Teclast Tbook 16 Power Review

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The Tbook 16 Power looks identical to the Tbook 16S I reviewed, well almost apart from the type-c port. The keyboard type cover is the same one used on the 16S but the internals of the Tbook 16 Power is what sets it apart. It has the fastest Cherry Trail Atom the X7 Z8750, that can turbo up to 2.56Ghz. 16 EU cores on the Intel HD GPU and a huge 8GB of DDR3 RAM (That’s massive for Android).

The tablet has Realtek wireless N, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSD and Micro HDMI out. And can be charged using the supplied DC charger or even via the USB type-c port. This type-c power allows for data, but it doesn’t handle display output and sadly will not power an external hard drive. The USB 3.0 port will at least.

Below is a detailed full review of the Teclast 16 Power, which covers everything including a look at gaming in Android 6.0 and Windows 10. The video index is below the if you wish to skip ahead as it is a rather long review.

Review Index:

03:44 – Keyboard & Touchpad
05:25 – Stylus
05:48 – Audio
06:20 – Screen
07:06 – Android
10:32 – Android Gaming
12:45 – Windows
15:07 – Windows Gaming
16:00 – Thermals & battery life
17:24 – Final words with Pros and Cons

Teclast Tbook 16 Photos:

Conclusion:

Like the Tbook 16S, I find the Tbook 16 Power disappointing, on paper the specs look great top of the line Atom with 8GB of RAM. But the screen is just too dim to be used in any brightly lit environments, at 180 lux this falls below most tablets I have reviewed and ideally you would want at least 250 lux if not more which most tablets can easily achieve. The speakers location on the right side of the tablet mean no stereo separation and they do sound average. There is also some static present over the 3.5mm audio out. The type cover typing experience is decent, it’s great to type on but that touchpad is a little short.

And if you want a decent stylus experience, this isn’t the tablet for that. The stylus is basic, no pressure sensitivity and not exactly great for writing with. It’s more of an accurate pointer and that’s it.

Android performance is on of the positives of the tablet, performing well with good frame rates in the most demanding of games. In Windows however, things weren’t great. Glitches and crashing in Asphalt Xtreme, poorer performance than expected due to the CPU reaching a toasty 87 Degrees C triggering thermal throttling. That shouldn’t happen, so it seems whatever thermal solution Teclast went with on the Tbook 16 Power isn’t sufficient.

I can’t recommend this tablet, not with the current dim screen and problems in Windows running store games. Now this could be a case of a bad first batch or my unit is faulty, I’m not buying a second to see if that’s the case. If you don’t need Windows and want double the performance, a proper Wacom stylus I highly recommend the Cube i7 Book.

Good

  • Solid and well built
  • Kickstand
  • Quality type-cover keyboard
  • Good typing experience on the keyboard
  • USB 3.0 port can power external HDD's
  • DC & Type-C port charging
  • 8GB of RAM

Bad

  • Screen is far to dull (180 lux max)
  • Graphic glitches in Windows
  • Thermal throttling in Windows
  • Average speakers. No stereo seperation
  • Short touchpad
  • Type-C port can't power external HDD's
  • Basic active stylus with no pressure levels
6.8

Fair

Performance - 7
Design and Build - 7
Screen - 6.5
Sound - 6.5
Battery Life - 7

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