Chuwi is coming out with the first new 8-inch Windows 10 tablet of 2018 named Chuwi Hi 8 Air, but not as a stand-alone Windows tablet but as a dual-OS or dual-boot tablet which is accompanied with Android 5.1. as well. Chuwi Hi 8 Air will be released globally on February 5th for $149:
The specs are generally similar to those of the 8-inch Teclast X80 Power that we tested with Windows and Android. The difference is that the Chuwi Hi 8 Air is equipped with a brighter and fully laminated display, has 200 more mAh rating from a 4000 mAh battery, it’s a tiny bit lighter while being 1mm thicker, and it has black bezels.
At 400 nits brightness, this tablet like so many other Chuwi tablets has a very bright screen, far above the norm, and this is a very useful feature to have on a tablet. Most people will probably turn down the maximum brightness on a daily basis, that’s how bright it is. Fortunately it takes just two taps in both Android and Windows to adjust the brightness
Other than that they are very similar tablets. So that means an 8-inch screen with Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, powered by a quad-core Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” x5-Z8350 processor, with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of storage with 128GB microSD card support.
To keep the tablet cheap it has just a 2MP front camera and 2MP rear camera, a main speaker outlet on the back, a micro-USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.
So far it looks well built with its all-metal unibody and fully laminated display, and it looks rounded and good to hold with its CNC cutting. The weight is 312 grams while the thickness is 8mm.
That actually makes Chuwi Hi 8 Air the world’s lightest Windows 10 tablet in production at the moment, and among the 10 lightest 8-inch Android tablets as well.
– Tom Bowen