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Five Star Reviews:
It runs full windows, not crappy RT
June 3, 2017
The fact that this tiny tablet can run full windows, and not some stripped down RT version is amazing in itself. I use my TW700 for emergencies wherever I can't take my Desktop, since it can run most 32-bit applications natively. Obviously, it's a little too small to be using for long periods of time, but since It has a full usb 2.0 port as well as hdmi output, it can be connected to a big TV or monitor. With a USB hub, more things can be used such as a mouse or a keyboard.
Perfect for intended use!
July 12, 2015
It has such a tiny bit of memory! I knew that going in. I bought this to use with a particular device (biorhythm scanner) that I carry with me on business outings. I removed all unnecessary software, including the business software since that can be taken care of on my larger laptop. That gave me enough room to install adobe reader, avast antivirus, my firefox browser with speed dial for connection to my business website, and my start 8 menu. (I am old, I like the old fashioned windows start menu) It paired nicely with a little keyboard that keeps the onscreen one from hiding buttons I need to click on (you have to hide the keyboard to get them otherwise) It has a responsive touch screen, too. It has a usb port, and I can use my swivel 4 port hub with that to attach a mouse and a credit card scanner along with my device. I also use that to directly connect to printers in various locations so I don't have to expose my little baby to questionable wifi networks if we only need to print a scanner generated report. It is absolutely perfect for what I intended and I can also let it double as a regular tablet if I get stuck waiting anywhere, hehe. And it is so CHEAP! I would definitely buy it again.
Bargain capable tablet
April 25, 2015
Very capable tablet at a very low price. I added a 16G micro SD card and was able to load an older version of Office to the card using my laptop's shared CD drive. I found it very easy to set-up my printers which are all on my wireless network. I had a problem initially with the available virus program in that it would not recognize the tablet's SN#. An e-mail to the program's tech support solved that problem. To make things easier to see, I have the screen set for 125%.While I use Windows 7 on my desktop and laptop I found Win 8.1 probably a better fit for a tablet, but it took some getting used to.
Amazing for the price!
April 19, 2015
Windows has come a long way from the days before Windows 7 when every iteration needed a more powerful computer to run it. It's frankly amazing how well Windows 8.1 runs on such inexpensive hardware. No, you won't mistake this for an iPad Mini. It's pretty thick, and the screen's not the best (though reasonably high resolution). But for browsing the web, watching Netflix, reading the news and checking email, it works great and there's really no reason to spend more. Frankly, if you haven't experienced Windows 8.1 on a tablet, you need to. The Marketplace is definitely lacking, but the OS itself is far nicer (in my opinion) than iOS. The biggest drawback to this is the battery life which is pretty poor and even when asleep it tends to drain fairly quickly. But as long as you remember to keep it plugged in when you're not using it I think you'll find it an incredible bargain.The fact that you can run normal desktop apps and plug in accessories and an external monitor is definitely a bonus, though with the skimpy RAM and disk (and small screen) I wouldn't plan to use this too much. Oh, and if you need Office 365 (I didn't), the tablet's basically free.Giving 5 stars not because it's the best tablet ever, but because at $70 or less it's an absolute steal.9/29 Edit:I wanted to add some notes about Windows 10. I would not recommend upgrading this to Windows 10. You can, and it is functional, however Windows 10 Desktop (even in tablet mode) is intended for devices 8" or larger, and it is not possible to scale things up enough to make it nearly as user-friendly as 8.1 on a device like this. Worse than that, I found the performance to be generally worse and had a lot of "low memory" issues. This may be in part due to optimizations to the installed image on this device which made it smaller. In any case, Microsoft intends that Windows 10 Mobile be installed on devices like this, and it's easy to see why. So I recommend just keeping this on 8.1 which works great and will be supported for a long while.
Bargain for experienced WinOS users, probably a headache for grandma.
March 15, 2015
It's not perfect. But it's cheap, and it runs what I need it to run. 5 stars because it's a bargain that does what I need.Here's how I got it into a setup that works great for me.The very first thing I did was cancel out of the security software install, because I don't want the brand they push on the tablet.Then I went to ninite, where I selected, downloaded and installed the base software I wanted (browsers, utilities, etc.) Most importantly, I made sure to get the 3rd party start button for Win8. That made a huge difference for me, a die-hard Win7 user.After that, I went into the control panel, and customized the display by changing the font size to 125%. That wasn't big enough, so I opened the advanced options up and ramped it up to 150%. That's usable for me. I don't recommend downsizing the resolution. You can only downsize it to 1024 x 768, and it looks nasty on the Winbook. You also lose 3/4" on either side of the display (horizontally) because of the different aspect ratio.Still in the control panel, I went to programs, where I uninstalled the 3rd party security software. Then I installed the Windows security software, ran Windows Update, and went for a walk. It takes about an hour to update.Getting a capacitive stylus is extremely helpful for avoiding fat-fingering things. I think it's more of a "interface is too tiny" problem than anything else.You'll also need to go into the control panel to stop Skype from loading all the time. It kills performance on the tablet. I use Skype, and I like it just fine, but I don't like it running all the time, hogging the very limited resources on this tablet.Win8 apps in general are kind of annoying, but that's my personal opinion. I like programs over apps on Windows. That's why I want to run Windows in the first place. So I disabled them in the control panel. I also disabled the password on wake from sleep, because it was getting annoying. I'm not keeping any state secrets on this thing, so I'm not too worried about it.The cameras aren't that great, but they're good enough for Skype, I guess?Battery-wise, it can run in stand-by for a 36-48 hours before draining the battery completely. It's good for 3-4 hours of active use, from my experience.TL;DR: Great if you know what you're doing, or have a very specific need. Battery is average at best. Not necessarily grandma-friendly, due to tiny fonts, difficulty hitting targets on the screen, and Windows OS knowledge required to make it perform well. You won't take good pictures with the cameras, either. But it's stupid cheap!3/19/2015 UPDATE: You may get a weird black screen full of yellow text, and it may seem like your tablet is locked up or broken. It's not. Hook up a keyboard to the USB port, type in 'reset' (without the ' marks) and it should reboot. That's what I did with mine, and I have no problems with it. It was probably a bad update or bad boot.
this is a great tablet for the price
February 22, 2015
this is a great tablet for the price. i paid 65 shipped for mine at the time. but this thing does everything i need it to. connects to blue tooth. plays many emulators. stream video through web browsers. the option to use basically every browser available to windows is great as well. and being able to download and use winamp is great and sounds better through my headphones than my cell that had beats audio.one set back can be that in desktop mode and non-metro apps, things can be quite small. some apps such as winamp have their own screen size settings. you can make the desktop a little easier to see without changing the resolution. by long pressing on the desktop background you can go to screen resolution settings and from this new screen there will be an option that says "make text and other items larger or smaller". click that and from there you can make things a bit easier to see.the market place. odds are if you are buying a windows tablet you already know that the windows market place does not have near the options of apps as android and ios. if you didnt know that, well now you do. but that isn't the fault of this tablet so i didn't hold that against it.
Fantastic "2nd" Computer; Great for the Computer-Phobes in Your Life!
June 23, 2016
Can't believe how easy it was to set up! Answered the door, got package, and I was up and running in about 40minutes! Would have been faster, but I kept forgetting that my WiFi password started password "=XYZ" and not not password = "XYZ"! I use a Toshiba Satellite for the last 3 months, and love it. I have been trying to teach my mom (she's 80 now - shh, don't let her know I told you!) how to use a computer for YEARS, and finally figured she was intimidated with all the bells and whistles.Saw this online at Amazon, for under 140, and it included case and keyboard, is WiFi ready, has a camera, uses Windows 10, and has MS productivity programs. Everything she could possibly need to 'chat' with her sister in Florida, check the weather, and get answers to tough crossword puzzle clues! Had a 30minute 'training' session today, getting her use to the touch screen and the pointing device. So far, so good!
