Chinese device maker Chuwi has been making dual OS tablets capable of running Android and Windows for a little while. Now the company has launched a new model sporting an Intel Atom x5-8300 Cherry Trail processor, Windows 10 and Android 5.1

The Chuwi Hi10 is available from AliExpress for about $250, and it has some pretty remarkable specs for a tablet that costs less than the price of an iPad mini 2.


Chuwi’s tablet is said to have a 10 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It has a microSD card reader for up to 128GB of removable storage. And the tablet has 2MP front and rear cameras.

It’s worth noting that Intel says the Atom x5-8300 processor only supports up to 2GB of RAM, so you might want to take some of the specs in the AliExpress listing with a grain of salt.

The Chuwi Hi10 has a micro HDMI port, two full-sized USB ports, a micro USB port for charging, and an 8m000 mah battery. The tablet supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

There are also pictures showing the Chuwi Hi10 with a keyboard dock, but it’s not clear if the keyboard comes with the tablet.

Note that while you can order the tablet today, it’s not expected to ship until October 10th.


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

27 replies on “Chuwi Hi10 Cherry Trail tablet runs Windows 10 and Android 5.1”

  1. I bought two on 11.11 when price was just 169USD each and both have licensed windows 10 working flawlessly. Funny, but the windows says it has 3.8GB available. Don’t understand what Intel is murmuring about 2GB max…

  2. I think the reseller’s just jumped the gun here and assumed it was the 8300

    The 8500 version supports 4GB of ram so that seems more likely

  3. no official spec yet, what you see on aliexpress just some pre-order trick.

  4. Does this hi10 has licenced windows? if i buy from any seller.
    Will it activate smoothly without any problem?

  5. I’d really like to get a sub $350 Windows 10 tablet. I’d like to get 4gb ram, 64gb storage, and USB 3.0 (preferably type-C).

    These cheaper Chinese brands sound tempting, but most of them have terrible battery life. An 8000mah battery sounds big enough, but the Teclast X98 Pro has the same size and gets 5 hours.

    Either i wait for the Asus T100ha, with 12 hour battery life, but really poor screen resolution. Or I carry around my Anker 10,000mah battery.

    1. If you’d be willing to add another $100 to that $350, PandaWill has the 11.6″ Teclast X2 Pro for $450. It’s a Core M with 4GB of RAM, 64GB upgradable M.2 SATA SSD 1920×1080 IPS with a Wacom compatible digitizer, 2 Tipe A USB 3.0 ports, HDMI bla bla… AND!… everywhere I’ve looked for this thing, I came across this ridiculous 45.000mAh battery spec, which if true, it makes this the Holy Grail, if not there’s always the Cube i7 Stylus.

      1. I think you’ve misread the battery specs. The X2 has a 45000 mWh battery, not mAh. That’s 9000 mAh, assuming a 5v battery.

        I’m not that keen on the idea of the X2 because Teclast only managed a 5hr battery life with the X98 Pro, and its 2w CPU and 8000mAh. How long well the battery last with a 4.5w CPU and a 9000mah battery? They can take advantage of the configurable TDP to sqeeze out more battery life, but that means diminished performance.

        Another concern i have is the major cooling oversight that Teclast showed with the X98 Pro. Chris from discovered that the CPU heat spreader was not transferring the heat to the aluminum body. What a huge missed opportunity, because Chris added a piece of copper and a heat pad to connect the heat spreader to the body, and it lowered temps by 24 degrees!

        I certainly wouldn’t buy a Core M product from a company that doesn’t understand the basics of cooling.

    2. Or spend a bit more? 🙂 The Surface 3 fits, though I don’t know if there are options that work better as a laptop (like the T100, rather than needing a stand).

      I’m hoping Asus come out with a Cherry Trail version of their T100 Chi (which had FullHD resolution – in practice I’m fine with 1366×768 on a 10″ device, but it’s odd they took a step down from their Chi model).

      1. The Surface 3 is $500, and that price doesnt even come with a keyboard. Another $100 for the keyboard cover.

        The Asus T100ha is supposed to come out this month (it was actually due last month), with an Atom X5 Z8500, USB type-C, 2gb RAM, and 32gb storage for $279 (keyboard dock included). There will be 4gb RAM available, and up to 128gb storage. Pricing isn’t official, but you can bet your butt 4gb RAM and 64gb storage will come in far below the $600 it costs to to get a Surface 3 with a keyboard.

        The Surface does have a slightly faster CPU, and a higher resolution screen, but I would buy a T300 Chi at that price point. If there is a higher-spec T100ha model worth buying below $350, I will get one. Otherwise I don’t see myself buying anything else on the market right now.

        There are several Chinese Windows 10 tablets that I would buy in a heartbeat, if they could get better battery life out of them. It seems China can’t make a Windows tablet last longer than 5.5 hours.

        1. Oh, I know the Surface 3 is more expensive, but my point being it may be a case of you-get-what-you-pay-for. Something has to be sacrificed in order to make things cheaper. I don’t think it’s just a case of companies being inept or not releasing the right model.

          I hope that we do see a FullHD version of the T100HA (like the Chi models), but it’s also going to cost more.

          1. You’re absolutely right. You get what you pay for.

            At $150-200 you can get a mainstream brand tablet with really low specs, and a 1366×768 screen.

            Or you can get a Chinese brand and get the same specs, but a 2048×1536 screen.

            The mainstream tablet lacks screen resolution. The Chinese brand lacks good engineering, warranty, and customer support.

            Either route, you get what you pay for.

      2. Yeah but you forget that some like this tablet for their dual boot OS.

  6. It looks to be a good device. I played around with a Vi8 awhile back. I ordered a Vi10 with keyboard a week ago. I am exciting to see reviews on this unit if it is a hit, I will trade up.

