Pipo Max M9 will be first to ship with quad-core Rockchip CPU

Chinese chip maker Rockchip has been promising to deliver a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor for a while, and now it looks like it’s about ready to hit the streets.

The Pipo Max M9 will be one of the first tablets to ship with the new Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor with ARM Mali 400 graphics, and t-kstore has posted some initial benchmark results for the tablet.

Pipo Max M9

The tablet managed to score 18013 in Antutu and 5039 in Quadrant, which puts it somewhere between the Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in terms of performance. That’s not a bad place to be.

Bear in mind, these benchmarks test very specific performance measures and aren’t always indicative of real-world performance, but they do provide a way to pit one phone or tablet against another.

Rockchip RK3188 benchmarks

You can read more about how the benchmark results compare with those of other recent Chinese tablets at the SlateDroid forum.

The Pipo Max M9 features a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It has 533 MHz Mali-400 quad-core graphics, front and rear cameras, WiFi and Bluetooth, and a microSDHC card and HDMI port.

Tech2.hu has posted some photos and a hands-on video of the tablet, and it looks pretty decent for a Chinese tablet from a company you may never have heard of.

Some vendors at AliExpress are already taking orders for the Pipo M9 tablet, with prices running around $280 to $300.

  • http://twitter.com/Stennan84 Stennan

    Any chance there will be a 3g version?

  • strider_mt2k

    Another lower-cost tablet that threatens to be a perfectly usable daily driver.

    I hope a review can be done on this piece when it comes out.

  • sushan

    Newer versions of the Kube U30gt are showing up on Taobao with that chip too, for pre order.

  • http://ARMdevices.net/ Charbax

    I just posted a video of it, just arrived on market yesterday for 1200rmb http://armdevices.net/2013/03/10/pipo-max-m9-rk3188-28nm-hkmg-quad-core-arm-cortex-a9-tablet/

  • aian

    I was really skeptical as to how this tablet performs but when my cousin got this PIPO M9 Pro from a store (I think it’s merimobiles.com), I was amazed by this tablet’s performance for such a cheap price?Ah yes I’m buying this!