Notion Ink Adam Android tablet quietly gets a sequel

Remember the Notion Ink Adam? Me neither. OK, OK, it wasn’t quite that bad for its time, although we could have done without the horrible shipping issues, shoddy build quality and DOA software.

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The Notion Ink Adam was actually a pretty good Android tablet in its heyday all things considered, but it never quite took off like Notion Ink had hoped. It didn’t help that Google eventually crafted a tablet OS and made it easy for the biggest players in the Android tablet game to come out with offerings that ultimately overshadowed it.

But never fear — the Notion Ink name isn’t dead. The company has made quite the silent comeback with what is known as the Adam II. Seen above, the tablet isn’t as mindblowingly good as the original was back in the early years. That aside, it doesn’t read out like a terrible tablet on paper.

Notion Ink Adam II Specs and Features

So what’s making its gears twist and turn? Here’s the quick tale of the tape:

  • 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display with Asahi scratch-resistant glass
  • 1.5GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core Mali 400 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage w/ microSD up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi N
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • 3.15 megapixel camera on rear and front
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • 3G

I warned you. There are many smartphones and tablets you can buy that are much more powerful than what Notion Ink has put together here, though we’re willing to bet they have hit on a price point that a lot of wallets will agree with (more on that later).

Adam II features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with what seems to be a relatively clean slate. They likely have their own crop of applications and custom bits scattered throughout, but it doesn’t seem too bad at first glance.

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Adam II also features a unique feature that will serve up notifications and information on the spine of the device using low-powered text displays (not unlike that which you’d find on a calculator).

Notion Ink Adam II Price

Ready for the price? You’ll be throwing down 219 Euros including VAT (about $300) for the WiFi version, and 249 (about $340 including VAT for the one with 3G radios. Considering you can get a Nexus 7 starting at $230 and an LG G Pad starting at $350 from the Google Play Store, we’d say this device will have its work cut out for it if it wants to attract major attention. Head right here to order one if you’re interested.

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  • ekohlmann

    Not a terrible idea with the spine display, but who wants to check the side of their tablet? I’d like it better on the front of the device separate from the screen. This could allow you to see notifications if you’re in the middle of a full screen game and help you decide if it’s worth a pause.

    • scoter man1

      Don’t fret. Apple will steal the idea, make it popular, then everybody will try and do something like it.

      • WhoaManWtF

        No no my friend Apple will inovate the idea!

  • shonangreg

    I could live with the slower processor on an inexpensive tablet, but 1GB of RAM just isn’t enough anymore. Main devices need 2 or even 3GB to host the normal range of apps. If even say any phones/tablets coming out now with 1GB of RAM were designed two years ago and were just too slow to market.

    • WhoaManWtF

      The mali-400 can’t play modern games well either.

      • real0325

        O’c helps some though .

        • WhoaManWtF

          True enough, but I don’t think you should have to do that with a new device.. I run my G2 underclocked all the time for games and everything.

  • real0325

    Those specs almost match the first adam.

  • guitarist5122

    Thing already has problems. Check out the side of the tablet in the picture. “NI MAILBOX 9 NEW EMAILS” lol wut?

    • bpcooper14

      Well, that could just mean Notion Ink Mailbox. Or the tablet has a touch of dyslexia

  • JonANDROID

    Lol.. Me neither… Lmao.. {°¿°}