affordability out of contention and coming up with a mid-range option for the customers to look at.
Pros: The battery support is something which hasn’t been seen earlier and accounts for a massive 8000mAh whereas the screen size is one of the better aspects concerning the same. The latest OS is an added plus whereas the Intel Processor comes in with a lot of oomph factor.
Cons: The camera allotment isn’t encouraging as it is the case with most tablets. We are also a bit skeptical as for the magnetic strips connecting the keyboard to the device whereas the feathery feel is mostly done away with as the Ultimate tab adds in about 580g of matter into the mix.
The polycarbonate layering is persisted with as for most of the tablets whereas the dimensions are extremely manageable for such an exhaustive screen. The thickness accounts for a mere 9.5mm and the hard keys are embedded along with seamless ease and intuitiveness. The technology incorporated by the company is certainly worth looking at with the thinner bezels keeping the screen to body ratio on the higher side.
For the price range, the Ultimate Tab is more of a disappointment which assumes a sizeable form with the HD paneling set over the sizeable 10.1 inch screen. This is more of a trade-off as higher pixels could have been added to restore the vibrancy of this elusive gadget. The IPS technology allows one to look at the tablet while covering each and every angle with precision. Be it the movies or HD games, one might play the same without experiencing frame drops as for the high-end resolution of 1280x800 pixels which still leaves a lot to be desired. This is one multi-touch enabled screen which incorporates multiple fingers and involves the Zero Air Gap based touch options for general use. The viewing angles span over a sizeable 178 degrees which is certainly quite a sizeable inclusion.
In comes the Intel Atom processor showcasing the newest breed in the Z3735D make offering a clock speed of 1.33GHz for the usual chores. This might be extended up to a staggering 1.86GHz when the need arises as for the burst hardware mode. This is one Quad-core processor which combines multiple jobs with ease while offering a lot of options regarding game play and multitasking.
This happens to be quite a strategic section which would determine the functionality of this gadget as with the 2GB RAM allotment offering a lot of firepower concerning the cores. Here is the built-in memory support of 32GB which isn’t the actual figure available for general use. The options galore as one can extend the same to another 32GB for adding to the wider repertoire associated with the Ultimate Tab.
Two camera modules are incorporated which are more of formalities when the original specs sheet is considered. Here is the 5MP camera which offers clearer photos than expected whereas the video recording needs are also supported. The front snapper is however set at a sizeable 2MP which involves better video conferencing and can also take out selfies with ease. This section is more of a disappointment but the Swipe still tries to match other companies with sizeable camera modules.
The 8000mAh battery is certainly the most hard-hitting aspect associated with the Ultimate tablet which also offers hours of usage based on the myriad connectivity option involving dongles and Wi-Fi.
The Windows 8.1 makes an appearance whereas the seamless user interface definitely adds to the responsive quotient of the same.
In a market where Windows 8.1 powered tablets are fast populating the sphere, the Ultimate Tab is all set to face a stiff competition from other brands. The hardened processor and a resourceful viewing arena might lend those additional points but as per the specs this is more of an average performer and barely justifies the price range.
Swipe Ultimate Rivals:
iBall Windows Slide WQ32
Notion Ink Cain 8
Dell Venue 8 Pro
Acer Iconia W4
iBall Slide WQ149
HP Omni 10
At the time of writing this article, the best available price for Swipe Ultimate in India is Rs.19990/-. The price will be updated regularly in this page.