We featured the Qube QTouch Windows tablet back in July and borrowed a review unit which arrived last week. They claim it is Windows 8-ready so I took the challenge and installed the Developer Preview of Windows 8 the other night.
I initially tried installing Windows 8 on the Asus UL20FT laptop but had several failed installs with the 64-bit version. I then tried the 32-bit version and it worked flawlessly.
The install on the Qube QTouch was much easier and faster (did not bump into any problems) via an external DVD drive attached via the USB port.
The tablet runs on an Atom Z-series processor and has 1GB of RAM so I thought it barely passed the minimum system requirements for Win8.
Qube QTouch Windows 7 Tablet
10.1â€ TFT Capacitive LCD Display @ 1024Ã—600 pixels
Intel Lincroft Atom Z670 1.5GHz
Intel Whitneypoint SM35
32GB PSSD with Mini PCI-E Form Factor
53Whr battery capacity
Windows 7 or Android OS supported
The result, a pretty solid Windows 8 tablet. The resolution was a bit of a problem though as shown in this YouTube video.
Most apps would not load which is probably due to the screen resolution.
Seems like Windows 8 for tablets require a minimum of 1024×768 pixels while the QTouch is only 1024Ã—600.
Anyway, I’ll be guesting on ANC’s Future Perfect with Tony Velasquez in an hour and will be bringing the tablet with me.
The Qube QTouch retails for Php19,999 for the WiFi-only version and Php24,999 for the 3G+WiFi model.