Starmobile Engage 10 Pro Price is Php 11,990, Full Specs : Laptop and Tablet In One, Runs Windows 8.1

Local electronics company Happy Man Philippines - maker of Starmobile smartphones and tablets - has officially joined Cherry Mobile in the initial roster of local manufacturers that Microsoft Corporation has partnered with for the further promotion of its work-and-play-driven software and operating system here in the Philippines.

Starmobile Engage 10 Pro

The freshly announced Starmobile Engage 10 Pro is the first product of this landmark alliance between Happy Man and the Redmond Giant.

A laptop and a tablet wrapped in one package, the Engage 10 Pro is powered by a fully-licensed version of Windows 8.1 OS and comes with a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft’s suite of productivity applications and services, Office 365.

Starmobile Engage 10 Pro

"Starmobile is entering a new phase–not only are we offering our first 2-in-1 device, we are also entering into our first partnership with Microsoft," shared Mr. Ulysses Lao, President of Starmobile. He added, "This is an exciting endeavor and one that will definitely benefit Filipinos as we introduce a wider array of quality products at affordable prices."

On the other hand, Mr. Jerry Bongco, Consumer Channels Group Head of Microsoft Philippines said, "We are excited for the launch of Starmobile’s Windows tablet, the ENGAGE 10 Pro, as they take part in the growing Windows ecosystem."

Starmobile Engage 10 Pro

Donning an official suggested retail price of Php 11,990 and hitting store shelves next month - March 2015, Starmobile Engage 10 Pro slate is equipped with a 10-inch HD IPS display, 5 MegaPixel main camera, 2 MegaPixel front cam, Full HD video recorder, and a 7,500 mAh battery pack delivering around 8 hours of uptime with mixed usage. Available ports include one each for microUSB, mini HDMI, and USB 2.0.

Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Z3735F Baytrail-T processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, has 2 GB of RAM, and comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via the tablet's microSD card slot. As for connectivity, the hybrid supports both WiFi and Bluetooth.

The keyboard dock, which transforms this tablet into a full-fledged notebook, features chiclet-style keys and has a trackpad for increased productivity on the device. It even comes with an additional USB 2.0 port where you can plug in your mouse or your flash drive.

"Windows and Office have been part of Filipinos’s lives for decades. It is where most of us first learned to use desktop computers and today it’s going full-on mobile," Mr. Ulysses Lao noted.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Starmobile Engage 10 Pro
Type Windos 8.1 Tablet and Laptop In One (via keyboard dock), Hybrid
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions and Weight257 x 172 x 10.1 mm, 1.18 Kg
Available Colors Black
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display 10.1-inch Multitouch Capacitive Screen with In-Plane Switching (IPS), 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 16:10 Widescreen, 150 pixels per inch (ppi), 16 million screen colors
Processor Intel Atom Z3735F Baytrail-T, 1.8 GHz Quad Core with Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel HD Graphics Gen 7
Internal Storage 32GB ROM, Micro SD (HC/XC) up to 64GB Expansion
Camera 5 MegaPixel Rear and 2 MegaPixel Front
Video Capture Full HD, 1080p @ 30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, XviD, MP4, H.264, H.263 player (TBC)
Ports 1x USB 2.0 Port (Tablet), 1x USB 2.0 Port (Dock), AC Charging Port, Mini HDMI (Type C 1.4a), 3.5mm Headphone Port, 5-pin Micro USB Port
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth,
Sensors Digital Compass, Accelerometer (TBC)
Battery 7,500 mAh Li-Ion Battery
Uptime 8 Hours with Mixed Usage
Announcement February 27, 2015
Availability March 2015
Price Official SRP: Php 11,990