Tablet PC's For Artist - Low Cost/High Performance
To of the most promising players to date in this competively growing market are Cube and Teclast. These Chinese table makers offer single and dual OS tablets that use intel processors that are capable of running both Windows and Android operating systems and some models offer the ability to switch between these Oses.
The current top of the line of these tables is the Cube i7 Stylus and the Teclast X2 Pro which support a digitizing pen so that artist or anyone else can draw on these tablets using highend applications like Photoshop as well as using 3D application.
Though the performance is not up to par as with a Core i5/i7 processor that is used in a surface pro; the Core-M processor used in these tablets is quite capable of letting an artist create artwork without a problem; and since these tablet pc's only use flash media the performance is quite good for hardware that ranges from between $350 to $450.
The Dual Core tablet features an 11.6 inch full hd IPS capacitive touchscreen equipped with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage expandable with a 128GB TF Card Slot.
The other features are similar to the Teclast X2 Pro discussed below. In essence the X3 Pro is an updated version of the X2 Pro with a great price point.
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The tablet is equiped with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC ROM of internal storage which can be expanded to 128GB using a TF Card slot. The tablet supports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Micro HDMI, G-Sensor; but does not have any cameras installed, requiring you to purchace a seperate webcam device.
The ram and storage can't compete with what is available on the Teclast X3 Pro listed above; since it's half of what the X3 Pro offers; and the rom storage is 128GB, it uses the low cost low end eMMC memory versus the SSD storage that is available on the Teclast X3 Pro.
On the other hand though, the screen is 1.7 inches larger than the Teclast X3 Pro and it features support for WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G connectivity. Another short comming of this tablet is in the cameras, as it only supports 2MP front and back facing cameras; instead of the more standardized 2MP and 5MP cameras that you find in it's competitors Ultrabooks.
The VOYO VBook V3 Flagship 4G supports 2-USB 3.0 Slots, 128GB TF Card Slot, Micro HDMI, Bluetooth and a 10AH built in battery. Note that this tablet comes in two version a 4G and a WiFi only version.
The screen of the VOYO VBook V3 is a capacitive touch full HD 1920x1080 IPS display measuring 13.3 inches with support for an active digitizer (digitizing pen included). The graphics subsystem is based Intel's 8th Generation HD Graphics and the quad core Cherry Trail Z8300 processor is clocked at 1.44GHZ and can boost up to 1.84GHz.
The table pc supports 4GB of ram and 64GB of storage with 128GB of external storage supported through a TF Card slot. It comes with 2MP front and 2MP rear cameras, a gravity sensor, Bluetooth 4, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Micro HDMI, USB 3.0, a digitizing pen and is powered by a 10A-Hr battery.
The power supply for the device is rated at100-240VAC input and 12VDC 2A output.
The 10.6 Inch display is Full HD, supporting a resolution of 1920x1080 while supporting a 10 point capacitive touch panel with a built in digitizer; allowing artist to draw with this table using their favorite painting or image editing software.
The graphics core of this tablet pc supports OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11 which allows for high performance from those applications that support these features.
There is a 2MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera as well as an HDMI mini port, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, support for a G-Sensor, Micro USB 3.0, TF Card Slot, Earphone Port and DC Power Port.
There are two built in Lithium Ion batteries is rated at 4500 mAH each (9.5AH total). The Cube i7 Tablet PC comes with Windows 10 installed; while the drawing/writing WACOM stylus and keyboard are available seperately.
The power adapter for the Cube i7 is rated at 100-240 VAC with an output voltage of 12V DC at 2.5 Amps.
This tablet like the Cube i7 above uses Intels Core M 5Y10C Processor that allows for turboost speeds up to 2GHz and features the advance 24 Execution Unit HD 5300 GPU that operates at up to 800MHz on demanding graphics loads.
The tablet pc's screen actve area measures in at 11.6 Inches support a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees on its IPS Full HD 1920 by 1080 pixel multi-touch electromagnetic display.
The Teclast X2 Pro is out fitted with 4GB of LPDDR3 Ram and 64GB Of SSD Storage which is much faster than the typical eMMc storage found on other devices and supports an additional T-Flash Card Slot for an addition 128GB of external storage.
The visual communication interface supports front 2MP and rear 5MP cameras with AF as well as offering support for WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG, and a Gravity Sensor.
The unit comes with two USB 3 Slots, one Micro HDMI Slot, a Docking Port, a 3.5mm Earphone Jack, DC Power Supply Connector and as mentioned previously a TF Card Slot.
The built in no removeable Lithium Ion battery is rated at 45Wh and is charged with the supplied adpater rated for an input of 100-240 VAC abd an output of 12VDC at 3Amps.
The Cube i9 presented on this page does not support a digitizer as do the other tablet pcs listed, but that is expected to change; because it's expected that in a few months Cube will introduce the Cube i9 Stylus which will be competing directly with the Surface Pro 4 M3 (assuming they also increase the screen resolution of the device).
