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Alcatel Plus 10

Alcatel Plus 10: the new budget hybrid king?

It’s tough to find decent Windows laptop/tablet hybrids at the sub-R5000 price point, but TCL’s new Alcatel device might just pack the goods.

At a suggested price of R3559, you get a budget-minded Intel Cherry Trail X5 processor (T3 Z8350), 2GB of RAM, 10.1-inch 1280×800 display, dual front speakers and 32GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, we’ve got a 5MP main camera and a 2MP shooter with flash for video calling and selfies.

However, TCL has also spiced things up with the addition of a keyboard dock, featuring an extra 2580mAh battery over and above the tablet’s 5830mAh pack. The keyboard dock comes equipped with LTE hotspot capabilities and USB/microUSB/microHDMI ports.

The Alcatel Plus 10 offers a decent experience for the price – at least on paper

Looking to get your hands on this device? There’s only one outlet stocking them at the moment.

“The Alcatel Plus 10, 2-in-1 LTE device is available in silver from Vodacom at the recommended retail price of R3559.00. Alcatel Plus 10 is also available with a free 1 Year Office 365 licence for R329 pm x 36 on 5GB Data Price Plan or R429 pm x 36 on 10GB Data Price Plan,” the company wrote in a press statement.

In other words, it won’t hold a candle to high-end convertibles from the likes of Asus and Lenovo. But it’s not supposed to. The Plus 10 is aimed squarely at the sub-R5000 market, going toe-to-toe against the likes of the Nextbook range and other cheap hybrid devices.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More