Gearbest is holding a flash sale on cube 2 in 1 tablets currently and while many of the deals have ended already there are still quite a lot of good deals which you can check out. Take the Cube iWork 8 for example.
iWork 8 is a lightweight tablet, which is available in either android or windows operating systems. It has a micro sim slot and a long battery life. The tablet has several ports on the left side which includes a micro sim port, a high-definition multimedia (HDMI) port, which is the mini type and stronger than the old types, and the Universal serial bus port also known as the USB. It has a plastic housing textured with white matte, which does not show fingerprints, but dirt is seen on the white rear.
The CUBE iWork 8 is touting the latest Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8300 processor and a bright 1280 x 800 IPS display. The first thing you will notice about the Cube iWork 8 Ultimate is how identical it is to the many other competing 8-inch Windows tablets. In fact, almost all cheap 8-inch Windows tablets look the same. You may find the Acer W4 and the Lenovo Miix 2 more stylish and one of a kind, but they do cost considerably more than the slates from less celebrated Chinese brands.
The Cube iWork 8 Ultimate sports a white bezel encased by a white rear panel with silver edges. When held vertically, the device’s 2-MP front camera sits at the top, above the 8-inch touch-capacitive screen. There is no branding or button on the front of the tablet. The slate’s right edge hosts a power button and a volume switch, while the top edge plays host to a micro SD card slot, a micro USB input, a micro HDMI port, a headphone jack and a physical Home button. The iWork 8 Ultimate’s white plastic back panel has a faint texture for grip, but it’s not as comfy as the Dell Venue 8 Pro’s soft-touch rear.
The device’s 2-MP rear camera and small speaker gate sit at the top of the back panel, while the model and some branded information are printed at the bottom. At 339g and 9.6mm thick, this iWork 8 Ultimate is by no means the slimmest or lightest tablet out there. But for a tablet which runs full desktop Windows OS, it is still quite portable, and can be held in one hand for a relatively long period of time without causing any discomfort. When you translate the resolution to pixel density, you get 189PPI. In a year when our eyes have been spoiled by QHD and 4K displays on flagship smartphones, the iWork 8 Ultimate’s display may appear to be a slight disappointment but you get what you pay for.
However, in the real life use, it’s not really the case. The multicolored Live Tile interface looks crisp on the iWork 8 Ultimate’s screen, the Cube iWork 8 Ultimate’s tiny speaker is clear, but far from room-filling. The Cube iWork 8 Ultimate is a very capable Windows 10 tablet that packs a beautiful display into a sturdy frame. Currently selling on Gearbest at $85.99, the Cube iWork 8 Ultimate represents a lot of tablets for the money. If you’re intrigued by running full desktop Windows OS on a miniature tablet, it’s worth checking out.
Cube iwork 8 has a powerful processor, can be used for games, movies, and music listening purposes. It is fast and it is light weight. Anytime you think of a cheap tablet that can be a mini PC think cube iWork 8 if you are on budget price.
Apart from the Cube iWork 8 Gearbest is also offering some more expensive Cube 2 in 1 tablets that you should check out :
Cube’s first Transformer Book style 2 in 1, the iWork10 Ultimate or iWork10 Flagship as it’s called in China, is a dual-boot Windows 10 and Android 5.1 tablet build around a 16:10 ratio 10.1-inch screen, powered by an Atom X5 Z8300. A now very common Intel Cherry Trail chipset for manufacturers to use. Its got 4GB of single channel RAM, clocked at 1600 Mhz. And a the usual Realtek wireless N, BT 4.0, MicroSD support. Micro HDMI Out, Micro USB 3.0 port and a microUSB 2.0 for charging and data transfer in Android. Sadly no full-sized USB port on the tablet itself.
The Cube iWork10 Ultimate is a good alternative to those looking for an ASUS Transformer Book style two in one. Or something similar to the Chuwi Hi10 with a slimmer better metallic build. You get a great build, Android 5.1 and Windows 10 out of the box and one of the best 10.1″ keyboards I’ve used with two USB 2.0 ports.
But it’s not perfect, if you must have full USB 3.0 speeds then this isn’t the tablet you’re after unless Cube fixes this issue. And the speakers just aren’t loud enough in Windows.
The iWork 12 is definitely Intel Atom-based. With a 12.2-inch screen and a kickstand, it bears a striking resemblance to the more premium Skylake Core M powered Cube i9. Running on an Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8300 CPU and 64GB eMMc drive, the iWork 12 is more of an entry-level convertible than a powerhouse hybrid. The price may seem low compared to similar systems such as the ASUS T100HA, but it is still a tad higher than the price of the iWork 10 Ultimate ($152.4), which rocks the same internal setup.
So who might I recommend this device to? Definitely not those who want a device to use as a main PC, but someone who already owns a powerful desktop PC and only wants a cheap netbook/tablet for light business tasks and media consumption. The best thing about the Cube iWork 12 is its cost-efficiency. For only $264.59 (keyboard excluded), you have a versatile, simple convertible with a stunning 12.2-inch IPS screen. The tablet does media-consumption tasks brilliantly, and can handle reasonable productivity tasks as well as most entry-level laptops. And you can easily switch from Windows to Android and the other way around on one device. Also, the build quality of the Cube iWork 12 is superior to the similarly priced ONDA and Teclast tablets.
The Cube iWork 12 is more of a system to replace your iPads or Android tablets than to use as a main personal computer. The ability to run Microsoft Office and other light desktop applications means you will always get more productivity out of this device than from an iPad or an Android tablet. For the right reason this can be a really good purchase.