TrekStor SurfTab 8.0 review and first impressions

TrekStor SurfTab 8.0 is an 8 inch tablet that runs Windows 8.1 operating system. First hands on Trekstor SurfTab 8.0 review video is also available courtesy of tabletblog. TrekStor SurfTab 8.0 is a windows 8.1 Intel tablet that features Intel Atom Z3735G quad core processor clocked at 1.83 GHz clock speed. It is current on sale at amazon for around 120 euros. The first impression is quite good, but there are cheaper alternatives.

TrekStor SurfTab 8.0 is not particular exciting but has some good hardware inside. Specifications include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal flash memory and a micro SD card slot. There is a camera on its back packing 2 megapixel low resolution camera but I do not think it matters on a tablet. In addition to Windows 8.1, you also get a free annual license for Microsoft Office 365 software.

TrekStor SurfTab 8.0 review

The SurfTab Wintron 8.0 comes with a plastic housing with highly glossy surface. Since the one reviewed was in white, fingerprints were not visible. On the sides, two stereo speakers are present.

TrekStor SurfTab 8.0 reviews

While the Wintron has good price – performance ratio, we still find it difficult to recommend it. The reason is that there are better tablet competitors out there whose prices are lower too.

Pipo W5 tablet specifications, comes with stylus

Pipo W5 is a windows 8 tablet that costs 199 euro and features a small 8 inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The highlight of Pipo W5 is its support for stylus input.

Pipo W5 tablet specifications include Intel Atom Z3735G quad core 1.83 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC flash memory, two cameras (5 / 2 megapixel cameras) and a battery with capacity of 4500 mAh.

The Pipo W5 costs about 899 Yuan in China which is about 120 euros in Europe. However we are pretty sure it will retail at much higher cost in European shops if it ever makes a debut here.

Pipo W5 tablet specifications

The new Windows 8.1 with Bing has definitely allowed the Microsoft to gain some market share in the tablet arena and with devices like Pipo W5, there is little its rivals will be able to do. Windows allows users to do so much more on the move. There are no compatibility issues and you can even connect your scanners and printers with them easily since you can use the existing x86 / x64 drivers with them.  

Onda V891W specifications, price and release date, Windows 8.1 with full HD display and bay trail processor

The Onda V891W is one of the cheapest tablet with Windows 8.1 and quad-core Intel Bay Trail processor. It has 8.9 inch full HD display packing 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

Onda V891W price and release date

The Onda V891W is on sale for mere 130 dollars or 150 euro and comes preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing. Slowly and gradually Windows 8 tablets are getting cheaper and more affordable every day. This is how it looks like.

Onda V891W specifications, price and release date

Onda V891W specifications

The Onda V891W specifications include 8.9 inch display with full HD 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. Powered by Intel Atom Z3735F bay trail quad core processor and 2 gigabytes of memory. It has thin frames and central home button which makes it easy to hold and operate in both horizontal and vertical manner.

And since this Onda V891W has less than 10 inch display size, you get Windows 8.1 and Office 365 one year subscription. For storage you get 32 gigabytes of onboard storage. There is a 2MP front webcam and 5 mega pixel rear camera with auto focus capabilities. Connectivity options include WiFi, WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0. Battery size is 7800 mAh.

Operating System: Windows 8.1
Display: 8.9 inch IPS (16:10) to 1920 x 1200, 225 PPI, 10 touch points of contact
Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3735F quad-core processor
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics Gen7 from 646MHz
Storage: 32GB EMMC
Networking: 802.11n WiFi, WiDi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 host
Webcam: 2MP / 5MP with auto-focus
Battery: 7800 mAh
Weight: 521 g
Dimensions: 241 x 169 x 7.9 mm

Toshiba WT7-C16 Mini Encore Windows 8 Tablet for just $120

Toshiba has launched a new WT7-C16 Mini Encore Windows 8 Tablet for just 120 dollars. It features 1024×600 pixel resolution and is powered by Intel Atom Z3537G processor which is fine enough to run the Windows 8.1 with Bing operating system smoothly. 

Toshiba WT7-C16 Mini Encore specifications

* Display: 7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
* Processor: Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail
* Graphics: Intel HD
* Memory: 1 GB DDR3L (1333 MHz)
* Connectivity: 1 x Micro-USB, 1 golf Micro-SD / SDHC / SDXC ( max 128 GB) Wi-Fi 802.11 BGN, * Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack
* Webcam: webcam 2 megapixel rear and 0.3 MP front
* Operating System: Windows 8.1
* Pre-loaded software: Microsoft Office 365 Personal
* Battery life: 72 hours
* Color: White (pure white)
* Dimensions: 119.8 x 199 x 10.9mm
* Weight: 350 grams

Toshiba WT7-C16 Mini Encore

The Toshiba WT7-C16 Mini Encore Windows 8 tablet measures just 12 x 20 x 1.1 cm and weighs 350 grams. We are hoping that the price will 119 euro when it comes to Europe.

Its Intel Atom Z3537G is a quad core 1.3 GHz processor which together with 1 gigabyte of RAM should be just fine to handle the windows operating system.

There are two cameras on the unit – one on the back and another one in the front. It will be made available during Christmas time.

MSI Primo 82 83 Specifications, tablets with 8 inch screen

MSI Primo 82 and Primo 83 are two upcoming tablets with eight inch displays. Both run Android operating system and come in variety of processors. 

MSI Primo 82 Specifications

This comes with a quad core Intel Atom Z3735G processor clocked at 1.33GHz with turbo boost of 1.83Ghz. The graphics are handled by built in Intel HD graphics clocked between 311 – 646 MHz.

MSI Primo 82 Specifications

A gigabyte of RAM accompanies the rest of the hardware. As mentioned earlier the MSI Primo 82 comes with a 8 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. For storage you get 8 GB storage which is expandable via micro SD card slot.

MSI Primo 83 Specifications

The Primo 83 is powered by MediaTek MT6592 which is clocked at 1.3 GHz and has four cores. The CPU is accompanied by 1 gigabyte of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage backed by micro SD card slot to expand internal storage.

MSI Primo 83 Specifications

Other specifications include 5 megapixel rear camera, a 2 MP front webcam and 3800 mAh battery. 

Right now there is no word on their price tags.