Really pleased with the tablet!
November 30, 2015
Excellent tablet/laptop for the price! I was very happy to see the tablet came with win10! The unit also came with a screen protector already applied which I don't think is mentioned in the product details. I recommend installing a microSD card (64GB or larger) as soon as you can. From there you can have windows install aps to the micro SD and move your docs/pics/vids there too. That will leave about 1/2 of the onboard 32GB free for the OS function, keeping the system very responsive. The keyboard is a bit smaller than standard and will take a little getting used to, but after a few days I was OK with it. Also, the touch screen works really well and the picture is great. Finally I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the forward facing camera (skype works great)! Hope this helps folks! -Ed
Tablet/Computer in one
October 4, 2015
This tablet is basically a computer with app capabilities. The tablet itself is heavy enough to suggest it's made well and is durable, while not being cumbersome. It attaches easily to the keyboard/case via magnet and remains secure. The stand on the case is easy to set up and remains in place, again thanks to magnets. It did take me a little while to get used to typing on the keyboard with my medium length nails. I was prompted with a system update immediately. While it's not an uncommon feature, I really like that it allows me to have an app in half the screen and an internet browser in the other half. This would be great for note taking while watching a video, or following a powerpoint in class. I used it to show products in one screen and operate paypal and the other. This device charged quickly and lasted 2 days with moderate use and updates. The only con I can find is the touchpad on the keyboard. It has periods where it will seem to be hypersensitive, then not respond at all, then suddenly work again. Fine motions are difficult. This isn't a huge problem for me since you can just touch the screen, but irksome at times. Overall I'd say this is a great device.
i Nice to have.
September 21, 2015
Very nice product, i updated to windows 10 and all work Fine. I used by 3 day since i received and no problems, no bugs, work amazing, it's a computer for lite work, like browse internet, consult your mail, work in excel, word etc. Very nice look and color. The keyboard that connect automatically its awesome. Very nice product i recommend for users that looking for to do a simple task on a computer. And Accomplish two objectives, Portability (Tablet) and Word (Laptop).
Almost highway robbery!
August 29, 2015
I’m here to address the complaint that all the reviews on this item are fake on the grounds that they “received the product for free in exchange for good reviews”. First and foremost I’d just like to state that the last time I checked, receiving an item for free does NOT mean you have to give it a positive review, nor does it help you get further free items from that OR other manufacturers. With that out of the way…I did, in fact, purchase this item with my own hard-earned money. So in case you feel other reviewers were “paid off”, I’m here to set you straight (Note: This will be an on-going review. I plan to update it periodically with anything I can think of, positives AND negatives). Sit back, grab a snack along with the beverage of your choice, and let’s get this thing going!Upon unpacking the device, I was pleasantly surprised as to how “heavy” the tablet was. It has some very high quality construction to it and most definitely doesn’t feel cheap in any way. Underneath I found the INCLUDED keyboard with touchpad, which I have to say is a very nice and welcomed addition. I immediately sat down at the kitchen table, attached the tablet to the keyboard base (which you can do blindfolded by the way, the magnets make it completely effortless), folded the rear of the keyboard up to support the tablet (which also uses magnets, so easy), and eagerly turned it on.In no time, Windows 8.1 greeted me, asking all the usual setup questions. A few minutes later I was looking at my fully functional desktop, and it was then that I realized how nice the screen really was! Seconds later, I was prompted to confirm if I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10! Now let me say that I’m definitely no fan of Windows 8 or 8.1, but I toyed around with it for a little bit while 10 was downloading, and I was extremely happy at the level of responsiveness it offered.During the download I received an error, which turned out to be not enough space to install Windows 10, but Microsoft made even that painless by giving you the option to add storage (usb/sd) to achieve the extra 9GB I was told I needed. Like an idiot, I plugged in a very old 512GB USB drive with some exceedingly slow read/write speeds, which really slowed down the actual installation of Windows 10 (which is no fault of the tablet itself in any way). My advice – pick up a 16GB or bigger flash drive or MicroSD if you don’t already have one!After the install that took longer than it should have due to user stupidity, a nice, shiny, GENUINE Windows 10 was waiting for my next move. At this point, I am very much a Windows 10 novice, but even after a few minutes I can already appreciate it’s improvements over the 8 era. I then decided to install Chrome, along with my favorite extensions, and take that for a spin. Let’s just say I wasn’t disappointed! Watched some Netflix via Chrome (because the Windows store Netflix is AWFUL, currently) and everything was buttery smooth.This is as far as I’ve gotten with the device so far, so for now I’ll list some pros and cons:Pros: Great looking screen, solid sound from the 2 top (in landscape mode) speakers, excellent responsiveness, nice quality physical keyboard, solid construction, good battery life, touch screen works very wellCons: The back is a glossy black fingerprint magnet (when are companies going to learn!?), can only charge via AC adapter (no usb charging, that I’m aware of), AC adapter gets kind of warm, no device color selections (you’re stuck with orange for now, which looks ok in my opinion, but choices are nice)There is a likelihood that I’ll stop by and update this review as I get more usage out of the product, but as of now, this is HIGHLY recommended in my book. All this for $200? Trust me, it’s a WONDERFUL deal!
Oustanding product. Great MS Surface alternative.
August 17, 2015
Bought 2 of these for my kids. They primarily web surf, email, minecraft, stream video, and do projects for school. Office 360 works like a charm. For $200, this can't be beat.
Four Star Reviews:
April 19, 2016
I purchased this tablet for $79. as a tool for work (to run diagnostic software) and to get my feet wet with Windows tablets. (I own android devices)First, this became a strictly media streaming device as it has an HDMI output and I can stream my Amazon Video / music as well as ESPN app etc. to my tv. After my netbook starting giving me trouble, this has become my primary PC. Yes this is a fully functional PC! There are two issues, one of which I believe I've gotten around and the other is what it is. One issue is the battery power. I get 4 hours or less from this device. Although not terrible, I'm used to being able to run my android tablet all day after charging overnight.Perhaps because this is also a PC it requires more power??The second issue is the low memory. Although specs say 16GB, its around 8 out the box and by the time you update you're down to around 1GB.What I've done to make this quite functional:1. Added a 32GB microsd card and install all programs there that don't require to be installed on the C: partition.2. Not install microsoft office. I use portable Libre office, a free open source program that is full compatible with office and is completely installed on my microsd card. I only use basic features for the word processor, spread sheet, and even power point but they all open and edit office documents with no problem.3. I have become a minimalist and don't install a lot of unnecessary junk. Right now I'm only running chrome, malwarebytes (in addition to defender which is built in), Iibre office. I installed my tax software on the microsd (HR block) and completed my taxes with no problems. I don't store music or documents on this device but on portable flash drive which is removed after use. ( This is primarily because I once got hit by ransomeware virus)4. For desk top mode (which can be tiny) I use a portable mouse and bluetooth keyboard which work great. Trying to use your fingers can be frustrating. I have a stylus also which is better but the mouse is perfect.5. I use a portable hub (unpowered) for my mouse and can use flashdrives at the same time. I have an otg cable that can make the charging port a second usb port, but my 6 dollar usb hub has been more than sufficient.This device works best in tablet mode with a bright colorful screen, the speakers are decent and it is fairly responsive. I like the microsoft sports, news, business, weather apps and have even downloaded them to my android devices. I have not had any problems with lag or lock ups, so overall this has been a solid device and good purchase. I've had this for about 7 months and so far so good. My one concern is the storage. Windows seems to clean up nicely after updates and there is a built in utility which will clean up unnecessary windows files. This has kept me at around 1GB but I'm keeping an eye on it. This will probably be the thing that will cause me to upgrade but until then this will be my goto laptop / table.BTW...one other annoying thing is that when the power is too low, the tablet will shut off with no warning. If you plug in right away, it wont reboot so you wont lose anything you were working on, but this can be inconvenient depending on what you're doing.
