The UNU which is an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based Media/Console/Tablet, was first shown at E3 this year by Snakebyte. UNU also known as an entertainment hub has all the specs of a current-gen Tablet, from a 7″ screen to 64GB of storage expansion. When the UNU was announced it was stated that it will first ship in Summer, then it was delayed to release on the 8th of November, the same month Sony and Microsoft consoles will come out (Snakebyte may regret the month they chose for UNU’s release).
There are 2 versions of the UNU available to preorder right now , of which one is the Media Edition, valued at $200 and comes with a Air mouse and docking station while the other , the Gaming Edition which is valued at $250 has a controller added to the other extras.
The hardware specs and price seem to be worth a try. It comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear-facing camera. As a tablet the 1 GB DDR3 RAM and 8 GB on-board storage is enough to play HD videos and games on a 7 inch touch screen with a 1280x800p resolution. The UNU Tablet/Console has the capability of up to 64GB with a MicroSD card and has 2 USB ports for plug n’ play compatibility. All that’s left is the HDMI port you can stream everything on your TV’s big screen.
While there are other gaming tablets out there , Snakebyte just didn’t want to be left behind and made up a comparison with the Ipad Mini and Kindle Fire, and according to the comparison the UNU does seems to take the first place.
Only time will tell if the UNU is worth it for people who want to enjoy a all in one gaming and media experience . For us it felt kind of strange entering 3 different markets with as simple tablet mod. Snakebyte might be trying to conquer everything and nothing at once.