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  1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Found something I do not like about this tablet. The speaker. OMG, the worse speaker ever. Great for Bluetooth or wired headphones but if you are looking for premium sound, or even a good sound, you won't get it from these
    That wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, since I have great headphones and also have Boston Acoustics wired speakers that I use for my PC.
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    02-11-2016 11:24 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Please keep us updated once your SD card arrives.

    I'm interested in this tablet, especially since it dual boots.
    Absolutely. I am keenly interested in just how it partitions this SD card for both operating systems as well as how well it reads/writes.

    Side note, when you shut down, it does restart to the last running OS. I felt in the first few days it would make Windows 10 primary by default since it was the first to show up when I turned this tablet on.
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    02-12-2016 12:23 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Side note, when you shut down, it does restart to the last running OS. I felt in the first few days it would make Windows 10 primary by default since it was the first to show up when I turned this tablet on.
    That is a useful feature. I like that.
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    02-12-2016 12:54 AM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    My SD card arrives today. (Amazon) Can't wait and I'm hopeful it passes this one last major hurdle.
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    02-12-2016 08:47 AM
  5. Galway 77's Avatar
    The main reason I'm interested in this tablet is because I'm thinking about changing to a Windows phone, but I'm on the fence about it because of what people are writing on some of the articles on windows central, so at least I can get some taste of what to expect and at least I have both options with this tablet.. See how much I'd miss Google services.. Lol

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    02-12-2016 10:11 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The main reason I'm interested in this tablet is because I'm thinking about changing to a Windows phone, but I'm on the fence about it because of what people are writing on some of the articles on windows central, so at least I can get some taste of what to expect and at least I have both options with this tablet.. See how much I'd miss Google services.. Lol

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Actually there will be some differences between a desktop tablet and a mobile device.

    Maybe you'd like to look into this one which runs Windows 10 Mobile on an 8" screen. It even has telephony. Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 - Windows Central Forums
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    02-12-2016 11:28 AM
  7. Galway 77's Avatar
    Actually there will be some differences between a desktop tablet and a mobile device.

    Maybe you'd like to look into this one which runs Windows 10 Mobile on an 8" screen. It even has telephony. Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 - Windows Central Forums
    Thank you! You helped me out before on other posts and reading through windows central you really know your stuff, but I still didn't take the plunge with a Windows phone but I read this site every day.. Lol. I was actually just in an AT&T store to look at the 950 and the 640xl was beside it so was checking them out

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    02-12-2016 02:41 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the kind words. If you really want to get your feet wet with W10M and are in the US, try a Lumia 640 GoPhone. They are super-value priced.

    Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store
    AT&T GoPhone Microsoft Lumia 640 4G LTE with 8GB Memory No-Contract Cell Phone Black NOKIA LUMIA 640 - Best Buy

    IMHO, for $50 you can't beat it. But now we're taking Jazmac's thread off topic. [/sales pitch]
    02-12-2016 02:58 PM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the kind words. If you really want to get your feet wet with W10M and are in the US, try a Lumia 640 GoPhone. They are super-value priced.

    Buy AT&T - Microsoft Lumia 640 (Black) - No Contract - Microsoft Store
    AT&T GoPhone Microsoft Lumia 640 4G LTE with 8GB Memory No-Contract Cell Phone Black NOKIA LUMIA 640 - Best Buy

    IMHO, for $50 you can't beat it. But now we're taking Jazmac's thread off topic. [/sales pitch]
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    02-12-2016 07:52 PM
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    02-12-2016 08:50 PM
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    The verdict is in!
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    I have decided that I would keep the Chuwi tablet. It has all of what I would use a tablet for, including a full Windows 10, its quick, boots up fast and does everything I might want to do on the desktop save for things I know need memory like my Photoshop CS6.

    With headphones, you can't beat the sound with stock music player Groove. The Zune-like panning effect I didn't discover until I got this tablet was a refreshing discovery and I'm glad MS included it with Groove. Its got good looks, fits well in the hand and I'm sure I'll be catching up on a lot of books which is another reason why I wanted it. And if you are a Windows 10 fan as I am, this is the OS you already know. Familiarity with where things are sets a built-in comfort level. Also important to me.

    On the Android side of the house, well, its Android KitKat. It not the latest and greatest version and I don't know if its upgrade-able to Marshmallow. But with only 1.2 percent rocking it Marshmallow, I'm in good company.

    With these OS's side by side, its like two shoes on the wrong foot. One is a desktop OS capable of really running full on 32bit applications and the other, well, cannot. And that's OK if you don't let your mind drift off too far.

    Should you get a Chuwi?
    The short answer is yes but I have two minor caveats. I don't believe you will go wrong for the money. 99 bucks delivered for the spec listed you can't beat. Understand this not a Surface, Samsung, Dell or that class of manufacturer. Its a Chuwi, and I know next to not much about them. The Chuwi does what they claim it can do and that is get out of the way of what the OS's are designed to do. Its not a Samsung but it doesn't have to be. It looks like a well built tablet and doesn't feel like a toy.

    My other caveat is support. These people are in China. I have no idea what that support is like should this thing go sideways. I can only pray that doesn't happen too soon.
    02-12-2016 09:49 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The verdict is in!
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    I have decided that I would keep the Chuwi tablet. It has all of what I would use a tablet for, including a full Windows 10, its quick, boots up fast and does everything I might want to do on the desktop save for things I know need memory like my Photoshop CS6.

    With headphones, you can't beat the sound with stock music player Groove. The Zune-like panning effect I didn't discover until I got this tablet was a refreshing discovery and I'm glad MS included it with Groove. Its got good looks, fits well in the hand and I'm sure I'll be catching up on a lot of books which is another reason why I wanted it. And if you are a Windows 10 fan as I am, this is the OS you already know. Familiarity with where things are sets a built-in comfort level. Also important to me.

    On the Android side of the house, well, its Android KitKat. It not the latest and greatest version and I don't know if its upgrade-able to Marshmallow. But with only 1.2 percent rocking it Marshmallow, I'm in good company.

    With these OS's side by side, its like two shoes on the wrong foot. One is a desktop OS capable of really running full on 32bit applications and the other, well, cannot. And that's OK if you don't let your mind drift off too far.

    Should you get a Chuwi?
    The short answer is yes but I have two minor caveats. I don't believe you will go wrong for the money. 99 bucks delivered for the spec listed you can't beat. Understand this not a Surface, Samsung, Dell or that class of manufacturer. Its a Chuwi, and I know next to not much about them. The Chuwi does what they claim it can do and that is get out of the way of what the OS's are designed to do. Its not a Samsung but it doesn't have to be. It looks like a well built tablet and doesn't feel like a toy.

    My other caveat is support. These people are in China. I have no idea what that support is like should this thing go sideways. I can only pray that doesn't happen too soon.
    Excellent review!

    I'm going to get a Chuwi too!
    02-12-2016 10:03 PM
  13. KyonCoraeL's Avatar
    Chuwi products seem to have a cult-life following up here among value-oriented shoppers here in Canada. Great review, Jazmac. Once my tablet dies, I will consider getting a Chuwi myself. If anything goes wrong on the software side, I can imagine there is alot of third party support for these tablets.
    02-13-2016 03:08 PM
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    02-15-2016 03:26 AM
  15. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Awesome post., thanks for sharing this;;;
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    02-25-2016 12:09 AM
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