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Old 28-11-2012, 20:57
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Would still get a nexus, however if you want to try a tablet out with a good returns policy for 150 notes, this weekend just had this email from Qvcuk.


Prestigio 8" Android 4.0 tablet with 1GB RAM, 16GB flash memory, Wi-Fi and an accessory bundle. This high resolution tablet device boasts a front and rear-facing web camera, great for both video chatting online and for taking pictures, as well as a sleek leather pouch to keep your tablet safe in your bag. Whether you want to watch movies, surf the web or work on the go, this stylish and powerful Android tablet is the perfect choice.


Smooth, powerful performance - load web pages quickly and enjoy smooth application performance thanks to this tablet's powerful dual core processor, 1GB memory and the mobile-optimised Android operating system, which will upgrade to Jelly Bean (4.1) once you get online.

Connect to your HDTV - hook your Prestigio tablet up to your HDTV and share your home videos, photos and more with your friends and family thanks to the tablet's HDMI port.

Store more on your tablet - as well as the tablet's built-in 16GB flash drive, you'll receive an 8GB micro SD card to store all your pictures, music, videos, documents and more. And, if that's not enough, the tablet comes preloaded with a SugarSync app giving you a further 5GB of online data storage.

Great accessories included - to get you started straight away, QVC are including in-ear headphones, an 8GB micro SD card and an HDMI cable, as well as a 50 Zinio voucher so you can enjoy your favourite magazines on your tablet.

Connect USB flash drives and peripheral devices like keyboards with the USB On The Go cable
Take pictures with the tablet's 5MP rear camera
Access hundreds of thousands of free and paid apps on Google Play
Find a wireless hotspot and get online quickly and easily with built-in Wireless-N Wi-Fi connectivity

What's in the box?
Prestigio 8" tablet
USB On The Go cable (with male to female USB converter)
Power supply
Quick guide
Warranty card
Dedicated leather pouch and stylus

Added value
In-ear headphones with interchangeable ear buds
8GB micro SD card
HDMI cable
50 Zinio voucher
5GB online storage with pre-loaded SugarSync app

Technical specifications:
Screen: 8" capacitive multi-touch LCD
Operating system: Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to 2.1 - Jelly Bean)
Processor: dual core ARM Cortex A9 1.6GHz
Memory: 1GB RAM
Data storage capacity: 16GB flash memory (expandable via micro SD)
Graphics: Mali 400 quad GPU
Audio: built-in stereo speakers, microphone and 3.5mm earphone port
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi
Webcam: 0.3MP front camera and 5MP rear camera
Battery: lithium polymer (6,000mAh) up to seven hours battery life
Dimensions (l x w x d): 20.7cm x 16.4cm x 1.15cm (8.15" x 6.5" x 0.45")

Input/output
Micro SD card slot (supports cards up to 32GB)
HDMI out
Micro USB 2.0 high-speed port
3.5mm audio port

Minimum system requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000; Linux 2.6; Mac OS 10.4 or above
Hardware: USB port

All measurements are approximate
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Old 28-11-2012, 21:20
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Unless you are desperate for an 8" screen I can't see why you would want to go for this over the Nexus 7 or Fire HD.

And for less money the Blackbery Playbook is a good buy as well.
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Old 29-11-2012, 09:46
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Unless you are desperate for an 8" screen I can't see why you would want to go for this over the Nexus 7 or Fire HD.

And for less money the Blackbery Playbook is a good buy as well.
I think it sounds good, it can be connected to a TV which a lot of 7'' tablets cant (including the nexus 7) also it has the option to add extra memory with an SD card which a lot of tablets dont and it has a USB connection again something which is very useful and 2 cameras another thing a lot of the tablets lack.

Does anyone know anything else about it? Sound pretty good to me
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:09
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it says it runs on android ice cream sandwich, then goes on about winows in the minimum system reqirements?
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:19
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Isn't this the one Asda sell. The screen resolution is only 800 x 600 and I notice screen resolution isn't mentioned in the QVCUK blurb.
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:21
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Isn't this the one Asda sell. The screen resolution is only 800 x 600 and I notice screen resolution isn't mentioned in the QVCUK blurb.
Been looking it seems Asda is selling the basic one and this looks to me like the Ultra with 1024x768
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:23
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Been looking it seems Asda is selling the basic one and this looks to me like the Ultra with 1024x768
Yes, but it doesn't say what resolution it is and surely you'd want to know that before handing over the readies?
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:30
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If you want a cheap tablet then look at the momo8 which I think is around 115 on amazon. If you want to spend any more then that then get the nexus 7.

