NOTION INK ADAM
|Operating System||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|Dimension (in)||10.6 x 0.55 x 7.5|
|Resolution (px)||1024 × 600|
3G, Bluetooth, Camera, GPS, HDMI, Headphone, Micro SD, USB, WiFi
|Battery Life||6 hrs|
The differences in the Notion Ink Adam are obvious with just one look. Choosing to go against the grain of iPad copycats, Notion Ink applied a bit of a different design by giving the Adam a wider back end, into which two full-sized USB port and one HDMI port are set. This means that keyboards, mice and any other accessory to give the user a laptop-like feel are easily incorporated, regardless of make.
The 10” screen is a new Pixel Qi 3 model, providing excellent resistance to fingerprints and glare. This display is actually a dual-mode LCD. When outside, the backlighting of the Notion Ink Adam may be switched off in order to use ambient light, a big plus for conserving battery power as well as increasing visibility. A matte-finish screen protector is also provided in the Adam, but this tends to wash out colors dramatically.
The Notion Ink Adam runs on the Android 2.2 operating system, but the “Eden” user interface is provided by Notion Ink; with this, viewing apps may be done in several ways for convenience. Apps bundled into the Notion Ink Adam include browsers, audio/video players, an IMAP/POP3 mail client, a calendar, a graphic editor, an application that presents Facebook Mobile in panel view. Finally, “Sniffer” is a specialty file manager for the Adam.
Battery power is a bit low, with battery life good for about six hours with backlighting and over eight without. The 1GHz Tegra 250 microprocessor is speedy, but quite a few users/reviewers have noted that the Notion Ink Adam does crash far too frequently. In summary, this tablet is a bit of a mixed bag.