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Kogan not stopping with Internet TV

It’s ‘range’ time at Kogan it seems… with the launch this morning of a ‘range’ of products under the ‘Agora’ name.

Click continue reading below for the full details, but in essence, Kogan has launched the Internet TV Set Top Box – a low price Android tablet, and two ‘ultra portable’ laptops – not netbooks, because these are 12 inchers, and running Ubuntu Linux – so they really are the ‘tablet with a keyboard’ style solution for people who just want the web and basic typing.

The specs of the Laptops aren’t top notch, these will not be great Windows machines running anything more than open office, but as I say, if you want something light and simple to get you online, it might be a different option for you.

The Tablet is an interesting one – a KEY item in the title is ‘capacitive touchscreen’ – this is a real bonus.  The $199 Tablets from Telstra and Optus were good, but no where near great, and the screen was one problem – resistive touch is clumsy and old school – this could be a great fun tablet at $139!  As a pure kids gaming machine that has legs in the market place!

Good work by the team at Kogan, let’s see how the products shape up when we get our hands on them.

Full specs below and on the Kogan website.

Kogan Agora Internet TV Portal: Powered by Android – Starting at $149

  • Powered by Android – full access to Android Market
  • Use the optical remote or bundle with the Kogan Agora Android Keyboard ($39)
  • Internet browsing, plus Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on any TV
  • Easily stream video through any available website or application
  • Access thousands of applications direct through any TV
  • Bring the Internet and Android Gaming and Productivity to the biggest screen in your home

Kogan Agora 7” Tablet w/ Capactive Touchscreen: Powered by Android – Starting at $139

  • Bright 7” Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Powered by Android
  • Access thousands of Apps and Games
  • Built-in microphone and front-facing camera
  • Lightweight and stylish design
  • Capture, view and share photos, music and movies

Kogan Agora 12” Ultra Portable Laptop – Starting at $299

  • Pre-loaded with everything you need straight out of the box – Internet, office applications, Music, Photo and Video Software Packages, Ubuntu OS & Windows Compatible
  • Widescreen 12” LED screen
  • Intel Celeron Ultra Low Voltage SU 2300, 1GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive
  • 1.3MP Camera
  • Weighs only 1.32kg

Kogan Agora Pro 12” Ultra Portable Laptop – Starting at $319

  • Pre-loaded with everything you need straight out of the box – Internet, office applications, Music, Photo and Video Software Packages, Ubuntu OS & Windows Compatible
  • Widescreen 12” LED screen, full size keyboard
  • Intel Celeron Ultra Low Voltage SU 2300, 2GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive
  • 1.3MP Camera
  • Weighs only 1.32kg

 

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  1. Anonymous

    April 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Sure does, and it will come with 2.3 Android too

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