Chinese manufacturer Chuwi has launched a new Dual OS Tablet PC. On the Chuwi Hi 8 Air runs Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Lollipop. This is a meanwhile quite old version of Android. The specifications are not particularly exciting either. For example, there is an Intel Atom x5 Z8350 processor inside. Considering the price, that’s not bad at all. In the Flash Sale the Dual Boot Tablet at the China dealer GearBest costs only $119.99.
For about 100 Euro we get an 8 inch tablet with Windows 10 and Android 5.1.99,49 Euro is the Flash-Sale price to start with. It’ll be a little more expensive later. I find the pre-installed Android Lollipop a little disappointing. But it is more exciting that we get an 8 inch Windows tablet for 100 Euro. There are not many of them – especially not from well-known manufacturers.
The Atom x5 chip has 2GB of RAM and a 32GB internal memory. Too much storage space will not be free of the 32GB, as two operating systems are installed. For those who need more space, data can be stored on a MicroSD memory card. A MicroUSB port and a MicroHDMI output are also available. The two cameras have a resolution of 2 megapixels.
The Chuwi Hi 8 Air weighs 312g and is not very thin at 0.8mm. For this purpose, the housing should be made of aluminium. It is nice that an OTG cable is included in the scope of delivery. The MicroUSB port allows you to easily connect USB accessories such as hard drives, mice or keyboards to the MicroUSB port.
Chuwi Hi 8 Air: How good is it?
I haven’t tested the Chuwi Hi 8 Air yet, so I can’t say how good it is in real use. But based on the specifications, I would say that the tablet is of no interest to most people. As a pure Android tablet I wouldn’t recommend it, because Android 5.1 is now quite old and at the same price there are more interesting alternatives. This includes, for example, the Amazon Fire HD 8.
On the other hand, it’s exciting when you need a dual OS tablet for some reason and can live with Android 5.1. Or especially an 8 inch Windows 10 Tablet. There aren’t many of them. I guess it will be relatively easy to remove Android.
But you have to consider that the performance of the Atom x5 is not the best. With a current price of around 100 euros, you can’t expect that either. In fact, an Atom x5 tablet for about 100 euros is a pretty good price. Nevertheless. The Chuwi Hi 8 Air is only interesting if you know that you need such a tablet for your purposes.