The O+ Convertible is an O Plus’ attempt to win customers from both laptop and tablet markets. With this crossover device, the O+ Convertible sounds like it is almost inarguably a good thing and an answer to those wanting affordable multi platform device.
So, what’s actually O+ Convertible capable of? Let’s dig in more about it, check our review:
Build and Design
The build of the O+ Convertible is quite solid and sturdy, though it’s entire body is covered with plastic material, the aesthetics gives a high quality feel. The design of the tablet itself is elegantly simplistic with nothing but an O+ logo print in the back of it.
I am used to iPad mini and when I first picked up the tablet, taragis, it’s a mega tablet and I’m afraid it’ll slip in my hand because it feels significantly heavier than the Mini or even the larger iPad; but I got used to it after a few hours and it became less of an issue.
If all you are looking for is just a simple tablet, the weight of the device already makes the O+ Convertible a less practical choice than its competitors, but you have to take into account that this is not a simple tablet, read on.
As the name implies, you can convert the device into a full-blown laptop computer, complete with physical keyboard functionality and a track pad.
The tablet has a built-in 32GB storage which accommodates the Windows OS files, while the removable keyboard dock houses a 500GB internal hard drive and 2x USB ports.
There is a magnetic latch support, once joined, the tablet sits firmly; it’s sturdy and well built into the dock. It’s a functional laptop and I am very pleased.
O+ Convertible display features an 11.6-inch TFT LCD carrying a screen resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels. Colors are vivid and richly saturated, and while the brightness and contrast are not as good as with smartphone displays, color accuracy is competitive and won’t shy away with other laptop brands.
Though it isn’t that sharp, Internet Explorer pages look great without any trade-offs, and it is a breeze to watch HD videos on the screen. Games and applications that are designed to take advantage of the Windows 8 touch interface all run great, including the Microsoft Office suite.
Performance and Battery
The O+ Convertible comes with some fairly good hardware, 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics and of course the latest Windows 8.1 OS.
In addition to the 32GB and 500GB storage, the device has a microSD slot in which supports up to an additional 128GB.
Running Windows 8.1, it’s stable, swift. The device takes about 10 seconds to cold boot, and 1 or 2 seconds to resume from sleep. And as I occasionally bring the device in the office, I installed the MS Office applications, and I think it’s the least, yet most important thing you could install in a Windows tablet.
And I am also very impressed on how fast it runs heavy apps like Adobe Photoshop with Internet browser running on the background. And yeah, I can play DOTA (the classic version), but with the Steam for DOTA 2, I haven’t tried it, but I think it will run fine as well with the game’s least display settings.
As for the battery, the tablet is powered by 6,400mAh battery. On the average, the tablet lasted about 4 to 4.5 hours of what I would consider normal usage. The device can be charged via the microUSB port on the tablet or with the DC-in on the dock using the included 40watt charger.
Connectivity and Camera
The O+ Convertible has Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Bluetooth. There are no options built-in for 3G/HSPA+, 4G wireless data capabilities as there is no SIM slot on the device. Both camera features 2 megapixel, it’s just an add-on feature so you couldn’t expect more than on a basic feature, if you compel to use the camera, it’s unimpressive and the video recording quality is average. The quality is more than enough for Skype video calling which is the sole purpose why there’s a camera on a tablet/laptop.
O+ Convertible Specifications
- 11.6-inch HD touch display, 10-point touch
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS
- 1.33GHz Intel Atom quad core processor
- Intel HD Graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB MMC internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card
- 500GB (keyboard dock)
- 2MP front camera
- 2MP back camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Micro USB port
- Micro HDMI port
- 6400mAh battery
- Dimensions: 291.8mm x 188.6mm x 9.8mm (tablet)
- Price: Php15,995
Should you get one?
If you’re just up to normal tablet, as I mentioned, this isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for a Windows-based tablet that can also be used as a laptop because you work a lot on charts with excel, word processing, and doing PowerPoint presentations, but still don’t need a powerhouse device, this one is for you, O+ Convertible is a cheaper and lighter alternative. It has made my computing output more efficient and I am more productive than I had been when I was using a laptop and iPad mini separately. If you need a device that just does it all, this is the one gadget to get.