The Teclast X98 Pro is the upgraded version of the X98 Air series, Today mine arrived in from China. It’s the Chinese version, with that annoying Windows 10 Single OS version. No way to install English or any other languages, so I made a backup the drivers myself and did a Windows 10 fresh install. Below is my unboxing video
I’ll have some more videos to follow very soon, benchmarks, comparing it to the old Air 3G model and gaming video.s Keep an eye on the Teclast X98 Pro playlist in Youtube for new videos.
My first impressions: It’s identical in looks to the X98 Air II and Air 3G (No surprises here, we knew this already) The only difference to an Air II is the X98 Pro engraving on the back. The eMMC is a Samsung branded one on my unit. 140 reads and around 50 writes. Doesn’t seem like an eMMC 5.0 to me, but a 4.5.1 unit? Or I got a bad one. Still the speeds are around that of the Microsoft Surface 3’s eMMC. But, my first benchmark I got 170mbs read and 90 write, I can’t get this anymore after my reinstall of Windows 10, why I don’t know.
The rear of the X98 Pro does get quite hot, warmer than a Z3736F one I think. I will investigate this further with my temperature probe.
RealTek Wireless N, same as the X98 Air 3G. Same BT, same Realtek USB 2 MicroSD card reader (Why not a USB 3 reader!!!)
Onto the X5 Z8500 and Gen8 GFX. The CPU speed is a nice bump up 912 single thread and 2972 multi-thread scores in Geekbench 3. GPU is much faster (benchmarks coming) Can output to my 2560 x 1440 monitor at 60Hz. The Bay trails never went over 1080p via the HDMI port.