Recommended Tablets or Ultrabooks

Here are my selections of the best premium and budget tablets currently available.

Hot Deals

Lists of Budget Tablets (Updated July 11, 2017)

Related Lists: (Updated)

My Top Tablets or Ultrabook Selections:

  1. Cube Thinker Notebook at $589More info here
    Intel Kabylake, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.5″ 3.5K Fully Laminated Display, Surface Book Clone
    Highly Recommended, Tablet and Notebook Hybrid
  2. Xiaomi Mi Air 12 retails at $489 (price until July 16)More info here
    Intel Skylake, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 12.5″ 1080p, Dual Band WiFi, Macbook Clone
    Best Value Ultrabook

Premium Tablets or Ultrabooks

  1. Xiaomi Mi Air 12 KabyLake version at $489 Use Coupon Code: NEWMIAIR12) – More info here
    Intel Kabylake Chipset, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 12.5″ 1080p, Dual Band WiFi, Macbook Clone
  2. Xiaomi Mi Air 13 (Core i5) at $689More info here
    Intel Core i5 6200U, Nvidia GT940MX 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3″ 1080p, Macbook Clone
  3. Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Ultimate at $799 (Use Coupon Code: Air13No) – More info here
    Intel Core i7 6500U, Nvidia GT940MX, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3″ 1080p, Macbook Clone
  4. Lenovo Ideapad Air 12 at $399 (Use Coupon Code: Air1N) – More info here
    Intel Skylake, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 12.2″ 1080p, Dual Band WiFi
  5. The Huawei M3 retails at $359 (Use Coupon Code: BTVW) – More info here
    Hisilicon Kirin 950, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB eMMC, 8.4″ 2K Quad HD Retina, Harman Kardon, 5100mAh

Ultrabooks with Good Stylus Support

  1. Cube Thinker Notebook at $589More info here
    Intel Kabylake, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.5″ 3.5K Fully Laminated Display, Surface Book Clone
    Highly Recommended, Tablet and Notebook Hybrid
  2. Cube Mix Plus at $369More info here
    Cube i7 Reboot, Intel Kaby Lake, 10.8″ 1080p, Dual Band WiFi, Wacom
    Cheapest Kaby Lake powered Tablet
  3. Chuwi Hi13 retails at $289More info here
    Apollo lake N3450, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, 13.5″ 3K not fully laminated screen, Dual Band WiFi, HiPen H3 Stylus
  4. Cube iWork 11 Stylus retails at $159 (Use Coupon Code: 3f0aa1) More info here
    Atom Z8300, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, Dual OS, 10.6″ 1080p screen, Wacom Stylus

Mid-tier Ultrabooks, Notebooks and Tablets

  1. Chuwi Lapbook 12.3  at $289 (Use Coupon Code: CHUWI123) – More info here
    Apollo Lake N3450, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, 12.3″ 2K, Dual band WiFi, Surface Pro 4 Screen
  2. Chuwi Lapbook Apollo at $249 (Use Coupon Code: CHUWIER)More info here
    Apollo Lake N3450, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, 14.1″ 1080p Matte Screen
    Best Value Ultrabook below $250

  3. Teclast X3 Plus retails at $239More info here
    Apollo Lake N3450, 6 GB RAM, 64gb eMMC, 11.6″ 1080p screen, Surface Pro Clone

Mini Tablets

  1. The Lenovo P8 at $154 (Use Coupon Code: LenovoP8) – More info here
    Snapdragon 625, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 8.0 inch 1200p, Dual Band WiFi, 4250mAh
  2. JDTabl J01 retails at $223 (Use Coupon Code: 3f0aa1More info here
    Mediatek MT8173, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, Flyme OS, 7.9″ Retina, Dual Band WiFi, Harman Kardon Speakers

Budget Dual OS Tablets

  1. Chuwi Hibook Pro retails at $172 (Use Coupon Code: 3f0aa1) – 20% off
    Atom Z8300, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, Dual OS, 10.1″ 2K Screen
  2. Chuwi Hi12 Z8350 retails at $219 (Use Coupon Code: CHi12) – More info here
    Atom Z8350, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB  eMMC, 12″ 2K screen, Active Stylus
  3. Chuwi Hi10 Plus Z8350 version retails at $164More info here
    Atom Z8350, 4gb RAM, 64gb eMMC, Dual OS, 10.1″ 1280p, 3:2 Aspect ratio, Surface Pro Clone
  4. Chuwi Hi10 Pro Z8350 retails at $159  More info here
    Atom Z8350, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, Dual OS, 10.1″ 1200p screen
  5. Cube iWork10 (Z8350) at $137 (Coupon Code)More info here
    Atom Z8350, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, Dual OS, 10.1″ 1080p screen, Active Stylus

