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i.onik TW Series 1 Tablet Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 01/14/2015

99 Euros (~$111) tablet. The I.onik Windows 8.1 tablet is available for less than 100 Euros (~$112). Is this a worthy investment?

For the original German review, see here.

The I.onik TW series 1 is a cheap 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.1. I.onik is hoping to win customers with its low price of 99 Euros (~$111), but to hit such a low price the memory had to be limited to a mere 16 GB. In our review, we will find out how the tablet performs.

The competition of the I.onik tablets is numerous and we will be using the 8-inch Windows tablets which we recently tested for comparison: the Point of View WinTab 800W, the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 and the HP Stream 8 5900ng.

Case & Connectivity

The case of the I.onik tablet is made primarily of synthetic material, but a large portion of the back is composed of metal. The synthetic pieces are colored white whereas the metal elements stand out with a bright silver tone. Despite the low price, the device shows no major workmanship flaws. The sturdiness is quite good as the tablet barely gives way under pressure. 

In contrast to the tablets of some major manufacturers (HP Stream 8 5900ng, Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845), the test model is equipped with a Micro-HDMI port. This is really helpful as the device can be used as a playback device with the home TV/monitor. The connectivity holds no other surprises and is standard. The tablet has two cameras, both of which have a resolution of 2 MP. The 8-inch tablet has no accessories aside from the charger.

The OS is Windows 8.1 (32-bit) + Bing. The tablet can run the 64-bit version of Windows but the 32-bit version is more conservative with resources. Owners of the tablet will receive a 1-year license for MS Office 365 Personal. This license has to be activated within a certain time, otherwise it will expire.

The I.onik TW series 1 - 8-inch.
The I.onik TW series 1 - 8-inch.
The back has a partial metal finish.
The back has a partial metal finish.
The ports are found on the front: MicroSD-card reader, audio-combo jack, Micro HDMI, Micro USB
The ports are found on the front: MicroSD-card reader, audio-combo jack, Micro HDMI, Micro USB

Touchscreen

The tablet is equipped with a capacitive touchscreen which can recognize up to five fingers at a time. The screen reacts quickly to input and we did not notice any flaws while operating it.

Display

The reflective 8-inch panel works with a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The screen has a brightness of 201.4 cd/m², which is far too low for a tablet. For us, 250 cd/m² is the bare minimum. Contrast (594:1) and black value (0.35 cd/m²) are decent.

190
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
181
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
206
cd/m²
181
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 217 cd/m² Average: 201.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 208 cd/m²
Contrast: 594:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.38 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 7.64 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
47% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.56
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
Acer Iconia W4-820-2466
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Screen
41%
37%
15%
11%
11%
23%
33%
24%
19%
Brightness middle
208
382
84%
380.2
83%
340
63%
220
6%
295
42%
333.3
60%
417
100%
362
74%
333
60%
Brightness
201
365
82%
365
82%
327
63%
214
6%
278
38%
304
51%
395
97%
352
75%
311
55%
Brightness Distribution
83
87
5%
86
4%
88
6%
88
6%
84
1%
83
0%
90
8%
86
4%
85
2%
Black Level *
0.35
0.35
-0%
0.312
11%
0.61
-74%
0.303
13%
0.38
-9%
0.463
-32%
0.46
-31%
0.44
-26%
0.54
-54%
Contrast
594
1091
84%
1219
105%
557
-6%
726
22%
776
31%
720
21%
907
53%
823
39%
617
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.38
4.97
22%
7.03
-10%
4.89
23%
5.08
20%
8.01
-26%
4.98
22%
6.59
-3%
6.78
-6%
4.64
27%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.64
4.44
42%
7.12
7%
4.19
45%
5.85
23%
6.58
14%
4.47
41%
6.96
9%
7.26
5%
4.78
37%
Gamma
2.56 86%
2.37 93%
1.59 138%
2.44 90%
2.43 91%
1.72 128%
1.83 120%
2.79 79%
2.94 75%
2.63 84%
CCT
7478 87%
6090 107%
6988 93%
7344 89%
7667 85%
6001 108%
6102 107%
7414 88%
6355 102%
6458 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
47
50.6
8%
53.88
15%
46.5
-1%
44
-6%
46.68
-1%
57.17
22%

* ... smaller is better

With factory settings, the tablet has an average DeltaE 2000 deviation of 6.38. Ideally, this number would be lower than 3. Furthermore, the display has a slight blue tinge.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
Outdoors with the tablet
Outdoors with the tablet

The IPS panel ensures good legibility from all angles but the low brightness makes outdoors use uncomfortable. As such, the tablet is primarily intended for indoors use.

