Teclast Tbook 16 Pro, yet another Z8300 tablet…


1471224602401447138I’m not really sure about what’s up with Chinese tablet makers. They’ve either lost their minds (all at once), or they’re getting Intel’s Z8300 chips real cheap.

I say so because almost every tablet released in the last 6-8 months (even more, perhaps) has an Intel Z8300 processor. Meet the newest on the list, the Teclast Tbook 16 Pro.

At $256, the Teclast Tbook 16 Pro is a bit on the pricier side of the Z8300 tablet spectrum. It comes with a rather large display — a 11.6-inch 1920 x 1080p one, along with a 10-point digitiser. With that, the Tbook 16 Pro has 4GB of RAM, 64GB on-board ROM, a 2 mega-pixel camera on the front (no rear camera), and a 3.7V 7200mAh battery.

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In addition to Windows 10, the Tbook 16 Pro also runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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Quite clearly, there’s nothing quite special about this tablet. Teclast, along with other Chinese tablet makers, should consider shifting to an SoC that’s a bit more able. While there’s nothing wrong with the Z8300, it’s the lack of options and the general repetitiveness that’s getting on to us, and the buyers.

The Teclast Tbook 16 Pro, by the way, is on pre-order for now with shipments set to commence later this month.

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12 Comments

  1. Yep
    August 15, 2016

    There won’t be tablets with better processors for a year yet probably. 16:9 is horrible too.

    • Joe mtsds
      August 16, 2016

      I think Intel is ending subsidies actually.

    • Karly Johnston
      August 16, 2016

      It’s good when you want to watch videos but 16:9 is an ugly tablet form factor.

  2. MattD
    August 15, 2016

    “While there’s nothing wrong with the SOC, it’s the lack of options and the general repetitiveness that’s getting on to us, and the buyers.”
    *mt6580-mt6735-mt6753 intensifies*

    • balcobomber25
      August 16, 2016

      You can add SD615/616 to that list too.

      • MattD
        August 16, 2016

        Oh yeah, sd615 was so bad and overused (thanks oppo) that I just wanted to forget about it ?

  3. EXPLORER
    August 15, 2016

    Specs are good but why 5.1?? And the pricing should be lower.

    • MattD
      August 15, 2016

      Intel stopped to support android on its chips, from what I’ve heard

  4. Karly Johnston
    August 16, 2016

    At least it has 4GB RAM but I wouldn’t pay that much for a Z8300.

  5. Tremaine Underwood
    August 16, 2016

    $252 isn’t expensive for a table larger than 10 inches, that’s pretty much what they go for. Even a little on the reasonable side for a newly released one. I know Z8300’s range from like $70 upwards, but that’s for a smaller screen size. Plus there are CoreM tablets out there from the major Chinese manufactures Cube, Teclast and the like, they just cost more.

  6. yoselife
    August 16, 2016

    stop using this weak Z8300 cpu, and all that Atom x5 and x7 series, not Z8500 and not Z8700
    no one wants them- tooooo weak- only 2M Cache, not enough

  7. Love
    August 19, 2016

    The Cube Iwork10 Ultimate 64GB http://goo.gl/FZCB01 IMO is about the cheap 10 incher. I also have the Hi10 but cube is all round better. It fulfills my needs of browsing, sending emails and streaming porn while traveling very well. When not on the road its my bedside Kodi centre. I watch porn mostly and it streams flawlessly