Top 7 Windows 10 Non-Top-Brand Must-Have Devices of 2016

That’s not a secret the most popular operating system for mobile devices are Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. These two monsters have buried all their competitors a few years back. Among them were BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS and Windows Phone OS. But if the former two operating systems were forgotten forever, the Windows OS focused on other market. Currently Windows 10 is the most popular operating system mainly among computer users. But this doesn’t mean it can’t be found on mobile devices such like tablets. There were a myriad of Windows 10 – running devices released in 2016. But most of them are unknown to large masses due to tough promo campaigns done by top brands. Today we decided to introduce the best Windows 10 – running devices of 2016 that you should buy. However, as you guess these are from non-top brands, therefore they cost the way cheaper. This list also doesn’t include such products as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or the HP Elite x3. So if you are not obsessed of top brands keep on reading to get acquainted with the Top 7 Windows 10-runnign devices.

Windows 10 - running devices

The Best Windows 10 – running mini PCs

We used to see TV boxes or mini PCs running on Android. But those who want to get more from these devices but watching movies and playing games should look for other options. I guess the best solution for these cases is choosing Windows 10 – running mini PCs. But as there are too many offers, we decided to talk only about a few products, the best ones in their niche.

Beelink BT7


OS: Windows 10 64-bit | CPU: Intel Atom X7-Z8700 | RAM: 4GB | Internal Memory: 64GB/128GB/320GB eMMC | Network: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 | Interfaces: USB3.0×3, SD slot, LAN (RJ45), HDMI, audio, power supply Dimensions: 119.5×119.5×22.5mm | Weight: 316 g

Starting at $174.99  View At AliExpress

$207.08 View at Banggood

The Beelink BT7 mini PC is considered as a luxurious box powered with WIN10. Even a single look at its packaging hints we are dealing with a product that should serve you as a computer than as a TV box. This mini PC comes with an additional bracket to fix it on the back of a screen. It’s not anything to surprise on, but the presence of a bracket in package says everything. However, the selling point of this device should be the connectivity options – 3 USB 3.0 ports for the fastest data transfer and more. It’s also sports an Intel Atom X7-Z8700 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM that should be sufficient for daily tasks.

Read the full review: Beelink BT7


k8 mini pc

OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit | CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | RAM: 4GB | Internal memory: 64GB | Wireless connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 | Ports: HDMI, D-sub, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, microSD | Dimensions: 385×120×15mm | Weight: 277 g

$159.99  View At GeekBuying

$169.99 View at Banggood

$199.99 View at GearBest

The K8 is one of the most attractive mini PCs I have ever seen. It comes in a unique form-factor allowing users to fold it down and put into the pocket. The folding keyboard and the small dimensions are the selling point of this product, undoubtedly. But as you see, the K8 mini PC is good even in terms of specs – 4GB RAM and Windows 10 are what we need at these days.

Read the full review: K8

Chuwi HiBox

Chuwi HiBox

Dual OS: Windows 10 Home (not activated) + Android 5.1 | CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Cherry Trail (quad-core, up to 1.92GHz) | GPU: Intel HD 400 Graphics | RAM: 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz | Internal Memory: 64GB eMMC flash (expandable up to 128GB via SD slot) | Connectivity:  Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet 1000M/100M | Dimensions: 12x12x2.5cm | Weight: 200 g

$147.99  View At GeekBuying

$148.57 View at GearBest

$149.99 View at Banggood

This is the first mini PC of Chuwi. But as many customers are not familiar with this brand, probably this statement doesn’t make them to change their mimics. Well, the Chuwi HiBox is a dual-boot mini PC meaning you can use WIN10 apps as well as Android-compatible apps. The RAM is a bit smaller than expected, but the connectivity options are great. Moreover, the tests showcased the Chuwi HiBox is capable of providing great performance even with a small memory.

Read the full review: Chuwi HiBox

The Best Windows 10-running Tablets

Sometimes when saying tablets many people think we are talking about iPads. But there are various manufacturers coming in with a number of great tablets. Moreover, it’s a ‘new’ trend to call them tablet PCs – tablets turning into full – featured computers once a keyboard is docked. As you know, tablets come with displays at different sizes. So we decided to choose the best Windows 10-running devices from each category – 11- or 12-inch tablets, 10-inch tablets and 8- or 9-inch tablets.