Performance

I.onik offers an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with its TW series 1. The performance of the device is sufficient for office and Internet use. The use of desktop applications is possible, but the lack of space is a hefty hurdle. Of course, for the price of 99 Euros (~$111), this drawback may be reasonable.

Processor

The Atom Z3735G quad-core CPU of the tablet operates at a base clock speed of 1.33 GHz. Turbo allows it to boost up to 1.83 GHz. The Turbo can be used on battery or when plugged in. Single-thread tests of the Cinebench benchmark record the CPU operating at 1.58 to 1.83 GHz. Multi-thread tests are run at 1.58 GHz. The benchmark results of the CPU place it at the bottom end of our CPU table. Other Atom models and the AMD APUs of the E and A series keep it company.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
946
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2857
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
1566
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Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
946 Points ∼9%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
950 Points ∼9% 0%
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
961 Points ∼9% +2%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
958 Points ∼9% +1%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
916 Points ∼8% -3%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
946 Points ∼9% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
1189 Points ∼11% +26%
Acer Iconia W4-820-2466
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 64 GB eMMC Flash
963 Points ∼9% +2%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1251 Points ∼12% +32%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2857 Points ∼4%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2907 Points ∼4% +2%
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3219 Points ∼5% +13%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2925 Points ∼4% +2%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2891 Points ∼4% +1%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2899 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
3308 Points ∼5% +16%
Acer Iconia W4-820-2466
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3352 Points ∼5% +17%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3380 Points ∼5% +18%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2110 Points ∼3%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2105 Points ∼3% 0%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2110 Points ∼3% 0%
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2324 Points ∼3% +10%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1047 Points ∼1% -50%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2239 Points ∼3% +6%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
724 Points ∼15%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
720 Points ∼15% -1%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
724 Points ∼15% 0%
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
771 Points ∼16% +6%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
326 Points ∼7% -55%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
882 Points ∼18% +22%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
492 ms * ∼5%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
471.7 ms * ∼5% +4%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
517.1 ms * ∼6% -5%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
864 ms * ∼9% -76%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
512 ms * ∼6% -4%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
512 ms * ∼6% -4%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
498 ms * ∼5% -1%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
770 ms * ∼8% -57%
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
609 ms * ∼7% -24%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1034.2 ms * ∼11% -110%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
696.1 ms * ∼8% -41%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
393 ms * ∼4% +20%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
624 Points ∼10%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
642 Points ∼10% +3%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
621 Points ∼10% 0%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
927 Points ∼15% +49%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
610 Points ∼10% -2%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
837 Points ∼14% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
1214 Points ∼20% +95%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
680 Points ∼11% +9%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1205 Points ∼19% +93%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
781 Points ∼13% +25%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3393 Points ∼6%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3375 Points ∼6% -1%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3381 Points ∼6% 0%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3246 Points ∼6% -4%
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5148 Points ∼10% +52%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1989 Points ∼4% -41%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6827 Points ∼13% +101%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3947 Points ∼8% +16%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9001 ms * ∼15%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8969.4 ms * ∼15% -0%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8936.1 ms * ∼15% +1%
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5496 ms * ∼9% +39%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14907.4 ms * ∼25% -66%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9354.9 ms * ∼16% -4%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5975.9 ms * ∼10% +34%
Browsermark - 2.1 (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
997 points ∼3%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
936 points ∼3% -6%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1309 points ∼4% +31%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
894 points ∼3% -10%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The conservative hardware of the I.onik tablet is ideally suited for surfing the web and light office use. Full HD videos run smoothly on the tablet. However, desktop applications suffer quite a bit due to the limited storage and meager RAM of 1 GB. For example, we could not install the PCMark 8 benchmark and the 3DMark benchmark (2013) due to a lack of space. The score of our tablet in the PCMark 7 benchmark matches the scores of the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845 and the HP Stream 8 5900ng.