Ultra Budget Choices (Below $150)

  1. Cube T8 Plus at $101 (Use Coupon Code: 3f0aa1) 20% off
    Mediatek MT8783, 8.0″ 1200p, 2 GB RAM, Dual SIM, 3800mAh, 4G
  2. Voyo Q101 at $99 More info here
    Mediatek MT6753, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 10.1″ 1200p, Dual Band WiFi, 4G LTE, GPS
  3. FNF ifive Mini 4S at $109  More info here
    Rockchip RK3288, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 7.9″ Retina, Dual Band WiFi, Android 6.0
  4. Cube iPlay10 U83 at $98 (Use Coupon Code: iPlay10) – More info here
    Mediatek MT8163, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 10.6″ 1080p screen, Dual Band WiFi, Android 6.0, GPS
  5. Cube iWork8 Air Pro at $104 More info here
    Atom Z8350, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 8.0″ 1200p screen, Dual OS
  6. Teclast 98 at $99 (price until July 10)More info here
    Mediatek MT6753, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 10.1″ 1200p, Dual Band WiFi, 4G LTE, GPS

This article has 49 Comments

  1. How about Tablets of Huawei/Honor? You did’nt write about them. I have interest on Huawei MediaPad M2 for example. I’m looking for powerful Android-Gaming Tablet (3 or better 4GB RAM, 32 or better 64GB ROM, upgradeable Android 5.0 or better 5.1/6, microSD Slot maybe) with 8″- 10″ Display. Xiaomi MiPad 2 is nice, but just 2GB RAM 🙁

    1. Hello Cerberus,

      Yes the Huawei Tablet is nuce but is far too expensive, competes with Apple in terms with pricing. Also the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, as far as the Windows version goes, it is good in terms of performance better than the Teclast X98 Pro but not really a powerhouse tablet. Pure gaming tablets are unfortunately not the norm as or recent but more towards convertible tablets or 2 in 1 tablets and thus are more incline into laptops. Most Tablets now feature Windows 10, and in terms of performance, the Teclast X2 Pro, Cube i7 Stylus, Teclast X3 Pro and the Cube i9 offer significant performance boost.

      Best Regards,

  2. I prefer Android, because of diversity on Play Store etc. Dual Boot is an interesting option. But there’s no good tablets with latest Android for gaming for now, I think. 10″ is way too big to handle for a gaming tablet.

    1. Hello cerberus,

      The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is quite good, it’s just 7.9 inches, good build quality, screen, battery life, although it is not that powerful compared to the Teclast X3 Pro or the Cube i9. But it is cheaper

      Best Regards,

  3. which one better between chuwi hi8 pro and teclast x80 pro?

    i order teclast previously. but realized hi8 pro got metal frame, usb c, and bit bigger battery and a bit better display it seems. does i made bad purchase perhaps? though i got it at 78$ after discount

    1. Hello Wiid,

      The Teclast X80 Pro/Power are actually similar tablets, with a few design changes of course for the Teclast X80 Power. And yes, it does lack USB Type C which is a bummer. In terms of pricing though, i would go for the Chuwi Hi8 Pro, the slightly bigger battery and USB Type C support seems to be a great feature to have especially at the price point.

      Best Regards,

  4. Hi, just wondering that when will there be sales for Cube i7 Stylus. Couldn’t make it on the last sales on GearBest…btw, does GearBest support shipment to Malaysia? I have not manage to search any results regarding that :/

  5. “Teclast X98 Pro
    “Today’s Best Seller” $214 July 19
    1st Cherry Trail Tablet, 9.7″ Retina
    Cherry X7-Z8700, 4 GB, Reboot”

    Is there a new model with the X7-Z8700? I only see listings for the X5-Z8500.

  6. I’m from France and i look for a good tablet :
    – dual os
    – good perf in game
    – movies and internet
    – price under 200€ as possible

    I hesitate greatly between teclast, chuwi and cube… (but i don’t like 9.7 inch)

    1. Hello Gilles,

      1. What game do you usually play? In What OS, Android and Windows
      2. Are you interested on 8.0 and below sizes?

      Best Regards,

      1. Hi Vincent.

        Games like Counter Strike, wow, low graphic details games in general.
        8 inch why not, but i look lot of movies, i think 10.1 inch is better for movies.

        Best regards

        1. Hello Gilles,

          Answers to your queries:
          1. Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8300/8500/8700 chipsets are good enough for Counterstrike, i haven’t tested it on Wow but I know it barely runs Dota 2 and is a bit more playable on LOL. Generals I think doesn’t support Windows 10, so didn’t test it. But if your looking for gaming tablets, I think I would go for Core M Skylake Chipsets or the later generation Core M Tablets: But there’s a catch, they don’t support Dual OS, only Windows 10.