Chuwi Hi12


OS: Windows 10 | Display: 12-inch IPS (2,160 x 1,440 pixels) | CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 quad-core 1.44 GHz | RAM: 4 GB |ROM: 64 GB internal | GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen8 | Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 5 MP and 2 MP | Battery: 11,000mAh | Dimensions: 296.7 x 202.8 x 8.9 mm | Weight: 852 grams

$258.99  View At GearBest

$259 View at GeekBuying

$259.99 View at Banggood

 Chuwi offers a ton of different tablets. The Chuwi Hi12 is one the best in 12-inch tablet market. The selling point is the 2K resolution display at 12-inches. The rest of features are impressive as well, but they can be found on other regular tablets, I guess. At last, the Chuwi Hi12 is good in terms of connectivity. I mean there are not many tablets at affordable price sporting USB 3.0 port.

Read the full review: Chuwi Hi12

Onda Obook 20 Plus


OS: Windows 10/Android 5.1 | Display: 10.1-inch IPS (1920 x 1200 pixels) | CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 quad-core 1.44GHz | RAM: 4 GB |ROM: 64 GB internal | GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen8 | Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 2 MP | Battery: 6,000mAh | Dimensions: 25.30 x 16.80 x 0.80 cm| Weight: 575 grams

$149.99  View At GearBest

$171.99 View at GeekBuying

$185.99 View at Banggood

The 10-inch tablet market is full of different models as well. But if looking more attentively we can see the most of them are packed with identical features and sport the same design. But these statements are not true for the Onda Obook 20 Plus, a dual-boot tablet with a unique and stylish look. Everything in this model is great. The Onda Obook 20 Plus is capable of standing against the whole world. I mean this product doesn’t yield top brand tablets at all.

Read the full review: Onda Obook 20 Plus

Teclast X80 Plus

Teclast X80 Plus

OS: Windows 10/Android 5.1 | Display: 8-inch, (1280 x 800 WXGA) | CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8300 quad-core 1.44GHz | RAM: 2 GB |ROM: 32 GB internal | GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen8 | Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 0.3 MP | Battery: 3,800mAh | Dimensions: 208.6×122.4×8.9mm| Weight: 328 grams

$89.13  View At GearBest

$91.49 View at Banggood

$99.99 View at Geekbuying

The Teclast X80 Plus is great options who don’t like big-screen tablets. Though many are not familiar with the brand of Teclast, but it is capable of making great devices. The Teclast X80 Plus is a good example of that. This 8-inch tablet offers great hardware packed in a stylish housing. Moreover, it’s sold for an affordable price. At last, the X80 Plus is a dual-boot device running on both Windows 10 and Android 5.1. and I am glad to say we haven’t see any glitch or bug yet.

Read the full review: Teclast X80 Plus

The Best Windows 10 –running Laptop

There are currently a number of excellent Windows 10-powered laptops in the market. This statement also refers to Chinese products. I can list at least 10 notebooks worthy to buy, though none of them carries a top brand. But there is one device caught my eyes at first sight. I guess it’s one of the best offers when it comes to Windows 10 – running laptops.



OS: Windows 10 | Display: 13.3-inch, (1920×1080 Full HD) | CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 quad-core 1.44GHz | RAM: 4 GB |ROM: 64 GB internal | GPU: Intel HD Graphics Gen8 | Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 0.3 MP | Battery: 8,000mAh | Dimensions: 33.50×22.50×1.80cm| Weight: 1.205 grams

$189.99  View At GeekBuying

$197.99 View at GearBest

The YEPO 737S is one of the best clones (though I don’t like this term) of the Apple MacBook Air. However, this device only looks identical to Apple’s product. I mean its internals have nothing common with the specs of the abovementioned product. Of course, the YEPO 737S is not as powerful as we’d like it to be. But it’s still capable of providing great performance. Plus, it’s as cheap as possible. So do not miss your chance to acquire a good laptop for a song.

Read the full review: YEPO 737S


Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

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