PCMark 7 Score
2155 points
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PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2155 Points ∼24%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2131 Points ∼23% -1%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2157 Points ∼24% 0%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2168 Points ∼24% +1%
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2317 Points ∼25% +8%
Acer Iconia W4-820-2466
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2484 Points ∼27% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
2560 Points ∼28% +19%

Storage Devices

The test model uses eMMC storage of 16 GB. About 5 GB is occupied by the recovery partition and the Windows installation takes a major portion of the remaining 11 GB, leaving around 5.3 GB for the user. Of course, the latest Windows updates will reduce this already dismal number to a mere 3 GB. If you are planning to use the tablet for surfing the web and watching videos, then you should be able to comfortably use the device. A simple method to add extra storage space is to relegate the recovery partition to a USB drive which is a function of Windows 8.1. Furthermore, the MicroSD slot can increase the available storage space. Buyers will also appreciate the Microsoft Cloud service OneDrive which is available for free for one year. The transfer speeds of the eMMC storage are quite normal.

16 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 162.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 54.44 MB/s
512K Read: 155.5 MB/s
512K Write: 19.16 MB/s
4K Read: 11.93 MB/s
4K Write: 10.23 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 25.37 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 8.338 MB/s
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
4%
37%
-12%
46%
-26%
-17%
Write 4k QD32
8.338
10.77
29%
11.27
35%
10.65
28%
19.27
131%

16.23
95%

4.74
-43%
7.07
-15%
Read 4k QD32
25.37
25.95
2%
24.58
-3%
28.75
13%
25.75
1%

24.45
-4%

11.86
-53%
23.67
-7%
Write 4k
10.23
8.261
-19%
9.341
-9%
8.888
-13%
17.43
70%

12.86
26%

4.149
-59%
5.92
-42%
Read 4k
11.93
10.66
-11%
12.24
3%
8.043
-33%
19.04
60%

16.32
37%

9.666
-19%
13.06
9%
Write 512
19.16
43.57
127%
63.37
231%
32.57
70%
59.67
211%

42.53
122%

25.83
35%
12.07
-37%
Read 512
155.5
80.62
-48%
141.2
-9%
51.7
-67%
157.2
1%

119.4
-23%

115.5
-26%
136.3
-12%
Write Seq
54.44
50.7
-7%
81.61
50%
40.15
-26%
75.74
39%

48.56
-11%

42.83
-21%
44.8
-18%
Read Seq
162.4
88.67
-45%
164.3
1%
53.82
-67%
166
2%

116
-29%

123.4
-24%
134.1
-17%

Graphics Card

The I.onik tablet uses the Intel HD Graphics GPU for graphics output: the chip supports DirectX 11 and operates at (up to) 646 MHz. The 3DMark results hold no surprises for us: the tablet scores as well as similar devices. The results place our test model at the bottom end of the performance table. The AMD competition includes the Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) core, which is more powerful.

3DMark 11 Performance
198 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
198 Points ∼1%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
196 Points ∼1% -1%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
200 Points ∼1% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
209 Points ∼1% +6%
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
216 Points ∼1% +9%
HP Stream 14-z050ng
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4 Micro-6400T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
444 Points ∼1% +124%

Gaming Performance

Gamers will not enjoy this table much as only games from the Windows Store will run well on this tablet. Modern 3D games will not run well, with a few exceptions. Furthermore the device lacks the space to install such games.

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 69.8 18.1 fps

Emissions & Energy Management

The TW series 1 in the stress test.
The TW series 1 in the stress test.

Temperature

The stress test often pushes devices to their limits as the combination of Prime95 and Furmark for (at least) 1 hour is quite intense. The tablet displays the same behavior in the stress test whether plugged in or on battery: the CPU and GPU run at 1.58 GHz and 620 MHz for the first two minutes. After this time, their speeds decrease slowly. The speeds of the CPU and the GPU continue to rise and fall throughout the test. We did not observe an overheating of the tablet. During the stress test, the device only seems to cross the 40 °C mark near the CPU.

 25.6 °C
78 F
28.5 °C
83 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 25.2 °C
77 F
25.7 °C
78 F
33.3 °C
92 F
 
 25.4 °C
78 F
25.5 °C
78 F
30.9 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Average: 28.3 °C = 83 F
27.1 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
26 °C
79 F
26.8 °C
80 F
26.4 °C
80 F
25.7 °C
78 F
26.7 °C
80 F
25.5 °C
78 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: 27.1 °C = 81 F
Average: 26.4 °C = 80 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.4 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.6 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.6 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

The speakers of the tablet are placed on the back of the device. It provides a clear sound without bass. Speech is clear and understandable. For a better sound, we recommend headphones or external speakers.

