Chuwi Hi10 X – 10.1″ Gemini Lake Windows 10 Tablet

Chuwi Hi10 X – 10.1″ Gemini Lake Windows 10 Tablet

Chuwi has a new release coming, the Hi10 X. It’s similar to their old Hi10 models it looks like a rehash of old and new. 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 fully laminated IPS screen with H3 stylus support. Powered by the Gemini Lake (No new Intel chips yet!) with only 6GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB eMMC. 8GB of DDR4 would have been better of course and the tablet has a full metal unibody build. Two Type-C ports, one supports charging as well as data and the other data only.

The good news is the keyboard dock has two full-sized USB ports USB 3.0 and 2.0 spec. The tablet will sell for $219 USD and due to ship on the 17th this month. This price for the spec is actually quite acceptable I feel, normally for around $200 you would get much less. The only Apollo Lake chips and no HDMI 2.0 output the Gemini Lake supports.

Chuwi’s official Hi10 X page can be found here.

Other specs include 2MP front webcam, 5MP autofocus rear. Wireless AC + BT 5.0 (Intel Wireless 3165 chip no doubt) The battery is another con, just 24Wh but it weighs only 544 grams, as a result, the tablet. Expect only 5 hours or some run time from this.

This to me feels like a release just to use up old parts, screens and keyboards before Chuwi gears up for new 2020 Intel Elkhart Lake chipsets based on 10nm.









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8 Comments

  1. I’m a computer artist, using painting apps like Krita, Rebelle and Sketchable. High resolution 10″ tablets with pressure sensitive styluses are a comfortable weight for portability and ease of use while sketching, and I often work in situations that noisy fans are unwelcome at. Cube iWork 10 Ultimate/Flagship was my previous favourite, the stylus graduated well and that stylus was said to be the same as that on the first Chuwi Hi12, before they gave it their HiPen H3 instead. The drawback was the Atom Z8300 and Z8350, they are not great for painting apps that have physics like Rebelle’s watercolour paint flow and bleed. I also have an Eve V 12.3″ tabet that has low-power i7, 16Gb RAM, and Surface Pen N-trig stylus compatibility. Works brilliantly, but just a little heavy for freehand carry and sketch. I liked the Voyo vbook i3’s form factor, near-iPad size with a Surface-like kickstand, reasonable stylus but again, Z8350, so a bit of stylus and physics lag. Surface Go is interesting, but it’s expensive, especially with 8Gb RAM, fixed clock 1.4GHz Pentium dual-core, add Surface pen and keyboard and even more expensive. Only reservation I have for this Chuwi is battery. No fast charge protocol is mentioned, but I’m hoping that there’s Power Delivery charging through that USB-C, Chuwi did claim fast charge for ther Surbook Mini, which also had N4100 but only 4Gb and no pressure sensitivity for the stylus. So, no kickstand for this new tab, but maybe better in detail than Surbook Mini.

  2. I mean, these are not performance targeted machines. Do people really want to use them for gaming or other heavy tasks?

  3. I also wonder why people are concerned about double vs single channel RAM with these relatively weaker CPU’s.
    If someone is interested in getting better performance per-$ (value) wouldn’t they go for a Core i3 or Ryzen device?

  4. Interesting to see if the RAM is single channel or dual. Intel’s data says that it’s 8Gb max, 17GI/s bandwidth single channel, double that for dual channel, but they said that Z8300/Z8350, single memory channel, is 2Gb max with 12 GI/s bandwidth, but Voyo produced vbook i3 and One Mix minilaptop with Z8350 and 8Gb memory, but that RAM doesn’t make any noticeable difference to their speed compared to other Z8350s that I’ve used with 4Gb. N4100 and Z8350 data sheets both have the disclaimer “depending on memory type”, so what does that mean? That N4100 can use 6Gb single channel? Double for dual channel? I’d like to find out how much memory would max out the bandwidth throughput, and just how to work that out, too.

    • They will be using the 3GB chips from Samsung I’ve seen on motherboards. so yes 2 x 3GB chips which could be configured in dual channel but I doubt they would do this.

  5. I keep watching this space hoping one day a touchscreen will have working Linux drivers 😉

  6. it’a pity there is not a secondary battery in the keyboard
    Anyway I consider it a good base for a next model with a new generation chipset

  7. 6 GB at this price point is great and 128 GB too,
    It has no too cpu and who wants to buy it will get a low end cou that works but without the usually bottle necks
    adding ddr4 or 2 gb or 256 gb more would move the price point up by 40$ or so without much noticeable gain on a 10 inch tablet.

    What can or do you wanna more expect from a 10 inch windows tablet?

    The worst issue on these small screens under windows has been solved: hard to touch the right point in first try

    Hope the pen is great.

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