After we have seen so many Android devices, it is a refreshing idea to review Windows 10 based Tablet PC Cube iwork8 Ultimate. Not only just Windows 10 based, it has Intel processors and many more features. But, priced at just $98.04. (offer Price: $79.99 only. To know the offer details, read Price Section below).
Cube iWork 8 Ultimate is from the house of Cube, who is a Chinese gadget maker. Mostly their products aimed at low and medium price range buyers. Cube iwork8 Ultimate is aimed at low price range tag, but giving a lot of value for money. For those who want a Windows 10 based Tablet PC at a low price, this is the best ever choice considering its value for money.
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Cube iwork8 3G Review: Design and Build Quality
It has a sleek thin design with 9.8 mm thickness. The display size is 8 inches which are big enough for a Tablet PC and it determines the dimensions of the entire build. It has 21.3 cm height and 12.7 cm width. It is compact to hold with two hands and able to use the apps and functions of Tablet with good comfort.
The back panel cannot be opened and the battery is built inside the back panel. In the vertical top side of the Tablet, Home key, SD card slot, Earphone, HDMI interface and USB interface located. In the back side, rear camera and a loudspeaker are located. In the Vertical right side, Volume button and Power button are placed. In this tablet, no SIM card functions available. Hence, there is no SIM card slot.
Overall the most appreciated thing in this design is its Slim build and compact to hold in hands.
Cube iwork8 3G Review: Display
Cube iwork8 Ultimate has a wide 8 inch IPS display. It has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with WXGA quality. The display has a perfect picture presentation. It has the ability to portrays natural colors at this display quality. Furthermore, the 8-inch display is a great choice in a Tablet. It almost allows us to use it as a mini PC when we connect a keyboard and mouse through USB. In PC mode, the 8-inch widescreen would a lot good for visibility from the wide length.
Cube iwork8 3G Review: Hardware and OS Performance
Hardware and OS of Cube iwork8 Ultimate are what giving more value for the money. In the CPU section, Intel Cherry Trail quad core CPU added. It runs in 14nm process technology. It is coming under Intel Atom X-5 series. The power of this processor is 1.84 GHz frequency.
The Graphical Processing Unit has Gen8 HD graphics GPU with 12 EU cores. It is great to use the games and apps with more graphical performance.
Cube iwork8 Ultimate has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. Also external memory of 32 GB micro SD card can be added to expand the storage memory. RAM is equipped with DDR3L EMMC memory which can transfer with a speed of 150 MB per second.
Windows 10, the latest OS from Microsoft is loaded in Cube iwork8 Ultimate. Windows 10 is much better than previous versions 8 and 8.1. It has a different user interface with intelligence when compared to the Android. Android has a simplicity which we cannot see in Windows. But, for those who wish an intelligent OS, Windows only can fulfill your wish comparing to Android.
Overall, this Hardware and OS section of Cube iwork8 Ultimate is the real ultimate value. For the price of $98.04 (Offer price: $79.99 only), I never knew a device that running in Intel processor with Windows 10 OS.
Cube iwork8 3G Review: Camera
Cube iwork8 Ultimate has a dual camera. The rear camera has a 2.0-megapixel lens and front camera also has 2.0-megapixel camera. It is clear from the specification itself that it is not a great camera to produce high clarity photos. But, it gives a decent level of pictures for 2 MP camera quality. To balance the price range, Cube opts out for low-end camera, as it is a Tablet PC.
It has a battery capacity of 3300 mAh, which gives a decent backup. You can run 3 hours of video with a full battery. Also, it can give good backup on normal usage. The battery can be charged quick with the 5V 2A AC Adapter. This Adapter is compatible with 100 to 250 volt AC current.
WiFi connectivity is available to connect to the Internet. It uses the 802.11b/g/n wireless Internet, which is common on most of the gadgets. Bluetooth 4.0 can connect the Tablet to Bluetooth enabled devices and can help to transfer files with other devices.
A Mini HDMI port is added to connect the Tablet with TV, Computer monitor, Video Projector or Digital Audio device. It is a great additional feature for such a low-priced Tablet. USB OTG function is available. It can connect a hard drive with Tablet and make it a perfect PC with tons of storage as you wish.
Also, the USB OTG can be sued to connect a keyboard, Mouse and flash drives like the same as in a PC. This vast option for connectivity enhances this Tablet into a PC.
The original selling price is $98.04. In, Everbuying Online store, they announced a limited period offer price of $79.99, on 11th November 2015. If you missed this, you can get it for $84.99, on 12th and 13th November 2015. You can visit the store from this link (ADD AFFIIATE LINK HERE)
Cube iwork8 Specifications
- CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8300
- GPU: Intel HD Graphic(Gen8)
- Core: Quad Core, 1.84GHz
- OS: Windows 10
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 32GB
- External memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)
- Screen size: 8 inch
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
- Back camera: 2.0MP
- Front camera: 2.0MP
- Battery Capacity: 3300mAh
- AC adapter: 100-240V 5V 2A
- Support Network: WiFi
- WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Micro USB Host: Yes
- Mini HDMI: Yes
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
Cube iwork8 Ultimate is a great low-priced Tablet in the recent times. Intel and Windows are premium Brands which usually cost more and every time we felt our pocket cannot afford to those Big Brands. But, Cube did a good selection and produced a low price Windows and Intel. Those who are bored with Android can try this Windows to have a different experience.