O+ Duo Price is Php 6,995 : Dual Boot Tablet Running Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Lollipop with Keyboard Dock, Unboxing and Key Technical Specifications

I posted a teaser about this product on my Instagram and Facebook accounts just a few hours ago -- and in no time, my messenger and email inbox were inundated with inquiries about the device.

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I was planning to post my unboxing entry tomorrow but since many of you are already way too excited to see O+'s latest gadget, I've decided to publish this sooner.

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"Mark, we want you to be the first one to play with this," our friends from O+ USA told me while handing me a curious package over sumptuous dinner the other day.

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I took the box out of the red O+ paper bag and I was shocked at what I saw on the cover.

"Another hybrid?! And it's dual boot! Ah, O+ USA is truly on a roll."

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O+ Duo, as its very name suggests, is a dual boot 8-inch tablet running both Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Lollipop operating systems. It's the first hybrid in the Philippines - if not anywhere in the world - to run these two platforms right out of the box.

And what's great about this release is that it only costs Php 6,995, making it an ideal device for students and young professionals who are now looking for a budget-friendly and light-weight tablet that's great for both enjoying and creating content.

For that amount, you will also get a free keyboard dock that effectively transforms Duo into a notebook substitute -- giving another meaning to the product's name.

In this mode, the tablet "volts" to the dock via magnets and a 5-pin connector module -- and not through Bluetooth, which I personally find more convenient.

The slate and the dock both flaunt light polycarbonate enclosures.

This unique form factor - I believe - is largely inspired by that of Google Pixel C, which also uses magnets and pins to connect the tablet to its keyboard dock.

Unlike Google Pixel C, however, which costs around Php 24,000 with current conversion and before taxes, O+ Duo is far more affordable and - again - it even runs a full version of Windows 10 apart from Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

Check out how it looks from the back when docked.

The keyboard dock also serves as a "carrying cradle" for the slate; There are prongs on all four corners that serve as latches for the tablet, keeping it in place.

O+ Duo runs both Tablet and Desktop version of Windows 10 Home; And you can easily switch to Android 5.1 Lollipop by clicking on the 'DualOSSwitch' icon found in Desktop.

O+ Duo offers a near-vanilla Android 5.1 Lollipop experience; The company simply added customized icons and wallpapers to the default UI.

The slate supports both portrait and landscape modes for the two OSes, delivering maximum flexibility. 

Let's talk ports: The slate sports a 3.5mm audio jack, microHDMI port for connecting it to a larger display, microUSB port, and a microSD card memory expansion slot.

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As for the key technical specifications, O+ Duo is equipped with an 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixels (WXGA) IPS display that - as expected - looks crisp and brilliant, a 2 MegaPixel fixed focus main camera, and a VGA front cam for video calls and selfies. O+ USA had opted to make the 4,200 mAh battery powering the slate non-removable to keep the device's weight low; This pack is capable of delivering up to around 8 hours of uptime with regular use.

At its heart, this model is powered by a 64-Bit Quad Core Intel Atom Z3735F Baytrail processor, has 2GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with - get this - 64GB of internal storage that you can beef up further. This set of innards should be enough to give any casual user a decent day-to-day internet browsing and word processing experience. Definitely not bad for a Php 6,995 hybrid, right?

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At first, I wished that the keyboard and the display were a tad larger but then, I thought that would also make the package less portable; So forget it. It's cool as it is.

I reckon O+ Duo should be great for taking down notes while in class, for browsing and updating social networking sites, for watching Youtube videos, for sending emails, and for typing school papers or making simple PowerPoint presentations. Students will love this model for sure! (I'd suggest, though, that you connect a mouse to it via Bluetooth or microUSB dongle for enhanced productivity.)

This is just my initial impressions post; I'll be publishing more entries featuring this cool release in the coming days. If you have questions about O+ Duo, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I'll do my best to answer them. Off hand, I think this is one of the best gadgets O+ USA has ever released. I mean, come on: It runs two operating systems and it's a two-in-one device. Not to mention, it looks very cute when docked.