Daily Archives: July 19, 2014

The US$96 Windows 8.1 Tablet

Both ZOL and PadNews are caught out laundering the same press material written as if it was by a user without bylining it as press material [Google Translate, Google Translate].

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This a typical “1/16” (1GB RAM, 16GBs internal storage) Windows 8.1 tablet with an eight-inch 1280 x 800 IPS screen. Full specs are unavailable but it’s probably the same Intel reference design based on the 64-bit Z3735D CPU.

It’s unknown what corners — if any — were cut to drop the price from US$112 (the last low) to US$96 (599 yuan). It could be, given the number of eight-inch Chinese Windows 8.1 tablets now being made, component prices have plummeted faster than we’ve anticipated.

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Chuwi Announces It Will Offer Windows 8.1 Tablets Too

Same-day update: See end of post.

Previously: Chuwi VX8 3G: Intel Inside, Samsung Outside

That new tablet will come in a Windows version, according to a Weibo communique Chuwi issued today:

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The Apple Rat In Your Pocket

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Onda V989: Release Of Firmware 1.0.1

In a Weibo communique today:

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Xiaomi MiPad: Install Google Play, Squash Bugs

I didn’t know the Google Play Store could be installed on the Xiaomi MiPad until now. This again changes all of my thinking.

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An article and two videos after the break.

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Xiaomi MiPad Camera: WOW!

I thought the Xiaomi MiPad had the best camera of any Android tablet and now there are two sample 1080p videos that confirm it.

First, some screensnaps taken from a 720p rip of the YouTube videos. Click all to enlarge.

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Teclast Adds Android-Only X89HD To Their English-Language Site

Thanks to alivethroudeath in Comments for the tip.

Now we know what they meant in Chinese:

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The hardware is capable of also doing Windows — not a promise of dual-boot.

To see more, go here.

Note that while the Android version lists GPS as a feature, the Windows version does not.

Previously here:

Teclast X89HD With Windows: Sales Begin July 23rd
Teclast Adds Windows-Only X89HD To Their Site
Official: Teclast X89HD On Sale July 18th
Teclast X89HD On Sale July 18th
Teclast Adds X89HD To Their Site
Teclast X89HD: More Information
Teclast Announces X89HD Intel-Based iPad Mini Clone

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