Series Edge brand Kruger & Matz is already well known tabletManiakom. Earlier we wrote about Edge model 1082, but today it was time for the 10-inch tablet tractor with rigid keyboard, two USB ports and Windows 10. Meet the Edge in 1083.
Housing and Quality Execution
The front panel entirely covered with a sheet of plastic, under which conceals a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. Just below it we find Touch the Windows key on the opposite side shows and webcam for video calls (2 megapixel). The fitting shell is acceptable, albeit with stronger pressing plastic visible becomes a "whirlpool effect", which is colored spots on the display. Almost all ports and buttons have been moved to the left side of the unit – do not run out here the USB port, HDMI mini connector and a microSD card port. On the top edge of the tablet went bar volume control and stereo speakers. All buttons work rigidly and their pitch is clearly perceptible. In the lower part of the device provided two openings and a set of contacts used to connect a dedicated keyboard (is included).The rear panel of the tablet is minimalism in its pure form – we do not find here anything outside the main camera (2 megapixel) and printed logo Kruger & Matz. More inquisitive may notice that the right side of the housing is removable – immediately warn, do not find anything there beyond 3G module socket, which ran in the test version. It is worth noting that the tablet is slightly rounded at the corners, which significantly improves the comfort of use, and the grip. Edge Cover 1083 is made entirely of plastic, coated with matt finish, feel-like rubber. This solution has one, but a great disadvantage – very easily become dirty and palcuje, and this coating is not easy to clean. Although initially approached rather skeptical about the value of the materials used, then several days with the tablet I can honestly say that there are not many reasons to complain. Plastic items are of good quality and skeleton unit creaks and makes a solid impression. The downside is the susceptibility of the rear panel bending – simply press harder on "plecki" tablet to housing began to bulge.
Both during the test synthetic as well as during normal use does not notice that the tablet has a tendency to overheat. Indeed, in one corner of the casing we recorded 37 ° C for maximal and long-load, but the greater part of the housing remains cold. The temperature of the processor does not exceed at any time 77 degrees C. [temperatura_obudowa product_id = "21180"]
The element of distinction in 1083 from its predecessors is stiff keyboard with touchpad and USB port. Accessory is made of the same materials as the tablet, but the quality of finish is noticeably higher. The keys are well spaced, I can also faulted the size of the tiles – however it wont be a small keypad may take a while. The keys do not seem himself almost no sound, and their pitch is pleasant and felt under the finger.but I have reservations about the touchpad. Several times I tried to use it and I can not help feeling that it makes it rather difficult to use the device rather than helps. Especially as it comes to interpreting gestures – sometimes it does not respond at all, sometimes it just clicks itself. I highly recommend investing in a wireless mouse – it will be easier for you. I would add a few words on the robustness of the tablet with a keyboard connection. The tablet docks stiffly and there is no question about it, to himself puffed out or busted. You can adjust the yaw angles to suit just about everyone, and will allow for easy use of the device both on the desktop and knees. In addition, underneath the keyboard provided rubber "feet" to prevent slipping and wobbling sideways entirety.
Kruger & Matz decided to put two identical cameras on both sides of the housing – both front and rear system of record images at a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. Picture quality is poor – the main complaints I make related to large noise, lack of focus, as poor detail shots.
Similarly, the footage – you can count on record 720p at 30 frames / sec., The quality and detail of the image is low. After dark is not worth it at all to run webcam – the video will have low liquidity and a lot of noise. Hearing certainly will give the occasional video calls or do selfie to the avatar, but nothing more. The application allows you to change the camera resolution and switch to camera mode to camera mode – beyond that, little else.
As I mentioned earlier, the tablet's screen has a diagonal of 10.1 "and is based on IPS technology matrix working at a resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels. These parameters translate into a density of just 141 ppi – according to me, given the system and the size of the display, it too little. It's very easy to see the pixels and uneven font, which is not conducive to working with Edge 1083. Worryingly, the matrix used in this model is, in my opinion, weaker than the panel used in the older Edge 1082. It offers wide viewing angles, there is also problems with acceptable color reproduction. Poorly falls for it in the context of the scale backlight – we can balance between the values of 20 and 180 cd / m2, which does not allow, unfortunately comfortably use the tablet on a sunny day. Too bad.The case rescues very good sensitivity panel on touch. He catches it to 10 separate points at the same time, it is precisely calibrated and works well. I had no problems with getting into the small windows or parts of websites, which with Windows 10 is a large advantage.
