Category Archives: Windows Tablets

First Review: Onda V919 Air CH

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Over at IMP3Net by, once again, the pseudonymous “bugs bunny” (who has done other such reviews) [Google Translate].

I just don’t care. I just browsed the pictures, didn’t bother with the text. All of you are on your own. My coverage of Chinese tablets is winding down.

Go over to TECHTablets. My god, I’m so glad I’m not dealing with shit like this: Teclast X98 Pro Boot to Bios / Missing eMMC Fix Bios update.

Same-day update: IMP3Net is also running a hype post for those interested [Google Translate]. It’s clearly Onda press material.

Previously here:

Onda V919 Air CH Unboxed
Onda V919 Air CH Announced
Onda V919 Air CH To Be Announced 10/14

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Teclast X98 Plus Goes On Sale November 2, 2015

Weibo:

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In China, of course. To keep abreast, here is another reminder to check out Hendrickson’s TECHTablets site. My coverage of China tablets is near its end.

Previously here:

Teclast X98 Plus Coming

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Onda V919 Air CH Unboxed

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Over at the Onda BBS [Google Translate]. Beware of astroturfing!

Another post shows system screens, purporting to prove this is a full 64-bit CPU [Google Translate].

As post photos will show, this is a ridiculous tablet design, with wide black borders around the screen. Why didn’t Onda bite the damn bullet and narrow it in all those dimensions? The hell with matching the iPad dimensions for ease of getting cases.

Previously here:

Onda V919 Air CH Announced
Onda V919 Air CH To Be Announced 10/14

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Teclast X98 Plus Coming

Teased three days ago. Things are falling through the cracks here due to IRL shit.

Weibo:

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Xiaomi’s Pre-Announcement Marketing Highlights Separateness

On Monday, October 19, Xiaomi will announce several products.

A MiPad 2 is expected.

In the meantime, what to make of this?

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Onda V919 Air CH Announced

Weibo:

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This is a single-OS tablet: 64-bit Windows 10.

My past practice was to publish all the Weibos.

Onda just isn’t worth that any more.

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WTF: Dual-OS Xiaomi MiPad 2 Will Still Be iPad Mini Clone?

That’s what PadNews is saying!

Google Translate:

According to industry sources “core intellectual inquiry,” obtained millet second generation tablet will abandon the ARM architecture processor, instead embrace Intel chip, will be powered by Intel Cherry Trail chip, which means that the machine supports Windows 10 system is not a problem. At the same time, it’s useless to give up MIUI millet system based on Android, is now actively debugging MIUI, to prepare for the dual system. In another design, the second generation of millet tablet will use a metal body, and iPad mini styling is similar to the screen size or maintained.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

That would be … ermmmm… what’s the word?

Weird.

Yeah.

Previously here:

MiPad 2: Intel CPU, Dual-OS, September 22
MiPad 2: Another Leak
Xiaomi MiPad Announcement Tomorrow
Fake “MiPad 2” Fools The Gullible
Rumor: MiPad II Will Be Dual-OS Android/Windows
Weird Rumor: MiPad II To Be A Windows Tablet
MiPad 2?
Xiaomi MiPad Is One Year Old Today
Xiaomi MiPad 2: Leaked Image?
MiPad 2 Coming?

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Teclast X98 Pro (K9C3) Dual-OS Test Firmware Announced

Weibo:

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This is very early stage, probably not even beta! The cameras won’t work.

As usual, it goes to a locked Teclast forum post [Google Translate].

Previously here:

A Cranky Post About Chinese Tablets And World-Class Phones
iambillbil: Teclast X98 Pro, Teclast X2 Pro, Onda V919 3G Core-M
Teclast: We Don’t Use Crap Memory Chips In X98 Pro!
Teclast X98 Pro: Alleged Master Lu Benchmark
Teclast X98 Pro iPad Clone Tablet Annnounced

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Tablet Horse Race: iPad Pro, Pixel C, Surface Pro 4 Specs

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Chart adapted from CNet. I deleted the MacBook Air column because it’s not a damn tablet.

Both the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4 should do very well.

The Pixel C will be a flop.

Seriously, Google does a flagship tablet when its OS still can’t do multiwindows? Is anyone in charge over there? Anyone at all? With an active intelligence?

Previously here:

Thoughts About Android And Tablets
Rumor: Google Pixel C 10.2″ Tablet With 308ppi

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Microsoft 2015

I’ve been banging my fist on the table for a tablet with a terabyte of storage for years now.

Just not at this damn price

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And the hell of technology is that in about ten years, that’ll be US$269 and be considered low-end.

Microsoft’s announcements look exciting but the reality is often a letdown.

Still, I’d like to do a Google Books PDF test even on the cheapest one, just to see. Microsoft will be opening a store in NYC shortly. Even so, trying to use something other than what’s already installed — hello, Adobe Reader X — will likely be impossible.

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