Chinese tablet maker Cube is updating its line of 2-in-1 tablets with its first model featuring a 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processor.
The Cube Mix Plus features a 10.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, an Intel Core M3-7Y30 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of solid state storage. It also has a detachable keyboard and a Wacom digitizer for digital pen input.
Gearbest is taking pre-orders for $475, although TechTablets notes that it will probably sell for less in China (and perhaps internationally) when it hits the streets.
Other features include a 4,300 mAh battery, a USB Type-C port, a micro USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, a 5MP rear camera, and a 2MP front camera.
The tablet has stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. And it’s a dual-OS device that comes with both Windows and Android pre-installed.
Cube has offered a couple of Core M-powered tablets in the past, but the move to Intel’s new Kaby Lake chips should bring improved CPU and graphics performance, reduced power consumption, and support for hardware-accelerated H.265 and VP9 video encoding and decoding.
I’ve just ordered one of these in a flash sale. Does anyone know what keyboard is compatible? It’s a pogo 10 pin so it should work with the CDKO9 which is for the i7 book, but not the CDK08, which, I think, is 5 pin and non compatible. Any advice appreciated
if i would have been 13.3 screen for 400$ price or less it could be great
I thought the previous gen already had hardware h265 decode support? Skylake apparently has hardware 8 bit decode, it’s just 10bit and some power consumption improvements this time around.
Make these 3:2 already…
I plan on replacing my Surface 3 LTE sometime early/mid next year. Hopefully, other Core M devices come out in this size range with a 3:2 aspect ratio.
Given the tablet runs windows and has a 4,300 mAh, how is the battery life going to be? I would say not that great. I thought my cube i7 stylus had like two batteries of that capacity to eake out better battery life. Aside from the color it looks like a cube–no surface like kickstand and keyboard with only one working angle. I do prefer the blue though.
mAh as a battery measurement is a bit tricky. If it’s rated on 3.7V like in a phone, it’s pretty weak. If it’s on 5V, like in a powerbank, a bit better. But given the Core M CPU, I would think it’s rated on 11.5-12V, so it’s actually 3-4 times better then what you would imagine by reading “4300 mAh”. As for the stand, it looks foldable to me. I really hated the fixed stand of the Cube i7s, I bought a bluetooth keyboard & folder-style-case+stand instead for it.
The base battery pack on most laptops is in the 4000-5500mAh range at 10.8 or 11.1 volts. Considering this has a Core M CPU I suspect that is what this tablet/laptop combination device’s battery pack’s voltage is rated at as well. I did run across a cheap Chinese laptop with an Atom processor that had a battery pack rated at five volts and about 4000mAh, it charges via a USB adapter intended for cell phones or tablets but even a low-power Core M uses much more power than the Atom in that cheap computer (the Atom CPU in that particular laptop was intended for cheap tablets, not the somewhat more powerful Atom in most cheaper laptops such as those blue or pink $199 HPs).
Its a 7.4 V battery. zdanee doesnt know how to read specs.
Well, as an owner of a Cube i7 Stylus, and a past owner of a iWork 10 as well as a number of Chuwi and Teclast tablets, I can say fairly certainly that this looks nothing like a regular Cube device and has a strong Teclast vibe to it. Bring back the blue! 🙂
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