Tablets have long been the trend in the mobile industry. But customers are usually torn when it comes to operating systems. This is where dual-boot tablets come into the fray, giving you the best of both worlds, so to speak. While you might prefer the versatility of the Android platform, some people also prefer the productivity suite that comes along with Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS.
Best Dual Boot OS Tablets
Some manufacturers have been pretty hesitant to offer dual-boot tablets for obvious reasons. However, there are still a handful of manufacturers who offer the versatility of having two operating systems in one tablet. Let’s have a look at some of these products today. Bear in mind that not all of these products are from big ticket manufacturers for the reason mentioned above. But the devices mentioned here are easy on your wallets, so you won’t really complain.
3 best dual boot OS tablets in 2017
CHUWI Hi10 Pro 2
Featuring an Intel Cherry Trail processor underneath, this offering is not your run-of-the-mill tablet. It comes with a 10.1-inch display on board. The fact that it features an array of connectivity options is the icing on the cake here. Since it comes with Intel’s chipset, the GPU comes integrated. Intel’s onboard GPU’s have always been pretty decent for mobile devices, so customers can be assured of getting pretty decent GPU performance from this particular offering. However, users have to be mindful of the fact that this device cannot handle heavy gaming on Windows as it’s only meant to be an Ultrabook/Tablet hybrid and not just a full blown notebook or computer replacement. The tablet also comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board.
In addition to sporting a decent processor and display, the CHUWI Hi10 Pro also comes with Bluetooth 4.0, a microSD card slot, a USB Type-C port, a micro HDMI port, as well as a micro USB port for charging. So it seems like the manufacturer has covered all the bases here with regards to connectivity. This is a crucial aspect for the customers given that the device is supposed to be used with both Android and Windows operating systems. The tablet has 4GB of RAM under the hood, along with 64GB of internal storage. It will set you back by $199.99 on Amazon and can be bought right away.
TOZO PIPO X9
Yet another 2-in-1 offering on the list, this particular tablet comes with some additional features as well. The display on this particular tablet comes with a slightly smaller 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, so you can be assured of getting the best in terms of performance and clarity. What makes this device stand out, however, is the fact that it comes with the ability to function as an internet TV or a set top box.
This coupled with the fact that it runs both Android and Windows makes for a killer combination. If there’s one gripe I have with the device, it’s that the TOZO PIPO X9 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat and not Lollipop or Marshmallow. Knowing that it’s a slightly dated version of Android is slightly disappointing.
But barring this particular aspect, the Pipo X9 is a pretty attractive offering. It’s packing an Intel Z3736F processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, so you’re assured of getting the best in terms of performance. There’s only 2GB of RAM, however, which might be a concern if you’re planning to do a lot of heavy tasks with this offering. There’s 64GB of storage on board as well, which can be expanded with the help of a microSD card. There’s a microUSB, a standard USB, and an HDMI port as well, so there’s no dearth of decent connectivity options here. The tablet can be purchased from Amazon right away.
While tablets are all about internal hardware, the Cube i10 also comes with a pretty attractive design on board, so it’s quite appealing to look at. Couple that with the fact that this hybrid also comes with an impressive hardware underneath, and you have a winner on your hands. The tablet comes with a slightly larger 10.6-inch display albeit with a sub-par resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. While this won’t allow you to enjoy graphics heavy content on the device, it will satisfy your productivity needs. While most tablets in this range don’t come with cameras, the manufacturer here has been mindful enough to offer two of them, one on the front and the other on the back.
The Cube i10 is powered by the Intel Z3735F (Bay Trail) processor under the hood, which means you’re well covered as far as the performance is concerned. The company is offering the full suite of connectivity options here which includes Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, a mini-HDMI port, and a full blown USB port, allowing you to plug in a keyboard or a mouse.
This can go a long way in enhancing your Windows experience. The tablet runs Windows 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat by default, which is mildly disappointing, but not a deal breaker, surely. You can snatch this up for just shy of $150 through Amazon, so make sure you have a closer look.