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.