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This is a tablet that can morph from Windows OS to Android! It can fit in my purse and can act as my second work station. Something I can bring with my anytime, anywhere, just in case I have important work, or I am inspired to write a blog! Fascinating!
1. It can from Windows 8 to Android Kit Kat and vice versa.
2. Windows 8 is upgradeable to Windows 10. Although I don't recommend this because I did try to update but it did not work smoothly. The touch screen was not responsive when I updated and I had to use a mouse to maneuver the tablet to restore it to factory settings.
3. Light and compact, with the tablet weighing only 310 grams or 0.68 lbs. With packaging, it weighs 1.097 kb.
4. It's only about 8" x 4" and can fit in my usual bags. It's like an iPad mini but way lighter.
5. Expandable memory (via TF/micro SD card) of up to 64 GB, but I tried my 128 GB, and it seems to be working.
6. Decent battery time time.
Here are some things the Chuwi Vi8 can improve on.
1. Bigger internal memory (ROM) for more fun apps to install. It has a big potential to do so many things because it is Windows, it is just limited by the internal memory. I am able to survive with what I have by uninstalling apps I don't need and use just chrome browser for most things. With Chrome browser, you can use Google docs.
2. Better camera. I was not expecting the best, but the camera was something I would not bother using.
3. New version with Windows 10!
Other specs you should know about Chuwi Vi8.
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 32GB
- Gravity Sensing System/WiFi/Bluetooth Supported
- OS: Windows 8.1, Android 4.4
- CPU Brand: Intel
- CPU: Z3735F
- GPU: Intel HD Graphic(Gen7)
- Core: 1.8GHz, Quad Core
- External memory: TF card up to 64GB (not included)
- Has WiFi and Bluetooth
- Screen type: Capacitive
- Screen size: 8 inch
- IPS: Yes
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
- Camera type: Dual cameras (one front at 0.3 MP and one back at 2.0MP)
- Back camera: 2.0MP
- Ports: Micro USB and Mirco HDMI
- Audio: 3.5mm Headphone Jack and speaker capability, has Mic
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- Battery / Run Time (up to): 5 hours video playing time
- G-sensor: Supported, Gravity Sensing System
- Product size: 20.7 x 12.2 x 0.8 cm / 8.14 x 4.79 x 0.31 inches
- Package size: 24 x 15 x 4 cm / 9.43 x 5.90 x 1.57 inches
- Package weight: 1.097 kg
- Included in the box: OTG Cable, Charger, USB Cable
It is highly suggested to not tinker on the app software, or hack it. Download apps via Google Play and Market. This is designed only to work with the current Android and Windows OS. Upgrades might make the tablet unstable.
The stated ROM amount shows the maximum available ROM with nothing installed. However, the Android/Windows OS and pre-installed software from the manufacturer will occupy some of this ROM. The available ROM on the device will therefore be slightly less than the ROM listed.