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This is the cheapest Microsoft Surface Go tablet rival and it even comes with a pen

Chuwi Hi10 XR
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What is it? The Chuwi Hi10 XR (opens in new tab) is a 10.1-inch Windows 10 tablet with a bundled keyboard cover and stylus pen.

What makes it special? It's the cheapest Windows tablet (opens in new tab) on the market that comes with a bundled keyboard and it looks a bit like the Surface Go 2 (opens in new tab) without the kickstand.

Why should I buy it? Its form factor and specification pit it squarely against the slower and dearer Microsoft Surface Go 2 (opens in new tab). The Hi10 XR is, as we put it in our review, "exceptional value for money, especially as a bundle".

How much does it cost? The tablet is available from Banggood for $290 (opens in new tab) (about £213/AU$381) until December 28, no discount code needed. That's an extra $10 off the current sale price of $300 - every little helps, after all.

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Chuwi Hi10 XR 10.1-inch Windows 10 tablet with keyboard and pen (opens in new tab): $300 $290 at Banggood (opens in new tab)
Save $10, without any codes. If you want a convertible laptop bargain or a Surface Go 2 rival without the cost, then the Chuwi Hi10 XR is the device for you. Grab this bargain while you can, because the offer ends on December 28.

What else should we know? It has a quad-core Intel processor, the N4120, which according to one popular benchmark is roughly 50% faster than the CPU powering the Surface Go 2 - and it's fanless. There's 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, a 13.3-inch laminated IPS display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, Wi-Fi 5.0, Bluetooth 5.1, one Type-C connector, an HDMI port, a front facing 2-megapixel camera (and a rear 5-megapixel one) and a microSD card slot.

Any cons? As per our review (opens in new tab), the keyboard is too cramped, the storage performance could be better, the battery life is poor and the the touch pad is tiny. But bear in mind that two of these negative points are linked to the sheer form factor. You simply can't bend the laws of physics.

Have you reviewed it? Yes, and we gave it a solid 4/5 (opens in new tab).

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Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.

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Desire Athow
Desire Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.