New Video: Windows On Onda V975i

Someone posted a new video to YouTube showing Windows 8.1 running on the Onda V975i.

Unfortunately, by default the video looks like this:

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But ripping for playback in vlc and setting the Aspect Ratio to 16:9 corrects that and it then looks like this:

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The video is worth watching. I’m impressed by the speed of things. And I have a point of comparison this week, a crap Toshiba notebook with a far more powerful CPU that takes longer to load the Windows Store and the YouTube app.

Some screensnaps — taken from the 720p; click to enlarge — to entice you, then the video:

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And now the video, which really should be ripped to play offline:

10 Comments

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10 responses to “New Video: Windows On Onda V975i

  1. I have now got Windows 8.1 installed on my v975i.
    I used the pencil trick to fix the hardware issue, then (after a mess with a faulty OTG) windows installed smoothly.
    It’s handy knowing what the Chinese for English is 英国, and having a reference of the Windows install process as it’s all in Chinese。 You then need to install the English (British in my case) language pack to get the OS fully in English. I also deleted & reinstalled Office from the Microsoft site to get that in English too.

    Performance-wise, it’s great! I’ve installed all the apps I use on my laptop, the only thing I need now is a bluetooth keyboard/case that will fit & be compatible.

    I’m very happy with this purchase now!

    • You haven’t had the CPU run at 30% with no software loaded? You haven’t had unexpected crashes? What’s been the battery life?

      • Cob

        I can chip in on those questions as I’ve also installed Windows on my v975i V1. By now I’ve had Windows on it for a couple of weeks. Idle CPU usage with the older BIOS/EFI firmware is reported to about 10-20%. Not really sure how this actually affected performance or battery life though. I tried investigating it, and it looked like some kernel module kept polling the device for system time. With the recent update this problem dissipated – at least for me. Battery life has been great all along, although on a single occasion it inexplicably drained over night. Otherwise I have a minor issue with waking the device up. It seems if it’s left unused for ~12 hours it will enter a deeper sleep state (maybe hibernation) which takes a little while to wake from (10-30 seconds, not sure), rather than the Connected Standby mode which is instant. I’ll have to wait a bit and see if this is remedied with the firmware update.

        Otherwise it’s very fast and stable. The Intel HD Graphics has amazing performance for a device like this, and the Z3735D is very solid as well. As a little benchmark I’ve attempted to emulate various game consoles on the tablet. It’s actually nearly capable of emulating Nintendo Wii at a decent frame rate, which I found very impressive. Intel has really done a great job with this SoC.

      • Thanks. That was very helpful.

    • alex

      Hi, what was the hardware version? Also what’s the pencil trick?

    • MocciJ

      As I saw in a spanish review, the screen is exactly the same as the iPad Air (same brand, same model): however many are saying that it’s not quite as bright as the Air, probably beacuse of the kernel (BIOS?). How does it perform under sunlight with Windows?
      BTW the 12hr suspend is intended in Windows by default, you have to go through the power settings and change things there.

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