Upcoming Teclast X98 Pro comes with great specs running Windows 10


Among all the Chinese tablet brands it is Telecast who already have proven to make good quality products in the past and seem to get their specs right. The upcoming Telecast X98 Pro runs along the same high value road with a Windows 10 install.

Anyone who has knowledge of Telecast products will already recognise the Telecast T98 from last year, the T98 Pro builds on that earlier model with a bump in specs to boost performance and usability.

A quad-core Intel Atom X5 Cherry Trail Z8500 CPU lies at the heart of the Telecast T98 Pro with 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard memory. Storage can also be expanded on with the use of a micro SD card slot. A 9.7-inch display means for a portable device while a resolution of 2048 x 1536 should allow to you make the most of the panel and fill it with all the tabs and apps you want.

Although the specifications are quite robust, one of the most interesting factors here is the fact the Pro runs Windows 10 right out the box. With its new tablet-centric navigation features Windows 10 is a powerful tool for the Chinese tablet.

Others specifications includes HDMI connection, Bluethooth 4.0, a 5.0MP rear camera and a 2.0MP front-facing camera that should be enough for video conferences, the device specs sheets also includes the ability to reproduce videos in the 4K resolution, there is a speed sensor and also a gravity sensor present in the package, everything powered by a 8000mAh battery.

The overall dimensions of the Teclast X98 are of 240mm x 169mm x 7.9mm and the Tablets constructions mixes plastic with some metal finish. The device may be officially launched in September but so far the specs seems impressive, as well the possibility to have a quite portable desktop with you. The pricing info isn’t published here but we don’t expect anything below $200 for these specs, and the segment, where the competition isn’t hard as it is for smartphones. Leave your opinion about the new Teclast X98.

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97 Comments

  1. steelicon
    August 24, 2015

    Hi my friends any news on GearBest coupon sale for Teclast X98 Air 3G 64Gb? It’s currently $189.99 I need for it to be much more affordable just like in AliExpress, which goes for $162.99 free delivery. Any coupon would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    • inquirercet
      August 24, 2015

      they’re having a special sale later $20 off on $199 purchase.

      • steelicon
        August 26, 2015

        Thanks @inquirercet ! 🙂

  2. MaxPower
    August 24, 2015

    I’ve always been a “pro choice” liberal freak, but seriously…Windows? what’s wrong with you people?!

    • Dante
      August 25, 2015

      Hey if it would have core m it would be an interesting buy (emulator machine)

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2015

      I’ve actually been using Windows 10 for a week now on my work laptop. It’s actually not bad, it is a complete and shameless rip off of just about every Linux distro of the past ten years but it works a lot better than 8 and 7 did. Only thing I hate about is the forced updates and the fact that is still very resource heavy (which Windows on a PC will always be compared to Linux).

      • MaxPower
        August 25, 2015

        one of my friend is a fanatic of Windows.

        I was at his house the other day and he was showing me his new Win10 with such a pride (he was almost getting emotional).

        besides the jokes i made about the “new” features like Multi Desktop… i have to say that the OS isn’t not bad, it’s finally user friendly (with WiN8 i never understood what hell was going on).

        i can’t stand the same BS of Microsoft though: We were on a Skype call the other day until he mysteriously hanged up. He showed up half hour later saying that the computer rebooted automatically to apply an update. Oh boy!

        • balcobomber25
          August 25, 2015

          Those auto updates are starting to piss me off. The other day i got to work and needed access to a file for a meeting in 30 minutes. Windows decided it was time to update (you have no say) and it took like an hour.

          • Aa
            August 25, 2015

            There is advanced option that can show notification when restart is needed. Settings -> Updates -> Advanced options -> Choose how updates are installed.

            • balcobomber25
              August 25, 2015

              I have that checked off already, the problem is the first time you go shutdown your computer and go to start up again the updates decide its time to install.

            • Aa
              August 27, 2015

              Ok, I see..

          • Marius Cirsta
            August 25, 2015

            I have to say this is what bugs me most about the new Windows, the updates… they install whenever they feel like and seem to take forever … Linux updates are much more reasonable and easier to do…
            Also I still find Windows isn’t really ready for tablet usage, not even Windows 10 I’d say …. And it’s not as light and fluent as Linux

            • highwind
              August 25, 2015

              So, where is the problem installing Linux (or whatever else you want) on this tablet?
              It got an x86/x64 with x64 UEFI bootloader just like every other current PC…

            • Marius Cirsta
              August 25, 2015

              Well the only problem would be secure boot if you can’t disable the damn thing. But I think even then it’s possible to install some Linux distros like Ubuntu that are signed with MS keys.

      • August 26, 2015

        About auto update it can be turn it off only in pro/enterprise edition.

