Pipo Work W4 is a $81 tablet that runs Windows

I’m not even sure if I can use the word ‘gradually’ when talking about the falling prices of tablets from China. Companies like Pipo, KingSing, etc. are taking complete advantage of Microsoft’s relaxed rules on Windows licences to dish out tablets that are dirt cheap in the literal sense.

Up until now, it was the KingSing W8 that came to mind when you talked of budget tablets. The Work W4 stretches the ‘budget’ term to new levels, with the Work W4 that costs only US$81 (499 Yuan in China). You could argue that companies are working on making existing tech cheaper instead of investing in innovation, but hey, welcome to China.

The Work W4 has an 8 inch display that comes with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, pretty respectable for a tablet of that cost. It’s powered by the Intel Atom Z3735F CPU along with the usual set of 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

It also has a 4,500mAh battery that keeps the internals powered. Video calling and elementary photography on the Work W4 can be carried out thanks to a 2 mega-pixel rear camera that’s paired with a VGA front.

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The Work W4 looks like one for those who want a taste of a Windows tablet before splurging on a more expensive one.

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  1. bhendrajana
    September 22, 2014

    Windows 1 gig RAM is not enough

    • michaël
      September 29, 2014

      1 gig is enough for what this device is intended.
      Windows 8.1( 32 bit) itself takes les ram then android so….
      A scenario i tried in vbox with 1gb of ram:
      ie11 open with 6 tabs + 1 YouTube tab playing a fhd video and here maps snapped next to it no slowdown at all.
      granted more ram is better.

      • Stoli89
        December 19, 2014

        I just did the same on my PIPO W4. No issues. Agree, 2GB RAM would make the tablet more capable for multi-tasking…but it multi-tasks well enough for my needs (productivity apps + media consumption) without unnecessarily tasking the battery. Battery life over the past week has been excellent. I’ve been using it a lot lately (new gadget syndrom)….on all day for mail review (using OpenOffice for attachments)…news sporadically throughout day…youtube podcast over lunch…movie at night. Wifi is always on, Bluetooth only when using audio. A full charge gets me through this day with no issues.

  2. Dels
    September 22, 2014

    cheaper is great but reducing built quality is not

  3. Sam
    September 22, 2014

    i saw 1949deal open pre-sale for kingsing w8, and they also hold a giveaway about kinsing s2 and kingsing w8 giveaway and large gifts. http://goo.gl/3FQzu3 , but i didn’t get it for free, i will catch one today. come on.

  4. Champion
    September 23, 2014

    I saw http://www.pompmall.com/ sale for PIPO W4, but I will not buy, because I saw PIPO T8 better than PIPO W4.

    • Mark
      September 23, 2014

      How are those even comparable?