RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S 10.1″ 2-in-1 Tablet (Windows 10, Intel Atom Z8350, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Detachable Keyboard)


RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S 10.1 2-in-1 Tablet 32GB, Windows 10, Intel Atom Z8350, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Detachable Keyboard Included

The RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S is an extremely cheap 10.1″ Windows 10-based 2-in-1 tablet with a detachable keyboard. It’s priced at only $109. During the Black Friday sales on Walmart, it will cost only $99 and will surely be one of the best sellers in the electronics department.

The centerpiece of the 2.1-pound RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S is the 10.1″ multi-touch screen with ordinary budget-class 1,280 x 800-pixel resolution. We applaud RCA for putting this IPS wide viewing angle panel in such a cheap tablet / 2-in-1. Thanks to the detachable keyboard cover, which is included in the price, the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S can also act as a mini 2-in-1 touch-screen laptop. The keyboard is available in four different colors: silver, blue, pink, and purple. The tablet sports a Microsoft Surface-style kickstand on the back, which allows an angled screen position.

True, Cambio’s internal components aren’t as capable as those in full-blown notebooks. The included Intel Atom Z8350 (actually x5-Z8350) processor is a very basic personal computer-use chip. It is capable of completing the basic home and office tasks, but nothing more than that. Combined with a small system memory size of 2GB, the Atom Z3850 will enable you to run web browsers, Microsoft Office apps, and media players. But, without running many of them simultaneously. Yes, 32GB of internal eMMC-based data storage memory is very small. But, RCA at least provided support for external memory cards with capacities of up to 128GB via a built-in microSD card slot.

Speaking of MS Office, it’s worth noting that the 2-in-1 comes with free touch-friendly mobile versions of select Office apps – Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, Excel Mobile and OneNote.

Not all details about the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S are known at the time of this writing. For sure, it features two 2-megapixel cameras – one on the front and one on the back of the tablet, and Bluetooth support. The 2-in-1 tablet has a battery life of up to 6 hours, according to the RCA. It certainly has some kind of Wi-Fi connectivity (most likely 802.11AC Wi-Fi) and at least one USB port, but we’ll know that for sure when we receive a full specs sheet. UPDATE: In a review of the tablet (in the Review section of this page), our reader Louie said the Cambio has one full-size USB 3.0 port, one micro USB port, an mini HDMI video out.

Nevertheless, for a price of only $99 or $109, the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S is definitely one of the best Black Friday deals in the computer and electronics categories.

RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S 10.1 2-in-1 Tablet 32GB, Windows 10, Intel Atom Z8350, 2GB Memory, Includes Keyboard

Specifications of the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S

Here's the specs sheet of the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S. For specs comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.

Brand

Other

Laptop Type

2-in-1 convertible laptop
2-in-1 PC with detachable keyboard
Ultra-portable

Screen Size

10.1-inch

Screen Resolution

1280×800 pixels (HD)

Touchscreen

Yes

Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core Cherry Trail 1.44-1.92GHz 2MB cache (~1,000 PassMark CPU benchmark points)

System Memory (RAM)

2GB

Storage

32GB eMMC

DVD Optical Drive

None

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD Integrated Graphics

Input

Non-backlit keyboard without numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Touchscreen

Cameras

Front + Rear

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

1 x micro USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x mini HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (MicroSD)

Other Features

Detachable keyboard included

Battery

“Up to 6 hours” of battery life

Weight

2.1 pounds

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year


User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S

Below you can read and submit user reviews, comments, questions, and answers regarding the laptop. Thank you for your contribution.

Rating:  

3.00 out of 5
(5 user reviews)

  1. Vickie – May 9, 2018:

    How do I go in and unlock my Cambio..I let my sweet little grandson use it and now I can’t unlock it….HELP!!!!


    • Danijel Z – May 9, 2018:

      Have you tried to hold the power button for 30 seconds?


  2. 1 out of 5

    TOTALLY FRUSTRATED – February 23, 2018:

    Did anyone have a problem getting the tablet to come on? The blue light is on when it is on the charger, but nothing lights when I try to turn it on. Am I doing something wrong? I pushed the on/off button on the side for 5+ seconds like the instruction sheet said. HELP! HELP! HELP! I must have a defective notebook/tablet.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    • Michele – May 3, 2018:

      hold the button for 30 seconds. it comes on.


  3. 4 out of 5

    Shari – January 18, 2018:

    I love my Cambio! The only reason it’s getting 4 stars from me is because the battery life is terrible. This little 2 in 1 packs a big punch! Initially, I had some WIFI connectivity issues but I reset my modem and it worked like a charm afterward. I played Sims 3 for hours on this with no lag. I had multiple applications running, no lag. Everything comes up in no time. I’m so happy with this purchase! I was skeptical because of reviews I’ve seen. I feel like this is a perfect little device if you’re just wanting something you can take along. It does everything thing your desktop can do without the bulk! But remember, this is not a desktop replacement. Maybe a companion.


    • Jorge – May 17, 2018:

      Shari, can you do me a favor? can you make a copy of your touchscreen driver with a program called “double driver” and share it?