  3. Iliana ZR
    August 25, 2015

    If this tablet is able to run some version of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, then I’m interested. I own a Teclast tablet and after years, is running beautiful still, no problems at all, so I guess I can trust in their quality again.

    • MinusPlusDivide
      August 25, 2015

      It can run PS or Illustrator or LR.

  4. steelicon
    August 25, 2015

    Hi my friends any news on GearBest coupon sale for Teclast X98 Air 3G 64Gb? It’s currently $189.99 I need for it to be much more affordable just like in AliExpress, which goes for $162.99 free delivery. Any coupon would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    • inquirercet
      August 25, 2015

      they’re having a special sale later $20 off on $199 purchase.

    • steelicon
      August 26, 2015

      Thanks @inquirercet ! 🙂

  5. tingeling21
    August 25, 2015

    It’s time to put 8GB RAM in Windows tablets, especially now when Windows 10 added support for RAM compression!

    • Dis
      August 25, 2015

      What is RAM compression?

      • tingeling21
        August 25, 2015

        Benefits of RAM compression: On multi-core, multithreaded CPUs, some benchmarks show performance improvements of over 50%.

        And with this technology, more RAM is recommended!

        Read more here:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_memory_compression

        • Dis
          August 25, 2015

          So it needs to be written into the OS or software individually? Or you need specific new RAM for it?

          • Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz
            August 25, 2015

            In software – OS (or hardware). Basically it keeps swap in compressed form in ram instead of pushing it into slow storage (hdd). And if you have more ram then you don’t need swap at all! So this only helps cases where there is no enough ram (and where currently hdd swap is still needed/used).

  6. MaxPower
    August 25, 2015

    I’ve always been a “pro choice” liberal freak, but seriously…Windows? what’s wrong with you people?!

    • Dante
      August 25, 2015

      Hey if it would have core m it would be an interesting buy (emulator machine)

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2015

      I’ve actually been using Windows 10 for a week now on my work laptop. It’s actually not bad, it is a complete and shameless rip off of just about every Linux distro of the past ten years but it works a lot better than 8 and 7 did. Only thing I hate about is the forced updates and the fact that is still very resource heavy (which Windows on a PC will always be compared to Linux).

    • MaxPower
      August 25, 2015

      one of my friend is a fanatic of Windows.

      I was at his house the other day and he was showing me his new Win10 with such a pride (he was almost getting emotional).

      besides the jokes i made about the “new” features like Multi Desktop… i have to say that the OS isn’t not bad, it’s finally user friendly (with WiN8 i never understood what hell was going on).

      i can’t stand the same BS of Microsoft though: We were on a Skype call the other day until he mysteriously hanged up. He showed up half hour later saying that the computer rebooted automatically to apply an update. Oh boy!

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2015

      Those auto updates are starting to piss me off. The other day i got to work and needed access to a file for a meeting in 30 minutes. Windows decided it was time to update (you have no say) and it took like an hour.

    • Aa
      August 25, 2015

      There is advanced option that can show notification when restart is needed. Settings -> Updates -> Advanced options -> Choose how updates are installed.

    • Marius Cirsta
      August 25, 2015

      I have to say this is what bugs me most about the new Windows, the updates… they install whenever they feel like and seem to take forever … Linux updates are much more reasonable and easier to do…
      Also I still find Windows isn’t really ready for tablet usage, not even Windows 10 I’d say …. And it’s not as light and fluent as Linux

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2015

      I have that checked off already, the problem is the first time you go shutdown your computer and go to start up again the updates decide its time to install.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      August 25, 2015

      So, where is the problem installing Linux (or whatever else you want) on this tablet?
      It got an x86/x64 with x64 UEFI bootloader just like every other current PC…

    • Marius Cirsta
      August 25, 2015

      Well the only problem would be secure boot if you can’t disable the damn thing. But I think even then it’s possible to install some Linux distros like Ubuntu that are signed with MS keys.

    • LeClark
      August 27, 2015

      About auto update it can be turn it off only in pro/enterprise edition.

    • Aa
      August 27, 2015

      Ok, I see..

  7. Öysan Kulbay
    August 25, 2015

    Definitely getting one. Fantastic products and this should be no exception.

  8. Iliana ZR
    August 25, 2015

    If this tablet is able to run some version of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, then I’m interested. I own a Teclast tablet and after years, is running beautiful still, no problems at all, so I guess I can trust in their quality again.

    • Guest
      August 25, 2015

      It can run PS or Illustrator or LR.

  9. Dis
    August 25, 2015

    CPU is 4 core 1.44-2.24 GHz for those who want to know. LPDDR3 and a “Scenario Design Power” of 2W.

