Here is a followup to my previous post about the Kupa x15 that I was considering but was hesitant and had some additional questions about. Kupa finally answered my email! Sort of. I got a mass message saying "thank you for your interest. Here is a website where you can find some information and order the tablet. Any additional questions will be answered in a followup email". At Dynamism, where the tablet ca be preordered, I've received answers to a few of my questions of graphics card, Windows version, and model number of the processor. I'm not that well versed in computers and hardware so I did some research and consulted a good friend who is more knowledgeable in this area than I. Processor Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz)
Bad. This is the lower end power saving model of the Ivy Bridge processors. The i5 is very lackluster in power, you could do some Photoshop work but things like video editing will not be happening. The i7 will be at least needed, but still it's not great.
Graphics Intel HD 4000
I expected an integrated graphics card and I didn't expect much out of one but the Intel HD 4000 is somewhat mediocre. There's a great improvement with the power for 3D processing but it's just "progress" from previous chips. Said to provide a "base-line gaming experience" the chip has been tested by others with various games. While I may not care entirely all that much about running Skyrim, the result of having to turn the down the settings to the lowest for such a game to be considered playable worries me somewhat at what that may mean for me with 3D work. Other tests by a few users report also report that the chip is subpar and that AMD makes better integrated graphic cards.
This is quite disappointing that this tablet computer may not be up to power that is needed. Unfortunate, but it seems that this computer may no longer meet my needs. While not as convenient as having a computer and tablet as one and elegantly designed, I have started to look back into just getting a good laptop and a regular tablet. Samsung's Galaxy note 10.1 also has pressure sensitivity so that is currently high on my list of options. While I am not in immediate need of a new computer, the Kupa x15 is still only up for preorder and will not ship until March. The additional add-on modules, such as the keyboard dock are not released as of yet.