Onda V975w Appears At Tmall

Thanks to Cody in Comments, the Tmall listing [Google Translate limited].

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And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the same as the V975i Android model: An iPad Air clone with a 9.7-inch Retina-class screen, a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3735D CPU with a typical frequency of 1.3GHz and a peak frequency of 1.8GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, microSD card slot, micro-HDMI-out, 2MP front and 5MP back camera. It doesn’t have 3G.

1199 yuan is about US$193.

The Tmall page shows a video of the original V975i running Windows. There’s still nothing new on Youku.

It doesn’t have a Windows button. How necessary is that? I’m wondering about people who will use it for games in full-screen mode. How do they bounce back to the Metro/Modern UI without having to quit? Would they just slide in from the left of the screen? Or slide in from the right for the Charms bar and hit the Windows icon there? If so, then why did Microsoft even give it a dedicated button?

Here’s a new YouTube video from Russia (no Russian in it) that highlights the problem with some Onda tablets. Sometimes they arrive DOA:

Keep that in mind when ordering! It might have to be shipped back — at your expense.

Next-day update: Onda V975w Tmall Price Increase

Previously here:

Onda’s New A80, Windows, And 4G Tablets
Onda V975i Disassembled
Onda Announces Release Event
Onda V975i Gets A Second Review
Onda V975i Gets A Review
Onda V975i User Report
Video: Windows 8 On Onda V819i And V975i
Onda V975i: Android And Windows?!
Onda’s New 64-Bit Tablets

13 Comments

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13 responses to “Onda V975w Appears At Tmall

  1. muba

    Mine when came also didn’t react to power button, i left it for 30min on charger and then it booted normally

  2. Marcus

    Battery % is accurate. Battery stats are accurate since 1.06 update.

    As for battery not wanting to fully charge, as it approaches 99%, the charging rate slows hence you need a long time to charge from say 80-100 as compared to 20-40

  3. DPyro

    Apparently someone dumped the v975w bios. I was not able to grab the files before they were taken offline.

  4. Well, if I am not mistaken (I don’t speak chinese) they rised the price to 1499 yuan, around 240 USD.
    Im a little bit sad, if it is 240 USD on a chinese site, I think it will be close to 300usd (+tax, ofc) at international sellers. :(

  5. Forgot the last line: Overall, after this price change, I wont buy this from Onda, instead I will buy y teclast x98, it is the same price but it has 3g (and gps).

  6. Marcus

    Found this http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/105698-untested-fix-to-be-able-to-flash-win81-bios/

    Apparently this guy has found a super easy way to perform the hardware mod. I’ve donated him $20 for his findings! Now I can enjoy windows 8.1 once my parts arrives. $20 is still cheaper than shipping it back to china and topping up to get a V975W

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