Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek


Filed under: News | Tablets


Notion Ink's Adam Is A Working Man's Tablet

First In-Use Videos Go Up

Notion Ink's Adam Is A Working Man's Tablet

Notion Ink has finally posted up video of the Eden UI in action on the Adam. For the first time, we have video of an Adam functioning in real-world conditions. The tablet was shown with Mail'd, the Browser, the Navigation App, the Canvas (similar to Paint) app, a Calendar, a Calculator, a PDF file, the file browser and an E-Book reader running at once.

Eden is built on OpenGL, and tab scrolling and app selection move very rapidly. 'Widget' control panels for your apps run in a three panel system that allows you to multitask with great ease. Side-scrolling brings up your other open applications. While the panels are rather thin, they stretch automatically as you browse.

The PDF viewer ran -really- well, even with a bunch of apps open in the background. The look and feel of Eden is very distinct from both iOS and stock Android. It has the feel of a large desk space, filled with useful tools. You've got your calendar, email, calculator (displaying the golden ratio), your writing app and your e-reader all just a touch away.

The panel system allows the Adam to function like a computer with a multiple-monitor set-up. The ability to interact with one app while still monitoring two others is huge from a productivity stand-point. Factor in excellent battery life, that Pixel Qi display and easy plug-and-play for USB devices, and you have something unparalleled in the industry.

The iPad is a useful gadget, but it is not a full laptop replacement. If the production Adam works as smoothly and quickly as this video, and if the Adam's photo-editing and office programs prove sufficiently robust, we could have a tablet that is a legitimate laptop replacement.

Sure, the HP Slate and its Windows-packing ilk offer enough functionality to do the job, but there is no real benefit to such a device. They have crappy battery life and more bulk than something like an Air or a netbook. And they offer (generally) poor touch integration to boot. Your laptop at least has a decent keyboard.

Looking at the Adam in these two videos, I'm fairly certain I could do my job entirely from such a tablet. A lot will depend on the on-screen keyboard. The fact that NI allows you to split up the keyboard for easy two-handed use makes me hopeful. Unfortunately, no video can give you a real idea of how comfortable an on-screen keyboard will be to use.

There are still reasons for caution- namely the fact that the Adam's full spec list is still unknown. But Notion Ink promises to release new videos daily showing different Eden apps in-use. We now know the product is real- we'll see how it works in January.

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like


Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jennifer Lopez: Jenny is Worth Every Penny
Jennifer Lopez: Jenny is Worth Every Penny
The Luscious Latina with Lots of Luck and the Lovely Looks of a Lithe Lady
Iggy Azalea: Her Blunder from Down Under
Iggy Azalea: Poor Iggy falls off the Stage
The famed female rapper, Iggy Azalea committed a blunder recently. This Thunder from Down Under fell off the stage.
Martina Hingis makes a Comeback to the Game
Martina Hingis makes a Comeback to the Game
The tennis champ, Martina Hingis made a comeback to the game recently. She will play in the doubles match for the U.S. Open.
Ronda Rousey to fight Gina Carano; appears at The Expendables 3 Premiere
Ronda Rousey looks Sexy at The Expendables 3 Premiere
Ronda Rousey plans to fight Gina Carano in her next match in the ring. And Arnie and Sly ogled her at the moment when the premiere of The Expendables 3 was taking place.

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.