Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Sunit Nandi0
Onda V919 Air Tablet PC is a tablet that dual-boots Windows 10 and Android 4.4
The Onda V919 Air Tablet PC mimicks the look of the iPad Air. The design is almost identical as is the metal body, button placement and overall look. It could be easily mistaken for an iPad when powered off.
However, when powered on, it brings on a big surprise, because this device dual boots Android 4.4 and Windows 10. The dual boot option provides best of the both worlds. On Windows 10, a full version of Office 365 is present, giving the user full access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook, One Note and the other Office apps. With a keyboard and mouse hooked up one is able to create PowerPoint presentation and even design materials in Microsoft Publisher. It really can serve as a PC replacement at a fraction of the cost of a Microsoft Surface. On Android, the Google Play Store offers an app catalogue larger than the iTunes store.
The Onda V919 is powered by an Intel Bay Trail Z3736F Quad Core 64bit processor and Intel Graphics HD paired with 2GB of RAM making it super fast. The Intel Bay Trail chips are used in full size laptops, so it packs plenty of punch for a tablet.
The screen is quality is awesome. Onda put the best screen on this tablet. It is a high density display offering 2048×1536 pixels which is really impressive. The picture quality for viewing photos or movies is outstanding. The only missing feature here is a light sensor. Without the light sensor the user is forced to manually adjust the screen brightness which is not a big deal.
With 32GB of onboard storage, this compares to high end iPads. The memory is split between the two operating systems, roughly 16GB for each. Given the system memory required by the operating systems (4GB per system) that leaves roughly 12GB of useable space for each system. The optional SD card slot enables the memory to be expanded by up to another 128GB. While installing apps on the SD card might pose a problem, the files saved on the SD card are easily shared between the operating systems.
The Onda V919 Air Tablet PC is an outstanding tablet for the money. The 32GB model mentioned here is priced competitively at $136.99 on Everbuying. For that price you will get a stellar tablet that is well built, resembles an iPad and runs both Windows 10 and Android KitKat 4.4.4. None of those other units can boast similar specs at $137. The inclusion of a SIM card slot operating on GSM is an added bonus.
The complete specs list is given below:
- CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 (Intel Atom X5-Z8300) 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz(up to 1.84GHz) adopts 14nm process technology which will make the CPU have 40 percent performance improvement. Delivering plenty of power for multitasking and fueling casual games and movies will make you realize working and entertainments being enjoyable.
- GPU: Intel HD Graphic Gen8 processor is better and faster in playing games and watching videos than the previous generation. It also supports DirectX11 special game effect which makes you have vivid gaming experience.
- 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM: 4GB offers ultra-fast surfing online, video playing and 3D gaming experience enhanced with LPDDR3 memory which makes all applications faster and has 20 percent lower power consumption saving. Whether it is needed for work, study or play, 64GB will suit your all needs
- TF card: Up to 128GB (not included)
- 9.7 inch screen: Onda V919 Air CH has wide and clear screen, 2048 x 1536 (264ppi) IPS retina screen which adopts IGOZ technology offering good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web
- Windows 10 system: The latest system with more excellent interface, compatibility and running effect
- 7200mAh battery: Can meet the current, power and the temperature and increase the performance dynamically
- Bluetooth 4.0: Supports fast transmission of data, pictures and files
- HDMI output: You could use a HDMI cable to connect your tablet to output the tablet display onto TV screens, monitors or projectors, creating your personal home theater
- OTG Function: Can connect with keyboard, mouse, projector and so on
- Gravity sensor: Can fluently and sensitively run various games
- WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
At a low price of $136.99 you cannot beat this tablet. The ability to dual boot is really cool and provides great flexibility. The inclusion of a full version of Office 365 is amazing and can really turn this tablet into a productivity workhorse. 64GB with expandable memory, retina display and 3G OTA SIM card slot is unheard of at this price point.