My Onda v919 3G Core M arrived today, in case you haven’t heard of this one. It’s the first Core M retina 9.7″ 4: 3 tablet and the first one to have a true dual boot Android 5.0 lollipop set up and not emulated. My unit came with Windows 10 Home China on it, it’s strictly Chinese only so I was forced to do a fresh Windows 10 install in order to get English. Not exactly off to a good start. Later units look to ship with Android 5.0 and Windows, but single OS owners like myself can flash dual boot if you want to take the risk. I will do this at a later stage.
So far my first impressions are as follows:
- Build seems good, better than the V919 Air 3G Dual OS (similar look)
- Nice size and slim for a Core M tablet
- Benchmarks the same as other Core M’s I have tested
- Chinese only Windows 10 image
- USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 which all other Core M’s have.
- Mono speaker which isn’t very loud
It’s early days yet, but overall positive apart from the Chinese issue. I’ll be putting the tablet through my review process, benchmark and gaming tests. So keep an eye out for those in our YouTube channel before the review is live.
The Onda V919 can be brought for $389 here but be warned, it’s Chinese only for now.