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#1 treotat

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

maybe you're lucky enough to enjoy your P85hd; maybe you're less lucky and still wait like me for yours to arrive (well, in fact for teclast to assemble it, it seems!). In any case it seems the new P88 should appear on Shenzhen retailers shelves in the coming weeks if not days; time to open a dedicated thread for this promissing slate, right?

It already has its own page on ZOL (chinese reviews for consumer's electronic): it says price to be announced. though.

http://detail.zol.co...dex335397.shtml

teclast website also has a dedicated page for the P88:

http://www.teclast.c...191&newsID=5167

it does not say much, but: 8" ips screen, front/back cameras, 9mm(~.35") thick metal body (it claims 9mm and thinest in the 8" category at the same time - which sounds sort of awkward, considering apple mini it pretends to beat hands down is only 0.28"=7.2 mm in thickness); somewhat disappointingly, it also says dual core processor (双核); at least, I hope you'll enjoy the early pics;

And, yes, some retailers had a hand down onto it:




So, who will be the first to review it, here on slatedroid?

Edited by treotat, 13 November 2012 - 09:28 AM.


#2 treotat

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

Update: some more teasing news from Teclast for the due P88:

1- 64 bit quadcore confirmed;
2-4096 × 2160 video decoding;
3-WiDi;

ref.:

http://www.teclast.c...191&newsID=5168

... who wants to buy my (new in box, yet to receive) P85hd?

#3 Philip Chin

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

Same rk3066 dual core thing!!!

http://www.teclast.com/zhuanti/P88sh/

#4 Nickos-V

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

It appears to be a sleeker design with some minor upgrade. Like the touch screen & thinner look than P85HD. P88 will still use RK3066 so performance will be the same as P85 & P85HD. The tablet will just look and feel nicer.

Chinese make money by coming out with newer designed tablets every 4-6 months. They then expect us to upgrade every 8-12 months. =)

Same rk3066 dual core thing!!!

http://www.teclast.com/zhuanti/P88sh/

Right you are. Thanks for the info.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#5 Nickos-V

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

I forgot to say that you can cancel an order before it ships out. You cannot cancel when in the mail or given to courier. Contact the seller if your P85HD has not shipped yet and ask them to cancel the order. There should be no fees for this. Tell them you want to cancel to buy the P88 instead.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#6 Nickos-V

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Looking around the Internet I see there will be P88 quad too. Very likely coming with Retina resolution display.

I believe Teclast will release 2 versions of P88. P88 Dual w/Rockchip RK3066 & P88 Quad w/AllWinner A31.

The AllWinner A31 is supposed to have quad core CPU (cortex A7?) & eight core GPU (PowerVR SGX543MP8). It should be a very powerful ARM chip for gaming and everything else. The A7 is little more stronger than A8 but uses 1/4 to 1/5 the power.

My release date guesses are:
The P88 Dual (RK3066) should be out in about 1 month.
The P88 Quad (A31) in maybe 2.5 months.

Have to wait to get more info. ie. every 2 to 3 weeks should get more and more details & update on release dates

Edit: changed release dates slightly

Edited by Nickos-V, 24 November 2012 - 01:48 PM.


*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#7 asik1

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

8" tabs culprit is battery life, so going thiner limit it further to place a more juicy cell. I would prefer if it was 1.5mm thicker in order to get 6000ma or more. what do you think?
:mellow:

-on aliXpres they list few sellers, and it has 4500ma cell.

Edited by asik1, 29 November 2012 - 02:14 AM.

loved my P85/3066 but he had dead buttons fever, and practicly died after ~15 months
Got PIPO S2, will he live long?


#8 Nickos-V

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:18 AM

8" tabs culprit is battery life, so going thiner limit it further to place a more juicy cell. I would prefer if it was 1.5mm thicker in order to get 6000ma or more. what do you think?
:mellow:

For 9.7" & 10.1" tablets they use 2 batteries to get to 6000-8000mAh.

Almost all 8" tablets use 3700-4500mAh, single battery. I think I may have seen one tablet say it had 5000mAh battery but who can say if real or not. 4000 is real and 4400/4500 is very likely real too. 4500 is around the limit today for single tablet battery.

Single battery has an energy limit. Battery maker would have to make the battery bigger size (longer or wider - or maybe thicker) to get past 4500mAh and reach 6000mAh with single battery. For now, you just have to buy whatever is out there. Waiting for 6000mAh in 8" tablet could take awhile to happen.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#9 TheShaman

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

P88 certainly looks interesting. Not much more expensive than P85HD, sleeker looks and with a bigger battery which would help a bit with the main issue of the 85HD (i.e. battery life).

#10 janesh

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

Teclast P88 on sale, pandawill, aliexpress.
On order, nothing, and am i am finished with Chinese cpu's, i prefer my exynos devices.
Favorites, in order of use, Samsung galaxy note 8 inch, Ramos W42, Ployer Momo11 quad exynos 4412.
Sold last months, PiPo U1, Teclast P85, PiPo S2, Teclast P85HD, Cube mini U30GT, Yuandao Vido N80IPS, Ainol Novo 10 Hero ii: very bad, Ployer Momo12, Onda V812, Yuandao Vido N80 RK3188, Teclast P88, Google Nexus 7-8Gb, PiPo M8pro RK3188, Chuwi V88 RK3188, Samsung galaxy tab 7.7, Ployer Momo8 IPS, Yuandao Window N70, BB playbook.
And: You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy.