The problem with the playbook is that you have to start messing around with it to load android apps and there isn't any access to play store I believe which means you will need to source your apps as APK.
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:33
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If you want a cheap tablet then look at the momo8 which I think is around 115 on amazon. If you want to spend any more then that then get the nexus 7.

The problem with the playbook is that you have to start messing around with it to load android apps and there isn't any access to play store I believe which means you will need to source your apps as APK.
Does the MOMO8 have an HDMI connection?
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:00
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Does the MOMO8 have an HDMI connection?
Yes,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ployer-Momo8...4190043&sr=8-1

Introducing one of Ployer's Flagship Tablets, the incredible Momo8 IPS Tablet PC. Following the success of the Momo8 Bird, the Momo8 IPS doesn't just improve on the Bird version, it completely redefines performance and affordability. A beautiful new metal rear case ensures a rigid and refined design, which is finished by a beautifully bright, clear and crisp 8inch LG IPS High Definition Screen. The addition of an IPS screen gives the Momo8 a 178 degree viewing angle and incredible colour clarity and saturation, far beyond the capability of any LCD screen. With it's ultra thin stylish looks at only 8.9mm thick the compressed design does not mean a compromise on performance. Under the hood the Momo8 IPS packs an incredible punch: Brand new Rockchip RK3066 CPU, Dual Core (2 x Cortex A9) and 4 Graphics Processors (Quad Mali400) means the Momo8 IPS is twice as fast as the Momo8 Bird. Tablet Specification: CPU: Rockchip RK3066 1.6Ghz CPU. GPU: Quad MALI 0.4GHz (3.2GHz combined). Operating System: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) System Memory: 1GB DDR3. Display Resolution: 1024 * 768. Display Size: 8 Inches. Display Type: IPS (Glass screen + Glass touchpad) Ultra High Definition - 5 point multi touch Capacitive. Camera: Front Mounted 1.3 Megapixel Speaker: Integrated rear speaker Internal Memory: 16GB External Memory: supports micro SD, up to 32GB. Video: 2160p Ultra HD Decoder allowing Full HD Out, 1080 & 2160P, AVI; MOV; MP4; RMVB; FLV; MKV. eBook: TXT; PDF; HTML; RTF; FB2 WIFI: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 3G: External USB Dongle, WCDMA/ TD-SCDMA/ EVDO. Bluetooth: Supported. Battery: 4000 MAh. Connectivity: Micro SD Card port; 3.5mm port; 1 x mini USB port; 1 x mini HDMI; power. Dimensions: 195 x 154 x 8.9mm Weight: 390g In the box: Ployer Momo8 IPS Edition Tablet; UK Mains Charger; English Manual; USB Cable; OTG Cable; Screen Cloth; Ployer Headphones.
Compared to branded tablets it loses slightly in a few areas which are common to all the Chinese clones. Wifi performance is not as strong. Battery life is lower. Build quality is a bit plasticy, lack of software updates, screen quality is poorer viewing angles and brightness. But Overall good value for money considering 16GB nexus 7 is almost double the price.
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:14
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Thanks for that, have you tried streaming films from it straight to a tv?
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Old 30-11-2012, 01:17
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Thanks for that, have you tried streaming films from it straight to a tv?
plays back xvid no problem
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Old 30-11-2012, 01:31
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I managed to get a Momo8 from China for something like 60 quid. Took about 5-6 weeks but arrived without a problem.

Was spot on as well until I realised i'd never actually use it
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:15
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This is why i have resisted tablet's until now, i just dont know how much i will use it as my Iphone does so much and obviously my laptop does the rest.

But i do like the look of the momo, i hadnt previously looked at the unbranded tablet's but i posted a thread last week regarding the fact all the 'big' players dont actually do enough for me to get one i.e Nexus looks great but no HDMI out and no way to connect to a tv ??? Kindle Fire HD will connect to a tv but obviously it is lacking google apps ??? Tab 2 has the apps but no one would confirm if it can connect to a tv or not and to be honest having used one i did not like it.

