The TV box doesn’t interest me. Briefly, it has an Intel CPU, uses YunOS in collaboration with content from Alibaba and will be priced at 299 yuan. This will likely not work outside of China and frankly, it’s TV, so I don’t care.
Now onto the Core-M tablet Weibos …
A problem enlarging that graphic in-line. It’s this:
Another problem enlarging that graphic in-line. It’s this:
4G will likely not be compatible with U.S. frequencies.
Larger image for readability:
And that’s it.
Teclast is making four hundred available to registered forum members at a discount price of 2,999 yuan. I wouldn’t complain about not being able to get one at that price. It’s probably a live beta test that people are paying to be in.
3,888 yuan is around US$627.23. And I think that’s without the magnetic keyboard.
Given that the Surface 3 announced yesterday will be about the same price with keyboard (purchased separately), it seems to me this is a better buy in terms of specs. The screen is larger and higher resolution. The CPU is more powerful and there’s double the internal storage.
Of course, people outside of China are likely to have the Surface 3 supported — buyers of the Teclast X1 will mostly be on their own. And build quality is still unknown (also: never, ever buy the first batches!).
Is anyone out there really considering buying a Core-M tablet from China? If so, why? And which one?
Same-day update: Although it might seem I’m getting slightly back into the swing of things here, that’s not so. This still overshadows everything and breaks my ability to concentrate. I sometimes review my posts later in the day. And in reviewing this, I missed a very important point: This is a dual-OS Core-M tablet. It has both Android and Windows and is the first Core-M tablet to offer that. Does that increase anyone’s interest in it? I’ll be interested to see reviews and the Android benchmarks.