Chuwi Hi8 Pro will cost less than $100 on 25th Jan

Chuwi Hi8 Pro Windows10 Tablet

Chuwi are holding a special event on 25th Jan for the launch of their latest 8-inch Windows 10 tablet.

We posted the details of the Chuwi Hi8 Pro last week, and already the tablet is going to go on sale with a bargain introduction price.

The 8-inch tablet will normally retail at $129.92 but on the 25th Jan shoppers can get a a 25% discount dropping the cost to just $96.90 (visiting the buy page before the 25th will show the regular retail price) what’s more, anyone who already has a valid Aliexpress coupon should be able to use it with the lower intro price.

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The Chuwi Hi 8 Pro is one of the newer Intel Cherry Trail tablets running a Z8300 14nm chipset with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory (64GB memory cards are supported). Chuwi have also given the Hi 8 Pro a faster USB Type C port, and have stated that the Windows 10 device will get an Android dual boot option in the future.

Key Chuwi Hi8 Pro highlights include:

  • 14nm Process Intel X5 Series CPU (Cherry Trail Z8300)
  • 8 Inch 283 PPI 1920*1200 Screen Resolution
  • Windows 10
  • Type-C Slot, Faster Transmission of Data
  • 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM (Extended Up to 64GB)
  • HDMI HD Output + WiDi Wireless + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 4000mAh Battery + 2MP Front Camera,  2MP Back Camera

If an 8-inch tablet is a little on the small side for you then Chuwi also have the Hi12 tablet with large 12-inch display and optional stylus support.

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  1. E8hffff
    January 22, 2016

    Pity about the cameras. Tablet makers rarely put any importance on cams. 2MP is like ‘why’ even add them. You’d be lucky to even get a barcode read from a 2MP. Least it could have 13MP/8MP config even with a little extra on the price.

    • Steven Fox
      January 22, 2016

      At 100$ with the latest Intel chip and a FHD IPS Screen, I don`t really get that we want a better camera thing.

      • E8hffff
        January 22, 2016

        So you’ve relegated the tablet to a child’s toy or a specific basic use.

        Most would want an all round device.

        Currently this device wouldn’t act in scanning QR code or barcodes. It would be bad at Google Hangouts or other conferencing. It would be a nightmare to use on trains or transport without wifi supplied. It would struggle with commercial Windows games.

        The two sore points are the cams and 3G/4G. It probably doesn’t have GPS neither for mapping.

        I agree the screen is good, but if they added the little extras it would be an attractive purchase even at $120-150.

      • E8hffff
        January 22, 2016

        There seems to be a device between mobile phones and tablets.

        Tablets are cheaper to make due to components not needing to be micro. The problem is tablets lack so much compared to smart phones.

  2. Jason45
    January 22, 2016

    lol, Chuwi can’t even deliver the Hi8 Pro in large quantities. They already announced the hi8 pro back in November 2015 and I pre-ordered it in November. It is still not delivered to me, because there are some problems with the screen on the hi8 pro. You can do a search online, a lot of people are still waiting for the hi8 pro tablet since November 2015.

    Most Chinese webshops also delayed the shipping time of the hi8 pro many times already.

  3. Xali
    January 22, 2016

    Funny thing, I got the Hi8 for $75 and the only changes between the Hi8 and Hi8 Plus, are Type C and a new SoC, how did that make them go from $75 to $125? I have no idea, for $100 is still expensive for what they used to offer few months ago for $75

    • Sprime
      January 25, 2016

      may I ask where you got it from? I thought $100 for the Hi8 was a pretty good price :O

  4. Sinocelt
    January 27, 2016

    “Type-C Slot, Faster Transmission of Data”

    Uh, no. The connector is USB-C, but the protocol is USB 2.0.

  5. Luis Amaral
    April 2, 2016

    What other options are there for 8inch tablets?