For the last year or so, I’ve been lusting after the ASUS Transformer T100, especially now that they’ve refreshed it with a newer processor and a choice between different color variants. With the recent unveiling of the Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph though, I’m torn. The Morph is a super affordable Windows tablet at just Php11,999 and will be available this month! I ended up giving the Alpha Morph more hands on time to help decide if I should pick this one up instead.
The Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph certainly looks the part of a productivity machine. The 10.1 inch HD screen has great color reproduction and viewing angles, although won’t give you the best in terms of pixel density, but most people won’t notice that anyway. Oh, and that Windows button at the bottom of the screen? Yeah, that works.
You’ve obviously noticed from the first pic that the Cherry Mobile Morph comes with a keyboard. Wait, doesn’t that make it a laptop? Well, no. The keyboard is actually part of this really neat origami flip cover accessory.
Unlike most flip covers that double as a stand, this origami flip cover can prop up the tablet AND make it look good. On another note, look at those ports!
Now back to that keyboard, which connects to the Alpha Morph via Bluetooth. It’s a little on the smallish size. Irwin of SwirlingOverCoffee.com lent his hand for comparison. Based on his feedback, he says that his fingers tend to trip over each other while typing.
I myself have pretty large hands and I had trouble typing on the cramped keyboard. Of course, at Php11,999, it’s still pretty damn affordable. The keyboard accessory comes bundled with it anyway and I could always use the larger Bluetooth keyboard that I already have.
Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph Specs
- 10-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720 resolution, 147ppi)
- 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D processor
- Intel HD Graphics
- Windows 8.1
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 2-megapixel BSI main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 8,000mAh battery
- Price: Php11,999
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