This highly-anticipated tablet — it’s dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1 using an Intel Z3736F CPU with a peak frequency of 2.16GHz, 10.1-inch screen at 2560 x 1600 combined with 2GBs of RAM, 64GBs of internal storage, and (China-compatible) 3G — gets reviewed at IMP3Net by the pseudonymous bugsbunny, who has also done other tablet reviews [Google Translate].
And how’s this for a kick in the head? The review reminded me that its pre-sale price was 1,599 yuan — the same as the Nokia N1! Its regular price is 1,999 yuan.
The bad news up front: The USB port is also used for charging via AC. That makes it difficult to use as a desktop replacement due to battery-life concerns.
The second bad news up front: The battery meter isn’t calibrated properly! Doh!
And here’s the part that people with dual-boot machines have wondered about. How do you get to the dual-boot menu? I thought it appeared during any reboot. No. As Commenters have pointed out, a button combination is required:
After Taipower X10HD 3G Android 4.4.4 preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and the dual system in the boot while holding down the power and volume + key will enter the system selection interface, you can check the default every time you enter the system in the upper left corner, or you can set up before entering into every selection interface.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
AnTuTu 5.5 spec screens (click for full size):
As for Android-side storage:
You can see from the storage capacity, 64GB native capacity allocated to the Andrews have 13.66GB, excluding the system should be divided occupy 16GB, the remaining part is hidden invisible, is assigned to the Win8 system disks, not both direct visits.
So there’s just 16GBs, of which nearly just 14GBs are free.
AnTuTu 5.5 score (click for full size):
In combination with the China-compatible 3G, GPS is reported to work well.
Under Windows, the Desktop UI is very small and best used with a mouse(!).
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2GB of RAM under very abundant in the Android environment, lower back Win8 system becomes not so much, do not open a new program, the remaining available after boot in 1GB memory basically following, to run some large applications, the memory still share will rapidly increase.
Obviously, 2GB memory for Win8 it is just starting configuration, but also the vast majority of Bay Trail-T platform processor defined dead, no way to upgrade.
Can be seen in Disk Management, C disk capacity under Win8 system than 30GB.
Native 64GB relatively still relatively ample capacity under the two systems are not small, installed some commonly used software like games and basic can put it down.
Here’s the only sample photo (click for full-size):
It’s not very impressive but not as bad as some others. I would have liked at least one outside shot as they usually publish to see if the greens turn to mud.
And here’s where it gets bad. Battery life for both sides — Android and Windows 8.1 — is just “4 hours 30 minutes or so.” The battery is 8,000mAh, which seems a bit small given the screen resolution and CPU. It doesn’t help matters that the battery meter is all screwed-up!
His overall conclusion:
From the test run, Taipower X10HD 3G dual system performance is relatively stable, the performance is basically expected.
Through dual system of the match, you can realize the benefits of complementary functions, give full play to the strengths of both.
64GB high capacity disk provides better protection for the dual system, but can be achieved if the thermal switch with a dual system would be more convenient.
In addition, the machine power display, backlight adjustment and other details can also do some upgrading, but in general, this product has a rich configuration generally satisfactory performance.
If you are looking for a dual system of flat, but do not want to wait for Intel’s next-generation platform models, then, X10HD 3G will be an option to consider to do.
How many people are still interested? I wonder if Teclast will release a version of the 9.7-inch X89 with 64GBs of internal storage and tOS?
Also: While there’s a magnetic connector on the bottom for a keyboard-cover, I haven’t yet seen any word of its availability. As for a stylus, no word at all.
Click through to the full review. I’ve quoted only some of it.