I’ve now had my Chuwi Vi10 Dual Boot for around 7 months. I thought I would post a quick video on how it’s holding up. To be honest, like most people I expected battery wear (Would it hold a full charge?), slowness to creep in and maybe the USB ports, MicroUSB charge port to be falling apart or some other damage. The usual for a cheap Chinese tablet right? Well, it seems many models might just last well beyond expectations.
My Vi10 is holding up well, my most used tablet, because of it’s two full USB ports and keyboard dock. It’s now selling for around $135, when I got it I paid about $180 for it. And there is the new updated Vi10 Ultimate version out this week which replaces the Atom Z3736F Bay Trail with the new generation X5 Z8300 Cherry Trail. I’ll review this model, but only briefly since the CPU is the only change which should give a nice 30-40% boost in graphics capabilities.
The only issues after 7 months of use:
The keyboard scratches up the screen protector I have on it. So I wouldn’t go without a screen protector due to this friction from the keyboard rubbing on the screen when it’s in transit. Android was pretty bad on the tablet due to the poor choice in DPI made it look blurry, so I removed Android and later installed Windows 10. And it has the normally wear and tear expected, wear on the keyboard case and keys.
Battery life is still going strong, only 6.8% cell wear over 7 months and countless charge cycles. I still get around 6 hours on a full charge. I had powering on issues and static over the 3.5mm jack, both fixed themselves after upgrading to Windows 10.
Some people reporting charging issues in the forum, I never had a problem with this as I use my Blitzwolf 24w charger for all my tablets, maybe some of the stock chargers don’t deliver the full amps it needs?
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