Decent portable device, great home media center advantages.
May 28, 2015
Decent little tablet! As many reviewers note, the extras you get (1 year of Microsoft Office 365 on TWO devices, plus 1TB of OneDrive storage) cost about as much as this does alone. Now, for some recommended uses, and extra peripherals to pair it up with:I use this primarily to do emails in bed and on the go, but at home, it is a media center powerhouse that has replaced my 360. Install VLC (the full desktop version, not the version in the Windows Store), grab yourself a Micro-HDMI (note: NOT MINI-HDMI!) to HDMI cable (can get them for about $15 here), a MicroSD card (shouldn't need more than 16GB or so, depending on personal preference), a USB webcam, a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Trackpad, and a USB hub. Hook it up to your big screen TV in your living room, set everything up, and boom. You now have a way to do Skype chats with loved ones on your big screen TV, watch videos on your network streamed via VLC, and surf the net and answer emails from your couch with the wireless Logitech.All of the peripherals (excluding the memory card... I have quite a few kicking around) will run you about $50, so for $150 or so, you have a tablet running full Windows 8 on the go that doubles as a decent media player!One quick note, though... Any apps that you install via the Windows App Store will automatically install themselves on the unit's local space. I have mine at about 2GB free, even after installing a few apps, but if you can, download the full desktop version of any app you need since you can install it on the MicroSD card.The only thing I wish this had would be a SIM card slot, but eh... you can get 3GB a month from a T-Mobile hotspot for only $30/month, which isn't shabby. For the price, I'm happy with it.
Brilliant Bargain, "real" USB (yay!), 32 bit only (meh.)
April 13, 2015
I just received this tablet last night, but already I am pretty taken with it. It is an inexpensive tablet, and you shouldn't expect all the creamy smooth goodness of a half-kilobuck model, but it gives great results for the money.The thing that makes this one of the most useful tablets I own is that it has a "real" usb port. I don't know why this isn't more common, but full usb combined with Windows and a basement level price makes this an interesting alternative for many uses. In fact, I am going to use one of these in place of a Raspberry Pi that is currently running some of my mining gear. Imagine - a capable small processor that runs Windows apps, supports full usb at the same time it is connected to external power, and has a graphic touch screen, all for $79! Now I can not only control the miners, I can keep a browser window open on the screen showing tabs for pool status, machine hash rate, etc.,.My only gripes are that it can be hard to tap the right spot on the small screen, and it is 32 bit only. I should also mention that initially I had a little trouble getting it to connect to my multi-station wireless N network, but after I connected it to an older wireless (G) access point the problem seemed to magically be resolved and I have had no further problems connecting to my N network. Anyway, for these prices, I can overlook the small stuff.Be sure to check out the support web site ( http://www.microcentertech.com/winbook/index.html ), they have a firmware upgrade and also information about how to restart the machine after the battery runs flat.
March 5, 2015
So... I picked this up recently, the Winbook TW700 tablet. Twit had it on their before you buy show, and I was intrigued so I got it. This is a 7 inch windows tablet. This would not normally make it terribly appealing, but it has a few things going for it.First, it is a very inexpensive tablet. It is 69 dollars. It is 69 dollars and it is not scraping the bottom on specs. There are more powerful ones out there, but not in this price range. This is probably the best price to spec ratio you can find.Second, it has full windows on it. That is not WindowsRT, but full windows 8.1. It will presumably get Windows 10 when it comes out. It is also windows running well. The interface is snappy enough, and the programs run fine. It is not going to do any major video processing, but it is certainly not crawling.Third, it has a full USB port on it. That makes this a very solid back up carry around pc. You run HDMI ( micro HDMI cable to normal size) to a monitor, plug a combo mouse and key board to the USB port, plug it's power in, and you have a full desktop pc. That is pretty neat.Fourth, it comes with a year subscription to Office 360. That means you are getting a subscription for 30 dollars less than normal. There are still enough people using Office primarily to make that worth the investment alone.Having used it for a few days I have a few thoughts.The standard complaint remains. The app system is weak here. Using it as a tablet is not fully useful as an android or ios tablet. IF you are deeply invested in the google suite of things, then this will only frustrate you.Here is a complaint I did not think I would make, but it also has too high a resolution. The Desktop mode is possessed some super tiny icons which are hard to hit right, when it is in native resolution.Beyond those complaints, I think it is a not bad device. I doubt I would switch to it as my primary tablet, but were I not already invested in the google eco-system I would consider it. 7 inch tablets are good for reading and consuming media, for the most part. They also excel at doing social network stuff. This would do just fine for those things.
It will not easily do that
February 23, 2015
I purchased this when my phone was no longer able to (easily) write directly to the micro SD card, with the idea that I could read, write, edit, download, listen, etc for less money and trouble than rooting my phone or having to fire up my PC when I was home and swap the cards around as needed to move files between devices, carry an OTG-female USB cable and flashdrive everywhere, etc.It will not easily do that. I have also been completely unable to reset this to factory condition. Reinstall and refresh both error out. It will no longer download Windows updates. IE inexplicably died. I have been unable to find a functioning swipe-to-type keyboard. The touch keyboard is surprisingly difficult to use, compared to my S4. I had to download the Chrome offline installer on my PC to get the tablet to the point I could browse with it. So it sucks a little more than I had expected, which was disappointing.But, I added a mini USB keyboard, mouse, and hub, 32GB micro SD (all cheap, from Amazon), a few apps, a few programs, and I've got a cheap miniature desktop that plays music, movies, some games, does all my Amazon related stuff, and has 2 installs of Office365 for a year (which aren't going on the tablet), for just about free. Even half crippled, I have to give it 4 stars.Edit- A few thoughts I didn't post initially. Bang for buck, I think it is easily the best deal in tablets. Secondly, Microcenter sells these direct for about $65; don't pay the $85 or whatever they are on Amazon through a third party. Also, I see that the TW800 (slightly larger 8" model) and TW801 (USB3.0, better specs, 8" version) are back in stock. Hindsight being what it is, I would think (a little bit more of) one's money would be better spent on either of those, but that's merely my opinion. Shop around, get the best deal for you. I buy almost everything through Amazon, but the rest of the TW tablets are markedly higher on here than through Microcenter, and a number of third parties selling them at times when Microcenter stocks are depleted.
Excellent features vs. price
January 14, 2015
I give four stars for size, capability, and price.First the positive. I wanted a one-handed tablet with Windows 8.1 for all the basic tablet activities: e-mail , web, Kindle, news, weather, Netflix, Hulu, etc. What I got was all that AND a somewhat basic PC. The fulls size USB port makes it more useful than most tablets, plust it still has a micro USB and a micro HDMI. With a powered USB hub and an HDMI adapter it can support an external mouse, keyboard, and monitor. Now it's a full desktop PC that fits in your back pocket.Now the negative. Screen is very hard to read in desktop view. A mouse is almost required as the windows symbols are much smaller than a fingertip. The battery life is very poor, but external battery packs are common and cheap these days. Memory fills up fast. I used the utility from Micro Center to maximize it, which helped. My Office 365 subscription was already in use and could not be activated. A sample installation took up too much space so I switched to Open Office and it suits my needs thus far in a smaller space.Overall, it's a great value with those caveats. Buy a 32GB card, HDMI adapter, and a powered hub and it's still cheap but amazing. Replaces a Roku for streaming movies or a low powered desktop for basic browsing and e-mail. I also found a wired keayboard/case for ~$6 on Amazon. It is in transit but it should make this a laptop replacement. Enjoy.
