Cube iWork1x – Surprisingly good Sub$200 Convertible Ultrabook with Z8350.

Cube’s first budget Tablet that offers the new Cherry Trail Z8350 Chipset. Is it really better than the old Z8300?

SpecsCube iwork1x
ChipsetIntel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8350 1.44-1.92GHz Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 400
MemoryRAM: 4 GB LPDDR3
Expansion: Supports MicroSD up to maximum 128 GB
OSDual OS (Android 5.1 + Win 10)
Display11.6 inch, IPS
1920 x 1080 pixels
Camera2.0 MP Front Camera
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi 2.4GHz
USB 3.0
IO1x TF Card Slot
1x USB 3.0
1x Micro USB 2.0 Port
1x Mini HDMI
1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
Dimensions299.6 x 180.6 x 10.2 mm
Weight: 740g
Battery4.35V/ 8500mAh
Charger: 100-240V 5V 2A


Cube iWork1x retails at $198

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Pros of the Cube iWork1x:

  • 2 in 1 Convertible Ultrabook (Mostly Plastic build)
  • Good quality keyboard despite the price
  • Powered by Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8350 Chip  and Intel HD Graphics 400
  • Good Quality 1080p IPS Display, very responsive and accurate touch feedback
  • Performs better on Android Platform
  • 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM (1600MHz)
  • Good speed Sandisk Drive (64 GB)
  • Supports Expansion via TF Card
  • Stable WiFi Performance (Realtek Wireless N)
  • Runs 64 bit Windows 10 out of the box (Dual OS version already available)
  • USB 3.0 Support (supports external HDD’s)
  • Runs hot, but no dip on CPU performance
  • Optional keyboard offers USB support
  • 8500mAh battery with 2A Charger
  • 5 hours average use


  • Only Realtek Wireless N (2.4GHz) – No Dual Band WiFi Support
  • Gets hot, 84C on gaming, which is scorching hot
  • Gaming isn’t miles better than the older Z8300 version
  • Gaming is limited to lowest resolution at lowest detail
  • Struggles on most Mainstream games
  • RAM is set at 1066MHz by default (can be adjusted to 1600MHz on bios)
  • Average keyboard and touchpad experience
  • Tiny sounding speakers (3.5mm Audio Port sounds much better)
  • Takes too long to charge (averages 4 – 5 hours) (2A Charger – no quick charging support)
  • No USB Type C Port

This article has 10 Comments

    1. Unfortunately, most budget tablets only offer Realtek Wireless N, which is 2.4GHz only. The Xiaomi MI Pad 2 does offer Broadcom AC, Cube i7 book (intel Dual Band AC) and the Xiaomi Mi Air 12 (Wireless AC also).

      Best Regards,

    1. Hello Hope,

      Basically, 2 in 1’s convertible have a magnetic pogo pin connector for the Keyboard. You can install linux on them. You only need to make sure the drivers are available

      Best Regards,

  1. Hi Vince, no sensor of the luminosity is recognized in my Cube iWork1x. I cannot set the automatic luminosity of the display, also in Windows. In your tablet is the same? Maybe is an software problem or an defect. Thank you. I hope in your answer.

    1. Hello Marco,

      Luminosity? Do you mean Light Sensor? Because there is no light sensor for on this tablet.

      Best Regards,

      1. Hello Vince, thank you very much. Yes, I ask about the light sensor. On the top left panel, there is a double hole for the charging LED and the light sensor. In the description of this tablet (see the black version), G.Best indicates the ability to automatically adjust the brightness of the panel. Maybe the sensor was originally planned, but for economic reasons it was removed … Best Regards and Congratulations for your website.

        1. Ohh ok, I didn’t really notice that it has Ambient Light sensor, most tablets don’t have that feature. Anyway, most have Gravity sensors only, which is pretty common on budget tablets. If there is a sensor, I think you can enable adaptive brightness on the power options.

          Best Regards,

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