There’s a new tablet in the making that on paper is very interesting. It will have an Intel Core M processor, dual-OS Android 5.1 and Windows 10, 4GB of RAM, a resolution of 2048 x 1536, and a cost of under $399.
Unfortunately it’s not a tablet from the likes of Samsung, Asus, or Lenovo, and obviously not Microsoft or Google. Instead this tablet is a Chinese Onda tablet, more specifically the newest version of the 9.7-inch Onda V919, which will launch after Windows 10 has been released in two weeks time.
The Onda V919 exists in many forms already, either as a Windows or Android tablet, or as a dual-OS tablet with Android 4.4 and Windows 8.1. But on either of these tablets, they are either powered by a MediaTek MTK8392 processor or an Intel Atom Z3736 processor. So the novelty on the newest version won’t only be the latest version of both operating systems, but also the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor. The trade off for more power is that the Intel Core M version costs twice as much as the older versions, since the Core M processor costs 10 times as much as the lower power processors.
It’s a shame that the quality brands doesn’t produce tablets like the Onda V919 3G, and that they haven’t made any more dual-OS tablets than they have. A notable exception have been the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA, a dual-OS 2-in-1 tablet at 11.6-inches with a Intel Core processor in the keyboard dock and a less power consuming Intel Atom processor in the tablet.
– Jim Miller