Often I get asked here and on the YouTube channel which tablet do I recommend or which is the best tablet? That’s really a hard question as it all depends on an individuals tablet needs. Any tablet that has a review here on Tech Tablets with a rating of over 8 is a decent tablet that I would recommend. But there are some that I just like more than others.
Nowadays many tablets out of China are dual boot and why not, you get two tablets in one. Windows and Android. Get bored of one OS switch over to the other. Want a notebook/netbook experience, boot into Windows and use a mouse, keyboard, printers, office 365 and maybe even play League of Legends. Want that Android game that’s not in the Windows store yet, just boot over to Android. You get the idea.
As of October 2017, these are my personal favorites. Based on my experiences with them and their value for money.
The most powerful & best at gaming with a full SSD:
If an Atom isn’t enough for your own needs, for example, you want to run Photoshop and work with multiple layers on large images. Or you want the best gaming performance. Then an Intel Core M3-7Y30 is the way to go.
The Cube Mix Plus has a more powerful Core M3 Intel 7th gen CPU, with Intel graphics and a 128GB SSD. If you do my Cube Mix Plus copper heatsink mod and increase the thermal limits mod you can get great 3D performance. The i9 also supports an optional transformer style keyboard similar to the ASUS Transformer Book series.
- Cube Mix Plus Review
- Cube Mix Plus Hub (More info and news)
- Best deal: $309.98 with $77.50 off with coupon ec2ec8 here
Best value for money stylus enabled Core M3 Tablet.
Cube i7 Book (Wacom Stylus)
Like the Cube Mix Plus it has 4GB of dual channel ram, but last years Intel Core M3-6Y30 which is still a powerful fanless chipset. And this model supports an optional Wacom stylus’s with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity for $271 you’re getting a power tablet with the Surface Pro 2’s 1080p screen.
Best screen & best 3:2 ratio tablets.
Chuwi’s Surbook, another Apollo Lake tablet, with 6GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB eMMC’s It’s got the same screen as the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) A backlit keyboard and kickstand. This 2-in1 Windows 10 Home tablet also supports an active stylus.
Chuwi’s Hi13 comes with an Apollo Lake Celeron N3450 with 4GB of RAM. Its screen is the best so far seen in a tablet, 3000 x 2000 resolution with 500 lux max brightness, it’s the same top panel used Microsoft’s Surface Book just here it’s not fully laminated. The tablet’s performance is a nice step up from the Atom Cherry trails, but not as fast as the Core M3 tablets.
Best battery life Atom dual boot tablet with active stylus support
The Chuwi Hi12 has a 12″ 2160 x 1440 Samsung PLS display, the same display used in the Surface Pro 3. It’s currently the best screen in a 2 in 1 Atom dual boot tablet. It also has a large 11,000 mAh battery, the largest used in an Atom tablet and has great battery life. It supports an active stylus with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, has an option plastic or metal keyboard dock with 2 x USB 2.0 ports and a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port on the tablet.
Best value for money 7.9″ retina Android only tablet:
FNF iFive Mini 4S.
Without a doubt the iFive Mini 4S, this one really surprised with a fully laminated premium 2048 x 1536 high res screen. Metal and glass build. Stock Android 6.0 bloat free ROM and decent performance for the price.
- FNF iFive Mini 4S Review
- iFive Mini 4S Hub (More info, downloads, and forum etc)
- Price $119.99 with coupon 27fc14 here at banggood.com
Most practical (smaller) tablet 2-in-1 Dual OS Atom:
This tablet has a 10.1″ 16:10 screen that isn’t a retina type panel wit ha very small gap between the glass and IPS screen. However, 1920 x 1200 at 10.1 inches isn’t bad and it looks sharp and bright. One of the better 2 in 1 Atom tablets, it runs Android 5.1 and Windows 10 Home. The iwork10 also supports a quality keyboard dock with 2 USB 2.0 ports.
- Cube iwork10 Ultimate/Flagship Review
- Cube iwork10 Ultimate Hub (More info and news)
- Best price $170 at Banggood.com
Chinese tablet brands in terms of their build quality:
My own personal experience with these tablet brands, I rank them as follows in terms of build quality:
- Voyo / Vido
Agree or disagree with my recommend tablets, or want to recommend your own? Please join the forum thread on recommended tablets.