Kupa UltraNote Windows 8 Pro-powered device announced

Kupa will be launching a new Windows 8 Pro tablet called the UltraNote, which is equipped with a 10-inch, 1920 x 1200 touchscreen.

The tablet can be equipped with either an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 Ivy Bridge processors and is supported by up to 8 GB of RAM, with storage provided by either a 64 GB or 128 GB solid state disk; it's an understatement to say that this will be a great device, based purely on specs. A full list of these specs can be seen below:


Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile ULV Processor i7, i5, i3


10.1" 1920 x 1200 IPS, 10 points MultiTouch


Digitizer with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity
10 Points MultiTouch


DDR3, 4GB, Expandable up to 8GB


SSD 64GB – 128 GB


Front 2.0MP / Back 5.0MP


760 g


7 hr Continuous Operation with Tablet Only
12 hr Continuous Operation with Docking
30 days Standby Time
45 Whr Swappable Battery 


USB 3.0 x 2, HDMI, Sim Card


Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 3G / 4G LTE , Bluetooth 3.0/4.0 RFID, NFC

Docking System

Keyboard, Battery, USB, Ethernet and Video ports, SD Reader

Kupa also states that the battery contained within the tablet will provide up to 7 hours of use on a single charge. The Windows 8 tablet is expected to arrive in stores during November 2012, but the pricing hasn't been revealed yet, so we'll keep you posted when we learn more about this device.

Source: Kupa World

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I fail to see the point in having 10-point touch on such a small screen. That's 10" diagonal, barely enough room to operate one hand, let alone two.

King Kupa! The Gumbas are dancing again!

On another note. I could easily see this as a concierge device for high end stores that would have a point of sales system with a card reader attachment for credit card sales and managing reward points etc. A rugged version of this might be good for construction sites, or for field security where everyone gets a badge with a magnetic strip or NFC tag and is allowed access to a party or event where security is needed. There are a ton of possibilities.

Edited by Drewidian, Oct 11 2012, 1:02pm :

1920 is FINE, I have 1920 on my 15.6" Vizio and i have NO Retina envy whatsoever. This is the type of market the Microsoft created 30 years ago, let ALL the hardware makers go toe to toe, and let the market decide what sells. It's a beautiful thing.

georgevella said,
1920x1200 ... that's pretty good!

for that size, 720 p looks the same. 1920 just means thicket, slower, less battery life. all bad things to gain relatively nothing.

neonspark said,

for that size, 720 p looks the same. 1920 just means thicket, slower, less battery life. all bad things to gain relatively nothing.

No. The Metro side of 8 is pretty much resolution independent so it is not affected by the hi-res/small display. The Desktop side, which I think would be the primary reason why one would get this tablet, will be pretty comfortable - in production one tends to have as much space as possible on the desktop.

Ive never heard of this company before but the specs seems pretty sweet. Not sure if I am a fan of the design. I still think Ill go for a Surface.

duddit2 said,
This will be very nice for design work (with that digitiser), interested!

but 10" is too tiny I'm afraid. Would be pain to use with 1920x1200 resolution where on a plus side you have enough room for canvas and toolbars, but it's also a downside with every UI element being too tiny and hard to hit even with digitizer. Of course I'm talking about desktop applications.

Well, this is interesting at least. I think many of these x86 based windows 8 tablets will give us 7-9hrs (depends on the type of Core CPU they have) of battery time as a tablet but then up that to 12+ hours with these KB docks that have a 2nd battery in them. These seem to be the averages at this point from the few devices we've seen, which means the ARM based tablets on their own should be very good, 15 hours or something.

I think it should be mentioned that in Engadget's video review of it they pointed out it has quite a big fan on the back, to be expected from an x86 CPU though,