Chuwi Hi8 – A small but surprisingly powerful Tablet

An ultra budget tablet/laptop that great portability and performance.

SpecsChuwi Hi8
Processor64 bit Intel Bay Trail Z3736F, 2.16GHz Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Gen7 @ 646MHz
MemoryRAM: 2 GB
ROM: 32 GB eMMC 5.0
TF-Card up to maximum 64 GB
OSDual Boot (Android 4.4 + Windows 8.1)
Display8.0 inch, IPS, WUXGA
1920 x 1200pixels, 283ppi
CamerasRear: 2.0 mp OV Drive, CMOS sensor, 84 degrees wide angle
Front: 0.3 mp
NetworkNot built-in (Supports external 3G Dongle)
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB (OTG)
SensorsGravity
Features3.5mm Earphone Jack, Playstore, One-Click OS Switch, Bing pre-installed
Ports1x 3.5mm Earphone
1x TF-Card Slot
1x MicroUSB 2.0
Dimensions211.2 x 123.2 x 9.3mm Weight: 304g
Batterynon-removable 4000mAh

Chuwi Hi8 (Updated April 12, 2016)
Chuwi Hi8 retails at $92 – click here
EU Warehouse availability – click here

Accessories

Keyboard accessory – click here
Leather Tablet case – click here

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The Chuwi Hi8 is a sub$120 tablet with a smallish form factor similar to the iPad Mini but at its core, houses powerful hardware. Most notably, the tablet comes with a faster than standard 64 bit Intel BayTrail processor with a boosted speed of 2.16GHz. Also accompanied by 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB eMMC storage (expandable). Surprisingly cheap price for such powerful hardware.

The tablet is also equipped with a WUXGA Magic Panel with a FHD or 1200p High Definition Display with about 280+ ppi. With an Intel Chipset underneath, the device supports Dual Boot with an easy and hassle free One Click Switching.

Although it lacks built-in 3G or 4G LTE Support. The USB OTG host supports external devices including external 3G dongle. Other connectivity options are also available such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n.

iPad mini inspired design… Its not uncommon to see Apple inspired China made tablets, in fact, that is always the case. The Chuwi Hi8 shares this form factor but at a slightly smaller dimension. Also powering the device is a 4000mAh battery enough to last up to 4 to 5 hours of normal use.

Overall, a very solid media tablet that also offers great versatility via the Dual OS support. The powerful hardware is a welcome site especially the ultra low pricing. The small form factor is great for portability and perfect for those who want a tablet and a laptop in one.

chuwi hi8 pic 3
Highlights:

  • Cheapest tablet at a 8.0 inch form factor and powerful specs
  • One Click OS Switching (Dual Boot)
  • Higher than standard 64 bit Intel Bay Trail processor
  • 1080p FHD Display
  • Equipped with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB Internal Storage (expandable)
  • Design similar to iPad Mini

Limitations

  • No built-in GPS
  • No Micracast or Wireless Display
  • No Mini-HDMI Port
Chuwi Hi8 (Updated April 12, 2016)
Chuwi Hi8 retails at $92 – click here
EU Warehouse availability – click here

Accessories

Keyboard accessory – click here
Leather Tablet case – click here

You may be interested:

Tablet Flash Sale (updated)
2016 Projector Flash Sales

This article has 2 Comments

  1. See why i write this post:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKd-rPahPHo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRp7Fgyim9k

    I have bought chuwi hi8 via DealExtreme at a very huge price 109€ and it is the worst tablet i ever tried. The machive overheats all the time. If you restore windows you lose the O.S. swaping app. Youtube on android is limited to 720p. The embedded video on android crashes 40% of the time. And the Multi user options on android does not exist.

    If you brighten the screen on windows via energy saving, windows become unusable, The audio works via WDM compatibility, and.

    And finally the RMA is very difficult.

  2. Hey Vincent
    This is nappoler from chuwi tablet ,I am happy to find that the bestchinatablets have post many reviews about our chuwi tablet ,you can send email to me , thanks

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