Teclast X98 Air III is an Intel Z3735F powered dual-boot tablet


While Chinese phone makers fight for a piece of the cake in other developing markets besides their home country, tablet makers seem to be having a field day.

Companies such as Teclast, etc. seem to have much less to worry about, than similar phone makers from China. A reason behind that is also the fact that tablet sales aren’t nearly as much as that of phones.

Nonetheless, this article is about the new Teclast X98 Air III, so lets talk about that. The 9.7-inch ‘retina’ tablet from the Chinese OEM combines the tried and tested combo of the Intel Z3735F processor and Windows/Android dual-boot.

Air III 2

It ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10 out of the box, so there shouldn’t be any tinkering required from your end to get either of the two OS’s working. Besides that, the X98 Air III has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of on-board storage (besides a microSD card slot for more), a 5 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front-facing camera and lastly, an 8000mAh battery.

From the renders, it looks like the Teclast X98 Air III features a Xiaomi Mi 4-esque chamfered metal finish on the edges. The tablet is $167 shipped, and can be ordered by following this link.

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18 Comments

  1. Joel Adames
    October 15, 2015

    Yash it shure sounds like a lot of tablet for that price I almost clicked to buy???

  2. roni24
    October 15, 2015

    today you hear about the new intel chip, with newer GPU and higher clock that support more then 2GB.
    3GB its OK and its the minimum for normal users.

    keep on doing stupid things.

  3. Gal
    October 15, 2015

    What’s the point of this tablet after the x98 air II? Different design and slower cpu for less money? Just lower the price of the air 2.

  4. unimpressed
    October 15, 2015

    2GB ram to run Win 8.1 is already quite slow. I wouldn’t wish it for Win 10. Trust me, I have a tablet that is only 2GB ram and as I said Win 8.1 runs slow on it, and after upgrading to Win 10, it was even slower! And all Intel processors have heat issues & lousy cooling so be prepared to hold a “hot coffee cup” tablet in your hand.

    I rather pay more to have 4GB (at least) ram than have a slow tortoise machine.

  5. Joel Adames
    October 15, 2015

    Yash it shure sounds like a lot of tablet for that price I almost clicked to buy😂😂😂

  6. Guest
    October 15, 2015

    today you hear about the new intel chip, with newer GPU and higher clock that support more then 2GB.
    3GB its OK and its the minimum for normal users.

    keep on doing stupid things.

    • Guest
      October 16, 2015

      There is Teclast X98 Pro with 4GB ram already.

  7. Gal
    October 15, 2015

    What’s the point of this tablet after the x98 air II? Different design and slower cpu for less money? Just lower the price of the air 2.

  8. Guest
    October 15, 2015

    2GB ram to run Win 8.1 is already quite slow. I wouldn’t wish it for Win 10. Trust me, I have a tablet that is only 2GB ram and as I said Win 8.1 runs slow on it, and after upgrading to Win 10, it was even slower! And all Intel processors have heat issues & lousy cooling so be prepared to hold a “hot coffee cup” tablet in your hand.

    I rather pay more to have 4GB (at least) ram than have a slow tortoise machine.

  9. MinusPlusDivide
    October 16, 2015

    There is Teclast X98 Pro with 64GB Rom 4GB Ram Cherry Trail CPU dual OS.

    • Kokonut
      October 16, 2015

      No thanks. X98 Pro is laggy & has heat issues. Agree with previous comment that Intel chips are bad with heat & cooling.

      Overall Windows just sucks in tablet format. Too tiny to work on a tablet screen & the app store is beyond pathetic.

      Stay away from Intel chips on smartphone too. They heat up real hot. I have one & regretted it.

  10. Guest
    October 16, 2015

    There is Teclast X98 Pro with 64GB Rom 4GB Ram Cherry Trail CPU dual OS.

    • Guest
      October 16, 2015

      No thanks. X98 Pro is laggy & has heat issues. Agree with previous comment that Intel chips are bad with heat & cooling.

      Overall Windows just sucks in tablet format. Too tiny to work on a tablet screen & the app store is beyond pathetic.

      Stay away from Intel chips on smartphone too. They heat up real hot. I have one & regretted it.

  11. Billator
    October 16, 2015

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

  12. zdanee
    October 19, 2015

    At this point with CherryTrail on the corner (or actually on the street already) it’s quite brave to introduce a new product based on a 2-3 year old architecture. Even thou CT has almost the same processing power than BT, the improvements in the GPU is not negligible, and that’s quite important on a low-power high-res product IMHO.

  13. zdanee
    October 19, 2015

    At this point with CherryTrail on the corner (or actually on the street already) it’s quite brave to introduce a new product based on a 2-3 year old architecture. Even thou CT has almost the same processing power than BT, the improvements in the GPU is not negligible, and that’s quite important on a low-power high-res product IMHO.