The Chinese company Teclast recently brought its newest M16 tablet to the local market with a lot of features packed in. It holds a large display on the front and uses a powerful 10-core CPU to run everything. The support for 4G LTE and an optional keyboard makes this tablet work friendly. Here are all its specifications, pricing, availability details, some alternatives, and everything else that you need to know about this Teclast tablet.
- 11.6-inch 1080p display
- 10-core MediaTek processor
- 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM
- Metal unibody
- USB Type-C + micro HDMI
- 7500mAh batter
- 4G LTE support
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- Optional keyboard
Teclast M16: The Basics
Over at the front, the massive 11.6-inch display takes up most of the space. It carries a 1080p resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio and is flanked by moderate-sized bezels. The back of this Teclast tablet is made almost entirely out of metal, except for the top section, which uses a different material to facilitate wireless connectivity. Interestingly, the M16 has a pair of ports — a USB Type-C and a micro HDMI. Its bottom has a pogo-pin connector for attaching an optional, full-size keyboard that also has a trackpad.
Teclast has used a MediaTek Helio X27 processor to power the tablet. The chip has 10 cores with a maximum frequency of 2.6GHz and is paired with Mali-T880MP4 GPU. The tablet has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory that you can expand further using a microSD card. This card slot sits inside a hidden tray that also takes in a SIM card, enabling the device for 4G connectivity. Using that SIM card, you can make phone calls, besides being able to connect to the internet on the go.
The slate comes running the older Android 8.0 Oreo version with a lot of customizations from the Chinese company. When in office or at home, you have the option to use its dual-band Wi-Fi for internet access, while Bluetooth is also present. Inside its thin body, the tablet houses a decent 7500mAh battery and a loud Momentum sound speaker, though you still have the option to connect a headphone via a 3.5mm jack. On the front, you’ll find a basic 2MP camera, while the opposite side houses an 8MP sensor.
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Display||11.6-inch 16:9 IPS LCD (1920 x 1080)|
|Processor||10-core 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio MT6797X (X27)|
|Expandable||microSD card slot|
|Main camera||8 Megapixels|
|Front camera||2 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE|
|Ports||USB Type-C, micro HDMI|
|Dimensions||282 x 177 x 9.5 mm|
Availability & Pricing
As you’d expect, Teclast M16 is available only in China right now, but you can import it to your country from websites like Banggood, Gearbest, and AliExpress. You can find this model paired with its keyboard cover anywhere for around $200. Gearbest also occasionally runs deals for around $180, though the keyboard is generally excluded from such packages. The retailers note that the 4G LTE modem in the tablet is enabled for international use, but we’d still recommend giving it a check for its compatibility with your local carrier.
Teclast M16 Alternatives
From a more reputed brand, you can consider getting the Lenovo IdeaPad D330 (review) which has an excellent battery life and comes loaded with Windows 10 OS. If your budget is flexible and you want something premium, then look no further than the Microsoft Surface Go (review). It should give you one of the best experiences both for work and play. You can also consider the CHUWI UBook Pro or the Teclast T30, is you’re particularly looking for a budget Chinese tablet.
On the Android side of the spectrum, we have the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (review) that pairs well with a keyboard accessory and the DeX mode also works fine. For a little more price than the Teclast M16, you can look at the iPad 10.2 2019 (review) that now supports Apple’s keyboard. The iPad Air 2019 (review) also uses the same keyboard, which can also be a good alternative, though this bundle could be a little expensive.
Teclast M16Teclast has positioned its new M16 as a work tablet that can help you stay connected on the go with an LTE connection. Plus, it offers a keyboard accessory with a built-in trackpad which should help you start typing anywhere. Its spacious display is good enough for creating presentations, and the included micro HDMI port allows you to connect it to a projector or TV easily.
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