Schenker Element 10.1 Windows 8.1 tablet looks like a Surface 2, but for £60 less

Schenker Technologies has announced its first tablet, and it's full Windows 8.1 offering that actually looks like Microsoft's Surface lineup at first blush.

Schenker is a maker of gaming and workstation laptops, but now it has entered the tablet space with a 10.1-inch machine called the Schenker Element. It features a "black tough-glass" capacitive touchscreen, rubberised rear coating, optional smart cover and keyboard dock, and 64-bit Intel Atom 1.8GHz quad-core processor.

Other specs include an IPS display with a 1280x800-pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, ports for mini HDMI, micro USB, and micro SD (expandable to 196GB), full-sized keyboard with integrated touchpad, 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, up to 8-hour battery life, and support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and optional 3G.

"For Schenker to introduce a tablet into its range, we knew it had to be something special," said Neil Richards, managing director, Schenker Technologies UK, in a release. "The Element is not only a fantastic 10.1 inch tablet in design and specification, it also comes at an extremely attractive price."

You can purchase the Schenker Element in either 32GB or 64GB 3G configurations. It'll begin shipping in May, with the base configuration starting at £299. You'll also have access to a 24-month return warranty.



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