Meet ‘BlackBook’, a 2-in-1 tablet PC


We’ve seen a few tablet PCs in the past couple of weeks, more or less with the same specs set. There’s hardly anything to choose from spec wise, which can sometimes make the market seem a little dull. BlackBook, however, seem to want to change that… and more.

The new BlackBook 2-in-1 tablet PC is their choice of weaponry for that. The device, essentially a tablet PC, doubles up as a laptop/netbook when needed to provide computing on the go.

The device is powered by the Intel Cherry Trail X7 Z8700 SoC, and along with that features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on board storage.

No fancy dual boot here though, folks. Only plain and simple Windows… version 10.

BlackBook 2Other specifications of the tablet include a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display, USB Type-C port, dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz) WiFi, a 5 mega-pixel rear camera and a 2 mega-pixel front facing camera.

2-in-1 because the tablet supports a Surface-style keyboard. Kind of an anti-climax, eh?

The BlackBook already has a pre-sale listing going for it with a mentioned price of $429, but I’m hoping that’s only a placeholder.

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16 Comments

  1. Danny
    April 7, 2016

    Wow, looks pretty cool. When will it be available? What about a review? Could be my next 2in1, yeah

  2. Rob
    April 7, 2016

    Trouble is now that most Chinese tablet manufacturers have turned their back on Android devices. If this were dual boot it would be great as the teclast x16 power uses the same chip set and has dual boot. Still in the market for an android though…

  3. pa5t1s
    April 7, 2016

    Sounds (almost) interesting:
    * (at last) a good and recent chipset: X7-Z8700 instead of the common X5-Z8300
    * FullHD display
    Now, what turns me off is the “2-in-1” part of the device, that is “a removable keyboard”!
    PS: I really doubt about GearBest’s pre-sales… They sometimes don’t deliver…

  4. Alexis T
    April 7, 2016

    An unknown chinese brand tablet with a Cherry Trail CPU and a Core M pricetag… thanks but no thanks.

  5. Guest
    April 7, 2016

    Wow, looks pretty cool. When will it be available? What about a review? Could be my next 2in1, yeah

  6. Rob
    April 7, 2016

    Trouble is now that most Chinese tablet manufacturers have turned their back on Android devices. If this were dual boot it would be great as the teclast x16 power uses the same chip set and has dual boot. Still in the market for an android though…

  7. pa5t1s
    April 7, 2016

    Sounds (almost) interesting:
    * (at last) a good and recent chipset: X7-Z8700 instead of the common X5-Z8300
    * FullHD display
    Now, what turns me off is the “2-in-1” part of the device, that is “a removable keyboard”!
    PS: I really doubt about GearBest’s pre-sales… They sometimes don’t deliver…

  8. NextHype
    April 7, 2016

    An unknown chinese brand tablet with a Cherry Trail CPU and a Core M pricetag… thanks but no thanks.

  9. joe mont22
    April 7, 2016

    Dang, I was hoping for a Linux tablet given the name Blackbook.

  10. Guest
    April 7, 2016

    Dang, I was hoping for a Linux tablet given the name Blackbook.

  11. yalok
    April 7, 2016

    2k screen please.
    They put 2k screen with Z8300 and FHD with Z8700..where is the logic?

  12. yalok
    April 8, 2016

    2k screen please.
    They put 2k screen with Z8300 and FHD with Z8700..where is the logic?

  13. Ionut Johnny
    April 8, 2016

    Looks nice, If I would have money I’d buy this just to try it 😀

  14. Ionut Johnny
    April 9, 2016

    Looks nice, If I would have money I’d buy this just to try it 😀

  15. ksafan0
    April 11, 2016

    No way at this price tag.

  16. ksafan0
    April 11, 2016

    No way at this price tag.