There has been a debate for a while now on whether laptops are better than tablets for browsing purposes, or vice versa. Lots of users have a hard time choosing between those two types of devices. Well, why do you have to pick one or the other, when you can have both with the same device? The Teclast Tbook 16 Power is a tablet PC that sports a large screen, and includes both Android and Windows, to use it according to your needs.
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Teclast Tbook 16 Power
Teclast is a Chinese manufacturer, that has been around since 1999. The company’s primary product line includes tablets, power banks, smart bands, and other similar devices.
The company focuses on developing and manufacturing new high-quality digital products - according to them - for clients around the world.
The Tbook 16 Power is one of those products, that promises to provide “monster performance” for its users.
With an Intel X7 Z8750 and 8GB of RAM, it seems capable to do so.
The tablet also has 64GB of available eMMC storage space, and it comes with a dual OS setup. On the one hand, it has the latest Windows 10 version…
...and on the other hand, we get Android Marshmallow 6.0.
It also has a USB-C port, but also a USB-A with the 3.0 protocol.
As for the display, Teclast Tbook 16 Power has a big 11.6-inch screen, with an IPS panel for amazing colors, as well as a 1920x1080 resolution.
Last but not least, the tablet has a multi-position kickstand that can support the device when we are not holding it.
If we want to turn the Teclast Tbook 16 Power into a small laptop, we can use a docking keyboard. However, the keyboard is not included, and we need to purchase it separately.
You can find the tablet at the cost of $250 at Gearbest.
With an extra $30 you’ll also get the magnetic docking keyboard to transform the Teclast Tbook 16 Power into a small laptop.
At this point, we want to thank Gearbest for providing a sample for this review.
The box is heavy but simple, with a few minimal details at the outside.
Inside the box, we found the tablet at the top in a protective case.
Below that, there were two boxes: one for the charger and one for the manuals.
The weird thing about the charger is that it comes only with a USB to DC cable. In other words, there was no charger in the package. We also thought that the tablet would charge through the USB-C port, but we were apparently mistaken.
The Teclast Tbook 16 Power has a great design, and its materials seem of high-quality. The case feels really solid, and we were surprised by its weight. It weighs almost 900g, and we must admit it felt a bit heavy, comparing to smaller tablets.
The kickstand is extremely thin, and it can be adjusted to any height. The display at 11.6’’ is somewhat rectangular, which is not bad by any means.
The response on both Windows and Android was great. We didn’t experience any sort of lag on any task we tried, whether it is surfing the web, watching YouTube videos, office usage, etc.
On Android, we tried several games as well, and the tablet responded great to our expectations.
The tablet has two cameras - one at the front and one at the back. We found the cameras to be mediocre, but we never expected them to be more than that. For a simple video call, they were decent.
The multi-touch screen was impressive. It managed to detect every move, even at the edges.
As for the battery, it took us about 6-7 hours to fully discharge it while surfing the net via WiFi. It is not that bad, but with 8000mAh we expected a longer duration.
In general, we used the tablet for several days, and we can’t complain about anything.
The only thing we found annoying was the lack of a charger since we had to use a PC to charge the device.
Furthermore, we run some benchmarks on both Android and Windows, to determine how good the tablet performs under stress and gaming conditions. Below you can see the results.
On Windows, we have plenty known benchmarks, as well as temperature readings.
The highest temperature during the stress tests was at 85oC, while the lowest temperature at idle was 50oC. It’s probably not one of the coolest tablets out there.
Regarding the performance, it did better in comparison with Chuwi Hi10 Pro, and we were satisfied with the results.
On Android, we compared it with several smartphones at the same price range.
Although the comparison isn't entirely fair, since we are talking about a tablet versus smartphones, we can see that it scored pretty high.
Is it worth it?
The extra keyboard will make the Windows part easier to use, and it can quickly transform the device into a multi-purpose machine.
Teclast Tbook 16 Power has one of the biggest displays among tablets, and that can’t be ignored while holding it. We already mentioned that it feels heavy for a tablet, and that may be disappointing for someone that is looking for a lighter device.
- Beautiful design
- Dual OS
- 11.6’’ IPS display
- Excellent performance
- Kickside stand
- Great price
- A bit heavy
- No charger
- Battery only lasts 6 hours
Did you like the Teclast Tbook 16 Power?
If you’re looking for a 2in1 tablet, the Teclast Tbook 16 Power will fill the bill.
What is your opinion on dual boot tablet PCs? Do you prefer a separate device for each OS, or you find it handy to have both Android and Windows on one machine?
If you have questions regarding the product, leave a comment below.