iRulu sounds like one of the many budget Chinese brands diluting the electronics market today.
However, iRulu isn’t a Chinese brand. Instead, it’s a US brand specializing in electronic devices like tablets and mp3 players.
Remember the good old mp3 players?
Even though they specialize in tablets, they don’t have many products in their lineup and the majority of their limited lineup consists of 10.1” tablets.
So, let’s check out the 2 iRulu 10.1 tablet reviews
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Intel Baytrail Z3735F Quad Core 1.33Ghz-1.83Ghz
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Android Marshmallow (version 6)
MediaTek Quad-Core 1.3GHz
The iRulu Walknbook 2-in-1 doesn’t look like your everyday windows tablet. At first glance, I thought this was a mini notebook.
The device is quite slim and has a green bezel with a black panel which is very sensitive to fingerprints.
The back panel has a gloss finish and has the iRulu, windows, and Intel logos prominently carved along with safety information for the device regarding charging voltage and related features hidden in plain sight.
The device weighs 20.7oz (587g) and has its dimensions set at 10.2 x 7 x 0.4 inches (259.1 x 177.8 x 10.2 mm). It’s quite light and small when compared to other tablets or 2-in-1 convertible in the same price range.
In terms of ports, the device has a mini-HDMI, USB-C, micro-USB, and a microSD card reader. The tablet comes with a detachable keyboard and a keyboard cover that also doubles as the kickstand to hold the screen upright when in laptop mode.
The keyboard is attached to the tablet using magnets and a few pogo pings.
Moving on to the display, you get a 10.1” display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and utterly poor PPI of 150. The colors are pretty decent but the low pixels per inch makes the display blurry, so the images aren’t that sharp.
Usually with modern-day convertible when you close the keyboard cover, a light or proximity sensor is used to turn the display off. This feature isn’t available with the Walknbook so you have to manually press the power button before closing the keyboard cover.
Moving on the core, the device is supported by an Intel Baytrail Z3735F Quad Core chipset which clocks at around 1.33Ghz-1.83Ghz. Multi-tasking can be quite a task, but basic simple tasks can be performed decently.
The device is fitted with a 5000mAh battery and can give around 6 to 7hrs of continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi.
- Good battery
- Colorful display
- Low PPI
- Glossy rear finish
This iRulu expro x1 plus review might feel a bit harsh but it is what it is.
This device has a 1GB RAM and an 8GB storage capacity, so I don’t recommend this tablet. The Walknbook is better but let’s check what else this tablet has to offer.
The X1 Plus has a white rear panel again with a glossy finish and the iRulu logo etched right in the middle. The glossy finish makes it difficult to hold the tablet and it can slip off and get damaged easily if it falls from a significant height.
The device has total weight of 19.2oz (544.3g) and the dimensions are set at 10.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches ( 256.5 x 160.0 x 10.2 mm). It is lighter and smaller than the Walknbook, so it does have some plus points.
Another advantage it has compared to the Walknbook is the PPI. The 10.1” display has a lower resolution but has a higher PPI of 178. I guess it’s because the dimensions are smaller.
At the core, you’ll find a MediaTek Quad-Core chipset clocked at 1.33Ghz. Even if the processor had the capability, it is limited by the 1GB RAM.
Battery capacity is also higher than the Walknbook by 500mAh.
While it does have some advantages over the former tablet, the Walknbook is probably the better choice.
- Relatively good PPI
- Entry level processor
- 1Gb RAM
- 8GB internal storage
The moment I found out this wasn’t just another Chinese brand, I had hope. If it wasn’t for the Walknbook 2-in-1 all my hope and expectations would have been shattered.
The Walknbook is a decent convertible and it’s okay for the price range. It can be used to perform simple tasks and is ideal for a backup device.
As for the eXpro X1 Plus, the 1GB RAM and 8GB storage are massive limiting factors, and the entry-level MediaTek processors doesn’t help at all.