Chinese company Chuwi has continued the expansion of its device portfolio with the launch of the HiPad X. 

This new tablet runs Android 10, differentiating it from the already-released UBook X on Windows 10. Powered by MediaTek's Helio MT6771V processor and 6GB of RAM, the HiPad X comes with a 10.1in, 1920x1200 IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. 

No prizes for guessing where Chuwi got its design inspiration, with the device looking remarkably similar to the iPad Pro. The all-metal chassis may not be able to rival Apple for a premium look and feel but should be sturdy enough to not need a case. 

You'll probably want to add another accessory though, in the form of a keyboard cover.  This connects seamlessly via the 'docking interface' to enable on-the-go productivity, just like the iPad Pro has claimed since it first launched. The HiPad X is also compatible with Chuwi's HiPen stylus, capable of 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The large 7,000mAh battery should be enough for multiple days of usage, particularly with the HiPad X taking advantage of Android 10's battery optimisation tools to manage the load on the battery for demanding tasks like gaming. 

Chuwi HiPad X
Image: Chuwi

Many of these specs are solid if a little unspectacular, but the big selling point is price. The HiPad X is currently available for just £257.43, while even bundling it with the keyboard will only set you back £302.48.

For comparison, the cheapest iPad Pro you can currently buy costs you £769 for the tablet alone. There are plenty of compromises, not least in design and processor power, but for casual usage, the HiPad X may suffice. 

Chuwi has indicated that the HiPad X will be released "soon", although the listing on AliExpress suggests the device will ship to the UK from 23 September. 

For a more traditional clamshell laptop, check out the Chuwi GemiBook