Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Our today’s guest is Teclast Tbook 16 Pro. No, this is not the 16.0″ notebook, and simply model designation. In this case, there is a promising prefix «Pro», which should indicate the improved performance of the device. Well, check it out.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Specifications

Judging by the specifications, we have a typical representative of the budget segment with the democratic ordering of the China price. Nice to see “a necessary minimum” of RAM for the OS Windows – 4 GB. In previous models on the basis of Intel Atom Z3570 often could be seen only 2 GB, making the work with this OS is very uncomfortable.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Packaging equipment

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro comes in a box of medium size with a calm decor.

On the reverse side there is any useful information.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Inside, we are waiting for the next delivery:

  • Charger;
  • Documentation;
  • Cord MicroUSB;
  • USB Cord (DC);
  • OTG-cable.

Moreover, the screen protection film adhered turbid.

The charger adapted to Chinese standards.

Fast Charge Technology does not support.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

In addition to the tablet at our disposal was the keyboard.

It is packed in a similar package and about it we just tell. Sold separately it for ~ $ 40.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Appearance and design

First, that there is still at the stage of the transport device in the package – weight. It is a lot of 773 grams.

This is due to the fact that the enclosure is made entirely from metal.

Additional color schemes available only to silver, as in the photo.

If we consider the device in a horizontal position, the alignment of the following elements: Lower port used to connect the keyboard and guides it away. The upper side of the deaf.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Stereo speakers are located on both sides, but the connectors are on the left. Here they are:

  • Slot for MicroSD memory cards;
  • 5 mm jack;
  • DC input;
  • Port Micro-USB;
  • MiniHDMI output.

Moreover, the same side is light and the power connection indicator. As an indicator LED-events does not work. Charging is supported both through the Micro-USB, and via the DC connector.

The difference is that for output via HDMI images you want to connect DC cable. Moreover, this connector allows you to charge the device when you connect accessories through OTG.

I liked the fact that the tablet consists of a single body part with no seams.

Build quality is low: key inserted crooked, they stagger in their seats and have an indistinct stroke. Looking ahead to say that some of the quality problems are found below.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

In contrast to the tablet, keyboard is completely made of plastic, but it has a matte finish and a pleasant feel not cheap. Fixing to the plate pretty sturdy, it is equipped with magnets.Conjugation occurs without any problems. There are some problems, for example, the connector is not always tight to the pins and the keyboard begins to “drizzle”.

The budgetary orientation accessory to give the keys themselves are not the most pleasant feeling of depression, as well as the rough engraving. Of course, it applied only to the English layout.

There is a standard LED display.

When working on the Teclast in a Windows environment is highly desirable to buy this accessory, since it has just two full-size USB 2.0 port.

The maximum opening angle is very limited. It is understandable, because the tablet is much heavier than the keyboard and prone to tipping.

Open the device in one hand will not work, the lower part will have to adhere to. The total thickness of the connected keyboard with about 19 mm at its thickest point.

Supports and handwritten input using the brand enhancement.

Teclast with attached keyboard looks like an ordinary low-end laptop. The thick frame around the screen, which the manufacturer does not even try to hide, then due to the composite design of the device in tablet mode is convenient for them to hold the device. When a large mass devaysa this fundamental point.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Display

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro is equipped with IPS display with a diagonal of 11.6 “Resolution usual -. To 1920 x 1080. For Windows 10, this is not the best choice, but for Android – completely.

Angles modest review. Reducing the contrast is low. Grey Gradient colored slightly. The uniformity of illumination is not bad for such a large matrix. Glow-effect is apparent.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

The sensor supports up to 10 simultaneous keystrokes. Airless technology gluing (OGS) is not used.

Now test the display using the calibrator X-Rite ColorMunki Display. Let’s start with the contrast of the table.

Contrast figures are quite high by the standards of tablets and laptops, but the maximum brightness is modest and unlikely to allow you to work in bright sunlight outside. The problem is aggravated by the fact that the screen is subject to throttling. I am not kidding:

This, for a moment, while working in the browser. As a result – the maximum brightness lasts about 5 minutes, and then falls to ~ 40%. After some time, it is returned to the maximum.And so the circle …

Gamma curves are set well.

Variations in color channels does not exceed 20% on average.

Color temperature is at ~ 8000 K.

Color Gamut practically corresponds to the sRGB standard.

Points gray wedge are non-essential “cool” color.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Hardware and performance

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro has under its metal body single-chip Intel Atom X5 Z8300 system. For graphics processing accelerator responds built with 12 clusters. Let me remind you that this generation of Cherry Trail chips, created on 14-nm process technology.

4 cores running at up to 1.44 GHz. In the case of a load stream frequency can jump to 1.84 GHz. LPDDR3 RAM running in single channel mode at a frequency of 1066 MHz. The maximum read / write speed is quite modest.

In Android environment, you will get around 3.2 GB of RAM. This is a great indicator.

In Windows 10 on a “fresh” device a little less available – about 2.5 GB, but this is without taking into account already dropped into the data cache.

Before proceeding to the test, I want to draw attention to the fact that the performance of the SoC is barely enough for comfortable work in Windows 10.

The fact that due to the large number of background services processor in the system is forced to actively work even without a load. Perhaps this is due to the active collection of telemetry, but definitely argue I do not undertake.

