The Xess, which was built in partnership with Alcatel's parent brand TCL and carries TCL branding, blurs the lines between a tablet and all-in-one computer, and comes preloaded with software for managing a household and working in the kitchen.
The 9 price gets the Xess, with its 17.3-inch, full HD display, dual 3-watt JBL speakers, 1.5GHz octacore processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (with slot for Micro SD expansion), and a remote camera that can be placed anywhere in the house and monitored through the Xess.
Alcatel says the Xess was built with families in mind, and has preloaded the device with content from Nickelodeon, such as shows and apps.
The Xess also has integrated recipe and meal planning, making it ideal for kitchen use, while the remote camera can act as a baby monitor.
The One Touch Xess can also be used with a Smart Dock and wall mount for more viewing options.
XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist - all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads.
The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.
They're generally small issues, and I expect the filmmakers to work them out for their next projects.
Narratives are disappointing, generally from the lack of resolution-- although inconsistent characterization and unimaginable motives plague the second, making it the weakest.
(The only thing that maybe stands out in the third is that none of the attractive young people decide to disrobe, as they do so often in similar films.)I'd say that the first film is probably worth watching, but I wouldn't bother watching past that. Still, there's no reason not to expect good things from the filmmakers in the future, as they find some better scripts and improve their techniques.