Tech site ARMDevices.net visited the offices of Shenzhen-based consumer electronics company, Firstview who showed off one of their newest products, a tablet called Firstview S1162. What’s so interesting about it? The S1162 is an 11.6-inch convertible notebook that looks, as Liliputing pointed out, suspiciously like Lenovo’s Yoga 2. Check it out.
Firstview S1162 – Rockchip-powered convertible Android notebook
We’ve seen a whole lot of lookalikes – and fine, straight up rip-offs – in the past couple of years covering the tablet PC space and though some are outright knockoffs, others are simply twins aesthetics-wise. In the case of the latter, don’t they say that imitation is the best form of flattery? It looks like this may be the case with the S1162, as its similarities with the Yoga seem to be only skin deep (or in this case, plastic panel deep). Interestingly though, if you take a closer look at it, the slate has a Windows logo just under the screen – despite being an Android device. That curious bit makes it all the more similar to the Yoga 2, which actually runs a Windows 8.1 operating system.
Moving on, the Firstview S1162 sports an 11.6-inch display which maxes out at a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Under the hood, it features a 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage space. The other features are pretty standard: WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, an SD card slot, 3 USB ports, a mini HDMI port, and a 2 MP webcam. According to ARMDevices.net, the slate’s 7000 mAh battery can provide up to 4 hours of continuous video playback.
Like the Lenovo Yoga tablet PCs, the Firstview S1162 features a notebook mode, a stand mode (where the display is folded halfway), and a tablet mode (where the screen is folded into the keyboard).
Software-wise, it will reportedly ship with Android 4.4 KitKat and will come with some productivity apps preinstalled.
If you want to check it out further, then we suggest you watch the video below.
Pricing and availability
According to Firstview, the unit will be available soon – actually, the company is currently on the lookout for interested distributors. The Firstview S1162 will retail for around $199, which is quite competitive especially compared with the Lenovo’s Yoga line.