Swipe Ultimate 3G is a 10.1 inch tablet that comes with a complimentary magnetic case with integrated keyboard. You can use this tablet like a tablet or connect the keyboard and convert it into a netbook. What’s more it is running Windows 8.1 that gives you the same experience like working on a desktop or a laptop.
Inside the box
The box contains the tablet, free magnetic cover with integrated keyboard, OTG cable, warranty card and power adapter.
Design, Display and OS
The tablet it big, it sports a 10.1 inch screen, it is 10.28mm thick and quite heavy. The weight with battery is 644 grams and with the flip keyboard case it is 984 grams. It is black colour on the rear with matte finish plus circular textures, the material used on the rear feels like rubber, it gives a very good grip.
There is a single touch sensitive button on the front with the Windows logo. Audio jack and USB 3.0 port is placed on the left side. There are dual speakers placed on left and right side. At the bottom there is 5 pin connector to connect the keyboard. On the top side there is a power button and volume rocker. And on the right side you will find the micro USB port, mini HDMI port, DC in, Mic and micro SD plus Micro SIM card slots.
You can use a Micro SIM with 3G support. This tablet does not support phone functionality. There is LED notification light on the front.
The screen is 10.1 inches IPS capacitive LED back-lit display supporting 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. Viewing angles are good, touch is smooth and responsive. Screen supports 10 point multi touch.
The Swipe Ultimate tablet is running Windows 8.1 (licensed version). Microsoft Office 365 comes pre-installed, you will need to activate it and can use it for free up to 1 year from the date of activation.
Memory and Storage
There is 2GB on-board DDR3L RAM and 32GB internal storage. There is limited internal storage, but you can use micro SD card of up to 64GB and also connect pendrive / external Hard disk via the 3.0 USB port or micro USB port.
Swipe Ultimate is powered by 1.3GHz Intel ATOM Baytrail (Z3735F) quad core processor with Intel HD graphics. Performance is smooth and lag free. This is running windows 8.1 – you will get the same experience as seen on a desktop and laptop. And just like on your desktop/laptop you can install application / execute exe files.
The hardware can play low end games – best suited for office work (word / excel / power point), checking emails, social networks, surfing and for entertainment.
I tried playing 4K videos and it did work. Sound is loud and clear. There is built in Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.
A 5MP auto focus camera is packed on the rear without LED flash and a 2MP on the front. Camera quality is not that great. Check the sample image at the end. Rear camera can shoot 1080p videos at 15 fps. Video sound recording is also pretty low.
The screen is barely visible under direct sunlight. The flip cover comes with integrated keyboard, it gets power from the tablet itself. Check the video review on how to connect the keyboard.
The tab gets power from a 7000 mAh built in battery. Battery performance is very good you can expect about 6 to 9 hours of continuous usage. There is no built in light sensor – you will need to manually control the brightness, keep it at lowest comfortable level for better battery performance.
It took about 2 hours to charge from 7% to 50%, It took 4 hours 5 minutes to charge up to 95%.
For the price tag of Rs. 16,250 [Price has been updated to Rs. 18,991] the tablet looks quite tempting. Key advantage is Windows 8.1, a 10.1 inch screen and complimentary keyboard that converts the tablet into a netbook.
A good buy for the price – Swipe Ultimate 3G 2 in 1 tablet is available on Snapdeal for Rs. 16,250.
Rear camera sample