Cube iWork 8 – 8″ Windows 10 Tablet With Cherry Trail Is Cheap But Short On Battery Life

The newest Chinese tablet to launch is the new Cube iWork 8, an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet with an Intel Atom “Cherry Trail” processor. It costs just under $102, but has a short battery life that curbs the initial enthusiasm:

With a 3300 mAh battery capacity, the battery life isn't more than 3 hours. That just might be a new record in 2015. So this is a tablet for either the house or car where it can be plugged into a charger all the time, or if the tablet goes mobile it probably needs to be accompanied by a power bank to keep the fun going.

It's something of a shame, because the tablet has okay value otherwise (for its class). This is a Windows 10 tablet with an 8-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution and 5-point touch support, an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. And so far this fall, the only 8-inch Windows 10 tablet from the top brands to launch with the new Cherry Trail processor yet is the HP Pro Tablet 608 G1, which costs 3 times as much as the Cube iWork 8.

Cube iWork 8 Windows 10 tablet
Cube iWork 8 Windows 10 tablet

The other specs are 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi cover and Bluetooth 4.0, a 2MP front camera and a 2MP rear camera (both of which were poor on the predecessor of this tablet), micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports, 128GB microSD card support, a thickness of 9.8 mm, and a weight of 339 grams.

So the best thing about this tablet is the price, but at the same time it's not enough.

The next tablet to launch in the 8-inch Windows 10 tablet category is the HP Envy Note 8 on November 8.

Cube iWork 8

Windows 10 Cherry Trail Tablet

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