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I am considering getting a new Android tablet and installing Ubuntu Touch on it.
On the Ubuntu "Operators and OEMs" page, there is a table of the hardware requirements to run Ubuntu Touch on a tablet. Here is the table:

                   Entry level consumer     High-end Ubuntu
                   Ubuntu tablet            enterprise tablet
Processor arch.    Dual-core Cortex A15     Quad-core A15 or Intel x86
Memory             2GB preferred            4GB preferred
Flash storage      8GB minimum              8GB minimum
Screen size        7-10 inch                10-12 inch
Multi-touch        4 fingers                4-10 fingers
Full desktop       No                       Yes
convergence

So, my question is:
What is the difference between the "Entry level consumer Ubuntu tablet" and the "High-end Ubuntu enterprise tablet" and do I care? And what is this "Full desktop convergence" feature?

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Ubuntu Touch is a variant of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. Higher-end Ubuntu smartphones will be able to run a full Ubuntu desktop when connected to a monitor and keyboard, a feature pioneered in Ubuntu for Android.

Ubuntu for Android is a variant of Ubuntu designed to run on Android phones, which provides a windowing application environment and desktop environment of Ubuntu when the phone is docked to lapdock. It is expected to come preloaded on several phones.

Source: Wikipedia

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So, if I flash an existing Android tablet (like the Nexus 7), I will be able to dock it and use as a desktop with a window-type interface or use it as a tablet with full-screen apps, correct? –  SuperScript Apr 4 at 0:15
    
While mid-range phones can deliver a perfect Android experience, it takes high-end horsepower to drive a phone and a desktop at the same time. Only newer multi-core processors (dual-core or better) are up to the job. Source: ubuntu.com/phone/ubuntu-for-android –  karel Apr 4 at 0:19
    
Thanks for the clarification. Your adding sources on your answers is really helpful. –  SuperScript Apr 4 at 0:26

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