When it comes to tablets, the market seems to be rather pushing the tradition idea of a tablet device out of the way in favor of the hybrid tablet. The trend really took off when Microsoft and Lenovo both announced their convertible tablet line-ups, the Surface and the Yoga Tablet line-up, respectively, The trend took off, and nowadays, there are thousands of hybrid devices, among which the Cube i7 Remix stands out, on the international market. Although the Cube i7 Remix is a Chinese hybrid with an affordable price, it does pack a punch in terms of features and usability. It’s not a Surface Pro 3 i7 (which has been recently added to the Microsoft shop) and it’s not a Lenovo Yoga Pro 3, but it’s definitely a good flagship device for the entry-level customer.
The Cube i7 Remix price is set at $189 with free shipping included, if you purchase now from GearBest. That price is 60 % discounted, so you’re getting a pretty neat deal on an inherently useful device, in my opinion. For the price, the tablet packs a punch and will cater to most types of power users looking for a notebook or tablet replacement. The beauty of a hybrid device such as the Cube i7 remix lies in its versatility more than it does in its features, and that trait is demonstrated rather well by this product.
The Cube i7 Remix is a rather large device with a 11.6-inch display and mid-range specs, and while the i7 in its name does suggest an i7 processor, that’s not in fact what you’re getting. Instead, the hybrid tablet comes with an Intel Z3735F processor, 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of expandable internal storage. The device comes with a 1920*1080 resolution, dubbed a full-view Retina OSG display by the company, and while the resolution might not be ideal, viewing angles and outdoor viewing is rather good for the price.
Although the Cube i7 Remix is a power Android tablet with numerous features, one annoying thing about it is that, much like the Surface Pro line-up from Microsoft, it does not include the keyboard. You’re going to have to purchase a keyboard separately, but luckily, the tablet supports both USB and Bluetooth keyboards, although the latter is the better choice for a tablet in my opinion. Although the tablet runs on Android, it uses the Remix OS, which is a skinned version of the OS, that allegedly adds features to the Cube i7 Remix.
The run-down of the Cube i7 Remix specs includes 2 USB ports, mini HDMI support, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, light sensor, gyroscope, OTG and a huge 8400 mAh battery which will supposedly last for at least 8 hours of video playing time, which puts the tablet’s battery life at an excellent rate, by our calculations.
The Cube i7 Remix might be a bit pretentious, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good performer. It would have been a much better deal if the keyboard/dock were included in the price, but for $189, it’s still a fair deal, especially for those who already own Bluetooth accessories like keyboards and mice. With those, the Cube i7 Remix can become the ideal hybrid tablet for daily use in an office environment, or for entertainment in any place. Any takers?