Another Affordable Windows 8.1 Tablet Goes Official, The Wei Yan PH102

Another Affordable Windows 8.1 Tablet Goes Official, The Wei Yan PH102

This is going to be the year of highly affordable Windows tablets, I can feel it in my salt. Only thing that remains to be seen is whether these slates can put some dents in Android tablet numbers.

But with $100 devices like this Emdoor slate here, they have a real chance.

Another super cheap tablet by a Chinese company that goes by the name of Wei Yan has just been made official. In fact, as this report notes, there are two such tablets — the PH102 and PH101T, both of which retail at highly affordable prices.

The first one is actually an 8-inch slate with an IPS display that rocks a 1280 by 800 pixels resolution.

Two configuration options are available, one with an Intel quad-core Z3735E processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and WiFi. And the other one is powered by an Intel quad-core Z3775D processor, again with 2GB of RAM, 64GB storage and 3G.

Camera options remain the same on both variants, 2 megapixels back and 2 megapixels on front.

But pricing is where things change. While the first model is available for just $112, the beefed up version comes bearing a price tag of $240 — which is still well below the average range that such devices sell for, so all good here.

And if you have $288 lying around, you can treat yourself to a spacious 10-inch screen with full HD display of 1920 by 1080 pixels, an Intel quad-core Z3775D 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of RAM and a handy 64GB of storage.

The Wei Yan PH101T also offers a 5 megapixel camera on the front, 2 megapixel on the back, along with wireless connectivity options of both 3G and WiFi.

  • Yorker

    When I look for an affordable tablet $240 is more what I’m looking for than $100. There’s a fine line between affordable and too cheap.