Another interesting 3:2 tablet coming this month with Chuwi Vi10 Plus


Chuwi Vi10 Plus

Seems like the popularity of the tablets with the “Surface” 3:2 aspect ratio is growing and even gaining momentum, at least looking at the latest reveals of the chinese tablet manufacturers. Another interesting piece is from the hands of Chuwi and i have to say the Chuwi Vi10 Plus looks pretty interesting.

The main selling point officially is surely the 3:2 10,8-inch screen with 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution and 450 nit brightness, Chuwi claim it’s the same panel used in Microsoft Surface 3. Hardware inside is a bit worse than the Surface tho, because i have a strong feeling that the announced Intel Atom X5 is once again the weakest Z8300. Tablet will be available in two configurations, the cheaper 2 GB RAM/32 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM/64 GB version. 8400 mAh Li-Pol battery, USB 3.0 Type-C and 5V/3A fast charge support are quite nice stat lines though.

Chuwi Vi10 Plus - 1

Most interesting to me personally is the choice of the systems, because while the 2/32 model will come only with pre-installed Windows 10 the higher 4/64 gets the awesome dualboo option with Windows 10/ Remix OS 2.0 (finally !!!). Those who opt for the lower version are not being robbed, because you can still manually flash the dualboot image, althought dividing the 32 GB partition is kind of pushing it.

There will be also detachable magnetic docking keyboard available as an optional accessory, but from the pictures it looks quite basic and without the metal sturdy build of for example Chuwi HiBook one. On the other hand it will be surely lighter and will better compliment the 686 g of the tablet itself. Chuwi Vi10 Plus is expected to be released already in July and i’m personally very much looking forward to it, although the price is not set yet.

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9 Comments

  1. Yep
    July 14, 2016

    Chromebook Pixel had 3:2 aspect ration before Microsoft did it. Shame it is not Remix OS 3.0 (Android 6.0) on the dual boot.

  2. Stef
    July 14, 2016

    In what world are those Surface pro, atom based clones interesting?

    Honestly I’m waiting for a RemixOS, ARM based tablet for years. Enough with those slow, heavy Intel based laptops-tablets…

    BTW windows is great for something like a laptop or a desktop, I don’t see much use of it for tablet. Remix OS seems much more suitable for tablets (multi windows, touch optimized apps, capable of running on arm processors, etc)

    • NextHype
      July 15, 2016

      In a world where people check mails, browse web, use office suite and view movies. Instead of buying a $600 device from Dell, they can buy a $200 tablet and achieve same goal. Isn’t it great ?

      • Stef
        July 15, 2016

        Even for $200 a Z8300 device is expensive. In my experience it’s extremely slow. In these very boards you can find better spec’d phones for almost half that money.

        • NextHype
          July 15, 2016

          Maybe a good 10″ screen is costy so you can’t have a good 10″ tab under $200 ?

          I agree i’d better have a SD652 than a Z8300 (midrange SoC) but QC doesn’t make SoC able to run Windows so you’ll have to stick with Intel atm. Intel is a bit expensive so you can have an Atom tab for $200 or a Core-M tab for $400.

          Intel flooded Asia with their Z8300, and announed a few weeks ago they’ll stop producing SoCs for tablets. I don’t get it…

          BTW I think i’ll soon get a Cube i7 Book ^^

          • Stef
            July 15, 2016

            SD652 is like twice as fast as Z8300 and much better for games too.

            Also it can run RemixOS which IMO is at least as good or in fact better than Windows for tablets. It’s better for smaller screen, better multi-windowing for tablets, does support the Office Suite for some productivity on the side and there are guides online to install Linux (if you so much want Desktop apps).

            Really, Qualcomm based , RemixOS running OS tablets should had dominated the Chinese market by now. I find all those atom based tablet second rate at best and old news by now…

    • Yep
      July 15, 2016

      I would wait for Remix 3.0 tablets though

  3. Wolvie
    July 16, 2016

    The big problem is still Intel already leave the tablet SOC development so future wise the support for their tablet SOC is quite Grimm and uncertain.

    I wouldn’t buy a hardware that confirmed already unsupported by its own manufacturer.

  4. Natsumi
    July 17, 2016

    Quit windows >__<