Chuwi Vi8 Plus, aka first USB Type-C Windows 10 tablet finally arrives


A few weeks back we reported about a new tablet in development from Chinese tablet maker Chuwi. The device — Chuwi Vi8 Plus — is now official and is being touted as the first Windows 10 tablet to have a USB Type-C port.

While I’m not sure if that is the case (Dell, HP seem to already have some), the Vi8 Plus could definitely be the first sub-$100 device in history to have the Type-C port.

Trivia aside, let’s talk specs.

The Chuwi Vi8 Plus has an Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8300 1.84GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB on-board storage. The screen is — as the name suggests — 8 inches wide diagonally with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Other specs of the tablet include a 2 mega-pixel rear camera, a front camera with the same resolution, and a 4000mAh battery. As mentioned, the tablet runs Windows 10 out of the box and has a USB Type-C port.

Chuwi Vi8 Plus: Photo Gallery

For $97 shipped worldwide (on Geekbuying.com), the Vi8 Plus looks like quite a deal. The only Chuwi tablet I’ve spent time with is the Vi10, which is a mighty impressive device but with a larger screen. You can read the review here.

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24 Comments

  1. Rayan Vahia
    December 17, 2015

    Still waiting on my Hi10 to be shipped!

  2. Thang Cheong Pin
    December 17, 2015

    I’m using tablet with Chromecast. Can Windows tablet work with Chromecast? Can I cast video streaming from Chrome browser to Chromecast? Or is it advisable for me to buy an android tablet instead?

    • Creazydea
      December 17, 2015

      Windows tablets does work with Chromecast.

    • Jim Shortz
      December 21, 2015

      There is also software on the windows side which will do casting, i think its called Airparrot or something like that

  3. Xalis
    December 17, 2015

    The only thing I don’t like about Chuwi is the name.

    Loving my Hi8.

    • Mario Pruteanu
      December 18, 2015

      I want to get it after Christmas, the HI8, can you comment on the build quality and performance? Thanks

  4. Adam Irvine
    December 17, 2015

    I’m in the Teclast camp, not sure about the others but my Teclast X80h is a solid device and I’ve currently got it running Lollipop/Windows 10 with no problems at all…

    • Rayan Vahia
      December 17, 2015

      I have a Teclast P80 MTK8392 with 3G SIM and it’s a solid device, it can also make calls. I believe that Teclast is one of the best brands around.

    • Creazydea
      December 17, 2015

      Teclast, Cube, and Chuwi are the top 3 IMO.

      • MinusPlusDivide
        December 18, 2015

        Hey, you stole my ranking.

        Just kidding. I’m 100% agree with you.

    • MinusPlusDivide
      December 18, 2015

      I’m also with Teclast. My brother have 2 Teclast X80h. Now, I’m going to get Teclast X98 Pro too.

  5. Rayan Vahia
    December 17, 2015

    Still waiting on my Hi10 to be shipped!

  6. Thang Cheong Pin
    December 17, 2015

    I’m using tablet with Chromecast. Can Windows tablet work with Chromecast? Can I cast video streaming from Chrome browser to Chromecast? Or is it advisable for me to buy an android tablet instead?

    • Creazydea
      December 18, 2015

      Windows tablets does work with Chromecast.

    • Jim Shortz
      December 21, 2015

      There is also software on the windows side which will do casting, i think its called Airparrot or something like that

  7. Guest
    December 17, 2015

    The only thing I don’t like about Chuwi is the name.

    Loving my Hi8.

    • Mario Pruteanu
      December 18, 2015

      I want to get it after Christmas, the HI8, can you comment on the build quality and performance? Thanks

  8. Adam Irvine
    December 17, 2015

    I’m in the Teclast camp, not sure about the others but my Teclast X80h is a solid device and I’ve currently got it running Lollipop/Windows 10 with no problems at all…

    • Rayan Vahia
      December 17, 2015

      I have a Teclast P80 MTK8392 with 3G SIM and it’s a solid device, it can also make calls. I believe that Teclast is one of the best brands around.

    • Creazydea
      December 18, 2015

      Teclast, Cube, and Chuwi are the top 3 IMO.

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      I’m also with Teclast. My brother have 2 Teclast X80h. Now, I’m going to get Teclast X98 Pro too.

    • Guest
      December 18, 2015

      Hey, you stole my ranking.

      Just kidding. I’m 100% agree with you.

  9. Duarte Bruno
    December 20, 2015

    ATOM Z8300 is technically light years behind the Z8500 (which is the rational choice when price compared to the Z8700).
    Those will be the tablets that matter and that will challenge the low line of Surface: Z8500 and minimum FullHD screens.

  10. Duarte Bruno
    December 20, 2015

    ATOM Z8300 is technically light years behind the Z8500 (which is the rational choice when price compared to the Z8700).
    Those will be the tablets that matter and that will challenge the low line of Surface: Z8500 and minimum FullHD screens.