Cube iWork 8 Ultimate is an entry-level Windows 10 device for $85


Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 11.58.27 pm_resultTablet PCs are getting cheaper by the day. Many thought of tablet PCs as devices meant only for consumers of media, but with the advent of cheap Windows licensing (free, in most cases), prices of Windows tablet PCs that allow you to actually get work done have plummeted.

The Cube iWork 8 Ultimate is another such device. It’s only $85, but seems to offer a lot for that… at least on paper.

To start off, the iWork 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom X5-Z8300 processor which gets 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board ROM to work with, 2 mega-pixel camera on the front and rear respectively, and a 3300mAh battery.

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You’ll be able to hook the tablet up to your monitor and make a slightly more comfortable work station (with a keyboard and mouse attached), but for the most part, the iWork 8 Ultimate should be an on-the-go productivity machine that doesn’t cost much.

It comes with a microSD card slot, along with an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro USB OTG port. The achilles heel here, I feel, is the battery; but for $85 the iWork 8 Ultimate seems like a nice companion during travel.

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24 Comments

  1. john
    October 31, 2015

    Should the Atom processor not conserve the battery??

  2. john
    October 31, 2015

    Should the Atom processor not conserve the battery??

  3. Joel Adames
    October 31, 2015

    At that price point if it works I could not complain about anything.

  4. morgs640
    November 1, 2015

    If only the battery were bigger I’d buy it

    • November 1, 2015

      Indeed, it probably needs double of what it has.

      • rimakus
        November 1, 2015

        I had Ainol iNovo8 with 3500mAh battery. It was discharging quite fast if brightness was too high. It would survive approx 5 hours with less 50% brightness with wifi on and light browsing. But it would be less if watching a movie. I was using it with 12000mAh power bank when travelling. I guess it would be same for this one. CPU won’t be significantly more power efficient.

  5. Joel Adames
    November 1, 2015

    At that price point if it works I could not complain about anything.

  6. morgs640
    November 1, 2015

    If only the battery were bigger I’d buy it

    • Yash Garg
      November 1, 2015

      Indeed, it probably needs double of what it has.

    • rimakus
      November 1, 2015

      I had Ainol iNovo8 with 3500mAh battery. It was discharging quite fast if brightness was too high. It would survive approx 5 hours with less 50% brightness with wifi on and light browsing. But it would be less if watching a movie. I was using it with 12000mAh power bank when travelling. I guess it would be same for this one. CPU won’t be significantly more power efficient.

  7. balcobomber25
    November 1, 2015

    You don’t need Windows to get work done on a tablet. There are apps on Android or iOS that replicate just about anything you can do on Windows. For a full fledged office suite I use Polaris.

  8. balcobomber25
    November 1, 2015

    You don’t need Windows to get work done on a tablet. There are apps on Android or iOS that replicate just about anything you can do on Windows. For a full fledged office suite I use Polaris.

  9. sady
    November 3, 2015

    it is said that this tablet pc has the language problems, any one has the news?

    • truly_guest
      November 19, 2015

      it’s windows, so you can install LIP any time

  10. Guest
    November 3, 2015

    it is said that this tablet pc has the language problems, any one has the news?

    • truly_guest
      November 19, 2015

      it’s windows, so you can install LIP any time

  11. JM
    November 3, 2015

    The question for me is, what version of Windows 10 is it? I would need one that would allow me to connect to corporate LAN, join the Domain and be subject to Group Policy.

  12. JM
    November 3, 2015

    The question for me is, what version of Windows 10 is it? I would need one that would allow me to connect to corporate LAN, join the Domain and be subject to Group Policy.

  13. truly_guest
    November 19, 2015

    just ordered this tablet, it’s best offer on market by now

  14. truly_guest
    November 19, 2015

    just ordered this tablet, it’s best offer on market by now… yeap battery is low, but processor is Z8300.

  15. Duri
    December 16, 2015

    I bought this tablet just arrived yesterday. Is it possible to flash android on it or dual boot Android + Windows ?

    • furlo
      December 29, 2015

      nope

  16. Duri
    December 16, 2015

    I bought this tablet just arrived yesterday. Is it possible to flash android on it or dual boot Android + Windows ?

    • furlo
      December 29, 2015

      nope