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?

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
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
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition
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
AVAILABILITY (Updated February 20, 2017)
Cube iWork1x (w/ Keyboard) retails at $187 (SALE) – Buy here
Dual OS version
EU Warehouse Stock
Magnetic Keyboard Accessory

Sale valid until February 27, 2017

You may be interested:

Tablet Deals (Updated)


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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
AVAILABILITY (Updated February 20, 2017)
Cube iWork1x (w/ Keyboard) retails at $187 (SALE) – Buy here
Dual OS version
EU Warehouse Stock
Magnetic Keyboard Accessory

Sale valid until February 27, 2017

You may be interested:

Tablet Deals (Updated)

About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

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

    • 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,
      Vince

    • 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,
      Vince

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