Cherry Trail Teclast X98 Plus takes Windows 10 to the 9.7inch screen


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If these new Chinese Windows tablets have peaked your interested but 12-inch+ is just too much, then how about a 9.7-incher from Teclast?

We’ve said it a few times already, but 2016 is really lining up to be the year of the Chinese tablet. So far we have seen interesting devices from both Cube and Chuwi, but at 12-inches they could be a little on the large side for some users.

To fill the niche made by these large tablets (and the smaller Xiaomi Mi Pad 2), tablet maker Teclast has developed the 9.7-inch Telecast Plus with Retina 2048 x 1536 IPS display.

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Teclast have opted for the 64bit Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 CPU in the tablet running at 1.84Ghz with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory on tap (plus room for up to 128GB SD cards). Windows 10 is the OS by default, but an Android 5.1 build will soon be released letting the tablet run as a dual boot system.

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Keeping the Teclast X98 running all day is an 8000mAh battery, plus the 7.8mm thin tablet gets an 5 mega-pixel auto focus camera.

$198.99 buys the dual-boot Teclast X98 Plus which is already available for presale on Gearbest.

Is there a Windows tablet shaped hole in your life? If so which screen size would you opt for?

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16 Comments

  1. Bacillus Bulgaricus
    January 15, 2016

    Isn’t it Teclast?

    • Stu
      January 15, 2016

      Had one of these and a Teclast X98 and both had to be returned due to dodgy batteries. Both failed to read the actual battery capacity and gave false power readings and both failed to work unless plugged into the mains. The Pro (when booted into Android mode) couldn’t even detect my SD card.

      Terrible. Avoid at all costs.

      • Adam Irvine
        January 15, 2016

        I’m completely the other way, I have an x80h and a colleague has an x98 and they’re both fantastic for the money, I was always happy with the build quality and these new tabs look better again, I just wish they’d make them available in black as well as the iPad style white…

  2. Gal
    January 15, 2016

    This article is some 3 months late. The only new part is that now it is dual boot (Win10 + Android) while before it was just Win10. And it is Teclast, not Telecast.

    • Rob
      January 15, 2016

      Well said, you can tell they don’t focus on tablets and its always old news when they do eventually mention something.

      • January 15, 2016

        To really follow Chinese tablets, go to TechTablets.

        • Rob
          January 15, 2016

          I have been for a long time.

        • Adam Irvine
          January 15, 2016

          Yes +1 for TechTablets and I find Mike Cane’s xBlog quite good from time to time too

        • illystor
          January 17, 2016

          Zi Jin Cheng’s YouTube channel is also decent. He also has a website, MobileTechAsia, but I mainly just go straight to his videos.

  3. Oz
    January 15, 2016

    I already owned the Teclast X98 3G 64G. It has a lower spec Intel CPU Z3735F. Its dual boot Windows 10.1 and Android 5.0. Really good tablet ( smooth and excellent retina screen) for about US 170. This model does not have GPS.

    • MinusPlusDivide
      January 16, 2016

      I would like to get X98 air 3G too but that time my budget is too tight so I wait till X98 Pro come out and it take a hit to battery life until X98 Plus comeout and Techtablets say the battery life is back so I think if my budget return to normal state now I would buy X98 Plus

  4. Aa
    January 15, 2016

    IT IS NOT TELECAST, IT IS TECLAST!

    • Alexis T
      January 20, 2016

      lol… its a running gag

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    January 15, 2016

    why cant we make calls and use SIM in tablets 🙁 ?!

  6. Freeje
    January 16, 2016

    Colleague has one and software is shitty. Problems with dual boot and usb port. Chinese tablet makers can’t still get the software part right as usual. Bought one 3 or 4 years ago and swore never to even look at one till they get it right. Got the Nvidia Note hoping that with a more respected brand nothing could go wrong but was a bit disappointed.

    • Stef
      January 16, 2016

      Teclast X89 is very good actually. No major problems. Quite a deal for ~$130.

      Nothing extraordinary, but much better than many pricier tabs