The 8.9-inch Windows 10 tablet Onda V891w CH with additional Android 5.1 dual-OS inside, is now on sale from Geekbuying for $99. This is a rare tablet size these days, and especially among Windows tablets, where the 8.9-inch Windows tablet Asus Transformer T90 Chi is the best known one. But the T90 Chi tablet was exceedingly difficult to get hold of in the US, despite its popularity in many Asian counties, with Japan in particular.
So it’s good to have some options at least. This tablet from Onda was made just before Onda started wrapping all-metal unibody designs on just about all their tablets, so it is covered by plastic, which makes it lighter and gives it better Wi-Fi reception.
Onda V891 has very narrow bezels, so it’s almost the same size externally as an 8-inch Windows tablet. The 8.9-inch screen has a Full HD 1920 x 1200 display resolution, while it’s powered by a Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” x5-Z8300 processor, with 2GB of RAM (DDR3L), and 32GB of storage, with 128GB microSD card storage support.
It’s mainly the size of the tablet and the price that’s the attraction, because the remaining specs are pretty normal. It has a 4200 mAh battery, a 2MP front and 2MP rear camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, and Bluetooth 4.0. The weight is 398 grams, while the thickness is 8.9mm.
It’s a shame that the major tablet and computer brands are absent from this size category at the moment. So fingers are crossed for a wider selection of new tablet categories at the end of the year.
– Tom Bowen