For those memory demanding applications the Teclast X16 Power comes with 8GB of LPDDR3 1600 Ram, 64GB eMMC storage (eMMC is slower than SSD storage media) and 64GB of external storage via a TF Card.
The display features an 11.6 Inch Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Capacitve Touch and Electromagnetic screen that is driven by Intels HD Gen8 Graphics Subsystem; which supports 16 Execution Units.
The tablet pc supports a full size USB 3 port, a 2MP front and 5MP rear camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro SD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB-OTG (Universal Serial Bus - On-The-Go - this allows the tablet to act as a host for other USB devices), Micro HDMI, WiDi (Wireless Display Technology: allows for wireless streaming of media content to a compatible HDTV), a G-Sensor and 4K video support.
The built in non removeable Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery of the Teclast X16 Power is rated at 32.3WH, while the included power adpter supports an input voltage range of 100-240V AC and an output of 5 VDC at 2 Amps.
It features many of the attributes of the more powerful Teclast X16 Power except that it's processor is an Intel Cherry Trail Atom Z8500 and it's Gen8 GPU only supports 12 Execution Units along with a maximum of 4GB versus the 8GB of the power version.
On the plus side this bundle version comes with the magnetic docking keyboard and active stylus pen so that you don't have to buy these as seperate additions.
This version also uses the same less effecient 64GB eMMc for storage which isn't as as fast as SSD technology. Everything else though stays pretty much the same as the Teclast X16 Power (read above for the rest of the specs).
SSD or Solid State Drives are currently the fastest nonvolatile storage devices available, then come SD or Secure Digital Card and lastly is the eMMC (an embedded variation of the MultiMediaCard) storage device. What separates SD & eMMC nonvolatile storage from an a solid state drive is the lack of advance hardware features and sophisticated firmware that moves data across the memory chips of the drives. The advance features of a solid state drive includes a controller that is capable to dispersing read/write operations across all memory chips in the device simultaneously.
An SSD also uses multiple memory chips in parallel to speed up the moving of data. This differs from an SD memory card in that only one chip is available which significantly reduces the speed of the memory device. An eMMC or embedded MultiMediaCard is even slower as it uses slower memory chips, does not contain sophisticated firmware, multiple memory chips or highend hardware for a fast interface. As a result this is what makes low end tablet pcs much cheaper, than say a Surface Pro, this is what sets the Cube i7 Stylus and Teclast X2 Pro apart from other low cost tablets. To increase performace, these two tablet pcs incorparate the higher performing SSD stroage devices at a low end price point tied to Intels latess mobile processor giving the owner of these tablets perforamce at an affordable price.
The Tablet PC comes with 2GB DDR3L Ram, 32GB Storage with support for a 32GB T-Flash card slot. It also supports a 2MP front side and 5MP rear side camera. The graphics is based on Intels 7th Generation Graphics System running at 646MHz and full support of DirectX 11.
Like many other tablet pc's the Chuwi eBook Stylus supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and #G via an external module, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, Gravity Sensor and Proximity Sensor.
The unit is powered by an 8AH Lithium Ion Battery and it's included power adapter is rated at 100-240VAC input with an output of 5 VDC at 2A.
The screen is a Full HD 1920x1080 pixel 10.6 Inch IPS Electromagnetic Capacitance Touch Display offering support for a Wacom pressure sensative pen; while the display is driven by Intel's GEN8 HD Graphics Processing Unit.
The Cube iWork11 Stylus supports a maximum of 32GB of external storage via a T-Flash Card Slot, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and 3G via an external module, OTG and HDMI Type C 1.4A.
The Tablet PC comes equiped with a 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras with flash and built in speakers and microphone. It alos supports a Micro USB 3 port, Earphone Jack, Docking Port and Power Connector.
The internal battery of the Cube iWork11 Stylus is rated at 8.6AH and the power adapter is rated at 100-240VAC input and 12 VDC 2.5A output.
The Cube i9 is built around Intels Core M3-6Y30 Dual Core Skylake Processor running at 1.5GHz, which can turbo boost to 2.2GHz. The unit comes with 4GB DDR3L-1600 Ram and 128GB Rom and a TF card slot for an addition 128GB of removable storage. The Cube i9 sports a Full HD 1920x1200 WUXGA 12.2 Inch display that is driven by Intels Gen9LP HD515 graphics hardware. The screen is a 10 point capacitive touch IPS display (In Plane Switching), that is matched to dual 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras. This tablet pc supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n as well as bluetooth connectivity, a 128GB TF card slot, a USB Type-C slot (which allows for data transfers up to 10 Giga bits per second, up to 5 amps or over 100 watts of power to be carried by the cable and it is also able to handle the output video from VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors), a full size USB 3.0 slot and a 3.5mm Headphone Jack - Microphone - Speakers, and a G-Sensor. The Cube i9 tablet is powered with two non removable 8.7v 5AH batteries and comes with a 100-240VAC 2.5Amp adapter. Follow this link for the full specifications.