Although dual boot tablets are not in great demand today, but for those who prefer to have more than one operating system on their mobile device, each new model manufactured will always be of interest. The Chuwi Hi8 Air is the new version of a tablet PC that we have already told you about thanks to our video analysis of the Chuwi Hi8 Pro. This alternative version has practically the same features as the Pro version, but with the advantage of being a little lighter. We’ll tell you her details.
Chuwi Hi 8 Air Main Features:
● Microsoft Windows 10 64bit OS
● Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
● CPU: Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 Quad Core 1.44GHz, up to 1.92GHz
● GPU: Intel HD Gen8 Graphics
● 8.0 inch IPS 10-point Capacitive Screen with 1920 x 1200 Resolution
● 2GB LPDDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
● 32GB eMMC ROM Storage Capacity
● TF Card Expansion
● Dual Cameras for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
● HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options
The Chuwi Hi8 Air is presented as the successor to the Chuwi Hi8 Pro, however, it should be noted that both have almost identical specifications, so it is a redesign of the device. In this new version, the Chinese manufacturer opts for a CNC-cut aluminium frame, with a silver-coloured cover that looks more elegant than the white of the previous model, and which also has a thinner thickness and lighter weight.
Similarly, the Hi8 Air maintains its concept with a simplified appearance, eliminating additional design elements for a more flexible and compact shape. Its case is really compact and easy to hold with one hand, while the display panel is the same as the Chuwi Hi8 Pro: an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10.
In addition, the brightness of the panel is 400 nits and has 80% of the color range. It comes with dimensions of 20.8 x 12.27 x 0.8 cm and weighs only 312 grams, lighter than the previous version and allowing users to feel it like a smartphone. In terms of its connections, compared to the previous model, the rear camera has been moved towards the centre and a speaker has been added at the bottom. It also comes with a micro USB port, micro HDMI port, 3.5 mm headphone jack and micro SD memory card slot.
On the other hand, the Chuwi Hi8 Air has a 64-bit Intel Atom Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.44 GHz (up to 1.92 GHz in turbo mode). It also has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 8th generation graphics chip with 500MHz frequency and 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC ROM, the latter being expandable with microSD / TF cards up to 128GB.
Thanks to this hardware configuration, the Chuwi Hi8 Air tablet will provide users with a smooth and optimal visual experience for all kinds of applications, regardless of whether it is in tablet or PC mode. And with special support for DirectX 11, the possibilities will be even more satisfying.
As it is a tablet PC, the Chuwi Hi8 Air has two operating systems configured for dual boot, where the choice of one or the other depends on the user’s needs. On the one hand, it comes with Windows 10 for users who use the tablet for work and productive applications. But for those who prefer to take advantage of the thousands of apps in the Play Store, Android 5.1 is also available.
As for the connectivity of the Chuwi Hi8 Air, we can mention that it includes mainly a Bluetooth 4.0 module and WiFi 802.11 in the b / g / n bands with support for 2.4GHz network. As mentioned above, it comes with a micro USB connector that will serve mainly as a charging port, a micro HDMI connector for video output (1080p) to an external display and a 3.5 mm audio connector for daily headphone use. It also supports the OTG function, which makes it easy to connect to other devices.
On the other hand, depending on the store where it is purchased, the tablet may or may not include a Bluetooth keyboard that will turn the tablet into a laptop if we wish.
In addition, the Chuwi Hi8 Air Tablet PC comes equipped with a 4000 mAh high capacity lithium polymer battery. So users won’t need to worry about battery life, whether you’re playing at home or getting ahead of yourself while traveling by train or plane. In fact, among the accessories included in the box comes with a 5V / 2A charger, which will allow the device to be recharged as quickly as possible.