We’re very aware that not everyone who reads Techaeris is working within the same budget or needs parameters. This is why we try and bring a variety of reviews on products from all sorts of budget tiers. The Dragon Touch i10X is a cheap yet solid Windows 10 tablet and this is the full review.
Dragon Touch i10X Specifications
- Screen Size 10.1 inches
- Max Screen Resolution 1280×800
- Processor Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz
- 2 GB RAM SDRAM DDR3 – 64GB SSD
- Wireless Type 802.11bgn, Bluetooth
- Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
- Dual Camera, 2.0MP+5.0MP
What’s In The Box
- Dragon Touch Tablet
- AC Adapter
- USB Cable
- User Manual
The Dragon Touch i10X design isn’t anything groundbreaking in the least. A simple tablet slab that looks very much like other Windows and Android tablets on the market. The front of the tablet houses the 10.1 inch IPS display with a 1280×800 resolution. There’s also the front facing 2.0MP camera and the Windows logo on the bottom bezel. Moving around the back you’ll find the rear 5.0MP camera and two speakers along the right and left bottom edge of the back.
The top side of the Dragon Touch i10X is where you’ll find the power and volume rocker. The left side of the i10X is where all your ports are. Here we have the microSD slot for expandable storage, microUSB port, mini HDMI port, USB 2.0 port, DC in and headphone jack. The bottom of the Dragon Touch i10X houses a rescessed five pin connector for the included keyboard/case. The included keyboard/case is well made and sturdy. The case provides really good protection for the tablet and folds over to support the tablet when using the keyboard. The keyboard is almost full size. The keys are squeezed in, but it is comfortable to type on.
The tablet and keyboard are both made from plastics and glass, but it doesn’t feel horribly cheap. This isn’t a Surface Pro 3 we’re dealing with here, so don’t expect the same quality at this price point. Overall the design of the Dragon Touch i10X tows the same line as other Windows tablets.
The Dragon Touch i10X IPS 1280×800 display was actually a pleasant surprise here. I was expecting to be disappointed, but the display is actually very rich and nice to look at. While it’s not 1080p, it is 720p HD, and on this size display it works. Colors are accurate here, no oversaturation and blacks are acceptable. Watching movies and YouTube videos was nice and everything looked great. The touch response was accurate and scrolling was smooth and lag free. Dragon Touch even includes a screen protector pre-installed which I thought was a nice touch. For the price a 720 HD display is not only justified but it works well here and it looks good.
The Dragon Touch i10X is running Windows 10 Home edition, and it works smoothly here. Windows 10 is one of Microsoft’s best software releases to date and it’s solid on the Dragon Touch i10X.
With an Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM don’t expect to be running any heavy programs here. This is your basic browsing, Office and movie watching tablet. This isn’t a business workhorse or creative machine, and it doesn’t pretend to be. The included storage capacity is 64GB, less than that since Windows is taking up space, but you have the microSD slot, and you can expand your storage with that. That being said, the Intel Atom and 2GB of RAM do an excellent job of pulling this machine along just fine, as long as you don’t throw any heavy desktop programs at it and stick to basic computer tasks and entertainment.
The speakers on the Dragon Touch i10X aren’t horrible but far from perfect. They’re very tinny sounding with very little bass and mids. At this price tier though, I wasn’t expecting iPad Pro sound. That being said, there is a headphone jack, and I recommend you use it.
First, no one should take pictures with a tablet…no one. But since there are cameras on this thing let’s briefly talk about them. The front facing 2.0MP camera is pretty grainy and doesn’t work well in low light at all. If you’re going to use it for Skype it will work well but make sure you have some light in the room. The rear 5.0MP camera is also weak in low light with a lot of grain. It does better in sunlight and well lit areas but seriously, use your phone for pictures.
Battery life is decent. I was able to pull almost 8 hours of use out and standby is good too. Dragon Touch advertises 8 hours of video playback which I didn’t test but it might be possible.
$219.99 is a fair price for what you’re getting here. I think the $199 price point would have been the sweet spot but the price it’s at is fair.
If you’re looking for a Windows tablet PC this is certainly a solid choice. The screen is nice for 720p, Windows 1o Home runs solid on this tablet and it’s great for basic computing, browsing and media consumption.
*We were sent a review sample of the Dragon Touch i10X for the purposes of this review.
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