Teclast Tbook 10 S 2 in 1 Tablet PC Review
The Teclast Tbook 10S is a versatile 2-in-1 tablet computer giving you both Windows 10 and Android 5 operating systems.
The Teclast features a lower-end Intel Cherry Trail X5 processor. For basic tasks such as web browsing and email, the tablet performs well. Once you have several windows or tabs open, you might start to notice delays and stuttering which is expected. The tablet features 4GB of RAM which is very good for a Windows tablet at this price point. The Antutu benchmark tool gave it a score of 74673 which places it between a HTC One M9 and Google Nexus 6.
The Android side of this tablet is a little more responsive and able to handle basic games such as Subway Surfers and Candy Crush without an issue. Geekbench 4 gave it a score of 2018 which places it between a LG Nexus 5X and an Xiaomi Mi 4c.
The Teclast also has 64GB of storage, but a good deal of this space is occupied by the Windows 10 and Android operating systems, leaving about 20GB available to the Windows environment and 14GB available to the Android environment out of the box. Storage can be expanded with a Micro SD card up to 128GB.
Battery life is somewhat disappointing at only about 3.5 to 4 hours of constant use.
The display on this tablet is surprisingly good for a budget tablet. The IPS screen is bright and looks fine from an angle (no washed out appearance). The 1920 x 1200 resolution makes text look smooth and images are colorful.
The 10-inch size is a good compromise between screen size and portability. An optional keyboard is available to make this tablet more of a mobile workforce, allowing you to use it in tent mode for watching videos and movie then fold it up nicely when done.
The tablet dual boots with both Windows 10 and Android 5.1. When powering on the tablet from a completely “off” state, you will see a selection screen that allows you to choose which environment you want to use. Otherwise, you can easily switch between the two environments, however the method varies depending which operating system you are in:
- Windows: Tap the Android icon the Windows task bar at the bottom of the screen.
- Android: This option is more hidden as you need to swipe down from the top of the screen, pull down on the notifications again and select the “OS Switch” option.
Android 5 is fairly dated at the time of this review, with no sign of an upgrade on horizon for the Tbook. As you might expect, Windows 10 is able to install the latest patches and updates.
The Teclast comes with standard features you would expect on a tablet: Bluetooth 4.0 for wirelessly playing music and Wifi built-in. There is no cellular LTE connectivity available for the Tbook.
There’s also a front-facing camera for video chats. Although the camera’s 2.0MP quality is not great, it gets the job done for a quick Skype call or selfie. There is no camera on the back of the unit.
The tablet also includes a stylus allowing you exercise your creative side, especially with Windows 10’s new 3D Paint program.
The tablet’s specs are decent for its budget price tag (about $200 at the time of this review), especially the fact that it include 4GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the keyboard is not included and will set you back about another $50.
The metallic gold finish does give this tablet the appearance of a much more expensive model.
The ability to boot between two operating systems is convenient. This could come in handy if you want to get some work done while in Windows 10, then boot into Android and hand the tablet over to the kids so they may play their games.
The Teclast Tbook 10S has decent performance and a very nice display. It can boot both Windows 10 and Android 5 (which is somewhat dated). Battery life is a somewhat disappointing at 3.5-4 hours. The keyboard is typically not included unless you purchase a bundle that specifically includes it.
- Good performance for basic tasks
- Windows 10 and Android 5 in one tablet
- High quality display
- Short battery life
- Keyboard not included