Kogan Releases Agora Internet TV, 7″ Tablet, 12″ Laptop

Apr 14, 2011
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Kogan has unveiled three new products in its Agora line today, an Android powered Internet TV portal, a 7" Android tablet, and a 12" laptop. These are priced very aggressively, in line with Kogan's penchant for "market shattering prices". The tablet starts at just $139. The products are scheduled to ship in May, but are for sale now on Kogan's site.


The Agora Internet TV Portal, which runs on Android 2.2, starts at $149.

It features:

  • Android 2.2
  • Access to Android Market
  • Built in Wi-Fi & Ethernet
  • Read & Write emails with the Gmail or Email app
  • Supports 1080p Full HD Playback
  • 2.4G Wireless Optical Sensor Remote Control
  • HDMI® video output (HDMI® Cable Included)
  • 3 x USB
  • 1 x SD Card Slot
  • Desktop Widgets inc. Weather, Calendar, Clock, YouTube
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Connectivity
  • Media Player - Watch Movies, Listen to Music, Browse Photos

The 7" Android 2.2 tablet starts at $139, and includes WiFi only. It goes up to $189 as it gets closer to market. Ships end of May.

  • Android 2.2 Operating System
  • Android Market
  • Built in Wi-Fi
  • Read & Write emails with the Gmail or Email app
  • Supports 720p HD Playback
  • HDMI® video output (HDMI® Cable Included)
  • 1 x USB
  • 1 x microSD Slot
  • Desktop Widgets inc. Weather, Calendar, Clock, YouTube
  • Media Player - Watch Movies, Listen to Music, Browse Photos

The Agora 12" laptop starts at $299 for standard and $319 for Pro. Ships May 27th.

Standard specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV Processor (SU2300) - 1M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 Ram (support up to 4GB)
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 11.04
  • Hard Drive: 250GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
  • Video Card: Intel® GS40 integrated (Shared memory - 256MB)
  • Sound: HD Audio, Built-In 2 speakers and 1 Microphone
  • Monitor: 11.6" WXGA Widescreen HD LED Display
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 (16:9)
  • Webcam: 1.3M
  • Wireless Card: 802.11 B/G/N
  • Bluetooth: Built in
  • Card Reader: 3-in-1 (SD/MMC/MS Pro)

Pro specs:

  • Intel Celeron M ULV Processor (SU2300) - 1M Cache, 1.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2 Ram (support up to 4GB)
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 11.04
  • Hard Drive: 500GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
  • Video Card: Intel® GS40 integrated (Shared memory - 256MB)
  • Sound: HD Audio, Built-In 2 speakers and 1 Microphone
  • Monitor: 11.6" WXGA Widescreen HD LED Display
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 (16:9)
  • Webcam: 1.3M
  • Wireless Card: 802.11 B/G/N
  • Bluetooth: Built in
  • Card Reader: 3-in-1 (SD/MMC/MS Pro)

See the full specs on Kogan's website.

Kogan, if you are not familiar with the company, is based out of Australia, and has a somewhat unusual business model. The products are manufactured in China. They sell the products directly from the factory, and only from their website. And they begin selling while the product is still in the manufacturing process. The price goes up as the product gets closer to market. Have you tried any of their products? What did you think?

See their nifty video explaining their business model, complete with super-speedy sketching:

[via Kogan]


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