Poor Performance for Product and Manufacturer--Update: after posting review contacted, received new, pleased
June 4, 2016
Product functioned-for about 3 weeks. Returned product 4/17/2016. Have not received repaired or replacement product and no contact from dealer/manufacturer as of 6/4/2016.iClever 10.1 inch Windows 10 OS Hybrid Quad Core Tablet with Detachable Keyboard and Stand Update-After posting review Company promptly contacted me and sent replacement. Now very pleased with product performance. Suggestion to purchaser-Add microchip memory
I love this tablet, but!
November 20, 2015
I had put off buying a tablet because of the cost....this one is very reasonably priced. And I really wanted a windows operating system. This tablet is fantastic! Works much better than I could have hoped for. The keyboard is really great for when you need to type more than one or two words. The screen is so clear and overall the tablet is really sturdy feeling and runs very fast. The battery seems to last a very long time. I love it. So far it has exceeded my expectations for a tablet "computer".Update. All the above still true but had to return the tablet. After three or four weeks of use noticed the touch screen was starting to d-laminate on the bottom edge. I had removed the protective film then noticed several days later the the touch screen had a small 3" long only about 1/8" of the clear top layer was separating. Amazon was very good as usual and agreed that I should return the tablet. This could be a minor defect but I did not want to take the chance that it would get worse.
this would be good budget purchase for any student looking to save money ...
November 4, 2015
The iclever is a full windows tablet and is exceptional for on the go tasking. this would be good budget purchase for any student looking to save money while being able to have full functioning processing power as far as a majority of academic assignments. It is very portable and the keyboard is full querty making the inputting of any data familiar for all pc users. I have upgraded to windows 10 successfully but had to repeat the process about three times before it was successfully completed leaving a large amount of the storage space offered initially occupied. I deleted the file called "old windows files" as my intention is to stick with the full windows 10, this freed up over 10 GB of internal memory. All in all this is a good on the go computer and functions well for internet research , document analysis, and data collection probably the best buy in terms of full functioning portable options when factoring in price.I have not tried to connect any external monitors but the option to do so via mini-hdmi is available. The fact that there is a TF card slot allows for upgradable memory. A full size USB is also an option when needed to retrieve or save data, etc. Pretty good laptop replacement if you don't mind the smaller font.
Great tablet, OK as a PC
October 13, 2015
Not a laptop replacement, but very good tablet and running full windows is awesome.First off let me state, I despise windows 8.1. However, after updating to windows 10 this tablet is much improved.The keyboard is decent and type well, although it will fall out if not on a flat surface. Annoying, but not a major problem.It says 32gb but its really 23 and after windows more like 11gb so you will want external memory.Screen is nice and responsive although not as bright as I would have hoped.The baytrail processor seems to work fine although I have crashed this thing a few times trying to run some rather advanced drafting programs.My number one gripe about this is the charger. It is god awful. Charges about 1% every 2 minutes (if using heavily it remain stagnant, the other night it was plugged in for 2.5 hours while i was running diagnostics, updates and software downloads and it gained 1% battery life over 150mins). For how small of a battery it is this is somewhat ridiculous. Also, very ironic since IClever is a portable charger company.For the price, you really can't beat it. Buy a better charger and a 32gb+ sd card and you have a very decent machine. Comes with a keyboard and case which is awesome.And as always props to Amazon for amazing delivery and service. I got same day delivery for free and it arrived less than 12 hours after I purchased.
You get what you pay for.
October 8, 2015
Why I Bought It:I ordered this tablet as a replacement for a Nexus 7 which needed to be put down.Packaging:Plain white and a little hard to get open, but everything is solidly packed. Your item won't get damaged in transit.The tablet:It's actually called a Walknbook, if you wanna Google it. I was a bit skeptical of the specs (especially the low amount of RAM) but Windows 8 has been running pretty well, so far. Keep this in mind, however: you get what you pay for. This tablet will not do anything remotely intensive. Web browsing and word processing would be about all that I trust it to do. Still, it does these well.In regards to weight and ports, both of these are great. The tablet does not feel cheaply put together. You can also use USB stuff, there's a port for HDMI, and a slot for micro SD cards (a great way to expand the small amount of storage space.) The micro USB port has to use an adapter, but it's included.Also, it boots very fast.The keyboard:Good for typing, but the trackpad is pretty bad. Also, you can't disable double tapping to click. Just keep it around to type on and use the touchscreen to click on stuff.The design is actually really cool. It will close with the tablet inside to act as a shell of sorts, and the rear piece has magnets that come together to prop the tablet up.Overall:I'm satisfied so far. This tablet is really cheap, and it doesn't underperform. However, I will be keeping a close eye on it until the 30 day guarantee expires.
September 5, 2015
For $200, this Windows tablet has tremendous value and is hard to beat. Having only owned an aging Android tablet, the iClever Windows tablet was a huge upgrade. I've owned the tablet for less than a week, but I feel that I can make a good judgement based on the 10-12 hours I've used it so far.As a student, one of the most important things to find on a mobile device is a good keyboard, and iClever delivers. The keyboard on this tablet is a chiclet-styled keyboard which connects to the tablet through a connector on the spine of the case. It secures using magnets; the magnets are not weak at all, and creates a good steady connection for the 5-pin connector. My only complaints with the keyboard is that I feel the left side of the keyboard wastes some space; the caps lock key is unusually long at about 2 1/2 keys wide, and the left-shift is about 3 keys wide, and the keys themselves are shifted more to the right in general. Also, on the right side of the keyboard, right-shift is only one key wide. I primarily use right-shift by preference, so having to stretch my pinky finger further than usual slowed down typing a bit. As for my typing experience, I was able to type at about 3/4 the speed that I normally can with a standard keyboard. Touch typing is a little harder with the key placement. The keyboard flexes just a bit if you put a lot of pressure on it, but it doesn't interfere with typing at all. The trackpad feels very standard; it's not bad, but it's not exceptional.The origami case is quite innovative; it folds up quickly to hold your tablet up. Other than not being able to adjust the viewing angle, no problems here.Onto the tablet itself! The tablet has a sleek form-factor; it's thin, has a decent sized bezel, and is visually attractive. The backside is glossy; it looks very nice (people have thought that this costed more than twice than what I got it for), but a downside to that is that once any of your natural human oils go onto that gloss, it's hard to get off. If I hold this like a tablet, I can feel the backside eventually getting slippery and hard to hold. I'm able to wipe it off, but I would prefer that there be more grip. The edges of the tablet are plastic and are a salmon-y orange; it looks great! The plastic feels a little cheap, but it's not very noticeable. Overall, the tablet doesn't feel fragile, but not particularly durable either. The speakers are located on the top; they sound like standard laptop speakers. They don't go very loud, but they suffice. The Windows logo on the actual tablet serves as a Start button, and I've found myself using it often; it's a nice addition.Now, how about hardware and performance? I did a free upgrade to Windows 10 on it, and I am quite satisfied. This is full Windows 10, not a limited RT version. The upgrade was flawless. There were no driver issues at all. Booting up and reaching the login screen takes about 35 seconds, and is fully usable in a minute and 30 seconds. How is the OS performance? It doesn't lag much even under load. Getting around the interface is responsive - most items take a split-second to a second to load, and nothing takes more than 3 seconds.For browser performance, I found that it performs best with only 2-3 tabs open. I tested both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and Chrome seemed to be the clear winner for speed. The website that had the longest time opening was Youtube, which took about 3 seconds to load. However, video performance is very good, and I can even play 60 FPS at 720p (although with a stutter every 15 seconds). Skipping around the video was alright, it's not as responsive as something with more processing power and RAM, but the HTML5 player holds up. Other websites usually take about a second to load, with those containing a lot of content taking just a bit longer to load.For gaming, there's not much you can expect from this tablet. It is prone to overheating if you try to play any 3D games. I do play a game called Osu however, and I have tested it out. I can get up to 80 FPS with my gameplay, and it is consistent. I would imagine that anything else more intensive than that will really stress the tablet, and I do not recommend it.Battery life on this tablet is decent. If I'm multitasking, I can usually expect 4-5 hours out of this tablet. If I'm watching a show, watching a 24 minute episode will usually drain about 5% of the battery. Based off of this, the battery lasts 6.5 hours with just watching video. On sleep, it drains about 2-4% every hour. A major complaint I have here though is that the battery takes quite a while to charge. It can go from 20% to 100% in about 4-5 hours (my old android tablet, which has the same battery life, charges up in 2-3 hours using a laptop adapter). The charger is a simple one, it's about 4 feet in length. It does not have a brick adapter.The screen is an IPS display at a 1280x800 resolution. The colors don't particularly stand out, but it's better than most that I've seen on tablets. It's crisp and sharp for a 720p display.Before I end my review, I want to address a few more issues I had with this tablet. One is heat. If I'm multitasking, the tablet can get as hot at 65C (according to Speccy)! This is extremely warm, almost dangerously so. With normal usage, it stays around 55C. The heat is noticeable on the left-side of the tablet. Being a tablet without a large heatsink or a fan, this is unavoidable. I have solved the issue with some simple optimizations - disabling unneeded processes, services, background apps, and limited the CPU clock to around 50% when I don't need the extra power. My other concern is storage. You get about 28 GB of storage, and Windows 10 fills up 9 GB of that, leaving you with a little less than 20 GB of free space. I recommend buying a 32 or 64 GB microSD card for expanded storage.For $200, this is a great tablet. It is aimed at people who want the full Windows experience on a budget, and it follows through with that. It is perfect for students. And with that, I end my review.
