Test: Lamina T-701

A Windows Tablet for less than a thousand sounds really good. But unfortunately it sounds a little too good to be true.

Microsoft has scrapped the licence fees for smaller devices using Windows as operating system. This is to give the company a bit more pressure in the fight against the Ipad and Android. This means that the tablets with the system can be considerably cheaper than before and that’s exactly what the Lamina to illuminate.

The plate is developed by Captech in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, as well as Media Markt to bring down costs at the plate as much as possible. It has worked, for sjutummare we test lands a couple crowns South of thousand kroner strecket, which not only is cheap for a Windows Tablet, but also cheap to be a tablet.


With the price tag in mind, we do not expect a direct monstermaskin direct, but at the same time, it is exciting to see how good, or bad, Windows simmer around the still fairly modest specifications.

If we start to the exterior, we actually surprised. For it is a relatively slim pad actually feels pretty well built overall. Buttons for start, power, and volume is not the best thing to have to deal with, but nothing that directly interferes with.

Something we worried us for when the device was advertised was the screen. Extremely cheap devices usually have a save on the screen right sharply, often that is the closest to a problem using them, so it feels nice when Windows well spinning off and we can see that the screen is quite useful. Of course, it is no wonder of either the colors or the viewing angle, but the screen is doing okay and we are not really that we disturb us in any of the.

After the plate is a lie any day and run through all the updates and new Windows devices always must undergo, we can quickly conclude that it at least occasionally is quite useful in terms of pure performance.

To run Word processing or any of the built-in apps poses problems. The same applies to surf as long as you stick to only look at the sites. Whether we’re running Chrome or Internet Explorer starts the fast chewy when we take on tasks like writing in the Facebook chat window and the like.
The toughness we would probably say should not be attributed to the Atom chip in the first place, but that browsers usually eats a lot of RAM, some Lamina has only one gigabyte of and therefore starts to go on your knees pretty fast even at common tasks.

The lack of working memory and the toughness that comes with it, we can however, tolerate, if it had gone to use the plate at all. The big bottleneck is the storage space on the silly 16 gigabytes, where cross-saving five gigabytes are available to the user. After installing Microsoft Office, which admirably enough are included during the first year, the computer filled up the space available with both the app that all sorts of cache storages that Windows likes to collect and more or less helfryser due to low memory. Of computers where you have more human amounts of storage space, it’s pretty easy to conserve resources if you just take your time, but this beats it in the ceiling almost without you having to do anything at all, which is not particularly fun.

You can certainly put a Micro SD card in the plate and use it as extra storage space for your files, as well as software and some cache storages. But if you buy a Windows Tablet for a thousand, you’ve probably not expected to spend more money (in the worst case, more than the plate itself costs depending on size) just to be able to use the device. To throw in both programs as Windows cache files on a separate memory card will also not make use feel directly faster either, rather the opposite. It is true that included a terabyte of storage on Microsoft one drive in a year, but it plays no role when the plate goes into the ceiling to really just be.
To boost up the storage space to at least double or triple (and also working memory to double) had saved the plate really altogether. But then we would of course not be able to get it for the same attractive price. At the same time, it had perhaps gone to land at 1500 dollars with such specifications and then had the plate at least gone to use.

When it comes to the plate, as reception quality over Wi-Fi or camera quality so good good looking to just the price tag. We perceive no urgent problems with connectivity and the cameras are about as rassliga as we could expect, but they do not, in any case, the daily use in the same way.

Microsoft declare Lamina in sjutumsmodell, ball, with four to six hours of usage on battery and at least four hours is not a problem to have it rolling before it’s time to recharge.

Since it is Windows, you have, of course, access to the connection of peripherals through both Bluetooth and USB (via a USB OTG cable, which nicely enough is included).

Buying a similar tablet from HP, Acer, or Toshiba with dual storage costs a couple hundred pieces and then you get a pretty slow, but at the same time, something that actually can be used without you having to buy extra memory cards for the whole thing. But unlike a Divert is storage space a significantly larger issue when it comes to Windows and this deceives penny wisdom, unfortunately.

Questions and answers
But how to get all Windows Updates site if it is crowded on the hard drive?
Unclear, but the place they got without gnällas it was begun about bad space already there.

But with the memory card it works fine?
Lets you get to save anything on the hard drive and stick to memory cards for both game saves and applications, you can an. But since it is Windows, you need a pretty hefty memory card for it to play good.

No version with 3 g?
Nope, there is a åttatummare for 300 dollars more, but it’s all in the current situation.

An alternative:
Both the HP that Toshiba and Acer has a lot of cheaper tablets in size seven to ten inches with 32 gigabytes of storage space. Check for one of those and you’ll encounter not on as many problems.