Chinese gadget makers are always producing gadgets for the needs of the users while other major international companies are creating a market for their products. This leads to the grand success of the Chinese Gadgets worldwide. One such Tablet maker is Chuwi. We already reviewed one of their tablet Chuwi Hi8. Now, we are about to review another Tablet PC – Chuwi Vi10 Dual OS.
The first News about the Chuwi Vi10 is Dual OS at the price range of $140. It has both the world’s most favorite OS – Windows and Android. Windows OS gives us the feel of PC with its user-friendly approach and Android fills our desires with its ocean of Apps and Games. Most of the Tablet PC’s in the market with single OS -either Windows or Android or IOS, are called as Tablet PC only for their mini laptop look. But, only the Dual OS Tablet PC’s like Chuwi Vi10 with an OS made for Traditional PC – Windows and OS made for modern Mobile Smartphones – Android, are the real Tablet PC by the functionality.
Build Quality and Design
Chuwi Vi10 has a decent look and protected by glass panel on both front and back. The display has a 10.6-inch screen with a screen resolution of 1368 x 768 with IPS technology. The display size is bigger than most of the Tablets including Apple’s Ipad Air. All four sides are covered with the metal strip which enhanced the outside look into fancy. Also having Dual camera, one for Rear and one for Front. Some Tablet PC’s missing the Front camera, but Chuwi Vi10 is not compromised on that part.
The windows logo in the front bottom side is the Start Button while using Windows OS and Home Button while using Android OS. This button is very useful in the day to day use.
The left side of the Tablet has 3.5mm Headphone jack, 2 USB ports, 1 micro USB port, micro HDMI Output, micro SD card slot. Here the notable feature is the 2 Full USB ports. Most of the Tablet PC’s come with either 1 Full USB port or no option for that. But, Chuwi Vi10 is providing 2 full USB ports and 1 micro USB port. The build quality and design is very Compact and Impressive when compared to its close competitors.
Chuwi Vi10 has Intel Z3736F Quad core processor chip with a clock speed up to 2.16 Ghz and 2Gb DDR3 RAM with, 32GB ROM. At this configuration of Processor and RAM, the Tablet is working fine with high-end multitasking usage. Gaming experience is the highlight of this Tablet. Using Intel HD Graphics Gen7 GPU, Chuwi Vi10 giving an extraordinary Gaming experience which is better than other tablets with same configuration and chipset.
All the media and file formats are supported and coming with Office 365 App as an in-built feature. 32Gb ROM may be less for some users. They can extend the memory card slot up to 64Gb, which is more than enough. Sound Quality is really nice when hearing from the Speaker Grills at both sides of the Tablet, especially on gaming.
The battery is very powerful and it is 8000mAh Li-Ion. You can experience the power of the battery in this Tablet if you are using any other Tablet. With continuous usage of browsing, gaming and other apps, the battery lasts up to 6-7 hours. Most of the Tablet’s promising 6 hours backup, but failed in actual. But, Chuwi Vi10 proved their words.
For those who decide to purchase this Tablet a general suggestion is to buy it with the Keyboard case. As this Tablet having a Keyboard Port at the bottom, no need to connect it using USB wire. Also, the keyboard can be charged from the Tablet itself. The keyboard has a Multi-touch Keypad, using it you can perform Android gestures and another normal usage in Windows.
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 + Android 4.4
- CPU: Intel Z3736F, Quad-core, 2.16GHz max
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen7
- RAM: DDR3, 2GB
- ROM: NAND FAST FLASH, 32GB
- Screen Size: 10.6 Inch
- Resolution: 1366*768
- Display Technology: IPS Capacitive Touch Screen
- Wifi Connectivity : 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G: Support external 3G module
- GPS: No
- Bluetooth: Yes, BT4.0
- OTG: Yes
- Camera : 2.0MP + 2.0MP
- Speaker / MIC : Built-in stereo speakers/Built-in Microphone
- HDMI Port: Yes, Micro HDMI
- Other Interfaces : 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x Micro USB port, 1 x TF Card slot, 1 x Micro HDMI slot, 1 x 3.5mm Earphone port, 1 x Docking slot (connect with keyboard)
Chuwi Vi10 is the only Tablet PC with the amount of Features and Top Performance at the price range of $140. The Performance arises out of Intel 2.16 Ghz Chip, 2Gb RAM, 8000mAh Battery is brilliant along with the support of high-class sound quality. Gaming experience is the Highlight of this Tablet. Overall with the Build Quality and Performance at a high standard, Chuwi Vi10 is recommended to buy the cheap price range of $140.