While there are a lot of choices when it comes to iPad Mini-esque 8 inch tablets from local brands, the recently revealed Cloudfone CloudPad 800w certainly does a lot to separate itself from the pack. First of all, it’s powered by an Intel processor rather than a MediaTek, Rockchip or Qualcomm chip like most local tablets are. Second, it’s got a whopping 32GB of internal storage! And it’s even expandable!
Okay, so the Intel chip only has 2 cores, but they’re clocked at 2GHz each and Intel’s processors have routinely scored quite well in the benchmarks despite sporting fewer cores versus the competition. It would be interesting to see how well the Cloudfone CloudPad 800w would fare against quad core and octa core devices from other brands.
Other specs include a 7.85 XGA screen, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. It also has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, but no 3G/4G. No release date has been announced yet, but if you’re interested in getting one, the CloudPad 800w will be priced at Php8,999.