Alfawise X5 Win 10/Android 5 mini pc  code GBAX5 brings price to £60.80,also TCB @ Gearbest
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Alfawise X5 Win 10/Android 5 mini pc code GBAX5 brings price to £60.80,also TCB @ Gearbest

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Edited by:"cjhilton49"Found 14th Aug 2017
Was looking to buy Chuwi hibox mini pc hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…974
at £90 or so,when I found the Alfawise X5 on Gearbest site,now I know the specs are not the same,but is the Chuwi worth the extra £30,for me the Alfawise will be fine,this is a pre order price/code until 17th August for despatch after August 19

Deal link goes to EU plug,you will need to select UK plug for UK use.
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The X5 seems a little niche when similar spec but probably more versatile dual OS Teclast 8" tablet is same money gearbest.com/tab…tml
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AndyRoyd1 h, 10 m ago

The X5 seems a little niche when similar spec but probably more versatile …The X5 seems a little niche when similar spec but probably more versatile dual OS Teclast 8" tablet is same money http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_598248.html


Thanks for comment,I have a Teclast X98,twin o/s but was looking for a permanently linked replacement for an old Acer pc,so thought a small box pc would be ok,as a point when I link the Teclast to a TV,the tablet picture inverts and image only covers half the tablet screen,but TV image is fine,right way up and full screen,but i take your point re niche,strangely the Chuwi link went 300+
cjhilton491 h, 7 m ago

Thanks for comment,I have a Teclast X98,twin o/s but was looking for a …Thanks for comment,I have a Teclast X98,twin o/s but was looking for a permanently linked replacement for an old Acer pc,so thought a small box pc would be ok,as a point when I link the Teclast to a TV,the tablet picture inverts and image only covers half the tablet screen,but TV image is fine,right way up and full screen,but i take your point re niche,strangely the Chuwi link went 300+


How's the Teclast for you? Did you encounter any issues? How's the battery life - what do you get out of a charge with general use?
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woldranger13 m ago

How's the Teclast for you? Did you encounter any issues? How's the battery …How's the Teclast for you? Did you encounter any issues? How's the battery life - what do you get out of a charge with general use?


Overall very pleased with it,paid approx £120 for 3G version a year or so ago,from Gearbest EU warehouse,have found it quick and responsive,battery life seems variable to say the least,normally about 4-5 hours just surfing watching films,But after Win 10 creator upgrade found battery life very poor,so reverted to an earlier Win 10,now ok,nice screen,wish my laptop had full HD.
Not too bad for the price but limited as a general Windows PC in terms of grunt with only 2Gb RAM.

Forget using Chrome as a browser as it really struggles, so edge it will have to be.

Where it will shine is with regards to video playback in Kodi (VLC etc will struggle with some formats) as long as you know the SOC limitations.

So no 10 bit HEVC (8 bit only) or VP9 playback but for pretty much all that most people will play (including 4K@30hz) Kodi will breeze through it.

Also has the major advantage over Android boxes in that your favourite streaming services will work out of the box.

No root or HDMI detection issues that prevent so many streaming services from running.

So as an 'it works out of the box with no faffing about' video TV box it will be a valid alternative to Android, with the time saved messing about compensating for the added cost.

If you are looking for a PC that has all but quite basic functionality then look for something with 4Gb RAM and more storage at least, like the Hibox Hero, albeit a third of the price more expensive, or an Apollo lake box, which is even more expensive.

Dolby AC3/DTS are natively supported and Atmos and other advanced formats will be down mixed to AC3/DTS with the right settings.

Kodi 17 also works out of the box, so no issues with codecs like you see on Rockchip and Amlogic Android boxes.

Also factor in the cost of mouse/keyboard functionality as this does not come with a remote.

The only other thing to be wary of is that whilst the blurb states that 128Gb TF card is supported, the actual controller will be of the more generic type that will support 32Gb across the board but will have issues with some cards over and above that, so will be something of a compatibility lottery.
Edited by: "reddit" 14th Aug 2017
AndyRoyd6 h, 57 m ago

The X5 seems a little niche when similar spec but probably more versatile …The X5 seems a little niche when similar spec but probably more versatile dual OS Teclast 8" tablet is same money http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_598248.html


Dual boot Windows/Android does reduce the amount of available space left on the eMMC for Windows and Android will get precisely zero upgrade path on the x86 platform, so worth bearing in mind.

Only having the one Micro USB slot may also be a potential disadvantage.
Minix z64 can be both windows and android. We have about 100 at work as thin clients, check them out. About 3 percent failure rate after 2 years of being left on. 2 year warranty with our supplier though.
cpioi9 h, 59 m ago

Minix z64 can be both windows and android. We have about 100 at work as …Minix z64 can be both windows and android. We have about 100 at work as thin clients, check them out. About 3 percent failure rate after 2 years of being left on. 2 year warranty with our supplier though.


The z64 has the Z3735F Baytrail, which is a big step backwards from Cherry trail.
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