Sub-$300 12-inch Windows tablet coming and will eventually dual-boot Android
posted by Michael H. / Jan 27, 2016, 8:18 PM
It's the Chuwi Hi12 tablet. Chuwi isn't a well-known Chinese company, but it is planning to bring a 12-inch Windows tablet to U.S. shores for just $299 (one site has preorders up right now for $249). For that price, you would probably expect to be getting a device that can't be used for much, but Chuwi is trying to show that it's not just phones that can be good at lower prices. The Hi12 tablet will be packing a 12-inch 2160 x 1440 resolution display, a 1.44GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z8300 CPU with Intel's Gen8 iGPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, HDMI out, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and an 11000mAh battery.
That's a good amount of power for the price. Add in that it will run Windows 10 and have an optional magnetic keyboard dock, and you could have a pretty interesting portable option. And, Chuwi has even said that it plans to add dual-booting to Android later on. A sub-$300 tablet that dual-boots Windows 10 and Android? Not a bad option at all, regardless of the brand name.
source: Windows Central
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Just order a Dell 7140 from eBay. Intel Core M for the same price.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 9:21 PM 0
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Core M is older than the Z8300. Plus the Core M is only a dual core And clocked lower than the Quad core Z8300. It would be nice if you can replace Windows 10 with Linux.
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 10:11 PM 0
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The #1 image in the gallery looked like a toyPad running Windows, but then the tons of ports in the other images showed how significantly more useful and future-proof it can be than the toyPad XL and even Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro S with it's pointless limitation to 1 port like overpriced 2015 MacBook. Well done CHUWI, yet another perfect proof that bastardized ARM tablets are overpriced jokes...
posted on Jan 27, 2016, 10:13 PM 0
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Teclast models are better built and better specced. For this price you will typically get either Core M or Z8500/8700 with 8GB of RAM. Granted they will have FHD resolution panels and slightly lower capacity batteries, but that's one compromise I understand to be positive.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 5:00 AM 0
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i have a teclast x98 air 3G that dual booted windows 8 and android...when booted into android, tablet will always give me messege about brightness being throttled due to thermel event, which dimmed my screen so much that it wasnt worth staying on android anymore...i like using android on a tablet but have since only booted into windows 8 on my teclast. no brighness throttling in windows. anyway, ive also read online that other chinese tablets have the same brightness throttling issue...and i will avoid these chinese tablets from now on.
posted on Jan 30, 2016, 2:42 AM 0
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I had a chuwi device. Poor buikd quality, and an inferior processor than stated in the "about" info! Yes, they lied about the processor in the device! Device worked ok but only lastwd a year. I wont be buying another chuwi unless they prove they have upped their game.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 6:13 AM 0
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Chuwi is not well known yet, but never underestimate a Chinese company. Let's look at Xiaomi. Nobody knew the company before 2014. Now they jump to the top 5 of world most popular smartphone brands.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 8:20 AM 0
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