Chinese company Vastking is showing off a new tablet with an 8 inch full HD display, an Intel Apollo Lake processor, and up to 6GB of RAM. Oh, and it has removable game controllers that can attach to the sides of the tablet, making the Vastking G800 look like a Nintendo Switch.

You can’t buy the tablet yet, but Vastking showed a prototype to Notebook Italia recently, and the manufacturer is looking for partners that could bring the tablet to market (probably under a different name).

Like a Nintendo Switch, the tablet is designed to let you attach game controllers to the left and right side of the tablet for handheld use. But you can also detach the controllers and use them as wireless gamepads (they use WiFi direct to connect to the tablet).

The Vastking G800 has a 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, an Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core Apollo Lake processor, and it runs Windows 10 software.

Vastking says it can make versions with between 2GB and 6GB of RAM, and the computer has 32GB of built-in storage, but it can also use an SSD for more (and faster) storage.

Other features include a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, a micro HDMI port, a headset jack, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, a 2MP front camera, and a 7.6V 3,400 mAh battery that the company says should offer up to 4 hours of run time.

Of course, you won’t be able to play Nintendo Switch games on the Vastking G800. And with an Apollo Lake processor, it’s not going to be able to handle high-end Windows games either. But as we learned from the GPD Win handheld gaming PC (which has an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor), Intel’s last few generations of low-power chips can handle a surprising number of games.

Vastking hopes to sell the tablet for about $300 per unit… but that’s the wholesale price for customers that order 1,000 units. So expect the retail price to be substantially higher if and when this tablet comes to market.

thanks Victor C!

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13 replies on “Vastking G800 is like a cross between a Nintendo Switch and a Windows tablet”

  1. China is on the game once again. If they make possible run 5th/6th games with no loss and at over 40 fps.. that gadget would be a good rival… I would consider make indie-games for it

  2. N4200 is still not much better than the Z8750 in the GPD Win1. Might as well wait a few months and get the Win2 that has Core M, 8GB RAM, ans M.2 SSD in a more compact package.

    1. As far as CPU specs go, it looks like the N4200 is barely faster than the Atom x7 Z8750, but the GPU does look like a better upgrade. The HD Graphics 505 is in fact exactly 1 generation newer than the 405 in the x7 SoC. The 505 also has more execution units, faster clock speeds, and support for newer standards like DirectX 12. That’s about it though with the N4200’s advantages over the Z8750.

      1. N4200 uses a lot more power than the Atom X7 (8700 and 8750).
        So if I had to pick, I’d choose the X7.

        But as zdanee said, it’s much much better to get a Core M (M3/5/7 all the same) as it uses a bit more power, but provides a lot more performance.

        A step up would be the 5/6/7th-gen Core i5-U dualcore chipsets.

        A step further would be 8th-gen Core i5 Quadcores and AMD’s new Raven Ridge APU’s.

    2. That Pentium N4200 is actually faster than Atom x7 8750 (see my reply to Generalkidd below). But yeah, the Core M that is going to be used in the GPD Win 2 would be hugely faster (and would cost more also).

  3. I could use a small windows tablet with a N4200. may not be a gaming powerhouse but a definite upgrade to the winbook I have sitting in front of me.

  4. “76V 3,400 mAh battery”

    Wowzers, that’s 258Wh, battery life of a few weeks! Or it’s a typo, 7.6V sounds more likely.

    1. If it was 3GB then thats single channel with possibly 2GB+1GB or 3*1GB RAM chips. However that 6GB could be 2*3GB (with 3GB combinations earlier stated). Best is to have a look inside at the mainboard on the RAM chip arrangement. They could be also using multiple 512MB RAM chips which were very cheap.

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