Chuwi Hi 8 Air: Lightweight tablet with Dual OS
The new Chuwi Hi 8 Air is an eight-inch lightweight tablet available at a reasonable price and works with dual OS – Windows and Android. Discover its features and see what’s so special about this device.
Chuwi Hi8 Air: Features
The eight-inch IPS screen is laminated with a protective glass and displays images at 1920 x 1200 px, which guarantees an excellent experience when watching movies or playing games. It has two operating systems on board – Android 5.1 and the latest Windows 10 that can be freely switched. Its slim and elegant lightweight design makes it comfortable to use wherever you are. Intel Cherry Trail X5 processor is not only fast and efficient, but it also saves energy, so you count on longer battery life.
Chuwi Hi8 Air: Specs
|CPU||Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z835|
|OS||Windows 10 + Android 5.1|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphic (Gen8)|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|WiFi||2.4 GHz, IEEE 802.11b/g/n|
|Display||8-inch, 10 point IPS|
|Cameras||Front: 2.0MP, Back: 2.0MP|
|Size and weight||120.80 x 12.27 x 0.80 cm, 312 gram|
Chuwi Hi8 Air: Pros and Cons
- Excellent 8-inch IPS display and WXGA resolution
- Fast Intel X5 processor (Cherry Trail) provides excellent performance
- Two operating systems in one device – Windows and Android
- Lightweight and thin
- Best bang for the buck
- Available only in gray
- No Gorilla Glass screen protection
Performance and memory
A tablet equipped with two operating systems must have sufficiently strong hardware specs. Fortunately, Chuwi Hi8 Air works great both under Windows and Android and you shouldn’t experience sluggish user interface or freezing browser, whatever OS you will use. Designers have opted not to install popular and cheap Mediatek CPU, replacing it with a powerful Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 Quad Core processor that can be overclocked up to 1.92GHz. In combination with the 8th generation Intel HD Graphics chipset, this ensures satisfying performance for every task.
2 GB RAM is a solid amount of internal memory that allows you to work with multiple apps at the same time. 32 GB internal memory is not much, especially since a large part of storage is occupied by the two operating systems, however, it can be easily expanded using a memory card. Users can also use high-speed WiFi for internet connection and Bluetooth 4.0 for communication with other devices.
Chuwi Hi8 Air probably has one of the best displays we’ve seen in tablets priced below $150. High resolution 1920 x 1200 px combined with a maximum brightness of 400 nit and the 80% NTSC color palette provides a rich images with a large color depth. Watching movies and TV shows on this screen is the big pleasure and because the 10-point IPS screen is very responsive, Hi8 Air can also work as an excellent gaming tablet. The screen is fully laminated with a protective glass layer, and although it is not Gorilla Glass, it should be quite resistant to scratches and cracks.
Front and rear cameras have the same 2.0MP lens and allow you to take a selfie or do a video call. Photos taken with these cameras look reasonably good, but you obviously shouldn’t expect the same quality as smartphone camera pictures.
An interesting addition is the Micro HDMI port, which allows you to connect a TV or tablet projector to the tablet. This allows you to display the images and play movies or games on a big screen. Thanks to the good performance, it is not difficult to imagine that Chuwi Hi8 Air can be turned into a fully-fledged computer when connected to the monitor and wireless keyboard.
Available in an elegant gray steel, Chuwi Hi8 is a great device for watching videos, website browsing, playing and working with the Android and Windows apps. Two operating systems ensure that you can install the latest software and the fast Intel processor won’t frustrate you with the slow performance. So is it expensive? Not at all. Chuwi Hi8 Air tablet is available on GearBest at a promotional price of $119.99. This promotion lasts only on November 5-12 and in addition, the first 200 buyers gets a free leather protective cover. Be quick and buy it now to take advantage of this offer!