Power Consumption

While idle, the I.onik tablet is very conservative. The brightness of the panel has very little impact on the battery. During the stress test, the power consumption fluctuates heavily as the speeds of the CPU and GPU are continuously fluctuating. The max power consumption is 9.1 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.7 / 1.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.6 / 0.7 / 1 Watt
Load midlight 8.7 / 9.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In the practical WLAN test, our script automatically loads a new website every 40 seconds. The power-saver mode is turned on and the brightness is set to around 150 cd/m². The tablet runs for 5:39 hours, which is a decent runtime.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
5h 39min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
i.onik TW Series 1
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
339 min ∼52%
Point of View WinTab 800W
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 16 GB eMMC Flash
300 min ∼46%
HP Stream 8 5900ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
324 min ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, SanDisk SEM64G
345 min ∼53%
Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
373 min ∼57%
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
390 min ∼60%
Dell Venue 8 Pro 3845
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735G, 32 GB eMMC Flash
402 min ∼62%
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3745, 16 GB eMMC Flash
442 min ∼68%
Acer Iconia W4-820-2466
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 64 GB eMMC Flash
484 min ∼74%
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB eMMC Flash
653 min ∼100%

Verdict

The I.onik TW series 1 offers buyers an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for 99 Euros (~$111). The touch interface is smooth and we did not experience any major issues while using desktop mode. Despite the relatively small symbols and buttons, the device was easy-to-use and we could accurately hit the desired surface after a short period of trial and error. Despite being equipped with the actual Windows 8.1 (no Windows RT), this tablet is primarily intended for surfing, apps and watching media. Desktop applications quickly hit speed bumps due to the limited storage and the 1 GB of memory. As such, few applications will find room on this device. The IPS screen of the tablet is not very bright, but it offers good viewing angles and decent contrast. We recommend using the tablet indoors to avoid straining the eyes. If you can come to terms with the limitations, then this is a solid surfing tablet for home use with a decent battery life. However, if you are dissatisfied with the offering then we recommend a tablet which offers at least 32 GB storage, as in our experience, those tablets are much more balanced.

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In review: I.onik TW Series 1 - 8-inch tablet. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: I.onik TW Series 1 - 8-inch tablet. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

Specifications

i.onik TW Series 1
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-646 MHz, 10.18.10.3910
Memory
1024 MB 
, DDR3
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, 5 multi-touch recognition, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Valleyview SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Orientation sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8723BS (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10 x 208 x 120 ( = 0.39 x 8.19 x 4.72 in)
Battery
14 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Windows 8.1 (32 Bit) + Bing
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP (Front), 2 MP (Back)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard Light: no, MS Office 365 Personal (1 year license), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
343 g ( = 12.1 oz / 0.76 pounds), Power Supply: 87 g ( = 3.07 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
99 Euro

 

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Price Comparison

Pros

+Cheap price
+IPS panel
+1 year license for MS Office 365 Personal
 

Cons

-Only 1 GB RAM
-Only 16 GB storage

Shortcut

What we like

The low price and fluid touch interface.

What we miss

More storage - 32 GB is a minimum for a Windows tablet.

What surprises us

I.onik includes an HDMI interface in the tablet, whereas well-known manufacturers like HP and Dell sacrificed this port in their cheap 8-inch Windows tablets.

The competition

Dell Venue 8 ProToshiba Encore 2 WT8-B-102, HP Stream 8 5900ngLenovo ThinkPad Tablet 8Point of View Mobii WinTab 800WAcer Iconia W4-820-2466Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CXLG G Pad 8.0 V480.

Rating

i.onik TW Series 1 - 01/07/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
73%
Keyboard
0 / 80 → 
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
44 / 65 → 68%
Weight
86 / 40-88 → 96%
Battery
89%
Display
78%
Games Performance
20 / 68 → 29%
Application Performance
38 / 76 → 50%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
30 / 91 → 33%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
64%
77%
Tablet - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2015-01-14 (Update: 2018-05-15)