It used to be that a good Windows 10 device cost an arm and a leg, and the cheap ones were rubbish. But that's the past. Today there are plenty of affordable, quality Windows 10 tablets to choose from with the Chuwi Hi10 Pro rising to the top of the pile.

Our pick

Chuwi Hi10 Plus

Chinese brand Chuwi is doing some great work in providing affordable, yet good quality Windows 10 products.

The Hi10 Plus is a 10.8-inch tablet with a full HD IPS display powered by an Intel Atom x5 processor, with 64GB of internal storage.

Who should buy the Chuwi Hi10 Plus

The Hi10 Plus is a great example of an affordable Windows 10 tablet. You get Windows 10 Home on something small enough to toss in any bag, packed with great specs.

It's a perfect buy for folks not only looking for a value tablet but also those hunting for the 2-in-1 experience since it comes with a detachable keyboard folio case. Great for work or play.

Is it a good time to buy this tablet?

Absolutely. Chuwi sells their products in the west primarily through Amazon, and there are no new models on the horizon in this price bracket we're currently aware of.

Reasons to buy

  • Detachable keyboard included.
  • 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.
  • Full HD IPS display.
  • Superb price.

Reasons not to buy

  • Android dual-boot takes up space.
  • Also a very out of date version of Android that's unlikely to get updated.

Good tablets don't have to be expensive

The Windows 10 era has been a golden age for hardware. The horrors of the super-budget netbooks are long behind us, and we find now a range of top quality products at super affordable prices.

Not just a tablet, but an affordable, quality PC.

That means for less than $250 now you can get a great looking display, plenty of internal storage and RAM, solid battery life and a detachable keyboard rolled up into a pretty sleek, highly portable PC.

That's ultimately what the Hi10 Plus is. It's not just a great tablet with killer specs for its bargain basement price. It's a highly affordable, portable PC, and when you think of it that way, why wouldn't you get one?

Alternatives to the Chuwi Hi10 Plus

While the Hi10 Plus is certainly a stand out tablet, there are a number of other good tablets out there that fit more specific criteria. Whether you want a smaller, 8-inch tablet or even a Surface experience on a tighter budget, these will fit the bill.

Affordable Surface

Microsoft Surface Go

For $399 you get the Surface experience on a smaller scale, with a 10-inch Pixelsense display, the traditional Surface kickstand, and optional type cover and pen.

It's everything that we love about a Surface but for less money.

As a tablet, this is potentially the Surface to go for as well. It's small enough to toss in any bag and comfortable use while sitting on the sofa or while traveling to watch a movie. And with a Surface Pen, you've got a great, highly portable digital notebook.

Great price

NuVision 8-inch

You may not get the same build quality here as with a Lenovo, Dell or HP tablet, but what you do get is an incredible price for the hardware.

For your money, you get an Intel Atom x5 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and an 8-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution display.

Throw in a microSD card slot, around six hours of battery life and something that weighs not much more than half a pound, and you have a great, inexpensive Windows 10 tablet to throw in your bag and take anywhere you go.

Dual-boot

Chuwi Hi8 Pro

The second tablet on our list from Chuwi is the Hi8 Pro, a smaller, more portable tablet that still packs some great hardware at a terrific price.

As you'll guess from the name, it's an 8-inch tablet, and the star feature is the 1920x1200 resolution display. It looks great and for $140 is pretty special. The rest of the tablet is what you'd expect at this price, with an Intel x5 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

It also has a dual-boot option that offers an Android 5.1 experience which you can take or leave.

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