So looking at the MOMO the only problem that it may have is a drop off with wifi, which is obviously a fairly large problem but the majority of time i will use mine will be when im in the same room as the router so should not be much of an issue and for the price i will probably give it a go.

Does anyone expect the price to fall closer to Christmas?
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:25
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Does anyone expect the price to fall closer to Christmas?
Basically, no. Tablets are hot sellers this christmas so no need for the vendors to drop prices.
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:51
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Basically, no. Tablets are hot sellers this christmas so no need for the vendors to drop prices.
The thing is they do seem cheap right now, but the non branded are almost as expensive as the branded ones following the recent price drop by currys / carphone warehouse etc so i was hoping there would be a knock on effect.

Also surely after Christmas demand drops so prices should also ?
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Old 30-11-2012, 13:41
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The thing is they do seem cheap right now, but the non branded are almost as expensive as the branded ones following the recent price drop by currys / carphone warehouse etc so i was hoping there would be a knock on effect.

Also surely after Christmas demand drops so prices should also ?
Yeah, maybe in January sales if you can wait. But I don't think there is much margin on the chinese clones so it would be difficult to drop by much.
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Old 30-11-2012, 13:49
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Yeah, maybe in January sales if you can wait. But I don't think there is much margin on the chinese clones so it would be difficult to drop by much.
Ye i would like it before Christmas but i have already been caught out with some 'sale offers' in early November, which have gone cheaper after i bought them.

I really hate that so intend on holding on to the last date before deciding, i will only buy from a UK retailer so hopefully wont be any problems
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Old 30-11-2012, 18:11
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This is why i have resisted tablet's until now, i just dont know how much i will use it as my Iphone does so much and obviously my laptop does the rest.

But i do like the look of the momo, i hadnt previously looked at the unbranded tablet's but i posted a thread last week regarding the fact all the 'big' players dont actually do enough for me to get one i.e Nexus looks great but no HDMI out and no way to connect to a tv ??? Kindle Fire HD will connect to a tv but obviously it is lacking google apps ??? Tab 2 has the apps but no one would confirm if it can connect to a tv or not and to be honest having used one i did not like it.

So looking at the MOMO the only problem that it may have is a drop off with wifi, which is obviously a fairly large problem but the majority of time i will use mine will be when im in the same room as the router so should not be much of an issue and for the price i will probably give it a go.

Does anyone expect the price to fall closer to Christmas?
If you're getting a momo I'd recommend getting from a UK supplier with a good returns policy. I tried the momo for a couple of weeks and really liked it, but in the end it was far too flaky so I had to send it back.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:01
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Even on 4 easy payments as well, might even try it me self for 40 notes, and extended return date
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:40
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Ye i would like it before Christmas but i have already been caught out with some 'sale offers' in early November, which have gone cheaper after i bought them.

I really hate that so intend on holding on to the last date before deciding, i will only buy from a UK retailer so hopefully wont be any problems
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Old 01-12-2012, 21:47
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dont buy this it is shit.i had it 2 days and had to reset it 5 times....
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Old 01-12-2012, 22:20
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dont buy this it is shit.i had it 2 days and had to reset it 5 times....
Happened to catch it on QVC after reading the OP and was nearly tempted - glad I didn't now; even though I could've tried it out and returned it.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:37
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Where else are you going to get a month to try it at a quarter of the full price and return it for a full refund if you don't like it?

In respect to it being **** one person has had a problem so therefore the whole production of every tablet is?

There is too much of this on forums, no manufacturer in the history of the world has ever had a 100% perfect run of products so go for it.

As one of my ex bosses used to say "even Rolls Royce have mechanics"
Nothings perfect.

Personally i am a huge Archos fan and have the 8" G90, worked fine since day one and i am on my 4th Archos product and i will buy more.
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Old 06-12-2012, 13:59
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My sister bought this recently for her OH's Christmas present and first impressions are good. As far as I can see the differences to the Asda model above are:

Quad core GPU
16GB internal memory
Front and back facing camera (one of them is 5.0MP, can't remember which)
And it's definitely 1024x768

Here's a (loooooong) video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1lYr8QxkJM
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