Teclast X89 Kindow – E-Book Reader with 7.5 inch, 4:3 Screen

The Teclast X89 Kindow is a budget Sub$100 Tablet marketed as an E-Book Reader. The tablet also offers an unusual screen ratio and Dual OS Support.

SpecsTeclast X89 Kindow
ProcessorIntel Atom BayTrail 1.83GHz Quad Core
GPU: Intel HD Gen 8
MemoryRAM: 2 GB LPDDR3
MicroSD up to 128 GB Maximum
OSDual OS: Windows 10 & Android 4.4
Display7.5 inch, IPS, 4:3 Display Ratio
1440 x 1080 pixels, 240 ppi
CamerasRear: 2.0 MP
Front: 0.3 MP
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi 2.4GHz
MicroUSB 2.0 (USB Host OTG)
Interface1x MicroSD Card Slot
1x Mini HDMI Port
1x MicroUSB 2.0 Port
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
Dimensions194.4 x 131.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 319g

AVAILABILITY (Updated Sept 11, 2016)
Teclast X89 Kindow (CN) retails at $84
Stock EU Warehouse at $70

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The Teclast X89 Kindrow, which sounds suspiciously like the Kindle Reader, is not your typical  tablet, it is an e-book based tablet, but it isn’t an e-ink screen tablet, which means it is quite flexible in terms of use. Teclast clearly marketed it as a tablet similar to the Kindle reader, it has quite an unusual 1440 x 1080p resolution, with a 4:3 Portrait display ratio on a 7.5 inch IPS Display and roughly 240ppi.

In terms of hardware, e-readers aren’t really suppose to be powerful, and the Kindow fleshes out an older generation Intel Atom BayTrail Z3735F Quad Core Processor, which is frankly enough horsepower for using it a e-book reader alone. Looking at the promotional pictures, the tablet does offer a gorgeous look and thin-out bezels, but most of the time, Teclast does ship out much bigger bezels than what is promoted. Furthermore, the tablet is thin at just 8.9mm and only 318g. However, at worry sight is the frugal 3500mAh battery at its innards. If this were a low powered e-link screen tablet, then the battery size would probably suffice, but the Kindow is basically a Fully stocked Dual OS Tablet. Which means battery life would probably be not as good. But still, result remain to be seen.

Dual OS Tablet

If you take away the name and the unusual screen resolution, then it is basically an Ultra budget tablet. But in terms of versatility, the Dual OS support means it is much better option than buying an e-book reader alone with limited functionality.

Sub$100 Tablet or E-book reader

I think, what truly captures the consumers is the price, with a pleasing price tag just below $100. The Teclast X89 Kindow is a good choice, however, it does have a bit of competition at it’s sleeve. There are plenty of Cherry Trail Tablets on the same price range today. The Chuwi Vi8 Plus, Teclast X80 Plus and Vido W8X. Cherry Trail offers better performance but not a huge margin. But i think the real kicker of the Kindow is the screen ratio which I think looks great on E-books.

teclast x89 kindow pictures

You can compare this tablet to other tablets here: Tablet Guide

Highlights of Teclast X89 Kindow:

  • Marketed as an E-Book Reader
  • Powered by Intel Atom BayTrail Z3735F
  • 2 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Storage (Expandable)
  • Dual OS Tablet
  • 7.5 inch, IPS, 1440 x 1080 pixels
  • OTG Support
  • HDMI Port (1080p video output)
  • 3500mAh Battery


  • No E-ink Screen
  • Frugal Battery
  • Older Baytrail Chipset
AVAILABILITY (Updated Sept 11, 2016)
Teclast X89 Kindow (CN) retails at $84
Stock EU Warehouse at $70

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