by | October 11, 2017 | Mini PC

Beelink is best known for its Android TV boxes, but their newly-released Beelink AP34 Ultimate, which comes with an Intel Celeron N3450 quad core Apollo Lake processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and Windows 10 OS, is definitely not just another regular TV box. How does this device fit into our daily life? We will try to answer this question in this review.

 

 

Main specs of the Beelink AP34 Ultimate

Operating System: Authorized Windows 10 Home
Processor: Intel Celeron N3450 quad core Apollo Lake processor
CPU Frequency: 1.10 GHz (base) to 2.20 GHz (turbo)
GPU: Intel HD 500 graphics
RAM: 8 GB DDR3
Storage: 64 GB eMMC flash, SD card slot, M.2 SSD slot up to 320 GB
Video Output: HDMI 1.4
Audio: 3.5mm audio jack
Internet: Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, & Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports: 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
Button: Power Button, Reset Hole
Power Supply: 12V/2A
Shell: Cool Blue Metal Case

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by | September 24, 2017 | Reviews

Alldocube, a.k.a Cube, is a Chinese brand best known for making affordable Android tablets. With the demand for Android tablets getting smaller each year, many of Chinese tablet makers either disappeared or changed their business focus, Alldocube hanged on. As a matter of fact, they released quite a number of models of different sizes this year. The Freer X9 is the latest addition to their lineup, and it is the first one this year to come with a high performance processor.

 

 

Main specs of the Alldocube Freer X9

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Screen: 8.9-inch IPS, multi-touch capacitive panel
Display Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (16:10)
Processor: MediaTek MT8173V (Quad-core: A72*2 1.8GHz + A53*2 1.4GHz)
GPU: Imagination PowerVR G6250
RAM / Storage: 4GB / 64GB
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi: 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth: 4.0
Camera: 5MP front camera, 13MP main camera
Battery: 3.8V, 5,500mAh
Ports: Micro SD Card Slot, Type-C Port (USB 3.0 standard), 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Size: 228*144*8.3mm
Weight: 366g
Color: Black front, grey rear

 

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by | September 11, 2017 | Reviews

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they had given up on Windows Phone. HP, HTC and many other OEMs also cancelled their plans to release phones running Windows 10 Mobile Operating System.

However, Cube, a Shenzhen based Chinese company, wouldn’t let Windows Mobile go so easily. They recently released a new 7-inch phablet called WP10, which ships with the already doomed operating system.

Specifications

OS: Windows 10 Home
Screen: 6.98-inch IPS, multi-touch capacitive panel
Display Resolution: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 220 (1.3GHz)
RAM / Storage: 2GB / 16GB
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi: 2.4Ghz, WiFi hotspot
Mobile Network: GSM+WCDMA+FDD LTE
Camera: 5MP back camera, 5MP front camera
Battery: 4.35V, 2,850mAh
Ports: Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB 2.0 Port, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Dual SIM card slot
Size: 187.7 x 97.7 x 7.6 mm, Weight: 248g, Color: white

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by | September 3, 2017 | Reviews

It doesn’t take much insight to notice that the market of Android tablets is shrinking. With phones getting bigger, laptops and convertibles getting thinner, tablets becomes less of a necessity for the majority of consumers.

With many of its competitors disappearing, Cube, a Shenzhen-based manufacturer, remains one of the major supplier of budget Android tablets. And the Free Young X5 is the latest addition to their lineup.

 

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by | August 7, 2017 | Reviews

According to StatCounter, Android OS officially overtook Windows as the world’s most popular operating system in April, 2017. While Android’s dominance in the smartphone and tablet industries grows, its market share in the desktop PC world is still less than 1%. Jide Technology, a company which was founded by three ex-Google engineers in 2014, has been working on “unlocking the potential of Android and accelerating a new age of computing”, at least that’s what their slogan says. The key to that vision is the Remix OS, an Android-based operating system designed to work like a desktop OS.

Although Jide and its Remix OS have gained quite a number of fans with products such as the Ultra Tablet and Remix Mini, many are still confused about what kind of convenience the Remix OS can really bring to their daily life. While being the most versatile Android-based tablet, the Ultra Tablet is heavier and pricier than many more competent Core-M powered Windows convertibles. The Remix Mini is compact, affordable, but powered by a low-end SoC., the performance is somewhat disappointing.

The newly released Remix X1 is designed to replace the Remix Mini, a device that did not achieve the kind of market success Jide had strived for. Will the Remix X1 bring some game-changing features that will finally make it a hit? Or is it just a regular upgrade of its predecessor? I will try to answer these questions in this review.

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by | April 19, 2017 | Reviews

Cube has been making and marketing Windows tablet/PC convertibles for quite a while now, and the Mix Plus is the newest addition to their high-end Windows tablet line. With the latest Intel kabylake Core-M 7Y30 processor under the hood, this slate is designed to replace the Cube i7 Book.

Cube i7 Book Main Specs

OS: Windows 10 Home
Screen: 10.6-inch IPS, 10-point multi-touch, IGZO
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
CPU: Intel Kabylake Core-M 7Y30
CPU Frequency: 1.61GHz (Base clock) – 2.6GHZ (Turbo clock)
GPU: Intel HD 615
RAM / Storage: 4GB LPDDR3L/ 128GB SSD
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi: dual band (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz), WiFi hotspot
Camera: 5MP back camera, 2MP front camera
Battery: 7.4V, 4,300mAh
Ports: Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB 3.0 Port, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, DC Charging Port
Size: 273*172*9.6mm, Weight: 686g, Color: white front and silver rear
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