#11 TheShaman

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I'm thinking of going for it.
I need an 8'' one, the Ainol Spider is nowhere to be found and based on janesh's and other peoples' positive comments on the P85HD, I'm hoping the P88 will be a good choice.
What I fear is that there is probably some risk involved. As I understand, Chinese manufacturers don't offer consistent quality (not even between same models, let alone between different models) and the P88 hasn't been tried and tested.

#12 janesh

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

I ordered the Teclast P88 from pandawill, will be send with Fedex.
On order, nothing, and am i am finished with Chinese cpu's, i prefer my exynos devices.
Favorites, in order of use, Samsung galaxy note 8 inch, Ramos W42, Ployer Momo11 quad exynos 4412.
Sold last months, PiPo U1, Teclast P85, PiPo S2, Teclast P85HD, Cube mini U30GT, Yuandao Vido N80IPS, Ainol Novo 10 Hero ii: very bad, Ployer Momo12, Onda V812, Yuandao Vido N80 RK3188, Teclast P88, Google Nexus 7-8Gb, PiPo M8pro RK3188, Chuwi V88 RK3188, Samsung galaxy tab 7.7, Ployer Momo8 IPS, Yuandao Window N70, BB playbook.
And: You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy.

#13 Nickos-V

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I ordered the Teclast P88 from pandawill, will be send with Fedex.

Why Fedex and not DHL? Less cost? DHL tends to be the fastest by 1-3 business days.

Pandawill takes awhile to get in stock. They do not carry inventory and takes them about 10 days before they get and ship out your product. Can even take 2 weeks (or longer too). You should only buy from them if you can sit back and wait. =) This is the major reason why people get upset buying from PandaWill. They tend to be worse than some other big online, Chinese sellers for carrying inventory because they seem to have none.

It has been 1 week and my N90S still has not shipped out. It should get sent out Weds.-Fri. this week if Yuandao was able to provide Pandawill with stock.

PS, a good AliExpress seller will be much faster to send you the tablet. ie. they will get it in 3-5 workdays & 1-2 days to pack it. Even quicker if they have stock on-hand.

Edited by Nickos-V, 01 December 2012 - 04:26 PM.


*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#14 Nickos-V

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

OK. I see you went with PandaWill because the other sellers on AliExpress want lots of money for courier service. Costs an extra $38+. Compared to $15.28 for FedEX to Canada.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#15 janesh

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Yes Nickos, i am dutch, they look at the price and our money, but i also took Fedex because of avoiding tax, and it takes to the netherlands about one day longer than with DHL.
If you are right Pandawill does not have stock, i made the wrong choice, but so far i have pretty good experience buying from pandawill, though i should have bought from aliexpress when they were cheaper with express shipping.

We shall see, my Yuandao vido N80IPS, is on his way to Leipzig in Germany and will arrive tomorrow in Amsterdam.
On order, nothing, and am i am finished with Chinese cpu's, i prefer my exynos devices.
Favorites, in order of use, Samsung galaxy note 8 inch, Ramos W42, Ployer Momo11 quad exynos 4412.
Sold last months, PiPo U1, Teclast P85, PiPo S2, Teclast P85HD, Cube mini U30GT, Yuandao Vido N80IPS, Ainol Novo 10 Hero ii: very bad, Ployer Momo12, Onda V812, Yuandao Vido N80 RK3188, Teclast P88, Google Nexus 7-8Gb, PiPo M8pro RK3188, Chuwi V88 RK3188, Samsung galaxy tab 7.7, Ployer Momo8 IPS, Yuandao Window N70, BB playbook.
And: You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy.

#16 Nickos-V

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

I ordered the Teclast P88 from pandawill, will be send with Fedex.

The P88 Dual looks very nice and I believe will become a very popular 8" tablet. Just like how well the P85 is selling today. P85 for non-IPS and P88 for IPS. P85HD will get phased out.

Good to see that sellers already have it listed. People should be able to get the P88 Dual for Christmas with courier delivery but unlikely with China Post.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#17 TheShaman

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Looking forward to reading your comments on the P88, janesh. :)

#18 turnip

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

Gadgetsdealer has it for 156.42 with coupon code: GDCN0010


Any reviews on this thing yet?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

A31 better be dirt cheap or it's not going to do well against rk3188. Quad core a9 vs a7,

#20 janesh

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

I cancelled my pandawill P88 order because they told me to wait more than one week.
I jumped to aliexpress, with DHL, and ten USD cheaper.

I think this will be my last RK3066, because the Allwinner A31 and RK3188 quadcores are coming.

Edited by janesh, 06 December 2012 - 05:06 AM.

On order, nothing, and am i am finished with Chinese cpu's, i prefer my exynos devices.
Favorites, in order of use, Samsung galaxy note 8 inch, Ramos W42, Ployer Momo11 quad exynos 4412.
Sold last months, PiPo U1, Teclast P85, PiPo S2, Teclast P85HD, Cube mini U30GT, Yuandao Vido N80IPS, Ainol Novo 10 Hero ii: very bad, Ployer Momo12, Onda V812, Yuandao Vido N80 RK3188, Teclast P88, Google Nexus 7-8Gb, PiPo M8pro RK3188, Chuwi V88 RK3188, Samsung galaxy tab 7.7, Ployer Momo8 IPS, Yuandao Window N70, BB playbook.
And: You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy.