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
ROM: 64 GB eMMC
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
SensorsGyroscope
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

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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

Cons:

  • 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
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