The Chinese tablet brand Chuwi is launching a new mid-range 10.1-inch tablet around September 15th. It’s called Chuwi HiPad X and features a good choice of components for a mid-range tablet. It’s launching from tablet stores Aliexpress and Gearbest
Like so many tablets from other Chinese tablet brands, the Chuwi HiPad X also comes with 4G integrated, but as always you’ll have to check and see if the bands in your region are covered first.
The processor in the Chuwi HiPad X is an octa-core 2.0 GHz MediaTek MT6771V Helio P70 processor with Mali-G72 GPU that performs very similar to the processor in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.
On top of that, Chuwi HiPad X has both 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, and even 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, which is all very good for a mid-range tablet.
The 10.1-inch screen sports a Full HD resolution display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, though I was surprised to hear that this otherwise likeable tablet only has a mono speaker at 0.7W.
As for the rest of the specs, the Chuwi HiPad X has 7000 mAh battery, optional keyboard cover, Chuwi HiPen support, a 5MP front camera, an 8MP rear camera, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, while featuring a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB C 2.0 port.
While Chuwi has carried over some of the design elements from the previous tablet in this series, it is still 9.5mm thick while weighing 550 grams.
The main hardware of the Chuwi HiPad X makes this an attractive tablet, but some of the cons I mentioned makes it harder to argue for this tablet, especially when it’s already priced higher than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite which has been on the market for enough months now to go on sale for under $300 a lot of the time.
– Jim Miller