Cube i9, i7 and Cube Jumper EZpad 5s Flagship clone Microsoft Surface in the Chinese version
According to a recent IDC study, consumer interest in hybrid computers like Microsoft Surface will grow until the end of the decade. Moreover, the company believes that more and more people will buy the model of Windows 10 that will have a negative impact on the popularity of tablets with iOS and Android.
Will come true if this forecast is hard to say, but now not about it. I propose now to look at some new models, whose followers, according to analysts, will dominate the mobile PC market in the next few years. In particular, let us consider the basic characteristics of the three cheaper, Chinese alternatives to tablets from Microsoft, and start with model i9 from the manufacturer Cube.
The device is equipped with a 12.2-inch IPS-display (1920 x 1200 pixels), a dual-core processor of the sixth generation Intel Core M3 Y630 (Skylake) with a clock frequency of 1.51 GHz (2.2 GHz in turbo mode), 4GB of RAM, SDD drive of 128 GB and a graphics accelerator Intel HD515. All together this makes it one of the most powerful tablet from China as a worthy rival to the Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft.
In addition, the tablet offers the battery, 10000 mAh, one USB Type-C, full-sized USB 3.0 port and two-position kickstand, which, combined with the keyboard makes Cube i9 a full-fledged laptop. By the way, the keyboard cover is not part of the package and offered separately for $ 70. Since the tablet is $ 537, coupled with keyboard Cube i9 is not much cheaper than Surface Pro 3 128GB LTE that costs a hundred dollars more.
Cube i7 Stylus
Cube i7 Stylus can be called a «lightweight» variant of the previous model. It is also possible to attach the keyboard, but the design i7 Stylus is not provided stand. And it’s not the only difference from Cube i9. First, the tablet is equipped with a less powerful Intel Core M-5Y10c with a frequency of 1.0 GHz. Secondly, it has a SSD twice the smaller capacity of 64 GB. And thirdly, the display Cube i7 has a diagonal of 10.6” with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. He does not have and a full USB, not to mention the USB Type-C. In terms of ports i7 can offer only mini HDMI and micro USB 3.0.
The claimed battery life is 5 hours of video playback. Price – $ 304. Need a keyboard? Then this is the game for 50 dollars more.
Jumper EZpad 5s Flagship
The latest member of our collection referred to as Jumper EZpad 5s Flagship. It can be called a clone of the Microsoft Surface just because of appearance. From the point of view of the hardware features, it is no better than any other Chinese Windows tablet with a price range from 100 to 200 dollars. So the word «Flagship» in the name redundant – processor model and type of internal memory make this product is not flagship.
The filling of the tablet presents a Quad-core Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-8300, 4 GB of RAM and eMMC-drive to 64 GB. Display 11.6-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. There are two USB 2.0 ports and one 3.0. The battery has a capacity of 8500 mAh. The price is $ 335, or $ 247 per variant without a keyboard.