Advan Vanbook W80 Review – Cheap Quadcore Windows 8.1 PC Tablet

Indotechboy — Today, the world is dominated by mobile device because smartphone price become more and more affordable these day. But it looks the computer OS based device is start to following the trend. It is proved by the existence of one of cheapest Windows 8.1 PC tablet called “Advan Vanbook W80”.

Advan Vanbook W80 is another varian model of Advan Vanbook Windows tablet series, they are Advan Vanbook W90 and Advan Vanbook W100. What difference of those three models is only on screen size, screen resolution, and battery. Exclusive on Advan Vanbook W90, it has a separated ports for battery charging and usb port.

First released around 2014, Advan Vanbook W80 was tagged around Rp. 2,300,000 or US $299. But on the time this post is written the price has slightly dropped to the half, around Rp. 1,000,000 or US $130 and I even found stores that sell it cheaper.

I assume the Advan Vanbook W80 price is dropped so much because when I was bought it this year, it has many of the Microsoft and Windows services or package like the “1 TB Cloud storage”, “Office 365”, “XBOX gaming” are already expired.

In simple word, don’t hope you will get Microsoft Word for free on this PC tablet. I’m even prefer the free and open source Apache Open Office as my primary office program now because I can’t afford to buy Office 365 license (so pity 🤪). But don’t worry about the Windows 8.1, because it is always activated with no expiration.

fairy bloom freesia pc game on Advan Vanbook W80

Advan Vanbook W80 Windows tablet device info

device name Advan Vanbook W80
model code W80
body Available on black and silver color.
screen 8.0 inch, 1280×800 resolution, IPS, multitouch up to 10 points.
SIM / network Single SIM, 3.5G, HSDPA 21 Mbps HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
sound With loudspeaker and 3.5mm jack.
camera 2 MP main camera, 0.3 MP front camera.
storage 16 GB internal storage (used 11 GB by system), external micro SD memory card up to 64 GB.
operating system Windows 8.1 Single Language with Bing. Confirmed upgradable to Windows 10 via USB flash by many users.
processor Intel Bay Trail Z3735G 32-bit, Quadcore @22nm 1.33 Ghz.
DirectX DirectX11
Graphic Intel HD Graphic, OpenGL 2.0.
communication Micro USB On-The-Go (OTG) ready, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS.
battery 3500 mAh, Li-Ion. Up to 5 hours typing in Words, 2-3 hours in hard gaming.

Advan Vanbook W80 Windows tablet PC gaming performance

Well, I barely install a new PC game because their size is huge and my SD card is also full with emulator ISO’s game. There are just two PC game that I have played on my Advan Vanbook W80 tablet PC so far, they are Fairy Tales Freesia and The SIMS 2.

Both of the game is run very well with good speed and framerate even when I set the graphic option to the highest setting. Here are the capture of Fairy Bloom Freesia and The SIMS 2 PC game on my Advan Vanbook W80:

fairy bloom freesia pc game on vanbook w80
(Fairy Bloom Freesia PC game on Advan Vanbook W80)

the sims 2 pc game on vanbook w80
(The SIMS 2 PC game on Advan Vanbook W80)

Sorry for the bad quality image. I taken the picture from my phone you know 😀 . Well that sucks I also could not afford a Youtube video gameplay as I am run out of internet data quotas now 😭.

But on the “Unofficial Lounge Advan Vanbook W80 and W100” facebook group, there are users that played many PC games on this device.

Here are the tested PC games list that playable on Advan Vanbook W80 by the users there so far:

  • Assassin creed
  • Assassin creed 2
  • Alien vs predator 3
  • Borderlands 1
  • Borderlands the prequel
  • Borderlands 2
  • Blur
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
  • Bioshock infinity
  • Blade of time
  • Call of duty world at war
  • Call of duty black ops
  • Crysis
  • Devil may cry 3
  • Devil may cry 4
  • Dead space
  • Doom 3
  • Dead island
  • Dead island riptide
  • Dynasty warrior 8
  • Darksiders
  • Deus x human revolution
  • F1 2010
  • Fallout
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Far cry 2
  • Fairy Bloom Freesia
  • Hitman blood money
  • Hitman absolution
  • Juiced 2
  • Killing floor 2
  • Kane and lynch dead men
  • Left for dead 2
  • Medal of honor warfighter
  • Max payne 2
  • Max payne 3
  • Minecraft (Note: HD graphic, but still pixelated)
  • Mafia 2
  • Mortal kombat 9
  • Mass effect
  • Mass effect 2
  • Naruto shppuden ultimate ninja storm revolution
  • Need for speed underground 2
  • Need for speed carbon
  • Ninja blade
  • One piece pirate warrior 3
  • Outlast Whistleblower
  • Prince of persia sand of time
  • Payday the heist
  • Payday 2
  • Resident evil revelations
  • Resident evil 5 gold edition
  • Resident evil 4
  • Splinter cell conviction
  • Splinter cell chaos theory
  • Sniper elite nazi zombie 1
  • Sniper elite
  • Sniper ghost warrior
  • Saint row 2
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist
  • Sleeping dogs
  • Spider man web of shadows
  • Spider man edge of times
  • The SIMS 2 (There is a little graphical glitch)
  • The SIMS 3
  • Xmen origin
  • Ygopro

If you are curious more about Advan Vanbook W80, just search and join that Facebook group. The members there are Indonesian, but don’t worry I’m sure there are lots of them who can speak english too 😀 .

On the otherside, on emulators I have played many games using difference emulator programs like PPSSPP, DeSmuMe, ePSXe, etc, especially on PPSSPP. On PPSSPP emulator, I can say the performance and speed is reaching 90%.

The framerate and speed I got when playing PSP games on PPSSPP emulator using Advan Vanbook W80 is three times better compared when I’m playing using my Samsung Galaxy V Android phone, which is priced higher (haha 🤣 ).

third birthday psp game on vanbook w80
(The 3rd Birthday PSP game on Advan Vanbook W80)

Meanwhile on the PS2 emulator PCSX2, it run with so much lags when I play Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life PS2 on my Advan Vanbook W80.

harvest moon ps2 game on vanbook w80
(Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life PS2 game on Advan Vanbook W80)

Advan Vanbook W80 Windows tablet PC on daily life

With the specification written on the table above, Advan Vanbook W80 Windows tablet PC is good for simple daily life tasks. If you are a student, a college, a housewive, or even an office worker, then this Windows tablet PC is enough for you.

My Advan Vanbook W80 Windows tablet even is my primary device on my Blogging either Web-coding activity. With the medium specifications with such affordable price, Advan Vanbook W80 Windows tablet is a very good deal don’t you think 😀 ?

Just buy a case + keyboard that match to Advan Vanbok W80 size, and also a portable mouse if needed then voila! You get a hybrid Windows device (tablet and laptop, in a phone price 😀 ). The bluetooth accessories is better option as Advan Vanbook only have one USB port, it is the micro USB port, so we can still working while charging our device battery.

By Blogger Magang

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Blogger Magang spent his time mostly with his Android smartphone. Loves RPG game and personalizing his Android phone.

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