Recently the lab decided to test out the Winbook TW801 Black Tablet on a trip to see whether it can hold up to durability, usability and just plain old device use. The lab is reporting that the tablet performed well on a recent Los Angeles business trip that provided the person with internet usage on a strong wi-fi connection, creating Lazarus Pascal programs on the tablet during the work days and finally checking emails or performing typical duties.
The TW801 tablet has a 8 inch screen which is capable of enough space to view videos and documents. The tablet also comes with a one-year Office 365 package but you have to activate within the time limit which was 15 days based on our research.
- Multi-Touch Touchscreen IPS 16:10 8″ 1280×800 Display
- Intel Baytrail-T Z3735D 1.33GHz Quad-Core CPU
- Intel HD Graphics (Gen 7 GFX)
- 2GB RAM & 32GB eMMC Flash Storage
- Windows 8.1 + Bing
- Expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
- Front and Rear Cameras (2 Megapixels each)
- AC Adapter, Charges via USB Port
- 1 x Micro USB 2.0
- 1 x Full Size USB 3.0
- 1 x SD (SDHC/SDXC)
- 1 x Micro HDMI
- 1 x 3.5mm Audio Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
- 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth
The device costs between $99 to 129.00 depending if you can get it on sale, the functionality is pretty awesome with touch thus allowing the end user to use Windows 8.1 the way it was meant to.
The warranty is for one year from the vendor and as always you can get the additional extended warranty as a cheap add-on but that is up to the end user whether they want to do that.
Office 365 Personal includes
Other available TW devices are the TW100 (10.1 inch), various different versions of the TW800 series and the TW700 which is the low end.
Using the Lazarus compiler the lab was able to design and develop working Object Pascal applications during the trip but the big key is to use the microSD card as much as possible, the flash storage gets eaten up fairly quickly if you decide to put too much on to the device.
We recommend that if you are looking for a cheap Windows 8.1 solution that you should give a solid look at the Winbook TW tablet series to see whether it fits your needs.
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