Behold the 17-inch Alcatel Onetouch Xess Android ‘tablet’

It’s a tablet. It’s an Android all-in-one PC. It’s… something else entirely. A tablet “so different we can’t call it a tablet”, according to the device’s very manufacturer. That’s right, Alcatel Onetouch is playfully uncertain exactly how to market the colossal 17.3-inch Xess, which manages to get a precious head start on that crazy rumored 18.4-inch Samsung pad.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’re seeing Android loaded on a physical keyboard-lacking touchscreen device rivaling the sheer size of your home computer, but what makes the Xess special at a first glance is an adjustable built-in stand and handle.

In case you’re wondering, yes, Xess is apparently pronounced “excess”, a more than fitting moniker as far as the plethora of use cases is concerned. You can act like this is a perfectly normal, conventional slate and play games or browse the web with the giant placed flat on a table, prop it at 30 degrees for drawing and sketching, 50 degrees when needed in the kitchen, or 75 for the best possible video playing experience.

Bottom line, you’re looking at an entertainment gadget for the whole family, with a built-in stylus, powerful 3-watt JBL dual speakers, stainless-steel body, 9.15mm wasp waist, Full HD display resolution, octa-core MediaTek MT8783T SoC, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 10,000 mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop software. Hopefully, it won’t cost an arm and a leg when it goes on sale, sometime by the end of the year.

Source: Alcatel Onetouch

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