But what can be said with certainty about it is extremely difficult for this SoC built-in antivirus software, which is in the background without notification can greatly damage the autonomy of the device.

And now for the benchmarks.

In order to understand which of the OS above shows the results of benchmarks on Teclast Tbook the Pro 16, should see our video:

In principle, the results are predictable.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Gaming performance

Alas, Intel Atom Z8300 is clearly weak for the latest 3D games, even on Android OS. About games on Windows even talk like you do not want. Plus, the tablet has not the most accurate sensor and an impressive weight. The rest of the things are good.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Software and firmware

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro is capable of running two operating systems: Android 5.1 and Windows 10.

Google OS here unchanged, there is no firm shells.

The system works steadily, but slowly. Animation is not always unfold smoothly, and switching between applications sometimes takes more time than we would like. But this is to be expected from the Intel Atom X5. Services from Google are installed, operate without problems, the Russian language is present.

In the Windows environment, things are not so rosy. If an Android performance is more or less enough, then everything happens slowly in Windows. I do not just catch yourself in the moment, when it is not waiting for the disclosure of the “Start” button, click on it a second time, then the drop-down menu and then would minimize back.

Windows Store for some reason does not work. That is, the application is launched, but to create an account of it will not work. If you use an already created profile, the application simply can not be downloaded. Since I do not have a rich experience in this OS, you find a solution to this problem within the framework of this review, I did not.

There is a problem with the updates – some of them are not installed.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Separate point, I note that Teclast Tbook Pro 16 often falls in BSOD when working with files in LAN-network in a Windows environment.

But in Android lacks stability problems.

The screenshot shows how the device is simply switched off when one of the benchmarks.Sometimes the tablet after the screen lock does not turn on, and had to do a hard reset, the benefit of this is available.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Media

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Video

We’ll start with testing “omnivorous” formats.

The result is slightly below average.

YouTube works on both operating systems without problems.

A separate line is worth mentioning that the Intel Atom Z8300 performance is enough for 4K video playback, if it is encoded in h264.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Sound

With the sound of the tablet was found a lot of problems. Firstly, AUX jack soldered poorly, leading to spontaneous disconnecting headphones from time to time. Moreover, in some cases, when viewing videos on the Android environment, lost sound from the speakers. It’s hard to say what it is connected, but it is hoped that this particular instance.

However, given the other “nuances” is not the most positive sense, the chances of a mass character of these shortcomings are many. Of course, the test device is malfunctioning in RMAA no sense.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Wireless interfaces and communication

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro is capable of operating in WiFi networks, the protocols b / g / n.Supported only 2.4 GHz frequency range.

The speed of the WiFi networks are above average.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Battery

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro has a non-removable battery at 7200 mAh. The manufacturer does not mention the exact capacity of the battery, but the trading platforms exploited just such a figure.

In fact, the autonomy of depressing. And it’s clearly not in Windows.

In a real situation, the picture is as follows:

Little hard to believe that the tablet is really a set battery capacity. Neither of which work full day on a single charge and can be no question.

Compounding the situation, and a long charging time. When using the supplied memory process takes about four hours. If this still work (play!), Especially on Windows, the process may take about seven to eight hours. The differences between the use of different connectors are not revealed.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: File system

Teclast Tbook Pro 16 GB of on-board is endowed with 64 store, which is divided into two sections 20 and 37 GB for Android and Windows respectively.

For the needs of the user free Android have about 14 GB, and left free Windows only 9 GB.

The speed of the drive is acceptable, although the installation of additional storage in the form of MicroSD card is extremely recommended.

It supports connection to a PC via the following protocols: MTP and PTP. The data transfer speed on the tablet – 7-12 MB / s data transfer rate with the device – ~ 15 MB / s.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Camera

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro is equipped with a front-facing camera that can take pictures of a resolution of 2.0 megapixels.

She then clearly “for show”, because even normal conversation on Skype at home it will not be enough.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Comparison with competitors

The hero of the review have several direct competitors, but they are almost identical. While this area is not interested in big players on the market, no progress can be expected.

Onda oBook 11 Plus as a whole is the same as the Teclast Tbook 16 Pro. The same chip, a similar screen and accessories.

The same applies to the Cube iWork 10 Ultimate. Nothing interesting Intel Atom X5 does not have to wait in this segment. But the price in line with expectations.

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro: Conclusion

Acquire Teclast Tbook 16 Pro as a substitute for weak or old laptop running Windows meaningless little performance he barely surpass the six-seven-year model, based on the Core 2 Duo processor and a discrete GPU. And the reliability of the device operation in this environment raises questions as to the working machine, even if it is “printed”, it is a notable drawback.

It is better to refer to the ability to switch between the two operating systems as a bonus. And for Android applications device performance is more than sufficient, so that as a multimedia device content consumption rather than its creation Teclast Tbook Pro 16 is quite suitable. And the price pleases the eye.

Advantages Teclast Tbook 16 Pro:

  • Good overall display;
  • High-quality materials;
  • Not a bad performance in the Android environment;
  • Support for memory cards;
  • The presence of original accessories.

Disadvantages Teclast Tbook 16 Pro:

  • The modest performance of autonomy;
  • By the stability and reliability of Windows-based have questions.

Source: teclast-tablet

Teclast Tbook 16 Pro Review and test Dual-Boot Tablet was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Tomas Shellby