Cube today have announced they will be releasing an Intel Skylake tablet next year, called the Cube i9. In a series of Weibo’s fighting back at Xiaomi’s posts on the Mi Pad 2 announcement. Cube replied that instead of budget low powered Atom tablets, their flagship tablet will be a new Skylake. Google Translate isn’t the best, but you get the idea from the Weibo (FYI Millet = Xiaomi):
Cube have set the standard in price Vs performance with their Cube i7 Stylus, packing a Core M 5Y10 and selling for under $300 USD. Now as I guessed a while ago they are aiming higher next year with the new Skylake Core M3-6Y30. I’ve already tested the Core M3-6Y30 in my Surface Pro 4 M3 and it’s a real decent bump up in performance over the 5Y10.
My guess is Cube will just refresh the current I7 Stylus, but I do hope I’m wrong and they at least add a full sized USB 3.0 port or USB 3.1 Type-C (Hell why not both!).
Cube i9 Skylake Specs (guessing here)
- Core M3-6Y30
- 4GB DDR3 Ram
- 64GB/128GB SSD
- Possible 4G support
- Same shell and keyboard with 2 x USB ports as the i7 Stylus model.
- Same 1080p Surface Pro 2 panel with wacom support
- DC charging jack
- MircoUSB 3.0 port
- Wireless A/C (Finally Please…)
A taste of what the Core M3-6Y30 can do: