CHUWI Hi10 Pro Windows/Android Tablet USD $129.99 / AUD $172 from Banggood (Z8350, 10.1" 1920x1200, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)

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CHUWI Hi10 Pro Windows/Android Tablet USD $129.99 / AUD $172 from Banggood (Z8350, 10.1" 1920x1200, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)Affiliate
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Received this offer in email last night. The tablet itself has already had price drop to USD $162.49, and use coupon code ef5c36 to get further discount to USD $129.99 (~AUD $172). Free Priority Direct mail (7-13 business days) to Australia.

Quick spec:

  • Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8350
  • Windows 10 + Android 5.1
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB eMMC
  • 10.1" IPS touch screen at 1920x1200

It's not a Surface Pro, but cheap for a 10.1" tablet with these spec.

Note that docking keyboard is not included, and that's USD $45.99 extra (and you can use 9% off site wide code). Stylus is not included either and it's USD $18.79 extra.

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Comments

  • +4 votes

    had one and sold it in a week, the emmc speed made the whole experience horrendous, dont know if its only chuwis implementation of windows10, it was ok out of box but went real slow after windows 10 did its auto updates

  • +2 votes

    Chuwi, never again

    • +3 votes

      Teclast too, My teclast x98 Plus II was great when I first got it. Then a year later and the battery has somehow swollen so much it semi-bumped off the back cover. Don't know if that's just normal sign of how all battery ages, but this never happened to my years ago galaxy S3 or tablet etc.

      • +3 votes

        I have more LiPo-based devices than I can easily count, and only one has ever had battery swelling (a Motorola phone). Based on reading quite a few sources (from moderately trustworthy to a little dubious) I believe that typically it is to do with overheating of the battery, which can happen when the battery is charged too fast, overcharged, or if they spend a fair bit of time very discharged (such as happens when the battery is run low or flat and then left in that state so it self-discharges even further).

        In general, leaving a LiPo battery full charged for prolonged periods is bad for it, running it below 50% is bad for it, getting it too hot is really bad for it, and leaving it empty is really, really bad for it.

        Overcharging and overheating are pretty classic issues because they are somewhat under the control of the manufacturer, and if they're not doing it right then that can and will damage the battery.

        With respect to the Teclast: in my experience, those things will run the battery down pretty fast and if you leave it in a fairly discharged state that will not end well for the battery. It's also possible that Teclast does a poor job of handling charging and temperature - I haven't had problems yet, but it has only been a few months so it is quite possible I may yet.

        tl;dr; manufacturers can screw it up, but things you can most easily have some control over are: how flat the battery gets, and how long it is left at either completely full charge or totally empty charge, charge rate (kind of, by limiting power of chargers), temperature (kind of) by controlling charge rate. I'd focus on the first and second.

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          You're right. My teclast really does run hot even when It's only playing youtube video (~60c ish). So I guess 2A charging while playing video really put a heavy burden on this thing huh. Ironically, my phone (xiaomi) stays cool when playing youtube or web browsing so it might be just windows's thing to run extra hot.

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          @paradoxez: That could well be a factor. That's basically on the manufacturer though: when my Samsung phone gets too hot while charging, it pauses charging and warns me, and that's what all devices should do in my opinion. Then again, that's one of the tradeoffs of $120 midrange tablet vs $450 midrange tablet, and when I recently needed to get a new 10 inch tablet, I certainly didn't go for the $450 one.

  • +1 vote

    My honest experience with z8350 and 4 GB ram setup.
    * Problems with certain 1080p video files. Allmost always when file exceeds 2gb size.
    Laggard performance.
    * Good for some 2d games such as super meatboy. Horrendously choppy for 2d/3d games such as trine, deadlight even on low details and half the resolution. (All bought on humble so you guys can relate)
    * Runs like a dog if connected to external 1080p display even with only second screen option.
    * choppy wifi. Could be my device specific

    Good for YouTube ( only native at 1280*800)

    Emulation is on par with Rpi3 so don't expect N64 levels.

    • +2 votes

      "* choppy wifi. Could be my device specific"

      That's normal for Chuwi, they use a combined wifi & bluetooth chip which share a single antenna.. Wifi and BT are ok if you just use one or the other, but using both at the same time is always an issue…

      Chuwi tablets are kinda ok but they generally have a fairly short lifespan and there's basically no support or warranty, emails to their service address generally go unanswered, people that do eventually get through and then send their tablets for repair never see them again, and such.. (if you get a dud you need to do a Paypal dispute)

      There's quite a few widespread issues and quirks… SD card not working is a very common issue… the wifi & BT issues… charging and battery issues, battery lifespan is low, if you get a year of regular use out of them you're doing well…

      Don't believe all the BS sponsored reviews on youtube and such, they give away a lot of devices in exchange for good reviews… They're experts with marketing and hype, but they totally fail when it comes to service, support, and reliability…

      I've had a Hi8Pro since Sept 2016 which I carry in my backpack on extended offroad motorbike trips, I use it for mapping and a bit of surfing and odd videos in the tent at night, and for transferring gopro footage off SD cards (all very light-duty stuff)… It's OK for the $100 it cost, I haven't had too many problems but I work around most the known issues…

      At the end of the day you get what you pay for, there's good reasons why decent name brand devices cost so much more… I certainly wouldn't buy one of their more expensive devices…

      Edit: Have a good browse through the Chuwi forum if you're thinking about buying one>> http://forum.chuwi.com/forum-67-1.html

  • +3 votes

    but cheap for a 10.1" tablet with these spec.

    For Chinese small brands, specs are always super amazing for the price but the real performances will be super bad even for the price.

    Lots of issues that you will not find in the item description. You'll see glamour words and photos only there.

    You'll think it's okay just $170 but hey that will collection dust in a week. Just don't.

  • +2 votes

    I have owned one of these tablets for a little over a year now, And i can say without a shadow of a doubt that they are a smoldering heap of shit. First one was dead after 3 months (corrupted bios), Second one was DOA (Hot pink screen), the third and current one has started having issues with powering on (can take 10 minutes of angrily fingering the power button to get it to actually power on). So do yourselves a favor and save up for a name brand tablet not a Chinese surface clone.

  •  

    Had a Chuwi hi8. Horrendous device. Extremely slow. Constant blue screens. eMMC incredibly slow. Never again. Do not waste your money on this rubbish. It is apparent from comments above that my experience is not unique. Negging to hopefully save someone from wasting cash.

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    If you can't afford much for a well-known brand and expect light useage on a tab then this should be ok for you. But there are issues with these Chinese brands and it could differ on the device too.

    I didn't have this model but did use a HiBook Pro which was a really good tablet for the money but it didn't have a strong wifi signal. And the other problem was it didn't have a stylus. I would still use it if the wifi was working well. Everything else was working fine for me using windows 10 and Android OS.

  •  

    Another issue I forgot to mention…

    It seems the Android Chuwi use is semi-rooted, it fails the SafetyNet tests, "CTS Profile Match: False"… which means a lot of banking apps, Android Pay, Pokemon Go, Snapchat, TV and movie streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon, Presto, & Foxtel Go, wont work because they see it as an unsafe rooted device… I believe the root blocking apps don't help/fix the issue..

    So if you want a tablet to run Android video streaming apps, don't get a Chuwi ;)

    (I haven't really used the Android side of my Hi8Pro other than a bit of tinkering and to run the SafetyNet test, so I don't have first hand experience with these issues, I'm just going by what others have said)

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    We got one of these for my 8 year old daughter a little over 12 months ago. It's been pretty solid and she's pretty happy with it. I don't think I would be content with it, but it's not for me.

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