Teclast X5 Pro – Surface Pro 4 Clone with Intel Core M3-7Y30 Kaby Lake
Teclast’s successor to the X3 Pro is heavily referenced to the Surface Pro, but also comes with the latest Kaby Lake Core M3 Chipset. Is this the tablet to beat of 2017?
Quite possibly its biggest competitor is the Cube Mix Plus, which is also regarded as the successor to the Cube i7 Book and also a whole lot cheaper. The Teclast X5 Pro follows the footsteps of its successor, the X3 Pro but now adds a few design improvements. It also comes with a Surface Pro inspired keyboard design and Kickstand. So basically it is a Surface Pro Clone. At a higher price tag compared to the Cube Mix Plus, does it offer a better value?
Powered by the Intel Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30 Chip, 10% faster when compared to Benchmarks from the last Skylake Chipset
Premium build Quality (All Aluminum Alloy Build)
The design is referenced heavily on the Surface Pro 4 (including the keyboard)
It will come with its very own kickstand (referenced to the Surface Pro)
Equipped with 8 GB RAM LPDDR3
240 GB M.2 SATA SSD Foresee (same used on the Cube Mix Plus)
Foresee SSD speed (Read: 505Mbps) and (Write: 210Mbps)
Foresee 240 GB M.2 SATA SSD (storage) – 500bMbps Read and 400Mbps Write Speeds
Intel HD615 Graphics (performs about the same with the HD515)
Dual Band Wireless Chip (Intel 3165 Wireless AC)
USB 3.0 Standard and USB Type C (for Data only, no charging)
Front facing loudspeakers
Temps can go as high as 75-80C, but no thermal throttling issues
Strong Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3165 (Same with the Cube Mix Plus)
Front facing loudspeakers
Acceptable Thermals, ranges between 70-80C on gaming
Can Game at 1200p, 720p HD at very good fps, above 30fps on most mainstream games (Dota 2, LOL, CSGO, BF4) – on lowest detail
5000mAh Battery (rated at around 5-6 hours of use)
Good Benchmark scores: Cinebench (OpenGL: 33 fps) and (CPU: 225 cb)
Geekbench scores: (single: 3030) and (Multicore: 5710)
Teclast is out to a new start, the X5 Pro is quite a good looking tablet, if it were not so pricy. I mean, it costs more than the Xiaomi Mi Air 12, which was no doubt an incredible Ultrabook. It also costs more than the Cube Mix Plus, which also offers the same hardware, despite it being just a rehash of the Cube i7 Book. Anyway, the performance is also clearly felt, it is faster than Skylake and Benchmark scores proves that, a good 10% faster. But gaming performance remains the same. What is also good is the thermals, it seems to stick below 80C which is quite acceptable, thermals is the area where the Cube Mix Plus and Cube i7 Book had issues. Overall, is it the best tablet of 2017? Not really, but it is an exciting tablet and a good start for 2017. It is also too early to say, but it could be a better value if it costs less than $400 or maybe within $300.