Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 considered the best iPad Mini Copycat, the base version of the Mi Pad 2 is currently at its lowest price yet. Speaking of specs, Mi Pad 2 is equipped with Intel Atom X5-8300 Quad Core processor with 2 GB RAM and runs either Android or Windows 10, it also has a gorgeous Retina Display and makes use of USB type C Connector for faster charging and data transfers. One big drawback of the tablet is the lack of MicroSD support, and Dual OS support seems to be sketchy, specially that Xiaomi said there will be no Dual OS version available.
The Teclast X98 Plus – except for the slightly tone down chipset, the X98 Plus offers much better value than the PRO version. It is also cheaper and even though it only offers the modest Z8300 processor instead of the Z8500, the performance difference is only negligible. Feature wise, the X98 Plus still offers basically the same features you get on the PRO version. And currently, the 3G version is now available.
Cube i7 Stylus, from the name itself, it refers to Wacom Stylus support. Not only that, it is also quite a powerful tablet, at its innards is a powerful Intel Core M-5Y10C processor, which is twice as powerful as the latest Cherry Trail Atom processor but also more efficient. A great advantage of this tablet is the SATA SSD Storage, it is also a Transformer Tablet, meaning, it supports Detachable Keyboard Dock. It also has Standard USB 3.0 Support. The tablet right now is cheaper than the Teclast X2 Pro, but i think it offers better value and features. Also, the tablet is currently priced at it’s lowest today.
Teclast X2 Pro, it uses the same Intel Core M chipset of the Cube i7 Stylus, but only has a slower eMMC storage instead of SSD. The tablet also only supports Active Stylus (256 pressure sensitivity). The display is a 1080p FHD resolution and the tablet also makes use of USB 3.0 (standard port). The tablet is also a Transformer tablet, with detachable keyboard dock support which is optional. A big plus for this tablet aside from the performance benefit is also the great build quality and reliability, something that Teclast has been in their reputation for years already.
The Chuwi Hi12 is probably the closest thing to the Surface Pro, although the aesthetics is also leaning towards the iPad Pro. The screen ratio is similar to Surface Pro, and is also a big 12 inch tablet, perhaps the biggest tablet available not including the Ultrabooks listed. However, in terms of specs, it’s really not that powerful, it has a modest X5-8300 Cherry Trail processor and a good Retina Display. You have also multiple options of interface such as standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports available. The tablet also comes with a giant 11,000mAh battery, which is probably a great thing considering the tablets size. There are actually 2 versions of this tablet, the other more expensive one supports Stylus. (Active Stylus)
Voyo A1 Plus Ultimate or Voyo V3 Vbook, both tablets head to head are quite similar, the only major difference is the size, the V3 Vbook is a bit bigger, measuring at 13 inches. Also these are not necessarily tablets, but more incline to Ultrabooks, specifically Yoga Style Ultrabooks. These devices have non-detachable keyboards but their shafts rotate 360 degrees (similar to the Lenovo Yoga, probably the inspiration for this product). Again specs are almost identical, and they both support Active Stylus, which is different from Wacom, Active Stylus only supports up to 256 pressure points, and not necessarily for the hardcore users .
Voyo A1 Plus Ultimate, the successor to the Voyo A1 Mini BayTrail version, it is also a Convertible Laptop with a 360 degree Rotatable Hinge. The design also bares close similarities to Macbook Air, Ultrathin and Ultra light. Consequently, it has similar aesthetics and build quality to the Voyo Vbook V3 but at a smaller frame. Basically, it is a cheap laptop, it features a modest Cherry Trail X5-8300 Chipset and also support for Active Stylus, remember this is different from the Wacom Stylus available on other tablets.
Cube iWork11 Stylus, the tablet uses Wacom Stylus (1024 pressure point sensitivity), the same one you see with the more premium Cube i7. The tablet is not as fast as the Cube i7, but it is a cheaper but offers pretty much the same features. The tablet is Transformer Tablet, meaning you do have to purchase the magnetic keyboard (dock) optionally as well as the Stylus (not included in the stock package). If you are into productivity use, more on drawings, designs etc… then this tablet will probably up to your mark.
Cube iWork10 Flagship, isn’t really a “Flagship” as it claim to be, but rather, it is similar to the Cube iWork11 Stylus, but doesn’t support Wacom, instead it supports only Active Stylus (256 pressure points). Another great reason of choosing this tablet is it is cheaper but still offers the same performance and features. If the Wacom support isn’t your priority, then this tablet will do just fine. It is powered by the same Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 on the Cube iWork11 Stylus.
Pipo W1s CH, meaning it’s updated to Cherry Trail. It is a convertible 2 in 1 tablet with a detachable Keyboard, meaning it is a transformer tablet, although you the added magnetic keyboard is optional. The tablet also offers USB 3.0 connectivity and the tough roughed looked of PiPo. The tablet sits at the Sub$200 mark, making it a great choice for those in a budget.
The Teclast X80 Plus, not to be confuse with the Pro version, the Plus is a more cheaper alternative but is stuck at 720p HD, instead of the 1080p of the X80 Pro. But if your looking for a great Dual OS tablet (Android and Windows 10), less than $100, then this table is more your alley. Also, it worth mentioning is that it is a reboot, meaning, not a lot has change except for the Chipset (Cherry Trail) of course. The tablet is also about the size of iPad Mini, or even smaller than that, but you should also expect plastic construction, common at this price range.
The Cube Vi8 Plus is still another great Sub$100 Cherry Trail tablet, it is a tad cheaper than the Teclast X80 Plus, but it does offer USB Type C Connectivity. It packs the same features and similar build quality but is more attractive, in the sense of it’s price compared to other Affordable Cherry Trail tablets in the market.
Upcoming releases: Cube i9 (2016 is the birth year of Intel Skylake)