Three Star Reviews:
... transition from desktop/laptop windows devices to tablets its a great transition tool
June 2, 2017
Device sadly inherits all the harrowing features of windows - BUT for someone making the transition from desktop/laptop windows devices to tablets its a great transition tool. Since I have worked on machines from mini computers in late 70's to mainframe and desktop networking into the WIFI Bluetooth age some of the concepts I learned about storage optimzation were useful here. Uninstalled Microsoft 365 and guess what I wasn't running out of space or memory anymore. This device can run Microsoft 365 but not much else. Also get & use a 64 GB microcard - I use it as a hard drive - never remove it. Device allows me to continue my HTML/PHP development in windows under eclipse. Largest decisions are what applications you actually really really need - spend a few days deciding and then start uninstalling - this will get you back disk space - in my case Microsoft 365 was an uninstall and the space recovery was dynamic I use MYSQL anyway and all my sql tables are under Mysql do net need access anymore. Under MYSQL did not load workbench only server and DB support & use phpMyAdmin more efficient. In short the device is labor intensive but is doing what I need for the price - but it takes some time & diligence & understanding of the device to get what you need from it. Rome wasn't built in a day - as a cheap windows solution and for internet browsing its OK less Microsoft 365 & using Opera forget Chrome. Also with external speaker pairing I removed device & use a cord from headphone jack - bluetooth paired to my keyboard well and bluetooth headphones which were awesome but fell apart on me second day - my bad - hit the floor. So as a cheap windows solution it will get you by but again suffers from all the common maladies that windows users experience crashes - driver maladies - memory shortages(can be corrected) - so you will know you are still in microsoft land..........
Mimimum OK tablet.
October 28, 2015
It is a decent tablet if you only run windows and use additional storage on a micro SD card. For anything else it has problems.It won't boot a micro USB external powered CD drive (recognizes specific device in ROM, starts boot but won't complete. Therefore it appears to be the USB settings in the ROM that I cannot change. My laptop and desktop boots three CDs OK.)Micro USB not powered, won't boot micro USB SD card, only 5GB available in windows installation, requires USB hub to boot and modify ROM settings due to only one of USB powered and USB keyboard required.
the TW700 is fine. And
May 21, 2015
Some software isn't usuable with my Ubuntu os, which is the os on my three laptops. So I sometimes need a Windows os. For instance, Garmin doesn't support any linux operating systems. So the TW700 fits the bill when I need to update my maps. For reading the news,watching Youtubes and listening to podcasts, the TW700 is fine. And, candidly, I don't think any tablet is good for much more than that. From my perspective, if one wants to do serious work, one needs either a laptop or desktop.In sum, I think the Winbook TW700 is a good value. If cicumstances allowed me to delete the Windows 8 program and put a "lighter" linux os on the machine, I might give the Winbook 4 stars.
Winbook good. Windows bad.
April 17, 2015
I have this tablet a chance because of the great price. And, for that price, it not bad. The USB and HDMI ports are great. The screen is clear an responsive to touch. It looks nice.The battery life is not great. The screen isn't that great. Solid colors tend to flicker.Windows 8 is awful. The fonts are too small for the display, even after adjusting the font sizes. It is really easy to get stuck in programs that require a keyboard to exit. The device doesn't have enough memory to run windows well and there is not enough storage Windows alone. Adding an SD card doesn't really help as Windows updates and programs still install to the system storage.It is nice to have full Windows in tablet form because you get all your desktop software on the go. The tiny screen and my big fingers make using it difficult but at least it is there. Software support (Metro, Desktop, Games) for Windows touch tables is poor. Lots of reviewers hook up a keyboard/mouse and external monitor. It is cool that you *can* do that but that is not the use case for a tablet.
Has some problems, but works to control my Ultimaker 3D printer
March 4, 2015
I really wish they'd have put 2Gig of RAM in it, and maybe 32Gig of drive space. Even without Office 365 installed, after installing only Cura, Arduino, and TeamViewer, (and Cura went on a 64Gig MicroSD card), it has just a little more than 2Gig of drive space left.Update: Although it has a 16Gig drive, it only shows 8.77Gig. Not free, but total drive space. It currently shows about 2Gig free, and that is -without- Office 365. I've heard nothing back from MicroCenter about this. For this reason, I've downgraded my rating to only 3 stars.I'm trying to determine if I can upgrade the internal drive. "Properties" reports it is a Kingston S10016, which is an SSDNow 2.5 inch 9mm thick SATA 2 solid state hard drive, 16Gig. For about $60 or a bit more, there are newer Kingston SSDNow drives that are 7mm thick and 120GB. But they are SATA 3, and I don't know if they will simply drop in and work.I occasionally get "Your computer is low on memory" messages. I can't install my usual virus checker, Malware Bytes, because upon starting the screen goes wonky and it freezes the computer.However, those gripes aside - I bought this to run my Ultimaker Original 3D printer, to replace the rather old laptop I had connected to it. It has a micro USB to charge the tablet, and a full size USB port! I have it plugged into a powered USB hub, which is then connected to the Ultimaker and a wireless mouse dongle. I am using a bluetooth keyboard on it. If you don't use a powered hub, the Arduino Mega inside the 3D printer is running off of the Winbook battery and it won't maintain charge with the charger plugged in. It is fine with a powered hub.I will be printing holders for it so I can mount it on the Ultimaker. In this way, it will be much more portable. When I'm at home, I use Teamviewer to connect and control it with the larger laptop screen. You cannot use Windows remote desktop because it only works with the Pro version of Windows 8.1.I'd have paid more to get 2G or more of RAM, and a built-in 32G drive. I prefer this over other more known brand 7 inch tablets, because of the separate full USB port and micro HDMI for an external monitor. Most of the other tablets just have one microUSB port that requires an adapter to charge, use USB, and use an external HDMI monitor, or may not do all three of those at the same time.
