There are a growing number of Windows tablets available for under $200. But the Pipo W5 manages to stand out thanks to its support for pen input.

Chinese device maker Pipo’s new tablet has an 8 inch touchscreen display, support for pressure-sensitive writing or drawing with a digital pen, and an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor.

It’s expected to sell for about 899 yuan in China. That’s a little less than $150, although the tablet will likely cost a little more in the US or Europe if you can find a store that will ship it that far.

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The Pipo W5 has an Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC flash storage, and a 1280 x 800 pixel display.

That gives it a little more memory and storage than you get with the recent sub-$200 tablets from Dell, HP, and others. But the processor isn’t quite as fast as the Atom Z3740 and Z3745 chips that powered the first 8 inch Windows 8 tablets which launched about a year ago.

The Pipo tablet has a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and a 4500mAh battery.

via Edward Weinart, Cngadget, and Mike Cane

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10 replies on “Pipo W5 is a $150, pen-enabled Windows tablet”

  1. I thought the Atom Z3735G only supports up to 1Gb ram… Perhaps they have the Atom Z3735F in there to accommodate the ram. Either way, I’d be very surprised if there were not a typo in those specs from one of the people in Pipo.

  2. I’d get this if it was officially sold in the US (ie. not through 3rd party importers).

    1. For $150? Not likely… would be nice thou. What I’d like to know is if there is an HDMI output on this?

      1. That was my first thought too, but the Pen looks remarkably similar to a Wacom pen. Maybe it is stolen Wacom tech?

  3. wonder how this compares with the new Toshiba Encore 2 Write

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