This is the 3rd time around for Cube going yet again with the WACOM enabled 10.6″ IPS panel. This screen is the Surface Pro 2’s old IPS panel, it’s not a bad screen but the large bezels are starting to look quite dated. The only changes from the Cube i7 Book and the Mix Plus is the updated chipset, moving from a Core M3-6Y30 to the new Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30, larger 128GB SSD and the color scheme is now white plus silver.
Everything else is the same, 4GB of DDR3 RAM running at 1866Mhz, Intel Wireless AC 3165. Speakers sadly still on the right side. The keyboard dock as two USB 2.0 ports and there is a Micro USB 3.0 port on the tablet along with a MicroSD card slot.
Below is the video review and further down the page a list of pros and cons with a final rating.
The Mix Plus is the fastest Core M3-7Y30 tablet tested to date, sure the design isn’t anything new, which means it looks dated now with those large bezels. It’s a shame Cube didn’t update the design. Maybe this is why it’s the cheapest Core M3-7Y30 tablet around as they just rehash the design and save on production line costs. You also have one of the better stylus experiences around with the Mix Plus, the WACOM stylus is accurate and fast. Once you set Windows 10 to ignore touches when the stylus is detected it’s even better. Palm rejection then works perfectly.
The biggest complaint is heat, my Mix Plus reached 94 degrees C but didn’t thermal throttle. However, it’s simply too hot and this issue was present on the i7 Book and Cube should have fixed this on the Mix Plus (they must have known). Just a simple thermal pad between the heatsink and rear alloy housing. Luckily if you don’t mind opening the tablet, this can be fixed.
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