Even though I had initially posted a sponsored unboxing article of the WinPad 2, I got several emails requesting for an unboxing from my point of view. So, here it is!
If you don’t care to read about it, why not watch it instead:
If you do or you’d like to see more pictures, then:
THE TECNO WINPAD 2 UNBOXING
Like you already know, the WinPad 2 comes in a white rectangular box. Removing the top lid reveals the tablet and its accessories.
You have the regular ones which include a charger, 2 power adapters, and a USB cable — no earphones!
There is the very sleek-looking detachable keyboard.
The last accessory is the leather pouch.
I love the additional pockets at the back.
THE WINPAD 2 IN ALL ITS 360 GLORY!
Alright, before I show you all the parts of the WinPad 2 that make it what it is, how about a 360-degree view? Don’t forget you can use your finger or mouse to control the views.
When you hold the tablet for the first time, the first thing you will notice is that it’s stuck in the middle when it comes to the weight — not so light and not so heavy either.
It comes in at a weight of 604g.
While the keyboard weights slightly lower.
However, I didn’t really fancy the small space allotted to the trackpad.
Although it shouldn’t pose a problem to those who are used to mini-laptops.
ALL THE BUTTONS, HOLES, AND PLACEMENTS.
The main tablet itself has no buttons on the left (Notice how thick the tab is?). On the right, you have the power button, volume button, earphone jack, USB port, and the mini HDMI port.
While at the bottom, you have the dock station, for those times you need to use the keyboard. You also get the Micro-USB port for charging the tablet on its own and the Micro SD card and Micro SIM slots.
At the back is the 5MP rear camera which is nicely placed.
The front of the device hosts the 2MP front-facing camera, along with the light sensor, which might not be visible to the eye.
You also have dual speakers on each side of the tab
As well as a charge indicator.
Moving to the keyboard, there are additional USB ports, one on the left.
Then the Micro-USB port and a second USB port on the right.
THE TABLET THAT IS ALSO A PC.
Okay, the moment of truth.
The first time I unboxed this device, It took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to make this part of the keyboard…
… Stay upright so I can attach the tablet to it (I explained it better in the video) — I know what you are thinking, no need for insults?.
Anyway, I thought there was a switch or a button that would enable me to twist that part, it turns out that all I needed to do was to ensure the dock station was well keyed into the tablet, like so:
When this is done, you can bend the tablet as you wish. To eject the tablet, you need to press the button below.
I noticed that the keyboard dock didn’t allow for a flat placement.
Altogether, the WinPad 2 as a PC feels handy — both weighing about 1149g, which isn’t bad at all.
SETTING UP THE WINPAD 2
The WinPad 2 comes with the latest version of the Windows 10 OS, so, setting up is a breeze.
SOME THINGS I NOTICED
Like I earlier mentioned, for those who have been used to big laptops, the trackpad might seem small, but you’d get the hang of it eventually — there is also the option of getting a Bluetooth or USB mouse.
Finally, the keyboard doesn’t have a backlight. Although the color choice — black and gold — ensures that you still see what you are typing even at night.
Nice one, Tecno
There is no doubt that the WinPad 2 is a sleek-looking device — one major part that aided this is the keyboard. But will the specs allow for a sleek experience when using the device, you’d have to find out in the full review.
P.S. Apologies for the slow updates here, I was trying to get the video up. ?