Atom X5-Z8500

Deals: Geatbest 2-in-1 Atom X7 Z8700 & X5 Z8500 Tablet Sale

This week Gearbest has a sale on the more powerful Atom 2-in-1 based tablets, the Vido W10 Elite which I’ve yet to review and the Teclast X16 Power and X16 Pro. The Vido W10 elite has the best spec of the pack with dual wireless AC, Atom X7 Z8700, 1920 x 1200 fully laminated display, 128GB eMMC and a build similar to the Surface 3 with kickstand and all. The 2-in-1 epic convertible tablet sa...[Read More]

Daily Deal: Teclast X2 Pro $359, Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 $185.99

Gearbest has some more limited quality sales on again, the Teclast X2 Pro has been dropped to $359, but only 50 units at this price. It’s powered by a Core M 5Y10, with 4GB of RAM and 2 x USB 3.0 ports. It’s the fastest Chinese tablet I’ve reviewed to date and you can read my Teclast X2 Pro review here. It’s a good option for those that want full sized USB 3 ports, a larger...[Read More]

Xiaomi Mi Pad Scores 85k AnTuTu? Only in AnTuTu 6 Beta!

You might have seen various sites posting how the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 with its Atom X5 Z8500 scores 85,000 in AnTuTu . Wow, somehow Xiaomi magically gets 35,000 plus points more than all the other X5 Z8500 tablets in AnTuTu? An amazing feat right? No. It’s just typical Chinese publicity. It’s not fake, it gets 85k, but not in the current 5.7.X version but the new AnTuTu 6 beta! With a new ...[Read More]

Onda v919 Air CH 9.7″ Atom X5 Z8500 Cherry Trail Released

Onda held a Weibo V919 Air CH release event today, officially releasing the 9.7″ Retina V919 Air CH model. It’s got the same specs as the Teclast X98 Pro. An Atom X5 X8500 2.24Ghz quad core, 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3L Ram, 64GB eMMC, Micro HDMI. It’s running Windows 10 and no dual boot at this stage. It will be interesting to see how it performs against the Teclast. Onda’s build qua...[Read More]

Up next for review: The Asus T100HA 2 in 1 Cherry Trail

While I’m finishing up my Teclast X2 Core M review, I have the Asus T100HA Cherry trail arriving today hopefully. It’s the 2 in 1 tablet line that pretty much started it all for me as I was hooked when I got the first Z3740 T100TA back in 2013. I’m interested to see how the Asus T100HA stacks up against the Chinese Z8500 powered Teclast X98 Pro recently reviewed. And to see if it...[Read More]

Next Gen of Atom x5 Z8500 Tablets, what to expect?

Intel just recently show cased the latest Atom x5 Z8500 soc in a reference Tablet. So what can we expect in the next gen of Chinese tablets from the likes of Cube, PiPo, Onda and Teclast? Looking over the Intel Z8000 series Ark and Intel Z8000 series data sheets, you can see that they are step up in terms of power, the Z8500 can take up to 8GB of ram and dual channel. Think of it as the Z3795 in t...[Read More]

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