10/10 update: Chuwi had a conference today and officially announced the Vi10 Ultimate. It’s exactly the same as the Vi10, with one difference it has the new Atom X5 Z8300 with 2GB of Ram and a 64GB eMMC. Windows 10 and Android 5 (I think it has Dual OS) Released today apparently, so it should be up for sale next week. Some sellers on Ali Express already have it listed here: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/jUB6EiQrF
Chuwi will sell it directly on Tmall.com for 899 yuan (32GB model) and 999 yuan (64GB model). Which works out to be $142 USD and $158. Sellers will of course add their own cut to this.
Here are the press images:
Posted on Chuwi’s Weibo account today:
This makes it the third Cherry Trail Atom Chuwi will be releasing soon. The Vi10 Ultimate. This I think is the Vi10 upgrade I was hearing about months ago, not the Chuwi Hi10 (another Cherry trail, but with a 1920 x 1200 16:10 screen) No word on the specs, but a date of the 10th has been posted? Is that the release date?
Since it bears the Vi10 name, my guess is it’s essentially a Vi10 with a new X5 Z8300 (or X5 Z8500?), everything else I assume remains the same. And that’s not a bad thing, the Vi10 is still one of my favorite dual OS tablets with it’s practical two full USB 2 ports, keyboard dock, Surface RT IPS screen and dirt cheap price of $138. Since Chuwi has the Hi10 coming soon too, I doubt the screen will change from the 1366 x 768 resolution. If you want a better screen, and more ram, you have the Chuwi Hi10 for that.
But can it play Crysis? The image suggests it can. I guess we’ll find out on the 10th. Hopefully, this Vi10 Ultimate spec is priced under $150