It can play videos pretty well, but I've seen some chop a few ...
February 19, 2015
Well, it does okay. I will caution you to slow down and set your expectations to a slower pace. This tablet gets the job done as an ancillary device to check email and send Netflix to your Chromecast or MS wireless adapter. It can play videos pretty well, but I've seen some chop a few times.Overall build quality is good. Tablet feels solid and has a decent image. I would recommend this tablet only for specialized rolls like a media push device or light browsing. Better get something with more horsepower for a "daily use" device. This one should NOT be your primary. BUT - Windows 8.1 works okay after running all windows updates + patience. Good value for the cash, but don't expect a MS Surface.
Worked good for 11 months and then after recent windows 10 ...
October 5, 2016
Worked good for 11 months and then after recent windows 10 update, the unit is unresponsive. With no way of to receive customer support or a repair center, it now sits to collect dust. It's a real shame since prior to the malfunction it was a beautiful tablet.Update: After I wrote my original review, Hisgadget immediately reached out and offered me a replacement unit. They sent me a return label and I mailed my broken unit back. Once received, they immediately responded stating that the replacement unit is on its way and that I should receive it in 3-5 days. Now, here's where things fell apart. After 8 days passed, I inquired where the new unit is and I was told it was lost in transit and that model is no longer available. I was upset since I really enjoyed the product. It was a solid unit for the cost, however, unfortunately, it suffered hardware issues. The good news is they offered me a full refund, which, I received fairly quickly.I gave 2 extra stars to Hisgadget for rectifing this disappointing situation, however, just 1 star for a promising product that didnt last.
Product not Win10 as advertised
August 5, 2016
Currently attempting to set the tablet up. Initially it was strange as to how you get it to stand up like a PC and it's hinged design but in this case the case is your support, I guess that explains why the detachable keyboard is attached to the case...All in all it seems like a decent product, have yet to fully test it out but one glaring problem I'm facing right now is the fact that it came with Windows 8 preinstalled as opposed to what it says right here on Amazon in regaurds to having Windows 10 preinstalled. Microsoft already ended it's free update period on July 29th so I'm not entirely sure as to how to upgrade it to ten since I'm firmly set against 8.1. Unless the supplier/manufacturer steps up and attempts to fix this with me I'll ask Amazon a few questions and if they can't help then I think I'll return the tablet.There's that and the fact that the device isn't recognizing my network so I'm currently sifting through my routers back end to see if I can fix this. Just off the top of my head I think it might have to do with my network being in the 5ghz band as opposed to 2.4 so I'll check that out...Currently at the $110 price tag I got it for it seems like a great deal compared to my mothers Samsung Tab pro and features the Windows OS which is something I'm very familiar with.So far all is.. okay I guess, 8.1 is the only gripe I have so far. Wish me luck!
really cool, but started having charger issues a month and ...
February 17, 2016
really cool, but started having charger issues a month and a half in. I gave this as a Christmas present to my wife and she loved it, but by mid February it did not want to charge. It says it is charging but it is not.
A nice tablet as long as you're not counting on the free Office subscription & Windows 10 download
November 20, 2015
I ended up returning this tablet for 2 reasons: I was unable to get my free 1-yr subscription to Office 365 and also couldn't utilize the free Windows 10 download. The manufacturer did try to help me with the Office subscription, but after repeated attempts to fix things over the course of a month, were unable to get it to work. As for Windows 10, I was able to start the download, but the tablet doesn't have enough memory/space for this OS, so it was useless, unless I wanted to put it on another drive, which I didn't want to deal with. Getting Windows 10 was really necessary too, because I absolutely hate Windows 8--it's the worst OS I've ever used. It's difficult to navigate and find anything and IMO, is a huge step down from Windows 7. I've heard 10 is better, so that's why I was counting on the download.Other than that, it really would have been a nice tablet; it was lightning-fast, had great resolution and seemed well-made. If they could get those 2 issues resolved it would have been a good deal.
A fair price for a fair machine
October 1, 2015
This tablet/computer has its strengths and weaknesses. Its a great little device for people on the go that need to get some small work done, and don't need a full computer. It has the convenience of the much more expensive Microsoft tablet it attempts to compete with, but don't be fooled by some other reviews, this does not have the performance of that tablet/computer.First talk about this machines strengths.-It is a very nice size-It comes with it's associated keyboard case standard in the box-the case is the "origami" style which both protects it when closed, and provides a stand when opened-it has expandable memory-it has HDMI connectivity-it has bluetooth-it runs the full computer version of Windows-it runs all the basic Windows applications you love and are used to. (word processer, etc.)-it can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free (with a few hours your time, even when straight out of the box)-it is compatible with all the USB devices you normally use-the charger is compactDon't be fooled though, this tablet does have its weaknesses:-there is only 1 full size USB port, the micro USB port requires the use of the included adapter, but hangs off the side in an annoying way, and could be lost-the product included instructions are very poor, and poorly written in what it does have. I'm still unsure if the micro-USB port could be used for charging safely, which would eliminate me having to carry around the DC.-the quality of the built in speaker is very low-the provided keyboard's touch pad is now quite centered in the keyboard, resulting in me constantly touching the touch-pad with my left palm while typing, and messing up what I was doing.-the built in microphone is of poor quality, and does not interact well with Kortana-the 2GB of ram built into the system are constantly swamped, resulting in sluggish performance. Sometimes this is quite pronounced-its hard to tell if this is again associated with the RAM, but when running more than one tab on Chrome browser, it will normally only load the page currently selected at a reasonable rate, and all web pages seem to load slowly compared to on other computers on the same network.-the flap on the front of the included keyboard does not tuck or fold away anywhere, and can be a bit irritating.Overview:This is a handy device for travelers who want to keep their bags light. It allows you to take care of all your normal housekeeping such as banking, sending emails, browsing the web, looking up phone numbers, but, at a bit of a reduced speed. I'm glad I bought this product, but I know the big name Windows competitor runs much more smoothly and unencumbered. I would say this product it worth the $200 I paid for it, but not much more. Many of the other people wrote rave reviews because the tablet comes with a card implying that you will receive free promotional products later on for any review.I hope this review helps you make an informed buying decision.
September 7, 2015
I love my new tablet! Large screen, easy to use and the keyboard integrated into the cover is great. However the customer service is terrible! In the product description it state's that you get a free year subscription to Microsoft office. Nowhere in the package does it give a product key. After calling and emailing the support line no help!
Two Star Reviews:
Not really practical, Hard to read
May 28, 2016
I will have to come back to update this review a bit more, but I wanted to put at least this out there. The zoom capability of Win 8 and 10 is TERRIBLE on this small device. The battery life is also quiet terrible. I wish I had a few more reviews to read before I purchased this. I really wanted it for partially purpose but it really did not function well enough. The only way to see it is to remote to it. NOT practical really.
