Mobile Devices

February 15, 2013

KUPA Ultranote X15 Windows 8 Tablet Brought to the U.S. by Dynamism

Dynamism is a company that provides exclusive, next generation products. Shoppers visit the Dynamism website to find notebooks and gadgets that they have never seen before. Many new products tend to be released in Japan and some are only sold in the East, never finding their way to North American shores. Dynamism is a company that brings some of those products to the U.S.

KUPA is a global mobile technology solution provider. KUPA was established in 2002 by three graduate students in Berlin, Germany. At that time it was called Kreative Technologie. It was created on the shared belief that a company can achieve marketplace success by delivering products which not only generate user excitement, but also induce brand loyalty. In 2008, the name was changed to KUPA and they have been producing Windows based tablets since 2010.

Dynamism has recently launched the KUPA Ultranote X15. This is a Windows 8 tablet. It promises something that you do not normally see in a tablet - a modular design. It also has some customizable features for different types of users.

The KUPA Ultranote X15 is German designed but it is manufactured in China.

The core features are an Intel Ivy Bridge i5 or i7 Processor. This gives the X15 desktop like performance. It features 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), a 10.1 inch In-Plain Switching technology (IPS) screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The KUPA Ultanote X15 has a side loading battery which is removable. This means that the battery can be replaced on the go for longer use time.

I think that one of the features that makes the X15 stand out is an active digitizer which fully supports digital inking under Microsoft Windows. Combined with the active digitizer, is its support of 10 points of multitouch. The screen supports up to 1024 different levels of pressure making this an interesting option for digital artists.

There are other features that you normally do not see in a tablet. It has a modular design that lets you add a couple of items on the side panel. Some of the options that you can choose from are a card reader, scanner bay, video recording unit, projector, handset extension for mobile phone calls, and the promise of more to come.  

The X15 also supports an optional docking station. This includes a keyboard, two USB ports, VGA output, an Ethernet jack, an SD card slot and an additional battery.  The tablet’s battery is supposed to provide about seven hours of run time, when combined with the docking station battery, KUPA claims the two batteries will provide the X15 with up to 13 hours of battery life.

These are all some very nice features that KUPA is offering in the Ultranote X15. Of course this all comes at a cost. The starting price is $1,099 and can go as high as $1,500. Basically the difference in price is reflected in which Intel chip (i5 or i7) is used and how much storage space is installed. The higher end models also support 3G and 4G LTE options.

If you are interested, you can see a breakdown of the pricing structure on the bottom of the page at KUPA

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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