    1. Try AMIduOS on it ? I’m using it on my desktop, it works rather well and is really cheap. Has the PlayStore (as a separate but free download) too.
      There’s a free 1-month trial version.

      1. Hi, I have tried AMIduOS on a Mediacom w912 as well and I noticed that 2 gb of Ram was not sufficient , maybe these new models with 4 gb can be the best solution to use a native tablet/netbook Windows with Android simulated. I tested Amiduos with my laptop, if someone wants there a link in my G+ profile 🙂

        1. Indeed, my desktop has a lot more RAM. Might still be OK on a tablet if you don’t multitask ?

          1. I did some tricks (like scaling video resolution) to obtain a decent emulation. But after an Antutu test the score was around 23000 points and a simple game did not work as well as the score before said. So maybe it is a matter of a few RAM or a few power of the CPU.

          2. @obarthelemy:disqus sorry, I have two accounts in DISQUS, in the last answer I used the second one! 🙂

    1. That is an excellent point… I did say the specs were remarkable, didn’t I?

      I’ll update the post with a suggestion that we take some of these features with a grain of salt. Thanks for the reminder!

    2. Those limitations are sometimes able to be worked around. I know I have a j1900 board from Asrock which support 16GB RAM (confirmed as in use by both Windows and Linux systems) while Intel claims the J1900 chipset only supports 8 Gigs max.

      1. The limitation is usually per RAM slot, so you can usually go higher if there’s two slots or if it’s at least a higher grade dual channel slot…

        However, there is a difference from how much RAM you can install and how much RAM the system actually uses and going beyond spec can make the system unstable… So they list what they will support and it’s your own risk if you go beyond…

        1. I see what you are saying but in this case the Asrock board specifically lists support for 16GB RAM while the Intel specs for the J1900 CPU it uses are given as a max of 8GB.
          So it’s not just people doing it and hoping for the best. And it’s not just a typo, Asrock gives the spec in multiple places. Indeed I think they may have done similar on some product for the new N3000 series chips.
          These chips are all dual channel. I disagree that the specs for max RAM given in Intel charts is a per-channel number.
          I have 16GB on the J1900 board and validated that both Win10 and Xubuntu 14.04 at least both do see the full 16GB RAM. No instability has been apparent from it.
          The Win10 box does have a few small issues but they are the same as I’ve seen widely reported online so I’ve no reason to attribute them to the higher RAM usage.

          1. This isn’t new, what I’ve stated has been true of ATOMs since they first came out and people were getting 4GB of RAM to work in systems that only had 2GB limit.

            Thing is it didn’t always work, the limit is based on the memory controller and what it can be assured of being used with but just like memory addressing that you can get to work even with 32GB for over 4GB, it’s possible to go beyond the limit but doesn’t mean you always should or that you get the full benefit from the added RAM.

            Now Asrock probably tested what they could get away with and thus the higher spec listed but that’s with their motherboard and doesn’t mean the same would work in another motherboard and Intel has to list what works on all and side on the side of caution.

            Everything from quality of the board to how the firmware is optimized can matter to how well the components work together, as well as the type of RAM you are using…

            Mind these Intel SoCs support more than just one type of RAM as well…

            While what they consider unstable may only matter to people who need things like error correcting RAM to work for high levels of accuracy and may not matter to the average person but again Intel isn’t just serving regular users and the J1900 does get used in some low end servers/NAS…

            It’s also not like all chips produced have the same tolerance levels… The J1900 is part of the later yields for Bay Trail when they improved the tolerances for things like slightly faster clocks, etc. but they don’t always update the specs when they improve the yields, as by then they’re usually already working towards the next gen chip… So may also be a side benefit that wasn’t true of first gen productions…

            And finally, there’s the practical side to consider… a level of RAM is usually proportional to the level of performance and RAM beyond that point starts becoming overkill…

            Consequently, 16GB is something better used with a Core chip for the most bang for your buck… but some still offer more because of marketing and the belief you can increase performance with more RAM when that’s only true if there was insufficient RAM to begin with… Along with people getting a little crazy on what specs they think they need in a modern system, especially as they seem to ignore that the software has improved on memory efficiency and many OS have better memory managers now…

            Though, some specific usage niches can benefit… Like for a server running multiple VMs but that’s a pretty specific and not something most regular users would be doing… and besides a single RAM module can only provide so much bandwidth, and the capacity is a separate issue from the max system bandwidth that will also effect the max performance you can get out of the RAM…

            Not to mention part of the RAM gets used as video memory for the iGPU and that can effect system stability as well and puts a higher reliance on driver support…

            So it’s a mix bag, even if it works just fine for you…

          2. I don’t disagree with most of what you said. But indeed a lot of it goes to why Intel might only spec a processor for a given amount of RAM and why it might end up that a motherboard manufacturer (since these are not socketed) may spec a higher value in line with tested RAM.
            That goes to what was originally being spoken of in the thread – that the maker was quoting a higher max RAM than Intel gives for the part used. My point was only that this might be quite legitimately the case and not an indication of deceit on the part of the seller.
            For myself the 16GB was a bit overkill and I had intended to go with 8. However on the day the 16GB deal was not much more in proportion (the 8Gig was going to be around high mid $40s shipped and for $35 more I got the 16Gig shipped quicker) and also fell under a free two day shipping option (Shoprunner via Newegg) which the 8Gig kit did not.
            So for not twice the money I got twice the RAM and as importantly to my patience had all the parts I needed in two days rather than waiting perhaps several more for the RAM to arrive.

          3. Well, a good deal is a good deal and there’s always the chance the parts will last you long enough to use them in another system that can make better use of them later…

            DDR4 will start taking over, starting next year, but it’ll be a few years at least before we stop using DDR3…

Comments are closed.