Aakash tablet Ravi P. Agrahari (Science & Technology)
Tablet pc’s• A tablet personal computer or tablet PC is a tablet-sized computer that also has the key features of a full-size personal computer.
Aakash tablet• Aakash is the new name of Indias aspiration to produce an Indian computing device. Announced by the MHRD on July 22, 2010 as "Sakshaat", it was launched in New Delhi on Oct 5, 2011.• Mr. kapil sibil (HRD minister) launched aakash tablet in India on 5th oct, 2011. It is the world’s cheapest
Configurations (Hardware)• 7-inch 800x480 memory. 32 GB resistive touch screen Expandable Micro sd.• Rugged casing with a • 2 Watts of power rubberized feel consumption with• Wi-Fi enabled (802.11 solar charging option a/b/g Wi-Fi) • 366 MHz + HD video• Mini and full USB co-processor• miniSD card slot • HDMI port.• Subscriber Identity • Audio out: 3.5mm Module (SIM card) jack / Audio in: slot (UbiSlate 7 only) 3.5mm jack• Video out • Display and• Headphone jack Resolution: 7” display with 800x480 pixel
The cheapest tablet developed by India, Aakash is nowavailable in the market. So here is what the specifications ofAakash tablet says, 366 Mhz atom processor, 256MB RAM.With such a processor and RAM, Aakash tablet can only runlighter softwares and apps.It’ll face some difficulties in running videos if runningalongside some bigger programs like MS Office or PDF Reader.Multitasking might be troublesome but its okay for studentswho usually work on lighter softwares.Students from computer field shouldn’t opt for the tablet as Isuspect it wouldn’t run programming languages like Java and.net that efficiently. There might be problems in running IDE’Slike Netbeans and Eclipse too.
˃2Gb internal memory, expandable to 32Gb, 1 USB PortThis is enough for students and village people who use computer formild uses. More memory would have been better but 32 Gbexpandable is fine too.˃7′ display, 350gm weightAakash tablet appears cute with small display and 800 x 480 screenresolution. It’s completely touchscreen based, you can work on thetablet using a stylus.Weight is somewhere around 350gm which is almost 1/3 rd of yourlaptop.˃WIFI, GPRS, 3G and SIMStudent version of Aakash tablet has an inbuilt WIFI but there is nosupport for GPRS or SIM facility. The second version, meant formarket sale would include all these three features which means thetablet could be used as a phone as well as a tablet.
˃Android 2.2 OS (Froyo) Operating system fuelling Akash tablet is Google’s Andoid 2.2, alsoproviding is more than 15k apps including many useful text-editors,games and others.But users don’t have support to Android marketplace, so new appscannot be downloaded.˃Wide range of software supportThe other good feature of Aakash tablet is that it supports wide rangeof softwares and file formats. Some of them includes,Document formats like DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODPPDF viewer and Text editorMultimedia and Image DisplaySupport image formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIFAudio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMASupported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
˃Price between 35$-60$If you’re a student then you can pocket one Aakash tablet in just Rs1500-1700. Price of tablet for common people is located somehwerein between Rs 3000-3200.˃No camera/webcam but supports via USBBasically, Aakash tablet doesn’t have an inbulit webcam but you canplug one in the USB port. As of now, it supports VGA webcams, some1.3 megapixel webcam might work fine.˃Better AccessoriesIn addition to these features, the tablet provides accessories like Carcharger, external antenna, keyboard case. You have to pay additionalamount to get carry-case for the tablet.You can also get unlimited Mobile Internet at only Rs.98/month.
7 reasons to pick Aakash 2 [Aakash Vs Aakash -2]India recently showcased the world’s cheapest tablet PC aakashalso knows as ubislate 7 . The cheapest price is the killer featureof aakash tab , but critics are not happy with its hardwarespecifications and performance and they even questionedthe usability of aakash .Now government of India has decided to launch the upgradedversion of aakash , the Aakash 2 also called as Ubislate 7+ whichwill have better specifications than current aakash .We compared the specifications of Aakash and upcomingUbiSlate 7+ (aakash 2) on key parameters and found UbiSlate 7quite better than Aakash tablet PC .
1. ProcessorAakash runs on 366 Mhz which is very poor processor speed intoday’s world . UbiSlate 7 (aakash 2) on the other hand runs on700Mhz processor . So with UbiSlate 7+ you will have a double powerprocessor .2. RAMAakash has 256 Mb of RAM while Aakash 2 has 256 Mb RAM with 2GB internal memory .3. Operating SystemAakash runs on andoird 2.2 while UbiSlate runs on android 2.3 . WithUbiSlate 7+you will have the upgraded android OS4. BatteryAakash is powered by 2100 mAh battery while UbiSlate is poweredby 3200 mAh , which mean you will have more battery backup withUbiSlate 7 (aakash 2 )
5. NetworkAakash offers WiFi while Aakash 2 (UbiSlate 7) offers WiFi , GPRS withSIM and phone functionality . That means you can use UbiSlate 7+ asphone also .6. CameraAakash 2 has both back and front facing camera , whileaakash doesn’t offers this .7. Priceaakash tablet is available at the price of Rs 2500 while aakash 2 willbe available at the price of Rs 2999 , which is quite justified on thebasis of newly added features.I think buying aakash 2 will be a good choice than buying aakash , though you have to pay extra 500 Rs , but you will get lots of better features .