    • August 31, 2015

      TDP is around 4-4.2w

      • Dis
        August 31, 2015

        Thanks. It’s funny how they try and word such things to avoid outright giving a TDP.

  10. Crake
    August 25, 2015

    What about 4G connection???

    • steelicon
      August 26, 2015

      Supposedly Q4 2015 or maybe even next year. Looking forward to that model. Hope it includes a DC power pin along with the microUSB port.

  11. thunderlord
    August 25, 2015

    I have an aliexpress account with 30/139 and 50/199 coupons. Anybode wants?

    • Natsumi
      August 25, 2015

      depends XD

  12. tingeling21
    August 25, 2015

    It’s time to put 8GB RAM in Windows tablets, especially now when Windows 10 added support for RAM compression!

    • Dis
      August 25, 2015

      What is RAM compression?

    • tingeling21
      August 25, 2015

      Benefits of RAM compression: On multi-core, multithreaded CPUs, some benchmarks show performance improvements of over 50%.

      And with this technology, more RAM is recommended!

      Read more here:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_memory_compression

    • Dis
      August 25, 2015

      So it needs to be written into the OS or software individually? Or you need specific new RAM for it?

    • Varven
      August 25, 2015

      In software – OS (or hardware). Basically it keeps swap in compressed form in ram instead of pushing it into slow storage (hdd). And if you have more ram then you don’t need swap at all! So this only helps cases where there is no enough ram (and where currently hdd swap is still needed/used).

  13. Rob
    August 25, 2015

    Give this a month or so and Telcast will release the dual boot version (android 5.0). This is when I may go for this. This is a tactic they have used in the past, so shouldn’t be any different this time around.

    • MinusPlusDivide
      August 25, 2015

      Yeah, the same tactic. The dual boot os tablets are pretty popular in China too.

    • hans
      August 26, 2015

      have a look at gizchina.de , where christopher has a test of a onda dualboot and android looks pretty bad on there, i dont think android is made for intel chips

      • Rob
        August 26, 2015

        That’s just Onda, got one now and the software is pure shite. They produce good hardware and that’s it. Used a few teclast tablets and they have all been very smooth and stable as have the Chuwi and cube ones.

  14. Pezzo
    August 25, 2015

    Definitely getting one. Fantastic products and this should be no exception.

  15. Dis
    August 25, 2015

    CPU is 4 core 1.44-2.24 GHz for those who want to know. LPDDR3 and a “Scenario Design Power” of 2W.

    • F2F Tech
      August 31, 2015

      TDP is around 4-4.2w

    • Dis
      August 31, 2015

      Thanks. It’s funny how they try and word such things to avoid outright giving a TDP.

  16. Guest
    August 25, 2015

    What about 4G connection???

    • steelicon
      August 26, 2015

      Supposedly Q4 2015 or maybe even next year. Looking forward to that model. Hope it includes a DC power pin along with the microUSB port.

  17. thunderlord
    August 25, 2015

    I have an aliexpress account with 30/139 and 50/199 coupons. Anybode wants?

    • Natsumi
      August 25, 2015

      depends XD

  18. highwind
    August 25, 2015

    Upcoming?
    This is out for several days by now… check techtablets.com or YouTube for unboxing/review

  19. CoinPhone
    August 25, 2015

    I have a Teclast X98 Air 3G dual boot for nearly a year now. The Google installation is broken. Camera is upside down and self-shifting. Any 3D game will crash the tablet in just seconds. Teclast promised an update to fix all these that never arrived. No more Teclast. One is enough.

  20. Rob
    August 25, 2015

    Give this a month or so and Telcast will release the dual boot version (android 5.0). This is when I may go for this. This is a tactic they have used in the past, so shouldn’t be any different this time around.

    • Guest
      August 25, 2015

      Yeah, the same tactic. The dual boot os tablets are pretty popular in China too.

    • Guest
      August 26, 2015

      have a look at gizchina.de , where christopher has a test of a onda dualboot and android looks pretty bad on there, i dont think android is made for intel chips

    • Rob
      August 26, 2015

      That’s just Onda, got one now and the software is pure shite. They produce good hardware and that’s it. Used a few teclast tablets and they have all been very smooth and stable as have the Chuwi and cube ones.

  21. Burs
    August 25, 2015

    I’m shocked no one mentioned security issues on Windows 10 by now. Tablet itself is super great, but Microsoft spying on your every single keystroke is beyond any comment. So here’s a GIF for tech savvy people thinking it’s a very serious issue: http://i.imgur.com/gfFRfiR.gif

    • kzm
      August 25, 2015

      don’t you think that previous version of windows do the same thing? even google and apple do the same thing..why dont you ask those “tech savvy” who make those gif do same on android/chromeos or ios/osx?

