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Ask MoDaCo: The Teclast X98 Pro

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Regular readers may recall that we recently launched our new Teclast forum. The Teclast X98 Air II and 3G have been wildly popular amongst enthusiasts due to their ultra competitive price, solid specs and dual boot Windows / Android setup. Both retail for around £125 at Gearbest. They now have a successor however, in the form of the X98 Pro, which bumps the processor to an impressive Cherry Trail X5-Z8500 model and doubles RAM to 4GB. Storage remains at 64GB, seriously impressive specs for ~£170 via this Aliexpress seller. We now have one in the office for review - so we're fielding your questions in this topic in the Teclast forum.

Unlike the original which shipped with Windows 8.1 and Android KitKat, the Pro ships with Windows 10 and Lollipop 5.1 preinstalled. The downside is you no longer get a free year of Office 365, but it does save having to do the upgrade manually.

We've intrigued to see how the new model fares from a battery and heat dissipation perspective.

So, do you have questions? Ask away!

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Did the android OS get any updates on the previous device and how likely do you think this will?

Be interesting to see how much time you spend across the two OSs.

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What's the dual-boot / switch like? Can you switch back and forth between Android and Windows, or do you have to shut down each and reboot?

That's a deal breaker for me if it's not flicking a switch to go between...

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The biggest issue with these Chinese tablets is after sales support, especially in regards to being able to upgrade the OS down the track. Some info on Teclast's track record in this regard would be great.  

For example I have a CUBE Talk 9x that has been stuck on Android 4.4 (kitkat) because CUBE haven't released an updated rom for it since late 2014. Great tablet, but it seems that once they have made a new tablet CUBE forget about their old ones pretty quickly. Seems to be rather common among the Chinese tablet manufacturers. 

 

 

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On 11/4/2015 at 7:01 PM, Atrak said:

The biggest issue with these Chinese tablets is after sales support, especially in regards to being able to upgrade the OS down the track. Some info on Teclast's track record in this regard would be great.  

For example I have a CUBE Talk 9x that has been stuck on Android 4.4 (kitkat) because CUBE haven't released an updated rom for it since late 2014. Great tablet, but it seems that once they have made a new tablet CUBE forget about their old ones pretty quickly. Seems to be rather common among the Chinese tablet manufacturers. 

Yeah, You are right!

 

 

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