PiPo X8 Pro Mini PC 7 Inch Touch Screen Intel Z8350 Win10 2GB 32GB
- Product Review (submitted on October 28, 2015):
I needed an inexpensive platform on which to test the compatibility of various applications with Windows 10. The Pipo X8 was receiving great reviews, and many users said that the automatic upgrade provided by Microsoft that brings the OS up from 8.1 to Windows 10 works very well, so I bought one and discovered that everything people said was true!
My X8 came with the stock dual-boot installation of Android and Windows 8, and shortly after booting up the device, Windows offered the upgrade to Windows 10, so I allowed it to update and activate the OS, which it did with no problems at all. The X8 runs both WIndows and Android exceptionally well, but I was happy that I purchased the X8 with 64GB of flash storage since 32GB would have been a little thin to share between Android and WIndows. There is no convenient way to re-partition the storage on the X8, a task that would likely be complicated by the Pipo's strange partitioning scheme.
Connectivity is great, and the X8 had no problems connecting to my network via CAT5 and Wifi, from both Windows and Android, and the Pipo's 802.11n Wifi was able to stream 1080p HD video without any buffering.
The screen is bright and clear, but the touch sensitivity isn't great due to the screen protection film that comes pre-installed with the unit, so I peeled mine off, and now it works very well.
All in all, the X8 was such a great value that I have ordered an X9 with Windows 10 pre-installed.