New Italian Python S3 tablet can boot Windows 8, Linux and Android

Would you like to buy a tablet that runs not one, not two but three operating systems? If that's your cup of tea, the Italian PC maker Ekoore claims it has something for you. The company revealed earlier this week the launch of its Python S3 tablet that it says can be set up to run Windows 8, the Ubuntu version of Linux and Android.

The Ekoore website says that the tablet comes with an Intel Celeron 847 dual core processor, with support for up to 8 GB of RAM and SSD storage options of 32, 64 and 128 GB. In other words, don't expect this tablet to be the most powerful one on the market.

Ekoore says that they will install any one of the three operating systems a customer chooses, or all three at once. It is currently priced starting at 599 euros, or $770, and there's also an optional keyboard that can serve as an extra battery for the tablet, which costs 139 euros, or $179.

Obviously, the savvy PC owner might find a way to buy a Windows 8 tablet on their own and then install Android and/or Linux; but if you are not that technically adept and really, really want three operating systems on your tablet, this might be the way to go.

Source: Ekoore via PCWorld.com | Image via Ekoore

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They would probably have been better putting a better CPU in it and then pushing it as a Linux-tailored device.

That would have been a simpler product to market - and there is traction in a niche device, they might even get partnership with Canonical for example and they could be a big player in the smaller Linux market rather than a tiny player in the Windows/Android market.

I don't think many people would like to boot into a task specific OS every time they turn on their PC. Rather a VM would suffice!! Simpler and the user can multitask as per their requirements.

This is a marketing scam for the fools =D

So how is Android even going to be able to use 8GB of RAM with the limitations of the 32-bit kernel? Why even use a phone OS on that Windows-grade hardware? This makes no sense.

don't know the brand, cant trust build quality. And the design is pure ass. Celeron processor? $770? no thanks

vcfan said,
don't know the brand, cant trust build quality. And the design is pure ass. Celeron processor? $770? no thanks

I am Italian and I have never heard of them as well; the design reminds the Helix from Lenovo which will be my next Tablet.

not talking about the form factor. I love this form factor,but im talking about the actual design of the unit. see how it begins thick at the bottom then tapers off at the top? yuck.

vcfan said,
not talking about the form factor. I love this form factor,but im talking about the actual design of the unit. see how it begins thick at the bottom then tapers off at the top? yuck.

If it is as the Helix it should have a battery on the keyboard part and one on the screen; that could explains the thickness, although I am just guessing.

nekrosoft13 said,
no its not, one company is planning to sell i5 desktops running android.

Because you really want a workstation class computer you can't use for anything.

Intel Celeron processor FFS?!? Why make a device like this with such a crappy processor? If they're
putting a desktop grade CPU in, then I'd expect at least a Core i3 onboard for the asking price!

the Celerons today, at least the B models are actually first and second gen i3's so I don't get your complaints, they'r emore than good enough for regular computing.

HawkMan said,

the Celerons today, at least the B models are actually first and second gen i3's so I don't get your complaints, they'r emore than good enough for regular computing.


If they're anything like previous Celeron CPUs, they'll be basically i3's with features ripped out,
that otherwise make a CPU worth having. Previous Celerons from years gone by were simply
cut down P4 processors with the good stuff ripped out, which made them awful to use for
anything more than the absolute basics. I expect current gen Celerons to be equally crap.

Celeron processors are basic budget processors for a reason. Because they're s**te.

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