      • Burs
        August 26, 2015

        I don’t care about google and apple. And no, previous Windows versions don’t do that, at least not until now and not so obvious. But a week ago Microsoft started rolling out updates for Windows 7 and 8 which introduce the same “security features”. Google it if you want, and mark those updates as hidden.

        • kzm
          August 27, 2015

          It is still there in previous version only that you don’t know or you just ignore it. Eg “recently open file or program in W7” how do you think W7 know you open that file or program recently? If you read W7 Privacy Statement they collect pretty much everything..So why afraid with W10

          • Burs
            August 27, 2015

            Look, I’m not a Windows user from yesterday, and I’ve been around since 3.11 version (pre-Windows 95). I’m certified in dozens of different Microsoft platforms and technologies, so I know a great deal regarding Windows. I even develop Windows apps for a living, so you don’t have to teach me something you believe it’s right, but in fact it’s wrong. The example you provided involves just a windows registry where recently opened files are stored. That’s not spying, and it’s stored on your hard drive only. Windows 10 spies on pretty much everything, and it’s phoning home all of it (and for 3rd party use too!). Now this is completely off-topic. Continue your research on google if you’re interested any further.

            • kzm
              August 27, 2015

              Lol…

    • hans
      August 26, 2015

      you want to tell me that google( android) does not want to know you ????

      • Burs
        August 26, 2015

        No, I didn’t want to tell you anything about google (android). Please read again what I wrote.

    • Oscar
      August 26, 2015

      Thats scary

  22. provokanter Tabellenführer
    August 25, 2015

    Upcoming?
    This is out for several days by now… check techtablets.com or YouTube for unboxing/review

  23. Guest
    August 25, 2015

    I have a Teclast X98 Air 3G dual boot for nearly a year now. The Google installation is broken. Camera is upside down and self-shifting. Any 3D game will crash the tablet in just seconds. Teclast promised an update to fix all these that never arrived. No more Teclast. One is enough.

  24. Burs
    August 25, 2015

    I’m shocked no one mentioned security issues on Windows 10 by now. Tablet itself is super great, but Microsoft spying on your every single keystroke is beyond any comment. So here’s a GIF for tech savvy people thinking it’s a very serious issue:

    • kzm
      August 25, 2015

      don’t you think that previous version of windows do the same thing? even google and apple do the same thing..why dont you ask those “tech savvy” who make those gif do same on android/chromeos or ios/osx?

    • Guest
      August 26, 2015

      you want to tell me that google( android) does not want to know you ????

    • Burs
      August 26, 2015

      No, I didn’t want to tell you anything about google (android). Please read again what I wrote.

    • Burs
      August 26, 2015

      I don’t care about google and apple. And no, previous Windows versions don’t do that, at least not until now and not so obvious. But a week ago Microsoft started rolling out updates for Windows 7 and 8 which introduce the same “security features”. Google it if you want, and mark those updates as hidden.

    • Guest
      August 26, 2015

      Thats scary

    • kzm
      August 27, 2015

      It is still there in previous version only that you don’t know or you just ignore it. Eg “recently open file or program in W7” how do you think W7 know you open that file or program recently? If you read W7 Privacy Statement they collect pretty much everything..So why afraid with W10

    • Burs
      August 27, 2015

      Look, I’m not a Windows user from yesterday, and I’ve been around since 3.11 version (pre-Windows 95). I’m certified in dozens of different Microsoft platforms and technologies, so I know a great deal regarding Windows. I even develop Windows apps for a living, so you don’t have to teach me something you believe it’s right, but in fact it’s wrong. The example you provided involves just a windows registry where recently opened files are stored. That’s not spying, and it’s stored on your hard drive only. Windows 10 spies on pretty much everything, and it’s phoning home all of it (and for 3rd party use too!). Now this is completely off-topic. Continue your research on google if you’re interested any further.

    • kzm
      August 27, 2015

      Lol…

  25. August 26, 2015

    There’s a Teclats price festival here: http://goo.gl/7VJ3KB

  26. Jens
    August 26, 2015

    The Teclast X98 Pro is already selling here in China for RMB 1,399 with LTE-support, approximately USD 220.

    http://item.jd.com/1803558.html

  27. LeClark
    August 27, 2015

    There’s a Teclats price festival here: http://goo.gl/7VJ3KB

  28. Jens
    August 27, 2015

    The Teclast X98 Pro is already selling here in China for RMB 1,399 with LTE-support, approximately USD 220.

    http://item.jd.com/1803558.html

  29. fztt
    August 27, 2015

    Give me dual boot!

  30. fztt
    August 27, 2015

    Give me dual boot!

  31. Billator
    October 16, 2015

    Best price for teclast x98 pro at 231.59$ (6days left)
    http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_231370.html?vip=47824