Beware Of Upgrading To Windows 10
May 10, 2016
I'm being generous and giving this tablet a two star rating, but the reality is this tablet is a double edged sword. When I bought this tablet, it was $60. I thought it was steal considering that I needed one for college.Everything started out just fine. I put in a 16g SD card and was able to use it for all of four months before there was a disturbance in the force.The disturbance in the force was caused by a failed attempt to upgrade to Windows 10.As everyone knows, it's a relatively simple process to upgrade to Windows 10 provided you reserved it and were using a computer or something which came preloaded with it. (I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that hasn't happened yet. If I'm wrong, I apologize.) However, when I did the same with this tablet, it took almost the entire night before it was finally finished. At least, that's what I thought. When I turned it on, I was shocked to see that not only had it failed to upgrade, but it wouldn't go further than the start screen before redirecting me to a blue screen. The manufacturer allowed me to send it in for repairs, but let's just say that they did something wrong and I still can't use it.If you want a cheap tablet, this is the one for you. But if you try to upgrade to Windows 10, beware.
Winbook TW700 worked fin for the 1st 2 months then ...
April 24, 2015
Winbook TW700 worked fin for the 1st 2 months then simply shut down and will not power back up. It appears that the 1 year warranty claim is going to be interesting as 'MICROCENTER' says Amazon will have to issue me a credit and I've yet to get a reply from Amazon with an answer......STAY TUNED!!JIM
to shop smart. Hopefully I can keep someone making bad purchase ...
April 18, 2015
We have had 1 month exactly and the windows button on side of tablet already almost worn out. Device will just shut off. It even took about an hour almost the last time! I definitely have knowledge of working these. I have had windows 8 for nearly as long as it's existed. I ♡ windows 8.1. Also battery is not accessible, when battery dies, your win book dies with it. Setup instructions were a joke. Very little memory. Don't buy it, cheap in this case you get what you pay for. I read feedback alway, to shop smart. Hopefully I can keep someone making bad purchase like did
Just not for me.
April 14, 2015
I generally don't write negative reviews (or reviews for that matter), but I had to for this winbook it was more bad than good, but you get what you pay for. I've had this for a month or so and I'm already looking to sell this, and I'm someone who doesn't just get new tech and get rid of it. (I've kept the same laptop for 5 years and same cellphone for almost 3 years). It lagged a lot, always forced closed when I was on the internet, constantly complained of low memory (even with a micro sd card) though I didn't download much apps nor opened many browsers at once. Had a few other performance issue and is over all just not good for business related stuff.
When it worked, it was a great buy!
February 24, 2015
I bought this recently and it arrived Saturday.The good news is that it introduced me to tablets and how windows 8.1 works on them. Sold me immediately on the possibilities.The bad news is that the product is not durable - and the 16 gb of space is a deal breaker - you immediately consume that space if you start adding apps. Every feature on this product has a plus side. But after three days the product just died. Wouldn't charge. Wouldn't start. I'm returning and looking for another brand.The size of this is actually nice to hold - and I like that it is a Windows laptop built as a tablet - I've never had problems with Windows 8 or 8.1, but this particular product just doesn't seem to be up to snuff underneath the solid appearing construction.If the product would hold up at this price point, I'd have bought several others to give as gifts. But I won't risk buying any more now that I see that this is not ready for prime time.Update: March 13, 2015 - Those who experience the non-start issue I had with the 7 inch version should first try to hold the power on button for 10 seconds and release and then hit it again - Amazon did not have the extensive support information that Micro Center has or I might not have sent my 7 inch unit back to Amazon. I have since purchased the 8 inch version from Micro Center directly - and it did the same thing as the 7 inch - non-start, no charge - what I discovered was that there were windows 8.1 updates installing and somehow during "sleep" the unit would not wake up - Micro Center had an answer that I mentioned above and the unit came to life. Based on my experience the 8 inch version is superior to the 7 inch on - double the ram and disk space and boot time from power button pushed to lock screen is 13 seconds! I am so impressed! I post this to offer some advise so that an otherwise good 7 inch unit is not returned to Amazon - I wish I had known.
September 14, 2017
We had a hard time getting it to work properly. Microsoft office wouldn't work and eventually it wouldn't turn on. Waste of money! So disappointed!
Had the tablet for only a few months and now ...
August 10, 2016
Had the tablet for only a few months and now the device is defective. It shuts off and reboots at random. Contacted numerous places to try to fix it and it hasn't been fixed.
It seems nice, but after a few months I've had too many issues. Almost unusable.
December 28, 2015
I've had this tablet for a few months and have hit a few snags with it. I mainly use it to listen to ebooks while I work and for streaming my Steam games to my TV. For those purposes it works great. However, there are a few technical issues that I cannot tolerate.Cons:-Many times the touch screen doesn't work. I have to restart the tablet a few times and hope it decides to work. (This is a bigger issue considering the keyboard has stopped working)-They keyboard no longer works correctly. A lot of the keys now type numbers instead of letters. I have not been able to fix this. Sometimes I can't log into it because I can't type my password.-The touch screen is just horrific. When you slide your finger on it, it feels very resistant. Not smooth, like a touch screen should be. Often my finger stutters and skips because the screen isn't smooth. Also sometimes my finger makes a high pitched screech when I drag it across because the screen sucks so bad..-XBoxOne controller does not work with it-I think the mini-HDMI port is also having issues. When I plug it in, it gives me a snowy picture. Replug, gives me audio and no video. Replug, it finally works.-The charger is like 2ft long and good luck finding another if you lose it or it gets damaged.-Only comes in orange. Eww.Pros:-Really long battery life. Longest of any device I've ever had.-Starts up pretty fast.-Upgraded to Windows 10 without a problem.-PS4 and XBox360 controllers work.Overall - 2/5I'm sad that this is such a great tablet, but with all of it's issues... It's a more of a pain to operate than it should be..
... had this laptop for a month now and I hate it. I got it specifically for my photography ...
November 11, 2015
Ive had this laptop for a month now and I hate it. I got it specifically for my photography business and its the worst. I thought I was getting a good deal but I got a lemon. Its hard to find anything on it, its slow as death. I have to hard start it everytime I need to use the camera on it. The camera quality is awful. I would keep looking if I was you. Seriously if your looking for something to just play on then this will be good..but if its for working don't get it. This is the first review Ive ever written but I'm soooooooo disappointed that I feel that I need to warn people. I tried uploading my photos so I could send to a lab and it wouldn't even upload all the pictures. I'm not impressed with windows 10 either. I could send it back but now I'm paranoid becuz its got all my passwords and credit card numbers on it becuz I was anticipating using it for my business. I would NOT recommend this at all. I'm soooo disappointed that I literally blew $200. I'm am grateful I didn't spend the original price though. Thank god for that!
October 23, 2015
Battery is very bad. 1 month and then should be plugged for every use.
Cool that it's a laptap
October 16, 2015
Cool that it's a laptap, but it has almost no tablet capabilities, my rotation got locked, and rotation lock wasn't on, touch screen is unresponsive, has very low memory, good for the price, but not for me.
One Star Reviews:
warning-DO NOT BUY!
October 16, 2015
Please do not waster your money. I wish I had read all the reviews before purchasing. I liked the winbook enough at first.seemed like a decent tablet.about a week into owning it, the performance started to slow down, and it became glitchey and laggy. About two weeks into owning it, I started to notice it wasn't holding a charge for very long. And then a few days after that it wouldn't charge at all anymore. The blue light would go on as if it were charging but the tablet refuses to even turn on. Extremely disappointing and frustrating. Will be returning this item for a refund
This tablet is horrible for using word and one note
September 2, 2015
This tablet is horrible for using word and one note. I was trying to use it for school and I now realize I wasted my money. I dont know why the microsoft package was even included because it doesn even work well with it. Would not recommend to anyone!
