It is rare to see a budget tablet having magnetic pogo-pin connectors to dock an external keyboard. The Teclast T30 does exactly that and much more. Besides offering a decent specs sheet, the tablet originating from China supports 4G LTE and comes running the newest Android 9 Pie update. This is everything that you need to know about the Teclast T30.
- Octa-core MediaTek processor
- 10.1-inch full HD display
- Magnetic keyboard connectors
- 4G LTE with calling support
- Android 9 Pie
- USB Type-C port
- Metal build
- Trackpad on the keyboard cover
- Distance-based eyes protection
Teclast T30: The Basics
With its back made from metal, the Teclast T30 has a premium build while a sheet of 2.5D glass covers most of its front. The tablet flaunts a 10.1-inch full HD IPS display that has eyes-protecting features and is surrounded by thin bezels. On one of its sides, the tablet has a pogo-pin connector for docking magnetic keyboards. The keyboard that Teclast released has a trackpad placed on the keyboard deck allowing you to get some actual work done.
A version of Teclast’s software based on Android 9 Pie comes preloaded on the tablet. The company also has included some software features like split-screen that further improve multitasking; and yes, Google Play Store is supported. An octa-core MediaTek P70 chipset, that includes an improved Mali-G71 MP3 GPU, powers the tablet. It is paired with 4GB of RAM while its internal storage stands at 64GB with an option to expand it further. Its eyes protection feature works by measuring your distance from the tablet and warns you when you get too close.
Like many Teclast products, the T30 also supports 4G LTE connectivity and offers voice calling over VoLTE. It offers the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options as well. The company has included an 8000mAh battery which is rated to offer 11 hours of backup and charges via a Type-C port. You are still getting the good-old audio jack while there is an 8MP camera sitting on its back along with a 5MP front-facing one.
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||10.1-inch (1920 x 1200)|
|Processor||Octa-core MediaTek P70 MT6771V|
|Expandable||microSD card slot|
|Main camera||8 Megapixels|
|Front camera||5 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Ports||3.5mm audio port|
|Security||No fingerprint reader|
|Dimensions||249 x 135 x 8.5 mm|
Availability & Pricing
Teclast launched the T30 tablet last week with sparse availability details for the time being. For the pricing, the company announced an official price tag of 1299 yuan which roughly translates to $184. On shops like GearBest, you can often get it for prices starting at 199.99 US Dollars and international shipping.
Teclast T30 Alternatives
The sub-200 USD segment is populated with a handful of tablets for you to consider. The easiest one to recommend is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (review) which offers a decent set of features for its price. Teclast also launched the M30 tablet recently and it can also be a fine replacement to the T30, although it doesn’t have a pogo-pin connector. People living in the western markets have access to the Amazon Fire HD 10 (review) which is an inexpensive device that can get a lot done.
While you can connect a Bluetooth keyboard with any tablet, not all sport a magnetic connector. If a keyboard attachment is must for you then you can also look at the Teclast F5 (review) that is more of a laptop running Windows 10 OS. Then we have the Lenovo IdeaPad D330 (review) which has a detachable keyboard. The Galaxy Tab S5e (review) is an Android tablet which can be attached to a Samsung keyboard magnetically. Most of these with-keyboard solutions generally cost upwards of $400 and rarely they’ll even come close to the Teclast T30’s price.
Teclast T30Teclast T30 is one of the all-rounder devices that is good for entertainment and for working. The tablet instantly becomes productivity-focused when a keyboard cover is attached, that now also has a trackpad. 4G LTE connectivity lets you stay connected even where is no Wi-Fi network available nearby. It is made a bit future-proof with the use of Android 9 Pie.
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