Microsoft’s flexible approach to Windows licenses has one huge advantage – a crop of ultra-affordable tablets. Up until recently, the leader in the category of budget tablets was the KingSing W8, but now we have a new winner that has redefined the term “affordable” once again. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the dirt cheap Windows tablet, the 8-inch Pipo Work W4 which costs only $81 (499 Yuan in China).
Pipo Work W4 Windows Tablet
For such price you obviously can’t expect a powerhouse, but that’s not the point. The point is that this Windows tablet is not only incredibly cheap but also pretty decently equipped for its price. The Work W4 is an 8-inch device offering 1280 x 800 resolution on an IPS display that is a standard on many brand tablets for under $200. Under the hood, the slate has an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
It doesn’t appear like there is a microSD slot for storage expansion, though. The tablet comes with dual cameras – a 2-megapixel rear shooter and VGA sensor on the front for selfies and video chatting, as well as a 4,500 mAh battery and support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The appearance isn’t half bad either. In fact, the Work W4’s design is quite pleasant to the eye, especially those pretty narrow side bezels and gently rounded corners.
It goes without saying that, despite what its name may suggest, the Work W4 is not a professional tool for work. Then again, it has never been intended as such. The purpose of devices of this class is to bring mobile technology to users who can’t afford the most popular, hence more expensive, brands and in this respect the W4 certainly delivers. The name of the manufacturer may not sound familiar to you, but chances are that online retailers will start selling the tablet soon.