Reminder: Read TECHTablets

He’s still enthusiastically covering (and buying!) Chinese tablets while I have gotten very, very bored by them.

Teclast X16 Pro – Business focused 11.6″ X5 Z8500, USB 3.0 and Keyboard Dock

Teclast X98 Plus Official Specs and Price

By linking to those two posts, I don’t have to waste my time writing about either one.

In the meantime, am I the only one to notice that Rockchip’s tablet business died with the disastrous 3288? And that ACTIONS seems to be dead. And Allwinner seems to not know what the hell to do.

Meanwhile, MediaTek is raking in the sales for phones after being behind for so long.

As for iPad Mini clones, better buy the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85, Asus ZenPad S 8.0, or Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 — because China seems to have dropped them.

And it remains to be seen how long Intel will last in China. For some reason, the term “pump and dump” keeps coming to mind …



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8 responses to “Reminder: Read TECHTablets

  1. giouncino

    intel X5 Z8300 and X5 Z8500 on teclast devices seems very interesting and with a very good feature/price ratio.
    The only problem at the moment is the lack of LTE/4G.
    A Teclast/Cube with 9.7″ (2048×1536 pixels) and X5 Z8300 or X5 Z8500, Android 5/Windows 10 and LTE/4G would be a very interesting device for a price under 200USD.

    As I told from the beginning Rockchip is a DISASTROUS company with very bad and unstable chips as 3188 and 3288 are!

    Allwinner never became interesting with very old architectures, and Actions never produced competitive chips.

    Mediatek is the only one that designs energy efficient and STABLE chips so far, that’s why is one of the best choices for Chinese tablets brand.

  2. giouncino

    Pipo M6pro. I’ve personally modded kernel for various RK3188, they were very very bad!

    • That’s surprising to hear since it had the highest AnTuTu at the time and no one else complained about the Chuwi. Pipo being bad, I understand.

      • giouncino

        As I told many times, Antutu doesn’t give results based on real life behaviour… It gives only an INDICATION of what you COULD get…RK3188 hasn’t enough horsepower to drive retina resolution display without lags. GPU part was too old (mali400)

        On chinese brands the most important thing to look for is:
        – stability
        – build quality
        and then good performance

        Stability is NOT part of ANY Rockchip SoC, and build quality is not took enough into account on Onda, Pipo and other minor brands.

        It is better to go on Mediatek/Intel and Cube/Teclast to have the best Chinese low cost devices.

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