Vido W8C, a handy Windows tablet on the cheap


While Chinese tablet makers in Chuwi, Cube, Teclast continue to make hay while the sun shines, smaller brands such as Vido haven’t stopped trying.

The newest from Vido’s stable is the Vido W8C, a strictly budget tablet with Windows running on it. Let us take a deeper look at the tablet, including its specifications.

The Vido W8C comes with the Intel Atom Z3735F SoC, which shipped on a tonne of mini PCs including the very popular MeeGoPad T01 (and the Intel Compute Stick). Along with that, this cost-effective tablet has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM and an SD card slot that can take cards of up to 64GB in capacity.

Making the device handy is an 8-inch screen, which looks to be in 16:10 ratio, thereby making the tablet quite narrow. The display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Also along with the display on the front is a 2 mega-pixel camera, while a 5 mega-pixel autofocus shooter sits on the rear.

All of this is powered by a 3.7v 4000mAh battery. The Vido W8C runs Windows 10 out of the box, and is priced at $76 shipped.

Of late we’ve been seeing a lot of netbooks from Chinese OEMs. This, however, is strictly a tablet meant for non-hardware-intrusive tasks, such as browsing the web, etc.

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4 Comments

  1. Adam Irvine
    April 4, 2016

    Ye, the problem with stuff like this is you’re spending good money after bad…

    It won’t last long!

    I don’t mean build quality wise, I mean that those specs will grow old extremely fast and it’ll turn into one of those devices you have sat on a shelf somewhere collecting dust (we all have a couple of them I’m sure..?)

  2. Stef
    April 4, 2016

    Frankly, I feel those devices are like throwing your money away. It’s completely useless at 1GB RAM and running Windows. Even if the specs would be better , at those low inches Windows are of the worse OSes you can have (very few quality touch apps, desktop apps are a pain in such a small screen…).

    Lastly for at least a year there are better devices at that price range … I’ve honestly no idea what this company tries to do? Maybe a legal way of committing robbery?

  3. Adam Irvine
    April 4, 2016

    Ye, the problem with stuff like this is you’re spending good money after bad…

    It won’t last long!

    I don’t mean build quality wise, I mean that those specs will grow old extremely fast and it’ll turn into one of those devices you have sat on a shelf somewhere collecting dust (we all have a couple of them I’m sure..?)

  4. Stef
    April 4, 2016

    Frankly, I feel those devices are like throwing your money away. It’s completely useless at 1GB RAM and running Windows. Even if the specs would be better , at those low inches Windows are of the worse OSes you can have (very few quality touch apps, desktop apps are a pain in such a small screen…).

    Lastly for at least a year there are better devices at that price range … I’ve honestly no idea what this company tries to do? Maybe a legal way of committing robbery?