What’s The Sound Quality Like?
The front-facing speakers are another highlight. Unlike the tinny thin sound most tablets provide, the M10 has a pair of front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers. These deliver an immersive surround sound experience that’s rich and bodied.
You may find yourself preferring to plug in a a pair of ear buds when you’re on the train. The 3.5mm headphone jack will see to that.
Can I Use It As a Desktop Ubuntu PC?
You can use the M10 Ubuntu tablet like the much fabled Ubuntu Edge: as a desktop PC.
As soon as you pair a keyboard and mouse to the tablet over bluetooth it ‘transforms’ from staged tablet mode into a regular windowed desktop.
If the 10.1-inch screen is too small for your workflow just attach it to any monitor with a HDMI cable.
What is the battery life like?
The M10 has a 7280 mAh battery. Under Android this provides 11 hours of normal use, 9 hours of video playback, and 24 days of standby.
Ubuntu should perform just as well (it does, after all, sit on top of a low-level Android stack).
We have been told that running traditional desktop apps in the X11 container does currently drain the battery a fair bit, but that improvements in this area are on the way.