Dual-boot tablets that can run Windows and Android software seem to be all the rage in China these days. But the Chuwi Vi10 manages to stand out from an increasingly crowded field thanks to a few special features, including two full-sized USB ports, a detachable keyboard dock, and a 10.6 inch display.

The tablet should be available in China soon for 799 Yuan (about $129 dollars), or 899 Yuan ($145) with a leather keyboard case.

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The Chuwi vi10 runs Windows 8.1 and Google Android 4.4, although Chuwi says an Android 5.0 update is on the way. It’s powered by an Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor and features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

There’s a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage, an HDMI port, micro USB port, and and 8000 mAh battery.

While the dual full-sized USB ports might not be all that important for a tablet that runs Google Android, they could certainly come in handy when you’re using Windows. Want to connect a printer, external hard drive, or other peripherals? You don’t have to unplug one device to connect another (or use a micro USB to USB adapter).

After spending some time with the Cube i6 Air 3G, I have to say I’m not entirely sold on the utility of dual-boot tablets (I promise to get around to writing a more detailed review one of these days). I rarely find myself going through the trouble of rebooting to switch operating systems. But since Microsoft is giving away free Windows licenses to makers of small tablets, I suppose it doesn’t cost anything extra to include two operating systems instead of one: so if you don’t mind giving up some of your precious built-in storage space to an extra OS, I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have the option of dual booting.

via Mike Cane

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23 replies on “Chuwi Vi10 is a 10.6 inch Windows/Android dual-OS tablet”

  1. there was a presale last Friday and they are delivering just ship my device today. if im not wrong there were 2000 device available for presale.
    there is also a hd screen version available, chuwi V10HD for 849CNY soon, similarly spec thou it lack the full sized usb port.

    i ilke having 2 fullsized usb port as i can use it as a netbook for work and travel 🙂

  2. Crap, I just bought the Chuwi vi8 a few days ago . Had I known this was coming, I would have waited for it.

    Still $89 and free delivery for the Chuwi vi8 was a good deal

    1. haha from banggood? I ordered one also during the flash sale 🙂 10″ seems a bit too big imo for portability

  3. Is there anything besides the Surface 3 if I want a ~10″ tablet with passive cooling, a CoreM or CherryTrail CPU, 4GB of RAM, a full USB, a video output, microUSB charger and pen support?

    1. Yes there is something better it’s called: Android tablet.

      Google is a wonderful thing u know. 🙂

      1. Okay, let’s be even more specific. I need a portable, noiseless device that doubles as a work machine and I can hook it up as a desktop machine occasionally. Also I don’t know many Android tablets with proper pen support.
        Right now I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro, and even thou it works perfectly fine, the 2GB RAM is a bit small, the drawing program chokes sometimes, it doesn’t have a video output, so I have to carry around an USB-VGA adapter and an USBhub, and I’d like a bit bigger screen. In the meantime I want to keep all the benefits of the DV8P, so I want it noiseless, easy to carry around, and Win8.1 obviously.

        1. Then no, Surface 3 or 3Pro or wait to see what comes with the next generation, should be announced during summer or after summer. or you can maybe make the rounds of the blogs and see what responses you get!

          1. This actually has everything I’m looking for. A bit on the heavy side, but very interesting. Thanks!

    2. Cube i7, it’s s 4GB Core m ssd powered tablet with a nice keyboard dock. 11.6″ solved!

  4. Think very hard before purchasing from China! Cost of returning a malfunctioning tablet, communication from dealers, transit time, quality of workmanship, tracking, and honesty of dealers. All these are issues with China bought devices! Even if you use Amazon, Ebay or Allibaba. They will give you a money back guaranty, but your expenditure of time and effort can give you more than an upset stomach!

    1. Yes, after spending the last few days trying to return a totally non broken (and horribly made) tablet to merimobiles I would heartily concurr wiht the above statements.

  5. How much free space is available? I would think it would be fairly little.

    1. I have a Teclast X98 Air 3G with identical specs. Windows comes with 8GB free space, Android comes with 6GB free space. You can use tools to compress the windows and get up to about 10~12GB of free space. Android you can use Link2SD.

    2. If you want a dual boot tablet, go for one of the 64GB options so that you won’t be short of storage from day 1. 32GB is constraining even on a single boot Win8 tablet. The MicroSD storage is not a solution to this.

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