Our Cube i7 arrived from China and will go through all the usual benchmarks and gaming tests. The unboxing video is below. This is the cheaper $399 special offer priced 64GB version. Our unit came with Windows 8.1 Pro, but you can get it with Ubuntu if you want. I ordered the keyboard dock which was an additional $65, but well worth it.
My first impressions are over all very positive. This is the first Core M tablet tested on Tech Tablets, so it’s going to get the full works and be the base mark for later reviews, since it’s the first.
- Solid build quality, well put together
- High quality screen, bright and sharp and its a laminated screen! (No glass gap)
- The keyboard very decent to type on, it’s fulled sized and has two usb 2.0 ports (Maybe Usb 3.0?)
- The Core M 5Y10, is very snappy and surprising good at gaming. (Of course it kicks the Atom Z3700 series!)
- Heat seems to be under control, so good thermals.
- Hdmi port outputs over 1080p, runs my Asus 2560 x 1440p monitor at 60hz without issues.
- Good band for your buck Core M at $399
- I’m typing this out on the tablet 🙂
- My USB 3.0 port is only running at USB 2.0 speeds. Bios or driver issue I think. Waiting on a fix from Cube.
- The trackpad, just plain sucks on the keyboard. It’s super duper tiny and has no left and right buttons. It’s all gestures only.
- The left and right loud speakers and very quite.
- DC power jack is to close to the mini hdmi out port. I had to cut a bit of my hdmi plug to make it fit nicely without it putting pressure on the dc socket.
I’m going to really use this system as a daily driver, test games, benchmarks, you name it and build a really good opinion of the Cube i7. So a full detailed review will be a good week or two away. Stand tuned to the YouTube channel for more on this tablet.