          All the tablets above have better gaming performance than any Atom Chipset based tablets.
          Also, if you want to have a budget tablet Dual OS: may i Suggest:
          Teclast X80 Pro/Power – intel atom, sub$100 tablet good enough for casual use and gaming (low to moderate fps)
          Chuwi Hi8 Pro (USB Type C) – intel atom Sub$100, also good enough for low to moderate gaming

          Hope this helps,

          Best Regards,

  7. I want to ask you what is dual OS tablet which is the best for performance and build Quality.. I m interest for core m3 tablet But those Only for Windows..
    The tablet I meant is big battery life, fast and convenience to Type

    1. Hello Meddy,

      In terms of Core M based tablets, the Cube i9 is a good choice but is a bit pricy and is powered by the new Skylake Chipset.
      Older models (last year), like the Cube i7 Stylus supports Wacom and is good for both Productivity and Games
      For Dual OS (good for productivity and casual stuffs)
      Cube iWork11 Stylus – supports Wacom Stylus

      Best Regards,

        1. Hello Meddy

          Not really, about the same, just depends on the specs. In terms of build quality, I have good experience with Teclast, Xiaomi and Cube

          Best Regards,

          1. Thank you for your reply.. From your opinion the best dual boots tablet is cube iwork it correct

          2. Hello Meddy,

            Actually there are a lot of but I wanted Wacom stylus support. By the way, you can also pick Cube iWork 10 Flagship (only supports Active Stylus) Also you choose the new (Teclast X98 Plus 2 )
            Teclast Tbook 10 (because of the big battery)

            Best Regards,

  8. Hi Vince, sorry for bother you, but I just watch your reviews of the Cube i7 Stylus, and see that´s good for PS and Drawing in general (I need it for drawing comics). But, the time pass, and i’m stuck between this, and the cheaper Cube iWork11 Stylus, that has less power, but lasts longer the battery life, and is a lot cheaper.
    My question is…you think that I can do the same things in PS and drawing apps without lag or hassles on the iWork11? And if the answer is no…do you know others than this two, like the Teclast and other chinese brands? I did research for Drawing, dual OS, and retina display, but it’s impossible I think do so many things together jaja (some artists say that 256 pressure levels is not THAT different from 1024, so I can lower to 256 stylus type). Thanks A LOT in advance! 🙂

    1. Hello Ale,

      I am not an editor or photo editor by profession, so I dont use PS a lot. But from experience, 256 works a lot like the 1024 especially the one with palmar rejection. The Cube iWork11 is good for working with PS but I doubt it will not lag, think that it only has Atom on it. So it has to process a lot especially bigger images (files). It will run PS no issues at all, but with regards to overall performance, Atom is an Atom, performance is slower compared to Skylake. The Cube i7 Zealot or Book 2 is available and cheaper

      Best Regards,

      1. Many, many thanks Vincent! You really rocks :D. You know any tablet with 256 levels and palm rejection? Especially with Dual OS? It seems that if I want to have a good tablet with Dual OS, bye bye to wacom, right? It’s a shame that doesn’t exist a Teclast X98 with wacom tech, or on that can use stylus with palm rejection :(. I’m in love with the ones with iPad style and 2k retina display. Doesn’t exist that, right?

  9. so vincent, the cheapest tablet with intel m skylake (or comparable performance) is cube i7 stylus zealot at this time? or is there any other recommended tablet with similiar performance?

    i want tablet that is powerful enough to exchange my laptop for occasional games but not too expensive :v

    1. Hello Herman,

      At the moment? yes, it is the cheapest tablet to offer Core M3 Skylake. Another good thing is that it supports Wacom stylus

      Best Regards,

  10. Hello again Vincent . When I was about to click the buy button with x98 Teclast Cube Plus II and I7 Zealot with the discounts that have both, I discovered the Chuwi Hi12 – 3:2 that had not seen before. If it were not for the z8300 , it would be the perfect tablet I’m looking for , as it has palm rejection and supports 256 stylus pressure .
     My question before buying one is definitely…has the same “fluidity” that the x98 Plus II? I know it will not be able to run well Photoshop from it, as with the Cube I7 Zealot, but the format 16:9 is horrendous for use reading and navigation today :(, and it’s two inches smaller. Format 3:2, very similar to the 4:3 for reading and navigation, truth is also present smaller black bars on 4:3 with videos as well.
     I promise this is the last time to bother you with my questions haha. Really you are the only one who can help me before buying :(.

