Allwinner A1x

A new Chinese processor called the Allwinner A10 is showing up in a growing number of inexpensive Chinese tablets. The chip features a 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor core, Mali 400 graphics, HD video capabilities and support for up to 1GB of DDR3 memory.

Best of all, it’s available for prices as low as $7 when ordered in bulk.

That probably explains why a growing number of tablets based on the new chipset are showing up.

Despite the high clock speed, the chips should offer decent, but not spectacular performance or battery life. ARM Cortex-A8 architecture has been around for a few years and doesn’t offer the advantages of multi-core chips based on Cortex-A9 or Cortex-A15 designs.

Still, today’s cheap tablets are starting to offer the kind of performance that we would have expected from high-end phones two years ago. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.


Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,547 other subscribers

3 replies on “Allwinner A10 chip is all the rage with cheap Chinese tablet makers”

  1. Have one of these that I bought from Tmart at $56.
    Works just great with anything I was intending tu use it for.

  2. Scary stuff if you are INTEL or AMD, the average selling price is say $100 per cpu for X-86…so this good enough performance will be putting the squeeze on them big time!

Comments are closed.