Cube iWork12 – A 12 inch Surface Pro like Tablet

The Cube iWork 12 is a basically a cheaper version of the Cube i9, the tablet offers a Surface Pro like design and keyboard layout and offers modest performance benefit.

SpecsCube iWork 12
ProcessorIntel Atom X5-Z8300, 1.44-1.84GHz Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Gen8, 12 EU cores
MemoryRAM: 4 GB LPDDR3
MicroSD support up to 128 GB maximum
OSDual OS: Android 5.1 and Windows 10
Display12.2 inch, IPS, 16:9 ratio
1920 x 1200 pixels
CamerasRear: 5.0 MP
Front: 2.0 MP
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi 2.4GHz
USB Type C, MicroUSB 2.0
FeaturesUSB Host OTG, 4K Video Out, Wireless Display (WiDi)
Interface1x TF Card Slot
1x Micro USB 2.0 Port
1x Mini HDMI Port
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
Dimensions302.9 x 194.9 x 9.2 mm
Weight: 930g

The Cube iWork12 is a 12 inch Tablet and also a cheaper alternative to the Cube i9. It has the same Surface Pro knock off design and also the same magnetic keyboard layout. However, the similarities end there. The iWork12 isn’t really comparable to the Cube i9 in terms of performance. The i9 is far more pricey but is also suited for those looking for sheer performance. The tablet comes equipped with Intel Core M Skylake Chipset.

The iWork12 does offer similar features like the display resolution and also USB Type C Support. It also comes with Dual OS Support and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC Storage preinstalled. However, there is still no word on whether it supports Stylus.

Highlights of Cube iWork 12:

  • Surface Pro Reference design and keyboard layout
  • The same design and layout with the Cube i9
  • Powered by Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5 chipset
  • Dual OS Support
  • Equipped with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC Storage
  • 12.2 inch, IPS, FHD Display
  • 9000mAh Battery
  • USB Type C Connector


  • Limited Performance
  • No word yet on Stylus Support
  • Keyboard not included on the package (optional)

Availability? Cube iWork12 retails at $206 (Use Coupon Code: ec2ec8) 20% off

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A cheaper Cube i9

The Cube iWork12 looks like the Cube i9, it is also more affordable but is limited in performance. The Intel Atom Cherry Trail chip inside is good for light to moderate task, it isn’t a powerful Tablet but more suited for word-sheet applications, surfing the web and if possible light gaming.

This article has 5 Comments

  1. Hello,
    I couldnt boot it from usb. ( Not urfi, I am talking about legacy)
    When I hit f7, there is my flash drive (but there is just uefi, there is no usb drive option)
    Can you try and help me please?

  2. Because, I want to backup the whole hdd with acronis true image. If something happens, I want to use acronis recovery usb drive. So I need to boot from usb. Maybe later, I will install android 6.0 etc..

  3. hello
    i just want to ask , is this having a heating problem ? like when you use it for gaming?
    honestly i have a hardtime decide between cube iwork12 and chuwi hi10 pro
    i want cube iwork12 because the design that i find better and have surface pro design , but if chuwi hi10 pro i think have better performance than cube iwork12?
    mostly i will use it for my school ,edit photo , browsing ,and maybe for android gaming

    can you give me some advide ? thanks
    btw big fan of your site 🙂

    1. Hello Marcel,

      the Z8350 isn’t much in terms of gaming, it’s more on multimedia use. Same performance also with the Chuwi Hi10 Pro. Works best on Android, low to moderate gaming only, not for heavy games. Temps are ok, doesn’t overheat. Anyway, it’s an atom, so its more on battery life rather than performance.

      Best Regards,

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