Edge 1083 is equipped with a battery capacity of 7800 mAh – which is exactly 100 mAh less than the Edge in 1082 and 1081. However, change does not affect negatively the capabilities of the device – newer components and more sensible energy management (plus reduction in backlight power, which happens a good idea it was not) translate into better operating times. The whole day away from the socket Edge 1083 is a bigger problem. Our tests made by lowering the backlight power to a standard level of 120 cd / m2. [test slug = "accumulator" virtual="filmy-wifi-off,internet-wifi,pcmark8-home-akumulator,pcmark8-creative-akumulator,pcmark8-work-akumulator,ladowanie-ac" product_id = "20,848.21180"] During everyday use tablet coped remarkably well and even late in the evening did not lack energy – we must remember that the tablet is working based on Windows, which is more energy intensive than Android. You should also pay attention to the charging method – is done using a dedicated charger 5V and a separate outlet, so that even when connected to a network we still have up to three (two standard and one micro) USB ports. The only drawback, which hit my eyes was the occasional behavior of the cursor when connected charger – he jumped from side to side, and after a moment to stand still.
Kruger & Matz Edge 1083 has probably all the elements necessary "kanapowym" tablet. It deserves praise a large number of available ports – as I mentioned earlier we have available until 2 "big" USB 2.0 ports and a microUSB 2.0 port. The kit is also included microUSB to USB adapter, so, in the end, we have available until 3 ports provide full support for OTG (from mice, the flash memory on hard drives ending). As if that were not enough, the tablet also features a mini-HDMI socket so successful it is connected by cable to a TV or monitor.The user data is waiting – in theory – up to 32 GB of free space. In fact, the available memory fluctuates around 14 GB, Having installed Office, and the latest version of Windows 10. Fortunately, we can save microSD cards, including a high-capacity carriers – Edge 1083 without hesitation coped with editorial Kingston 128 GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-1 Class10 . For communication with the world corresponds to single-range Wi-Fi module working in a standard 802.11 b / g / n, which fared well during the tests editorial. The connection was strong enough to maintain a stable transfer even though a few walls and floors difference. Plus Kruger & Matz. [test slug = "wifi-tablet" axis = "negative" product_id = "21180"] However, in the case of the Edge 1083 The wi-fi – apart integrated module Bluetooth version 4.0 – the only kind of communication. There was no NFC, GPS and built-in 3G modem. The last problem can be resolved by purchasing dedicated accessory ( connector E1220S-2 ), which provided space for a removable panel on the rear of the device.
Performance and System
Under the hood the Edge 1083 lies well known to us Z3735F an Intel, working on four cores clocked at a frequency of 1.33 GHz, which can accelerate to 1.88 GHz. The whole supports 2 GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics graphics. A similar set of often already had a test, usually with positive results. For starters, let's look how the Edge 1083 compares to rivals with similar specifications: [test slug = "pcmark8-windows" product_id = "21180,20848,21172"] As you can see, the new model Kruger & Matz there is nothing to be ashamed of, both in terms older rival, and tablets from Lenovo logo. It's good equipment to surf the Web (excellent alternative for low-cost netbook) – working with multiple cards and rich in the flash elements parties for 1083 is not a problem. I did not notice a visible slowdown in the system – Windows 10 on your tablet runs smoothly and steadily. Do not be disappointed moviegoers – Edge 1083 plays movies in high definition (able to know even see the clips in 4K), so connect it to a projector or a bigger screen is not a bad idea. Wireless transmission of video and sound on the TV screen technology will also help support miracast. Game console Kruger & Matz Edge 1083 is not, that does not mean that it can not cope with all the games from the store windows – unless we run out of free space. Nay, it is also possible launch titles typically pecetowych, as Heartstone or StarCraft 2 – at lower settings, the gameplay is so smooth that they are playable position. [test slug = "game-windows-new" virtual = "hearth-1, hearth-2" product_id = "21,180.20848"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen. t-rex-3-onscreen "product_id =" 21,180.21172 "] [test slug =" 3dmark " virtual="3dmark-cloud-total,3dmark-cloud-graphics,3dmark-cloud-physics,3dmark-ice-storm-total,3dmark-ice-storm-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-physics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-physics" product_id = "21,180.21172"] tablet functionality greatly expands 1 TB of storage in the cloud and a free one-year subscription of Office, which may prove to be irreplaceable. In conjunction with the keyboard, text processing and writing e-mails it takes less time.
Summary and evaluation
Kruger & Matz Edge 1083 is a very robust and useful equipment. A step forward in relation to its predecessors is to join a set of decent keyboard through which is easier to turn the tablet into a substitute cheap laptop. I complained to the touchpad, but it is not a big drawback – the tablet offers 3 USB ports, so plugging one of them wireless mouse is not a problem. Let us add to this capacious battery, support for OTG and mini-HDMI output and you get a great device for home or office: for surfing the web, watching videos and simple games is enough. The key disadvantages? Low brightness and resolution. Some may also interfere with the lack of GPS and 3G, but the last of the problems can be easily solved by buying a dedicated modem. Despite some minuses is in my opinion a very interesting equipment, this offered at an affordable price.[temperatura2 product_id = "21180"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "21180"]