In the overcrowded market, there is a lot of offers, a lot of big names and products. Companies are doing their best to win customers and provide their best items at the lowest prices. If you are a fan of tablets and Windows operating system or you are a fan of Android OS and enjoy tablets, Cube iWork 10 might be the next big thing for you.
Want to see how it performed in our testing scenarios? Read the rest of our review for detailed info on this product.
Cube iWork 10 Specs
|Display resolution||1920 x1200|
|OS||Windows 10/Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Chipset||Intel Atom X5-Z8300|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.44GHz (up to 1.84GHz)|
|GPU||Gen8-LP10 / 12EU up to 600MHz|
|Wi-Fi||Yes 802.11 b/g/n|
|Battery size||7500 mAh|
Product came in a brown box made from recycled cardboard with Cube logo on it; nothing fancy about it, but it gets the job done. Besides the tablet, inside the box you will find the charger, USB cable, USB OTG cable and manual written in English and Chinese. Every piece of equipment is neatly packed and wrapped, ensuring the optimal protection.
The keyboard and stylus are not included in the box, and you have to buy them separately.
|OTG and micro USB cable|
|User manual written in English and Chinese|
Cube iWork 10 Design
The device is probably one of the best-looking tablets that we have seen, regardless of the price range. It is made from a combination of poly-carbonate and some metal alloy. The combination of colors is also interesting – it is black on the front side, and blue on the back and around the tablet. iWork 10 looks and feels premium in every possible aspect.
Considering its size and weight, it is a very thin device at just 8mm but don’t worry because it is quite sturdy and durable. The front of the device houses large screen with several sensors coupled with front facing camera above it, and Windows home button bellow it.
The back side is very slick, but considering that you usually hold the tablet with both hands you don’t have to worry about dropping it. On the back, there is a main camera surrounded by black plastic. Some product information and iWork logo are printed on the lower portion of the back with obligatory “Intel inside” logo here as well. The device is prone to fingerprints and smudges, but it is easily cleanable so no problem there.
There is power/lock button with volume buttons on the top of the device in the left corner, and it is easily reachable.
The left side of the device houses all ports like micro USB for charging and transfer, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB 3.0 and micro SD card slot. Speakers are located on the right side, and they are plenty loud.
The bottom of this tablet houses ports for the attachable keyboard. Unfortunately, the keyboard doesn’t come in the package, but we’ve found the perfect deal for the original keyboard for you.
Cube iWork 10 is a modern looking tablet with high build quality that exceeds its price range. With the keyboard attached, you get a full functionality and multi-purpose device that exceeds its counterparts, which are costly.
Cube iWork 10 is equipped with 10.1-Inch capacitive IPS screen with up to 10-point multi-touch support. Resolution of the display is 1920×1200, and it is more than enough for its size. Some of the competition come with the double amount of pixel on their screens, but the difference is not that big, and battery life suffers because of that. We believe that Cube made the right decision opting for this resolution.
Display of this device offers excellent viewing angles, true-to-life colors and it is very bright. Bezels on the side of the screen are pretty big, but we think that this is a terrific thing. You can grab the tablet by the bezels and don’t interfere with the screen while watching videos for instance.
The display is not scratch resistant so you will need to apply the screen protector film.
Stylus is great to use on this device for precision drawing and painting. It is not included in the box, but you can buy it separately for a couple of bucks.
Processor and RAM
Cube iWork 10 is endowed with great CPU-GPU combo. It ticks on a blazing fast Intel’s Quad-core 64-bit Atom X5-Z8300 (Cherry Trail Z8300) processor made in 14nm technology and clocked on 1.44GHz (and can go up to 1.84GHz when needed). The graphics chip is the 8th generation of Intel’s HD GPU’s, and it comes with 12 execution units, and that is a huge improvement over the previous generation of GPU’s. This configuration is coupled with 4GB of fast DDR3L RAM and offers stellar performance in all testing scenarios. Whether you are playing HD games or watching 4K videos, or just surfing the web, Cube iWork 10 will perform all task effortlessly. Multitasking is a breeze on this device as well. Some serious work like the professional photo and video editing is not recommended with this device, but it is usually performed on the desktop PC anyhow.
Gaming on Cube iWork 10 is a pleasure.
This tablet is equipped with a front and back camera with the resolution of 2-Megapixel. We can say that it is of average quality, but tablets are not usually made for photography work. Colors look saturated enough, and there is a nice level of details considering the resolution, but the light source must be excellent if you want decent photos. Autofocus is not fast, but it is accurate enough. Low light shots are out of the question because image quality seriously degrade. These cameras are only good for occasional photo and Skype calls. You can always carry you smartphone with you if you want more quality pictures, and you can transfer them to Cube iWork 10 in no time via USB OTG cable.
Cube iWork 10 is equipped with 64GB of onboard storage. Considering it is a dual-boot device, a lot of storage space is occupied by the systems. It is not a problem because the device has micro SD card slot and you can expand the storage with additional 128GB if you desire. It is certainly good news for gamers and multimedia consumers.
Here’s an excellent choice for storage expansion – a innexpensive 128GB microSD card
Operating System (OS)
The best thing about Cube iWork 10 is the ability to choose your operating system whether you want a full-fledged Windows 10 experience, or you ache for freedom that Android 5.1 Lollipop. In either way, you won’t get disappointed because this device has it all.
We have used our tablet mainly in Windows 10, but we have tried Android on it as well, and we can say that it runs exceptionally well. Every OS has it pros and cons, and you can decide what works best for you. Our combination was Android for games and Windows for business. Keep in mind that you can also get Cube iWork 10 exclusively on Windows 10 OS.
Apps and games are not problems because Google Play Store and Microsoft store are both supported.
Overall, whatever OS you choose you will not be disappointed because they both run without lag or stutter and excellent indeed.
It is the area in which Cube iWork shines because it offers a plethora of connectivity options. The device has good Wi-Fi modem built in, with 802.11 b/g/n standards. It has no problem keeping the connection even with the low signal strength. Bluetooth 4.0 is also onboard, and it supports faster data transmission and lower battery drain.
USB 3.0 is on board, and it is an excellent tool for transferring media from and to the tablet as well as connect the mouse or external keyboard. HDMI on this device supports 4K output, and it is a great solution for multimedia consumption. Just plug the cable and connect your tablet to a 4K large TV and you ready to enjoy to the fullest.
Cube iWork 10 Battery
The device uses a large 7500mAh lithium-ion battery. Manufacturer states that battery can last up to six hours of watching movies, which is a good time, considering the size of the display. By lowering display brightness, we were able to get the six hours of screen-on time, so the claims of the manufacturer are a bit off, but not bad. Battery life is good, though not excellent, and you can prolong it by switching off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi if you are not in need for them.
Cube iWork 10 offers several sensors like light sensor and G-sensor for improving the sensation when playing multimedia and games. It has rich multimedia support out of the box and is capable of playing nearly any music or video file. It also has a full office suite for editing images, documents, videos, and presentations.
Pros and Cons
In this part of our review, we list all the good and bad things about a product that we have used.
- Great CPU and GPU combo with plenty of RAM ensure excellent using experience
- Expandable storage up to 128GB
- Ability to choose you OS on the go
- Good design and build quality
- Bright display with high resolution perfect for multimedia and surfing the web
- Camera is not great
- Doesn’t support SIM cards
After spending the time with this device, we can certainly say that we have enjoyed using it. Cube iWork 10 may not be the greatest tablet in the world, but it offers a lot considering its price tag, and it will not leave anyone indifferent. If you are in the market for an affordable and reliable tablet/PC combo, this is the device for you.
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