Update: I’ve heard from sellers that the newest batch is indeed 64bit Windows 10 Home. Just the first batch had 32bit, which wasn’t meant for export apparently.
Forum member Mikaboshi received his Chuwi Hi10 today, I know many of you are itching to see more of this tablet. Mine is still in China and I just got message it’s been delayed again apparently. But lucky for us Mikaboshi fills the gap. He has given us hfirst impressions and some photos of the Chuwi Hi10.
Mikaboshi’s first impressions:
1) Packaging seems decently thick enough to offer the needed protection with sponge beneath the top cover to protect the screen.
2) What’s in the box – Hi10, 2-straight pin 2.0A USB-charger, Micro-USB cable, user guide (google translated), screen protector was applied to the units.
3) The feel
a. Weighing 522gram, dont think I will hold that for too long.
b. Screen sound plastic-ky
c. Back is made of plastic
d. 2 x USB + 1 x MicroUSB to the left of the unit, along with microHDMI and earphone jack.
e. Power-on and volume buttons are made of plastic. Not too rigid not too loose like X98 Air III
4) First Power On
a. the usual settings blah blah blah.
b. Drivers are fully installed.
c. Didnt have any screen flickering issue during the first 5mins but it did occur when I plug in my USB keyboard. I power-off the screen and on it again, the flickering is gone. This flickering issue came back 4 times for the next 30mins. This only happened to one of the unit. Both units had been switched on since 4pm (GMT+8) until now 7.30pm (GMT+8) and no reoccurrence of flickering issue.
d. OS is 32bit Windows 10 Home Edition ☹
e. System detected 4GB ram but usable ram is 2.93GB ☹
5) The keyboard that I got with the unit is not per what the sales staff claim to be. It aint the original keyboard. Its a generic keyboard which you can get for USD20 bucks from Taobao. Does not comes with touchpad.
6) Attached a low-powered Samsung USB DVD Drive to the unit’s USB port but system was not able to detect. Seems like the usb port is not supplying sufficient juice to operate the DVD drive.
Chuwi Hi10 photos.