The Chuwi Hi8 Tablet (8 Inch) has a very impressive specification for the money it costs to buy. IPS display, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage space (eMMC ROM), and it has dual operating systems. This means two separate operating systems are installed and you can choose which one you want to use. This particular Tablet has Windows 10 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
This makes the Chuwi Hi8 a very versatile device. It runs well on either operating system and offers a user experience with more options than most Tablets. Download Apps and use the Tablet like a “Tablet”, or switch to Windows 10 and have all the features that a desktop computer / laptop with Windows has to offer on the same device.
Great features, good specification, competitive price..Yeah, sounds like a contender. Sadly, in this super competitive market place of Tablets the Chuwi has one component missing, specially within the £*** price range. And that’s a well-known brand name. Within this price range you can buy a Tablet from a much more well-known brand. Here are a few examples of Tablets hovering around the same price range as the Chuwi Hi8.
ASUS Google Nexus 7 – 7-Inch Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7-Inch Tablet, Lenovo A8-50 8-Inch Tablet, Lenovo S6000, Asus ZenPad 7.0 Z370C, 10 Inch Fusion5® Ultra Slim Tablet with Windows 8. And now even the Huawei MediaPad T3 7(Read about that model here). I mean, there are some superb Tablets mentioned there. Are you going to choose the Chuwi Hi8 over these? There is so much choice out there, but it’s the trust and track record of the more well-known brands that wins most people over. That’s not to say that the Chuwi wouldn’t be just as good, or for some tasks better than the ones mentioned. But will most people take that risk? Probably not.
The Chuwi Hi8 has an Intel Z3736F Quad Core Processor. This is a decent Processor which offers good speed and efficiency for multi-tasking. It’s a fairly good all-rounder. But in particular it handles the basics, like simple software programs, surfing the net, and basic Applications better. It’s not the best Processor for playing complex, CPU sapping games. So if you’re buying this Tablet for playing games it’s not the best option for the price.
If this Tablet drops in price then it’s definitely worth considering, but at £90 – £95 there is just too much competition from some of the major players in the Tablet market. And it’s not just competition as far as price goes, but it also has some seriously good, very capable Tablets to compete with. For half the price of the Chuwi 8, just £** (at the time this post was written), you can buy a Ten Inch Fusion5 Octa Core Tablet with Android 5.1 Lollipop. For such a low price its an excellent deal.