  4. 5 out of 5

    dennis hillier – January 16, 2018:

    I love my rca cambio I have all the models but this on is really good thank you rca


  5. 1 out of 5

    Charlotte – January 7, 2018:

    I ordered this tablet from Wal-Mart a couple of months ago and haven’t used it very much. I had to get a new wi-fi box because my other one was getting old and kept going out and I can’t get my tablet to connect to my home wi-fi. I have tried everything, even factory reset and that isn’t working properly because it has messed up everything. I can’t get into settings or Microsoft Edge. I need to be able to reset it completely without it pulling the same thing back up.. I am seriously considering contacting RCA and Wal-Mart and sending it back and go with something else.


  6. Tammy – December 27, 2017:

    Anyone find a case for this tablet? I have only seen them in the States and I am in Canada. I just wondered if I could use any other one


    • Toni – January 5, 2018:

      I am also looking for a case if you find one please let me know where


    • Sean – March 2, 2018:

      Ebay


  7. HH – November 29, 2017:

    Do you think it would be possible to hook up an external disc drive to this model?


    • Danijel Z – December 1, 2017:

      Yes, it has a USB port for connecting a USB external drive, but… Do you mean a DVD drive or external hard drive? Some DVD drives and hard drives can require greater power than delivered though USB of this low-power tablet. Generally, this is not an issue with external solid state and Flash USB drives.


      • Jay – December 30, 2017:

        It has USB 3.0 which is capable of powering more devices than USB 2.0


    • Kathy – December 27, 2017:

      I received my Cambio W101SA23T1 S for Christmas how do I register my warranty? How long do I charge my tablet/portable 2 en 1 the first time?


      • Kathy – December 28, 2017:

        How do I register my tablet?


  8. Mikki – November 28, 2017:

    Can you use a stylus with this? If so What type of stylus is best?


    • Danijel Z – December 1, 2017:

      You can use a capacitive stylus, you can find tens or hundreds of these simple pens on Amazon or elsewhere. But, the tablet doesn’t support active digitizer pens (such as those on Microsoft Surface tablets / laptops with pen pressure sensitivity and other advanced features).


  9. jordin – November 25, 2017:

    can you use adobe flash and chrome on this tablet? I’m about to try to purchase one before black friday deal ends. But I need those elements for me to use it at work.


    • Danijel Z – November 25, 2017:

      The laptop uses standard Windows 10 Home OS for PCs. It supports Chrome web browser and Adobe Flash. But in some cases Flash might run sluggish because the Atom processor in this tablet is an entry-level part. Also RAM size of 2GB is small for running multiple browser tabs and Flash instances simultaneously.


    • treg3k – November 27, 2017:

      yes, I bought it and its has game support as well. Played minecraft windows 10 on it.


  10. 4 out of 5

    Luis – November 17, 2017:

    So far I give this awesome little Notebook/Tablet 4 1/2 stars. It comes with Windows 10 Home Edition pre-installed. 1 USB 3.0, 1 Micro USB and a mini hdmi port too. It’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certified.
    System Type X86-Based PC.
    Windows System 32.
    I have to admit I was skeptical at first about this purchase because I wasn’t sure how it would handle Win 10. Well let me be the first to tell … this thing is smooth. I was able to run several apps/programs at the same time, including YouTube without a glitch. I also downloaded and installed Bitdefender and Chrome without any issues on Wi-Fi. Before logging off I checked how much storage was available. A whopping 19.46GB. Tomorrow I will pick up an SD card as a plus.
    RCA has done a good job with tablet. I recommend picking up a cheap Bluetooth mouse to make things easy. It has an excellent crisp IPS touch screen along with a nice touch pad. However, I personally prefer the use of a mouse.
    If you don’t want to deal with Black Friday Chaos, Walmart has it for $108 plus tx. Or, Jet.com for $109.
    Good luck.


    • Danijel Z – November 17, 2017:

      Thanks for the review and info on ports, Louie. Can you tell us your experience with battery life of the tablet?


      • Luis – November 19, 2017:

        Battery Life … a BIG negative. Went online tonight and did a little multitasking too. Well 3 hours top before it shut down
        Previously I had purchased 4 instaCHARGE battery banks (7500 mAh) to accommodate any tablet I decided on. Unless something
        better comes up, I most likely keep it. Thanks.


    • aireen – December 27, 2017:

      Hello Luis,

      Did you try to connect with 1tb hard drive?


  11. Luis – November 16, 2017:

    Hi Danijel Z,
    Just a heads up …
    Today I picked up the tablet. So far it’s pretty cool. Impressive how easy it was to set it up. I was up and going within 15 mins. Windows 10 Home edition was pre-installed and it walked me right through the setup, including my Wi-Fi, Google acct, email and more. I connected my bluetooth mouse via USB which made my right click a breeze. So far the speed & screen clarity is super. Can’t believe it only cost $108. Tomorrow I will give you the full specs. Can’t remember how much storage is available … but there’s plenty. Let U know tomorrow. Thanks again.


