Indian OEM Smartron announced its next-gen multifunctional hybrid laptop, the Smartron tbook Flex. The two-in-one device will be available in two variants, the Intel Core M3 powered version is priced Rs 42,990 and the Intel Core i5 version will retail at Rs 52,990. Both versions of tbook flex will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting May 13, 2018. The tbook Flex is designed on the lines of Microsoft Surface range of tablet-laptop hybrids. It is essentially a Windows 10 powered tablet with a lightweight body, touchscreen display along with a detachable backlit keyboard.
The flex comes with magnesium and aluminium alloy metallic body and there’s a flexstand on the back with a step-less hinge design and an ability to flex up to 150 degrees. The detachable keyboard magnetically clamps onto the tablet and also works wirelessly using Bluetooth. The power button on the keyboard doubles as a fast fingerprint scanner.
Though Smartron tbook Flex carries the same design as the older tbook from 2016, it does come with some refinements and specification updates. The Smartron tbook flex sports a 12.2-inch WQXGA display with 2560 x 1600 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio as well as multi-touch functionality.
Under the hood, the device is powered either by Intel 7th Gen Core m3 processor (1.00 GHz up to 2.60 GHz) or by a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 (1.20 GHz up to 3.20 GHz). Both the variants of the tbook Flex come equipped with an Integrated Intel HD Graphics 615, 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 128GB of SSD storage.
The tbook Flex also features a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, along with a dual mic, speakers and dual-band Wi-Fi. The hybrid device is backed by a 40Whr Li-Ion battery and comes with a 45W USB Type-C charger. The Type C port which supports data transfer rates of up to 40Gbps.
The connectivity options onboard the device includes WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB Type-C ports (one is Thunderbolt compatible), two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm jack. The tbook Flex comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, and a stylus bundled for sketching and taking notes.
Like its predecessor, Smartron tbook flex will be available in two dual-tone colour variants – Orange-Grey and Black-Grey. The device will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting midnight of May 13. Both the variants will be available for purchase.