The tablets market offers too many devices carrying too many brands. It’s very complicated for a regular customer to find something matching his/her requirements and needs. In such cases, many people pay attention to the price. The others seek help at professionals. The third group of buyers looks for a good deal. We appreciate all the methods they use when buying a new device. But there is the fourth method that is acceptable as well. When looking for a new tablet (especially) trust the brands that are popular in other niches.
Say, everyone has heard about the Teclast X22 Air, an incredible AIO sporting high-end features but costing too less. However, only a few people know this brand makes not only PC but 2 in 1 tablet PCs as well as regular tablets. (I am not talking about its bracelets.) So, a new product from its tablet family is going to hit the market on September 10. It’s named the Teclast P10. This is the right time to get acquainted with its key features before this amazing tablet becomes available for larger masses. As for you, if you like it, you can make your pre-order right now.
- OS: Android 7.0
- CPU: Rockchip RK3368
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 32GB
- Camera: 2MP/5MP
- Battery: 5200mAh
- Screen: 10.1-inch at 1920 x 1200 resolution
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimensions/weight: 24.00 x 16.80 x 0.99 cm / 524g
I guess no one will mind if I stay they selling point of this tablet is its appearance. It’s a very compact 10.1-inch tablet with a rectangular shape. The corners are slightly rounded. No need for more, because you won’t be able to make single-hand operations due to its size. Therefore, the corners can look in this way.
The housing is covered with a magnesium alloy. Thus we are dealing with a metal unibody tablet that is rare for devices from this price range. The edges have passed CNC crafting process for a better look.
The Teclast P10 aka tPad comes with a 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen. Seems nothing extraordinary, but this screen has an unusual screen ratio of 1920×1200 pixels. Actually, it’s a Full HD screen.
As we are dealing with an Android-powered tablet, it’s reasonable to see those three standard capacitive buttons below the screen. But the manufacturer went by another way and put them on the screen. The only thing you can notice on the front panel is the 2MP front camera placed in the middle of the upper part. Honestly, it’s surprising to see a 2MP camera for video calls, because even higher tablets come with a 0.3MP shooter.
The back of the phone is almost blank. There is only a 5MP camera on the upper part and a few printings such as the company’s logo and the product name.
As you guess, the speakers are located on the edges. They are on the left and right sides.
The largest set of ports and buttons is on the right side. There is a 3.5mm audio jack, a microphone hole, a TF card slot for memory expansion, a micro USB port, and a DC port for charging.
The power button along with the volume rocker and another microphone hole for noise reduction are located on the top.
I recommend you to acquire the white version, as it looks more attractive. But the black frame around the screen looks too wide on it.
This tablet is not an Intel-powered device. It comes with a Rockchip RK3368. Rockchip is a Chinese SoC maker, which has designed this octa-core chip mainly for tablets and media boxes featuring a 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and an OpenGL ES 3.1-class GPU. Actually, this chip is capable of providing 4Kx2K H.264/H.265 real-time video playback, but you can this feature to output on another screen supporting this resolution. As you remember, its screen is limited by Full HD resolution. Honestly, I like this chip and the performance it is able to provide. But it seems a bit outdated. On the other hand, it allows the manufacturer to run an acceptable price policy.
The Rockchip RK3368 is usually compared with the Amlogic S905, a great SoC mainly used in TV Boxes. Thus the Teclast P10 has been designed keeping in mind it should provide performance close to mini PCs. Generally, Rockchip offers a range of processors for low-cost Android tablets, TV boxes, and other devices. The Teclast P10 is no exception. I remember a few years ago the RK3188 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor was one of the best offers in the market. It was offering decent performance at the lowest price. A year later, its RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor stepped up the game with even stronger performance. Though in the recent years Rockchip SoCs can be found on fewer devices, I personally still continue to trust it.
Well, the Rockchip RK3368 is an octa-core processor paired with PowerVR G6110 graphics. Thanks to it and an acceptable set of memory options, 2+32GB, the Teclast P10 scores 46.339 points at AnTuTu.
Apart of this, the tablet comes with great connectivity options such as a dual-band WiFi support, Bluetooth 4.0, and a regular set of interfaces for a daily use. In all fairness, there is no USB 3.0 port. But I guess no one will care about it – this is a regular 10-inch tablet, not a tablet PC. There is also a 5200mAh battery that will provide 4-5 hours of normal use.
At last, the Teclast P10 runs on Android 7.0. The latest update to v7.1 will be available immediately after the first boot.
- Elegant Look
- Metal Housing
- 10.1-inch Full HD Screen
- Good Processor With Room For More
- Two Camera Modules
- Android 7.0
- Respectively Small Battery
On one hand, the Teclast P10 is a regular mid-range Android-powered tablet. But on the other hand, it comes with a few features that won’t be found on other devices from the same niche. I tend to think the manufacturer has tried to put there all the cheap but good hardware. As a result, we have got a mid-range tablet that outruns some of its rivals and yields the others. But its price makes it stand a step forward. Agree, $138.99 is a great price tag for an Android 7.0 10-inch tablet.