Notion Ink Adam II first look specs trump predecessor

By Posted 23 Jan 2012, 19:29

It has now been just shy of a year since Notion Ink released the Adam, now we are beginning to hear details regarding its successor, the Notion Ink Adam 2.

If you head over to Notion Ink’s blog you can see some official details regrading the next-generation Adam tablet, what’s clear is that battery life and multi-tasking are two of the main attributes where this Ice Cream Sandwich-based tablet will deliver.

The Notion Ink Adam II will boast a Texas Instruments OMAP44xx processor and one of Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR SGX5xx GPUs, Notion say this processor and GPU combination will help deliver fast and fluid multitasking, HD visuals, advanced image and video layering and more, there’s even mention of professionals using the Adam II for 3D modeling. The OMAP4 processor consists of two ARM Cortex A9 cores (at least 1GHz per core) and industry-leading power management, OMAP4 whitepapers suggest that 1080p video capture and playback are areas where these system on chips excel. Other technologies which were also mentioned include Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers and Wi-Link 7.0, the latter of which confirms there will be WLAN b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and FM connectivity.

Something pretty unique about the Adam II is the fact that it boasts “the world’s first Modular Based Software Architecture”, apparently this will play a big part in regards to application development. We don’t know a great deal about this just yet, or the importance of such an architecture, therefore we will keep you posted as we hear more.

We think that the next-gen Adam tablet needs to be a bit thinner than its predecessor and the display needs quite an upgrade, 1024 x 600 pixels spread across a 10.1-inch won’t cut it in 2012, 720p or better is a must – what do you think? Also software is paramount as Engadget say the version of Android which the Notion Ink Adam shipped with was “beta at best”, subsequent updates improved things, but in this day and age the market is unforgiving and Notion Ink can’t afford to slip up.

Did you buy the original Notion Ink Adam? If so, will you buy the next-gen model?

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  • Marc Dimmick

    I brought the first adam, I enjoy using it, was prepared for all the issues being a first and new ideas. It works and does what I need. I will wait and see for the second iteration. Talk is good but now they have to demonstrate with delivery. of all that is promised. I am still waiting on a full Android 3.0 working, that has been dropped and hoping for ICS on Adam I. We shall see.

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