Chuwi Hi8 Air, an inexpensive high-performance tablet PC


Chuwi Hi8 Air, an inexpensive high-performance tablet PC

Although dual-boot tablets are not in high demand nowadays, but for those who prefer to have more than one operating system on their mobile device, each new model manufactured will always be of interest to them. The Chuwi Hi8 Air is the new version of a  tablet PC  that we have already told you about before thanks to our video analysis of the  Chuwi Hi8 Pro . This alternative version has practically the same features as the Pro version, but with the advantage of being a bit lighter. We tell you its details.

Features of the Chuwi Hi8 Air tablet PC: Chuwi Hi8 Air, an inexpensive high-performance tablet PC

Official site Chuwi
Dimensions 20.80 x 12.27 x 0.80 cm / 8.19 x 4.83 x 0.31 inch
Weight 310 grams
Colors Silver, gray
Display technology Capacitive IPS (10 points)
Dimension 8 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels (WUXGA)
Multitouch Yes
Processor Intel Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 Quad core 1.44GHz
Capacity 32 GB
SD slot Yes, microSD up to 128 GB
Version Windows 10 + Android 5.1
Resolution 2 MP
Secondary camera 2 MP
Maker Unknown
Capacity 4000mAh, 3.7V
Fast charge No
loading port Micro USB
Headphones Yes (3.5mm mini jack)
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0
Gps No
Spanish Language Yes
Box contents Chuwi Hi810 Tablet PC, OTG Cable, Power Adapter, USB Cable, User Manual

Compact and lightweight design: Chuwi Hi8 Air, an inexpensive high-performance tablet PC

The Chuwi Hi8 Air is presented as the successor to the Chuwi Hi8 Pro , however it should be noted that both have almost identical specifications, so it is then a redesign of the device. In this new version, the Chinese manufacturer opts for a CNC-cut aluminum frame, with a silver-colored cover that looks more elegant than the white of the previous model, and also has a thinner thickness, as well as a lighter weight. .

Chuwi Hi8 Air

Similarly, the Hi8 Air maintains its concept with a simplified appearance, eliminating additional design elements to achieve a more flexible and compact shape. Its case is really compact and easy to hold in one hand, while the display panel is the same as on the Chuwi Hi8 Pro:  an 8-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16: 10.

Also, the panel’s brightness is 400 nits and it has 80% of the color range. It comes with dimensions of 20.8 x 12.27 x 0.8 cm and a weight of only 312 grams , lighter than the previous version and allowing users to feel like a smartphone. Regarding its connections, compared to the previous model, the rear camera has been moved towards the center and a speaker has been added at the bottom. It also comes with a port micro USB , a port  micro HDMI , headphone jack 3.5 mm , and a card slot micro SD memory .

Chuwi Hi8 Air

Hardware and features

For its part, the Chuwi Hi8 Air , has a quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 processor, which has a clock frequency of 1.44 GHz (up to 1.92 GHz in turbo mode). Also, it has an  8th generation Intel HD Graphics integrated graphics chip with a frequency of 500MHz  accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC ROM memory , the latter being expandable with microSD / TF cards of up to 128GB .

Thanks to this hardware configuration, the Chuwi Hi8 Air tablet will offer users a smooth and optimal visual experience for all kinds of applications, regardless of whether it is in tablet mode or PC mode. Also, taking into account that it has special support for DirectX 11, the possibilities will be even more satisfactory.

Chuwi Hi8 Air

Two operating systems in one device

Since it is a Tablet PC, the  Chuwi Hi8 Air  has two operating systems configured for dual boot, where the choice of one or the other will depend on the needs of the user. On the one hand, it comes with Windows 10 for users who use the tablet for work and productive applications. But for those who prefer to take advantage of the thousands of applications in the Play Store, it also has Android 5.1 .

Chuwi Hi8 Air

Chuwi Hi8 Air


As for the connectivity of the Chuwi Hi8 Air , we can mention that it mainly includes a Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 module in the b / g / n bands with support for 2.4GHz network. As we discussed earlier, it comes with a micro USB connector that will serve primarily as a charging port, a micro HDMI for video output (1080p) to an external display, and a 3.5mm audio jack for everyday headphone use. In turn, it supports the OTG function , which facilitates connection with other devices.

For its part, depending on the store where it is purchased, the tablet may or may not include a Bluetooth keyboard that will turn the tablet into a laptop if we wish.

Chuwi Hi8 Air

4000mAh battery

Additionally, the Chuwi Hi8 Air Tablet PC is equipped with a 4000 mAh high capacity lithium polymer battery . Therefore, users will not have the need to worry about battery life, regardless of whether they use to play games at home or to advance work while traveling by train or plane. In fact, among the accessories included in the box it comes with a 5V / 2A charger , which will allow the device to be recharged as quickly as possible.

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