  12. Luis – November 13, 2017:

    Hi Danijel Z,
    Based on our brief conversations regarding the RCA windows tablet, I went ahead and placed the order.
    I should receive it Wednesday the 15th. Now I’m like a kid waiting for his new toy to arrive.
    Anyway, once I receive it … if you have any questions regarding the tablet, please feel free and let me know. Thanks Again,
    Louie Jr.


    • Danijel Z – November 13, 2017:

      Thanks, Louie. It would be great to have your impressions about the device (as some kind of a user review) on this section of the page.


  13. Luis – November 12, 2017:

    Danijel Z.
    I really appreciate your feedback.
    I have a few more questions that’s probably a matter of personal preference but maybe you see something I’m missing. So here it is, Android or Windows? (I like both). But here’s what I want a the tablet for.
    1. Do a little writing,
    2. Keep organized,
    3. Shop and manage my personal accounts etc.
    Also, browse the internet to read articles and sometimes a little YouTube too.
    A plus with Android is … I can sync between my devices … phone, tablet, and TV stream boxes, all of which run on Android platforms. But keep in mind that in the near future I am planning on buying a windows desktop.
    It sounds like I’m answering my own question but I’m always open to others suggestions.
    Another importance for me is, speed, storage, ram, clarity ( preferably IPS) decent screen size, and last but not least, PRICE .. LOL
    Thanks in advance!!
    Louie Jr.


    • Danijel Z – November 12, 2017:

      If all the apps for the tasks you mentioned are available on Android, then an Android tablet may be a batter choice for you than a Windows tablet like this RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S (because of simplicity, better touch-input optimization, lower computing load, and smaller storage footprint of Android). Windows would be maybe better for writing you mentioned, as well as other tasks which are easier to complete with a mouse and keyboard. Also, Windows is better if you multi-task a lot. However, if your writing tasks are simple text processing (like without a lot copy / paste text operations between different apps, no advanced text formatting, etc), Android accompanied by a keyboard can be a good solution too.

      Sorry, we don’t cover Android tablets on this site. But, as you said, having IPS is an important feature to have on a tablet, as well as large memory (at least 2GB), and large storage space (32GB isn’t small on an Android tablet). And preferably a fast processor, like newer octa-core CPUs. Newer Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets have these features.


      • Luis – November 12, 2017:

        OK, thanks a bunch. I guess I am going with this tablet in question. Walmart has it for $108 and jet.com for $109. Of course I can wait another week or so and save $10 dollars. But I’m not into all the craziness of Black Friday.
        Walmart has a good return policy in case I don’t like it. I will keep you up to date with my purchase.
        Thanks again.


  14. Luis – November 12, 2017:

    I am really interested in buying this tablet.
    Do you think 32gb / 2gb ram might be cutting it short after loading Win 10?
    I happen to come across a review involving a RCA tablet with nearly the same specs ran kinda sluggish after it updated and installed Win 10. He claimed it took up most of the resources and how it took nearly 2 hours to download and update win10. What’s your thought on this.


    • Danijel Z – November 12, 2017:

      I don’t own a RCA tablet, but I had a very similar Acer tablet wtih Intel Atom / 2GB / 32GB. Updating from Win 8.1 to 10 really took a couple of hours, but once Windows 10 was installed, the tablet was running normally. Windows 10 wasn’t taking up too much resources, but generally Atom / 2GB / 32GB combination ca be used only for light tasks and running only a couple of programs or browser tabs simultaneously. BTW, the RCA tablet already has Windows 10 pre-installed.


      • Luis – November 12, 2017:

        Your the best! Thanks again.


  15. Terry – November 11, 2017:

    Does the tablet have a hdmi port?


    • Danijel Z – November 12, 2017:

      We don’t have any info on HDMI so far. We’ll update this page as soon as we find that out. This type of tablet usually has (micro) HDMI.


    • DeadlyScorpio – December 1, 2017:

      Yes it does have a mini HDMI port


  16. Luis – November 11, 2017:

    Hi,
    Are you able to use a mouse? If so, does the right click feature work as it does on a PC?
    Thanks.


    • Danijel Z – November 11, 2017:

      The tablet features a full PC Windows version with right click support. You can use a Bluetooth or USB mouse (info on number and type of USB port(s) on the tablet coming soon).


      • Luis – November 12, 2017:

        Thanks … Do you think 32gb / 2gb ram might be cutting it short after loading Win 10?
        I am really interested in buying this. But I read another review with a different model with the same 32gb/2gb and it stayed that it took nearly 2 hours downloading win 10.What’s your thought on this.


  17. Roger – November 10, 2017:

    Does this computer have WIFI ?


    • Danijel Z – November 11, 2017:

      Walmart has omitted Wi-Fi connectivity info in the tablet’s specs sheet, but it certainly has it. A tablet without Wi-Fi would be useless. Since the RCA Cambio W101SA23T1S uses Intel Cherry Trail platform, it safe to assume Wi-Fi standard is the latest 802.11AC, not the older 802.11N. 802.11AC is a part of Cherry Trail.


      • David Christensen – December 26, 2017:

        Either my Cambio is defective somehow…

        Or this tablet (latest 2017 black friday Z8350 model) has only 2.4GHz WiFi (NO 802.11AC)


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