We live in an amazing age where you can buy a reasonable spec computer for less than £300. However, this price usually gets you a non-touch-screen laptop tloaded with compromises and inferior components. The BravoWin 10KT is looking to challenge that perception and show that you can get a decent spec ‘2 in 1’ for a mere£150.
Yes, you read that right. The machine I’m currently writing this post on would set you back a paltry £150. No Kickstarter business, you can buy one now from Amazon.
The company who make this machine is an old hat in the industry, however chances are you will not have heard of them. I certainly hadn’t. The reason for that is that they have been largely making OEM machines or tablets for certain niche markets. The BravoWin does fall into that category too as it has been designed primarily for kids to use at school, hence the rugged and slightly ugly exterior.
Anyway, that is enough chat. Let’s see what comes in the box when you order one of this little machines.
Not bad is it? So what have we got going on under the slightly rough exterior? Time to dig into the specs list.
BravoWin 10KT Screen 10″ 1280 x 800 IPS / EliteWin 11KT 1366 x 768 IPS
•OS Windows 10
•BravoWin 10KT: Office Mobile is included
•EliteWin 11KT: One month trial for Office 365
•Touch Panel Multi Points Capacitive Touch
•Memory & Storage 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash
•Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
•Camera (MP) Front/Rear 2MP Front / 2MP Rear
•Connectors: Micro SD, Micro USB, Headphone, Mini HDMI, DC Jack
•Audio Speaker / Microphone
•Operating Hours: 8 Hours
•Detachable Smart Keyboard with track Pad and Angle Adjustable
You will notice that there is mention in the specs of there being an 11.6″ version of this machine as well. The only difference in this case is that the bigger machine has a got a larger screen with a slightly higher resolution.
If I’m completely honest I did not hold out much hope for this machine.
However, that being said, after playing with it for the past 24hrs or so I am pretty pleased. It has impressed me to the point where I actually left my standard ‘on the go’ machine – a Chromebook R11. Yes, there are going to be issues and compromises at this price point, but if all you need is a machine for doing quick work on then this could fit the bill. Especially where careless children are being concerned.
Here are some more pictures of it..
That being said, it will be interesting to compare this to another 10.1″ ‘2 in 1’. The good news is I intend to do just that. Over the next few days I’ll be testing an Asus T100 Chi soon enough, so do keep an eye out.
If you are interested in picking up one of these machines, then please do check them out on Amazon. Let me know your thought’s in the comments below.