Teclast X98 Plus II 2 in 1 is a dual OS (dual boot) tablet. What that means, is that when you boot the device you will be presented with two operating systems (Windows and Android) and you will be asked to choose which one you want to boot with. You can change operating systems anytime you want, therefore you are not bound by the choice you make.
Teclast X98 Plus II 2 in 1 tablet is very budget friendly as it only costs (at the time of writing this article) 137€
Let’s move to the specs of the device to find whether it’s worth buying or not.
|Operating Systems||Microsoft Windows 10 / Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8350 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz, up to 1.92GHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphic Gen8|
|Display||9.7 inch IPS Retina 2048 x 1536|
|Expandable Storage||TF Card up to 128GB|
|Cameras||Rear and front 2.0MP|
So, we already talked about the operating systems, let’s move to the CPU (processor). The device comes with an Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8350 64bit Quad-Core 1.44GHz and it can go up to 1.92GHz during stressful times. If that seems too technical for you, I’ll make it easier to digest. This CPU is very good for the price, and it’s a CPU we are used to seeing on devices in this price range. Therefore we are not surprised.
The GPU (Graphics Card) is Intel HD Gen8. This is the onboard GPU that comes with the CPU. Don’t expect to be able to run demanding games on high settings, but for casual gaming this GPU is more than fine.
As far as display goes, Teclast X98 Plus II 2 in 1 has a 9.7 inch IPS Retina Touch Screen with 2048 x 1536 Resolution. These are the same specs with the iPad display, so you can expect it to be good.
4GB LPDDR3 RAM will allow you to multitask with ease. If you overdo it though, you will see some lagging. Don’t open 25 tabs in your browser at the same time, and you will be fine.
The storage is pretty standard as well in this price range. It comes with 64GB eMMC ROM Storage Capacity. If you find that 64GB are not enough for your needs, the good news is that you can increase the storage. Teclast X98 Plus II 2 in 1 accepts compatible TF Cards up to 128GB for easy expansion.
The cameras are pretty basic. It has dual cameras, one in the front and one in the back of the device. They are both 2.0MP, which will cover your basic needs. Don’t expect crystal clear results, as 2.0MP are very standard.
Now, the device comes with Micro USB slot, Micro HDMI slot, a 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Another great thing about this tablet is its weight. It only weighs 580 grams which a little over half a kilo.