Chuwi Hi8 in multiple flavours now down to just $90 for a limited time


The Chuwi Hi8 is like the younger sibling of the Vi10 that we recently reviewed. The only main difference is that the Hi8 has a smaller screen.

The Hi8 comes with a dual boot system, but in two flavours. Both version essentially sport the same specifications, but feature different versions of the Windows OS.

The first (i) comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1, while the other features (ii) Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 10.

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You’ll probably be wondering who in their senses would go for the Windows 8.1 version, but let me tell you that there are devices that have been reported to run Windows 8.1 more efficiently than Windows 10. Which is perhaps why you’re getting a choice here.

Coming to the crux, the Chuwi Hi8 can be bought for US$89.69 via Everbuying for both the Windows 8.1 and the Windows 10 versions. We’re told that the pricing applies only until September 1st, so if you’ve been wanting to get an 8-inch Intel Z3736F tablet with 2GB RAM, now might just be the time!

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10 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    August 28, 2015

    noice ! (as the brits would say , eh andi ?)

  2. andrejbc
    August 28, 2015

    This or Chuwi Vi8 Ultra Edition ?

  3. Guest
    August 28, 2015

    noice ! (as the brits would say , eh andi ?)

  4. andrejbc
    August 28, 2015

    This or Chuwi Vi8 Ultra Edition ?

  5. Steven Fox
    August 29, 2015

    Intel’s Z373x chips have become tablet’s MTK6582 chip, being reused to death.
    Don`t get me wrong it’s a nice and fast chip, but I`ve had a Toshiba Encore(still working great and good as new) for a year and a half now, and it costed 150$ then, time to move on to something faster, like the Z8500(triple the graphics performance and almost double the CPU)

    • willy
      August 29, 2015

      I thought I had read somewhere that these chips can’t run Nokia HERE mapping. Is this true?

    • Stef
      August 30, 2015

      Are you sure about that? All the measurements I see around the net shows a moderate 20-30% increase compared to z3735f so I’m not too sure if it will be felt as much of an upgrade.

      On GPU I cannot comment as I do not game on mobiles, but on the CPU (every day use) front doesn’t seem much different that 2 year old SoCs, i.e. not a speed demon.

      Maybe bay trails are dirt cheap (or … paid for from Intel) and they argue that the speed difference is not worth the cost difference.

  6. Steven Fox
    August 29, 2015

    Intel’s Z373x chips have become tablet’s MTK6582 chip, being reused to death.
    Don`t get me wrong it’s a nice and fast chip, but I`ve had a Toshiba Encore(still working great and good as new) for a year and a half now, and it costed 150$ then, time to move on to something faster, like the Z8500(triple the graphics performance and almost double the CPU)

    • Guest
      August 29, 2015

      I thought I had read somewhere that these chips can’t run Nokia HERE mapping. Is this true?

    • Stef
      August 31, 2015

      Are you sure about that? All the measurements I see around the net shows a moderate 20-30% increase compared to z3735f so I’m not too sure if it will be felt as much of an upgrade.

      On GPU I cannot comment as I do not game on mobiles, but on the CPU (every day use) front doesn’t seem much different that 2 year old SoCs, i.e. not a speed demon.

      Maybe bay trails are dirt cheap (or … paid for from Intel) and they argue that the speed difference is not worth the cost difference.