    1. Hello Ale,

      The Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 isn’t really a powerhouse chip. Although Photoshop would work fine with the Chuwi Hi12 with Active Stylus (palm rejection support). It works great on Android, no slowdowns or issues with performance. But it does not handle Windows 10 very well, as with most Atom powered tablets. If you want performance, then go for Cube i7 Book 2 or Zealot. But if you are not a heavy user, then the Chuwi Hi12 is also a good choice.

      Best Regards,

      1. Thanks so much for response so quickly! :D. I think that te Chuwi it’s a middle good step between the Teclast x98 Plus II and the Cube I7 Zealot. In the beginning, I was sure for the Cube I7, but the aspect ratio kill it for me :(. I really need it to draw, but also for casual use (like navigate, reading a lot and some movies/series viewing) and for that, is the worse aspect ratio (except for movies haha). It’s a shame that any Tablet with 4:3 or 3:2 has not the power of the I7, I9, etc 🙁

        Thanks again so so much for your help. You really are the best Vincent! 🙂

          1. Yeah, I know that! But was the perfect tablet for general use, while the Cube I7 Zealot was the perfect for Photoshop and Windows.
            For that reason, I say that the Chuwi Hi12 it’s a good middle step between the two, right? Is there any other tablet with the aspect ratio of the Chuwi (3:2 or 4:3) and the power of the Cube I7/I9? Not, right?

  11. Really, really thanks so much for all your help. It’s so good when someone like you is really passionate for this world and help the people like this :).

    Have a good day Vincent! (From Argentina! :D)

  12. Hello Vincent. i have been keeping an eye in your site for a few months waiting to buy a cheap good tablet. and I think its finaly time to do so.

    Of the promotions we have this month at gearbest EU, i selected these 3 sub 200 euros. which would you consider a better purchase?

    chuwi hibook pro 200euros (the model with 2560 x 1600 resolution but z8300 core and WITHOUT keyboard)

    chuwi hi10 pro 200euros (z8350 WITH keyboard)

    cube iwork1x 195 euros (Z8350 WITHOUT keyboard)

    Thank you for your review, they rule!

    1. Hello Joao,

      Go for the Chuwi Hi10 Pro with Keyboard, it offers basically the same performance with the Cube iWork1x. Do you really need the Retina Display?

      Best Regards,

      1. I really don’t. But I was looking into it because of the laminated display (I have a Samsung tablet which I want to replace that I use mainly to watch YouTube and twitch) and the bigger battery (battery being one important factor for my purchase) but I also know bigger doesn’t always mean longer mainly because the processor on the others is more efficient, right? Thank you very much for your fast answer. I’m more and more inclined to buy the hi10 pro with keyboard

          1. wow thanks again for the fast answer, is there an affiliate link you can provide or something like that, i would like to buy it through you because after all it was you who made me purchase it.

  13. Hello sir,
    Please help me choose a 10 inch tablet mainly for eBook reading and video playing.
    Kindly suggest a tab with a clear and sharp screen and preferably full sized USB 3.0 port.
    Masud A.

    1. Hello Masud,

      For the price, the closes I can recommend is the Xiaomi Mipad 2 (16 gb version at $164 – current pricing).
      or the Chuwi Hi10 Pro (at $179 with keyboard already), 10.1 inches and 1080p screen.

      The Xaomi Mi Pad 2 has awesome speakers and Retina Screen and best for Multimedia use, eBooks, but remember it is only 7.9 inches similar to the Apple iPad Mini.

      Best Regards,

      1. Thanks for the prompt reply. I think chuwi hi10 pro suits my needs, as mipad 2 is only 7.9 inches.
        I was also wondering about the new jumper m6 ezpad with a full size USB 3.0 and cheaper price but it is heavier at 600 g and I am not sure about the build quality of jumper tablet PCs as the reviews of its products are not encouraging. What do you think ?

  14. Thanks for this amazing resource, Vincent!

    Wondering, would you have a recommendation for a good quality, small (e..g, 8″) tablet that has USB 3.0 support? (either full sized or Type C). I’d like to have a small device to backup photos from microSD cards to a USB hard drive when I’m traveling.

    Ideally, it would have an microSD card slot, too, but that’s a bonus. The closest I’ve seen is the Jumper ezpad mini3, but I’ve heard it has problems waking up, and I want the device to be reliable for travel. And apparently the mini4 does not have USB 3.0.

    Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks so much!

  15. I’m seeking a tablet/tablet pc with 10” or more inches. However it seems most of them don’t support 5Ghz Wifi.
    Only Chuwi Hi13 would support 5Ghz, but I because of 3k display it’s too slow.
    Any better alternative?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *