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 2016, 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 M is the way to go.
The Cube i9 has a more powerful Core M3 Intel 6th gen CPU, with Intel 515 graphics and a 128GB SSD. If you apply more copper mod and thermal limits mod you can get 3D performance close to that of the iGPU Intel 520 graphics powered Surface Pro 4. The i9 also supports an optional type cover style keyboard similar to the Surface Pro 3’s type cover 3.
- Cube i9 Review
- Cube i9 Hub (More info and news)
- Best deal: $399 with $51 off with coupon 706459 here
Best Stylus enabled Core M3 Tablet.
Cube i7 Book (Wacom Stylus)
Best screen & 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.
Most practical tablet 2 in 1 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
Best mini 7.9/8 inches:
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, Windows or Android versions take your pick. The Mi Pad has a premium build that is leagues ahead of the other 8 inch tablets. Not just that, a thin 6.9mm unibody, Atom X5 Z8500 and a 2048 x1536 Apple iPad Mini 4 retina screen. But it’s also the most expensive. More on the Mi Pad 2.
Top 4:3 Retina / iPad Air clone dual boot tablet.
The Teclast X98 Plus II Dual OS, It has a slim body, a sharp and vibrant LG IPS panel. The exact same one used by the iPads with retina displays. It also has some good custom roms for it via XDA dev’s. If your after something like an iPad that you an do much, much more on, this is the one.
- Teclast X98 Plus Review
- Teclast X98 Plus Hub
- Where to buy? Banggood.com
See my Teclast X98 Air 3G review for full details.
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
Others like Ramos and ColorFly, I have yet to review, so I haven ‘t an opinion on them yet.
Agree or disagree with my recommend tablets, or want to recommend your own? Please join the forum thread on recommended tablets.