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IRULU Walknbook Hybrid 10.1
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: IPS display is stellar.

comes with a chiclet style keyboard that protects the screen when closed.

Very excellent performance, like most baytrail-t tablets.

HDMI, mini usb, full size usb, and microSD slot. Better connectivity than Dell or Lenovo.

Seems to work for 6 or more hours in normal use, doing things like netflix, mlb.tv, a few games, browsing.

IRULU has a recovery disc builder and instructions posted on their "driver" site, so no matter what happens to your OS, you can always go back to square one with this device.

Cons: I did the Win10 upgrade immediately on this device, because I believe this would be the #1 question prospective buyers would ask. A few critical hardware devices were not supported in the upgrade. This is something I would not consider a problem, since I've always been able to figure these things out using Hardware device ids, but in this case, I could find no working accelerated video driver. Apparently, the BIOS needs some changes to support the video and the accelerometer, and nothing I could find would work. After 4 days, I gave up all attempts at Win10.

Because the manufacturer uses a recovery partition, 6GB of your 32GB flash drive is already burned. I have always been able to locate product keys and media, and do a clean reinstall, but in this case, the product key does not permit reinstall from OEM media. So the recovery partition is there permanently, whether I like it or not. This is even more frustrating because the ONLY support files the manufacturer provides IS a recovery disc builder. There are no drivers, no BIOS updates, nothing.

Keyboard/stand does not really support the weight of the tablet. It is atablet, a tabletop, a desktop, a countertop - anything but a laptop because of the way the stand sits. This is a fairly minor annoyance to me, but deserves mentioning because some people would believe this could replace a laptop.

Other Thoughts: I contacted IRULU support and had a "Chat" via email with "Cherry" over 6 days to find out that Windows 10 upgrade was not supported; no drivers are posted, and no BIOS updates will be offered. So please bear that in mind.

If you look at offerings from other manufacturers, you may pay a little more, but you will get support, drivers, bios updates, and even parts lists for things that wear out or break.

I give this 4 stars only because of the price, but with a warning to anyone who can spend $50 more, please look elsewhere.

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IRULU Walknbook Hybrid 10.1
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This is a correction to an earlier review. The files identified as W10_upgrade guide/W1002 W10003 Upgrades ARE NOT Windows 10. These files are the Windows 8.1 restore media.

You can go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and launch the upgrade from there. I did this, and it worked as expected.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I successfully used the Win10 upgrade site to take this tablet to Windows 10, but the accelerometer driver does not work. I haven't worked it out yet, but this appears to be a common Win 10 tablet issue.

After working out any issues, I will give a full length review.

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IRULU Walknbook Hybrid 10.1
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The purpose of this review is to let prospective buyers know that IRuLu has everything ready for you to download and install Windows 10 as a free upgrade. Just go to irulu.com/Driver/DownLoad and you will see two files at the top of the list. One has instructions; read that and you will know what to do with the other file.

Cons: None at this point.

Other Thoughts: This is a preliminary review from the Eggxpert program. I have installed Windows 10 on the tablet, and will give a full length review after a few weeks!

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Display Name: Clayton P.

Date Joined: 11/12/02

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