Swipe Ultimate 3G Review: A 10.1 inch Tablet-cum-Laptop

Swipe, famous for its large screen devices, has released a 3G TabTop this year. This is a 10.1 inch tablet which has a keyboard connector at the bottom. This will help you to use the tablet as a 10.1” laptop.

The device supports 3G SIM card but voice calling function isn’t available. The device also has a microSD slot as it comes with 32GB in built memory.

 

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Highlights: Pros and Cons

PRO’s

  • Tablet-cum-Laptop
  • 3G support
  • Windows 8.1
  • Touchscreen-laptop
  • Audio Quality

CON’s

  • Heating of the back.
  • Low internal memory
  • Low display resolution

What does the Retail Package come with?

  1. The Tablet and Magnetic Keyboard.
  2. USB OTG, charger.
  3. Warranty Card.

 

Swipe Ultimate 3G Review:

User Experience

  1. Design:

Swipe Ultimate 3G tablet looks like any other 10inch Windows tablet from the front (What can you expect at the front?). The corners are rounded and the back tapers towards the sides.

First Impression: A Windows Tab.

The back has a beautiful texture of concentric circles with Swipe and Intel logos at the centre. The bottom is occupied for Keyboard connector and the top has a power button and volume rocker.

To the right, we have a micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI, charging port, mic, micro SIM, micro SD and R. speaker. To the left there is audio jack 3.5, USB 3.0 and L. speaker.

There is an LED indicator at the front along with front camera whereas the back has a 5MP camera with a special bezel over it.

Overall, the design is good; on attaching a keyboard- it perfectly fits the laptop category.

 

2. User Interface: Windows

Talking about User interface for a Windows Tablet, there is not much to say. This device has all the features of a Laptop.

It operate on Windows 8.1 which is user friendly for touch devices. There are customization options available for Lock screen, home screen as well as start screen.

 

3. Display: Low Resolution

Ultimate tab has a 10.1 inch IPS HD display which makes the tablet heavier (580g). The display resolution is pretty low at 149.45ppi and that pinches the pocket at 20grand.

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4. Typing:

Typing on a 10 inch device could never be a problem. The external keyboard adds to the ease. The external keyboard could be converted as a cover for the tablet to be carried.
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5. Browsing:

Browsing is as good as a laptop for this device. Windows experience and the external keyboard support enhances the browsing experience for the tablet.

The device gets heated up while browsing a couple of tabs or watching videos online.

Multimedia:

 

Audio:

The Swipe Ultimate 3G has 2 speakers, left and right each. Both the speakers add to the quality of the audio. The audio levels are adequate and the dual speaker system adds to the 3D effect. It also has 3.25mm audio jack.

Video:

Want to watch movies on this 10.1” tablet? Not a problem at all. Use the keyboard as a stand and start playing your favourite movie.

The low resolution may make its presence, but the overall audio quality and the screen size neglects it for the movies.

 

Camera:

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The Swipe Ultimate tab has 2 cameras- front 2MP camera for video calls and rear 5MP camera for ????.  The rear camera again pinches to the pockets. The camera could have been much better for the amount we pay for the device.

There are not many options available on the default camera app for the Windows. But you can always access the fast-growing Windows Store to get a variety of apps.

There is no flash on the either sides and the low-light photography is poor for both the cameras.

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Hardware Performance:

The Swipe Tab comes with Intel Atom Z3735F processor having quad cores of 1.83GHz each. It is supported by with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.

There is an option of inserting microSD card in case you run out of storage (which will surely happen).

The device performance of the device is adequate if you want to use the device to surf online or watch movies and do some MS Office work. Installing any software more could hang up the device.

Pre-installed Apps & Games

  • Internet Explorer
  • Calendar
  • Skype
  • Mail
  • OneDrive
  • Bing Maps
  • News
  • Media Player

No Games

 

Connectivity options

 

 What it has-

  • 3G
  • Single SIM
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Mini USB 3.0
  • HDMI
 What it misses-

  • 4G
  • Voice Calling
  • NFC

Battery: A Heater

The Swipe Ultimate 3G has a massive 7000mAh battery which is promised to last a day. You will have to shut down or sleep the tablet when not in use. If not, then the battery will drain much faster.

The battery gets heated up every now and then. Playing videos, browsing, games, etc. whatever we did, heated up the tablet on the back.

 

Final Verdict

Swipe Ultimate 3G is a wonderful 2-in-1 combination of a Tablet and a Laptop. At the price point of Rs. 18,991, the tablet is worth a buy.

Make sure this tablet isn’t meant for the heavy user. This is a Windows tablet which could be the best choice for business purpose.

 

Swipe Ultimate 3G Specifications:

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General Name Swipe Ultimate 3G
OS Windows 8.1
Hardware Chipset Intel Atom Z3735F
CPU 1.83 GHz Quad core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB
Expandable Memory microSD card slot
Display Type IPS capacitive touchscreen
Size 10.1 inch, 1280×800 pixels, 149.45ppi
Camera Primary 5MP
Secondary 2MP
Battery Capacity 7000mAh
Connectivity EDGE Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes
USB Yes
Dual SIM No
Voice Call No
Others Weight 580g
Dimensions 256.4 x 171 x 9.5 mm
Colors Black
Online Price Rs. 18,991

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