July 31, 2015
From the get-go there seemed to be too much loaded into this tablet. It was sluggish, inept, uncertain. Within a couple of days, it wouldn't do anything, saying that the memory was full. Tried dumping stuff, but it didn't help. My son took it to school and it just couldn't work with the school's wifi system. Lots of head-scratching, until I finally brought it home and took it to a tech I trust. The thing is loaded with a full version of Windows, and although it's advertised as having 16 gigs, in reality the machine itself tells that it's an 8 gig. So I was sent something that I had not ordered. Now I want to return it for not being what I had ordered, and Amazon says I'm past my return window. TAKE WARNING: CHECK THE STATS ON THIS THING WHEN YOU GET IT! It SAYS it's 16 gigs, but it may be only 8 gigs, and unable to do a blasted thing.UPDATE: Amazon is taking it back because it wasn't what was advertised and ordered. At least Amazon is still dependable!
and the way it is set up like a computer
June 26, 2015
I understand that you get what you pay for, but this product does not live up to its billing. I bought it because of the usb port, the free office subscription, and the way it is set up like a computer, as a cheap alternative for my ancient laptop. When I first got it, I loved it: I downloaded all my favorite apps, and setup was easy. I loved the ease of using my tablet to type and send a document in Word. However, soon after the device showed its flaws. The device randomly shuts off, without any warning, particularly anytime the battery is below 10%, which is suprisingly often given how quickly the battery drains on this device. Then, when plugged in, it is unpredictable whether it will come back on within 20 minutes. I decided, however, that I could live with this as long as it worked well when it was running. However, it does not even do this well. I have had the facebook app downloaded twice, and twice the app has stopped working. In the display of application names, it simply displays the name as 'app,' and when you try to open it, it says that the app is damaged and needs repaired. At the current moment, this has happened to two of my other apps, one of them being my alarm, which I have used and would be useful. The low price tag is appealing, but I would caution you to learn from my mistake: it's better to save up and buy a product for a little more money, that will actually work better.
It broke after two weeks. Would no longer take ...
June 1, 2015
It broke after two weeks. Would no longer take a charge. I have had that happen with a previous tablet by another manufacturer, but only after a year of constant use. The Winbook tablet broke after two weeks of very light use. When it was working, it did not work well. Not enough RAM to run Windows 8.1. After very light use and NO video/photo storage or downloading, the tablet ran out of memory and getting it to use the SD Card for anything other than file storage was impossible. Finally, Winbook no longer has a website. No tech support. "Microcenter" is simply a joke. Don't buy this product.
FROM MY EXPERIENCE, DO NOT BUY. BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
May 9, 2015
This review is tricky because I got a good one, but then I also go a lemon. I ordered two and the first one was perfect, the other not so much. Like the second time I tried to cut the lemon one on, it didn't start up which was weird, I should've returned it then but unfortunately I didn't. My daughter never dropped it, or spilled anything on it, and now it won't cut on at all. The second one was and still is perfect. My son loves it UPDATE DO NOT BUYI was literally sitting beside my son on the bed, he was on his tablet playing the bootleg version of Mario, and I was sitting beside him on my laptop playing super Mario, it was a see who can make it further thing, when all of a sudden his screen just blacked out. He didn't drop it, or spill anything on it, it just literally blacked out. I know that it's still on because when you touch the screen, a little white thing about the size of a computer arrow moves around. Since the battery was low, I just thought that I'd wait for the tablet to die from a low battery (because I can't even cut the stupid thing off), put it on the charger, and turn it back on to see if it would work again. Yea right, it's been a day and a half, and even with a really low battery, this thing won't cut off. Never will I buy from this seller or company again..
Problems, frustration, and money wasting
August 4, 2016
We bought 2 of these tablets for our children to use for homeschooling. For starters, there isn't enough memory on the tablet to upgrade it to Windows 10, so we are still operating on Windows 8. Both of the tablets continually lose WiFi signal and we have to restart the tablet to find it again because no other troubleshooting works. The volume randomly stops working on both tablets. Again, we have to restart to fix the issue. Less than a year after we bought them, 1 of the tablets does not charge at all. The other tablet charges fine so we know it is not the charger. We have tried alternative charging methods like USB and Mini USB but those do not charge this tablet, only the DC option does. So, out of 2 tablets, 1 woks semi-decently and now 1 is completely unusable. Im disappointed that we wasted our money.
NO Office 365 access code!!
December 27, 2015
I purchased this item mostly because it included a free yr of Office 365. After receiving the tablet and not having a access code included in the box I contacted Amazon. With the help of Amazon we tried contacting Hisgadget to no avail. Hisgadget does not answer phone calls and neither answer emails to get a Office 365 code like the tablet is advertised to have one. I would highly advise against purchasing this item if you plan on using the Tablet for that purpose.
After the first couple days I was satisfied with it
November 3, 2015
After the first couple days I was satisfied with it. Figured that I had gotten what I paid for, but now after a couple weeks this tablet has gotten so slow that I can't even watch Netflix on it. Whenever i open Google Chrome it takes up half of my CPU (not watching netflix) and when I am watching it takes up 65+ CPU. I know a lot about computes and this is unacceptable. Chrome alone shouldn't take this much and I DO NOT RECOMMEND this product. Looking at the review that says "people who say this company paid for reviews are lying" is completely false. There is no way this tablet could have gotten this good of reviews for something this garbage. After about 30 minutes of use the tablet becomes very hot and makes it lag even more. definitely going to return this.
No tech support
October 30, 2015
No technical support😡😡😡😡 from the web site and no one answers the phone at this number on their web site. 18885309912. If I do not get support in the next day or two I will be returning this. I thought it would be a nice affordable replacement for my I Pad.
Terrible "laptop", ok tablet
October 16, 2015
Terrible if you actually need the functionality of a laptop. Functions as a laptop if sitting on a flat surface such as a table. But, if you're like me and like sitting on the couch with the laptop sitting in your "lap" with the option to type away on the keyboard and not the touchscreen, then this device is not for you. The screen does not have the ability to stay upright while attached to the keyboard without the assistance of the rear support case. This support may be compatible with a flat surface but is definitely NOT compatible with your lap. Impossible to use this device as an actual laptop using any surface other than a table. Not compatible with your lap, hence the name and functionality a laptop was born for.
I purchased this because of all the glowing reviews, ...
October 8, 2015
I purchased this because of all the glowing reviews, but my experience was very different. I bought this for my wife who travels often for her work, looking for a lightweight option to replace a clunky and heavy laptop. Her needs are simple, mostly email. When it arrived I charged it up and started setup. Then I started to download Office 365. I have a slow DSL connection, but it started to download OK. So I left it on the desk while I went out for some lunch. When I got back a hour later, the screen was blank and I could not get the start screen to display. After many tries I thought perhaps the battery had run down. Plugged the charger back in, and the light on the power button was blue, indicating a full charge. I tried several times to get the windows start screen to display, but no luck. Perhaps mine was just a lemon, but I'm sending it back for a refund and will find another option.
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HD IPS Display
2 USB Ports - 1 full size, 1 micro.2 Megapixel front and back camera
MicroHDMI port and MicroSD slot
Includes One year of Office 365 - for your TW700 AND a PC or Mac
POWERED BY WINDOWS 8.1 & INTEL INSIDE: Window 8.1 Operating System and Intel BayTrail-T CPU processor ranging from 1.33GHZ up to 1.83GHz with Turbo Boost. Quad-Core techniques can multitask seamlessly and get more done in less time
HIGHLY REFINED RESOLUTION: 10.1 inch multi-touch IPS ( 1280*800 ) 16:10 screen display with 178¡ã wide viewing angle for extraordinary visual clarity; Support OTG and dual-screen display
MICROSOFT OFFICE, SKYDRIVE & DETACHABLE KEYBOARD INCLUDED: Free 1 year Office 365 Personal subscription with free 60min SkyDrive Call each month, free 1TB Microsoft SkyDrive space.10 inch included detachable keyboard with protection cover