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Old 20-01-2013, 22:18
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008YTF6HG

Great reviews too! Anyone used one?
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Old 20-01-2013, 23:21
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Not particularly amazing specification. Same price as base nexus 7.
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Old 21-01-2013, 02:54
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Not particularly amazing specification. Same price as base nexus 7.
Bigger screen, so for the spec isn't too bad.
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Old 21-01-2013, 06:22
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Bigger screen, so for the spec isn't too bad.
Exactly. The Nexus 7's screen is a deal breaker for me. It's tiny. I would much rather prefer 9.7``.
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Old 21-01-2013, 09:29
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Exactly. The Nexus 7's screen is a deal breaker for me. It's tiny. I would much rather prefer 9.7``.
Not exactly ....

The PIPO has a physically larger screen (albeit not by much), but lower resolution (1024x768 v 1280x800).

Also, how well do most Android applications scale to a 4:3 screen, as most Android devices are running 16:9 aspects (or thereabouts). I've seen plenty of apps that scale badly up on a larger screen (having been designed for phones), they'll possibly look terrible on a different aspect ratio.

This PIPO is a lot of money for what is a relatively lowly specced tablet - half the speed and a lower resolution screen than the Nexus 7.

But if all you want to do is browse, its not too bad I guess (shame that the stock Android browser is dire)
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Old 21-01-2013, 11:04
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Exactly. The Nexus 7's screen is a deal breaker for me. It's tiny. I would much rather prefer 9.7``.
lower res and debately support. TBH, if you want a 10" device I would look at something like the advent vega which can be pickup for peanuts and has a lot of un-offical support and easily flashed to ICS.
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Old 21-01-2013, 11:23
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Not exactly ....

The PIPO has a physically larger screen (albeit not by much), but lower resolution (1024x768 v 1280x800).

Also, how well do most Android applications scale to a 4:3 screen, as most Android devices are running 16:9 aspects (or thereabouts). I've seen plenty of apps that scale badly up on a larger screen (having been designed for phones), they'll possibly look terrible on a different aspect ratio.

This PIPO is a lot of money for what is a relatively lowly specced tablet - half the speed and a lower resolution screen than the Nexus 7.

But if all you want to do is browse, its not too bad I guess (shame that the stock Android browser is dire)
16.9 is great for films but annoying for most other things.

OK show me a tablet that has a great spec and a nice 9.7" IPS screen for under 150........i am open minded.
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Old 21-01-2013, 11:25
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16.9 is great for films but annoying for most other things.

OK show me a tablet that has a great spec and a nice 9.7" IPS screen for under 150........i am open minded.
Ah, here we go!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CUBE-U30GT...item23274bf662
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Old 21-01-2013, 14:13
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lower res and debately support. TBH, if you want a 10" device I would look at something like the advent vega which can be pickup for peanuts and has a lot of un-offical support and easily flashed to ICS.
I've been running my Vega for ages, and its a good bit of kit. very highly recommended if you can find one.
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Old 21-01-2013, 14:37
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I've been running my Vega for ages, and its a good bit of kit. very highly recommended if you can find one.
I've seen it on youtube - sorry but the viewing angles look poor - plus seen come gripes about the screen control.
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Old 21-01-2013, 14:57
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I've seen it on youtube - sorry but the viewing angles look poor - plus seen come gripes about the screen control.
viewing angles are find unless you are peering from the side. And no issues with screen control. You can get re-conditions ones for 75 off ebay with a couple of months warrenty. Ideal for the kids, in fact I have 2 of them and survived the abuse of a 5 and 9 year old.

Altenativily if you can stretch an extra 30 then a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is within your budget and I suspect will be a sh*t load better.
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:19
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viewing angles are find unless you are peering from the side. And no issues with screen control. You can get re-conditions ones for 75 off ebay with a couple of months warrenty. Ideal for the kids, in fact I have 2 of them and survived the abuse of a 5 and 9 year old.

Altenativily if you can stretch an extra 30 then a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is within your budget and I suspect will be a sh*t load better.
From off axis its not great - and there is a problem with screen control/sensitivity on some models when its charging.

The Galaxy Tab will definitely be a sh*t load better!
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:08
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I think it looks great for the money, but prefer the better screen quality of the Nexus (from experience always best higher). A good buy though.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:08
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16.9 is great for films but annoying for most other things.

OK show me a tablet that has a great spec and a nice 9.7" IPS screen for under 150........i am open minded.
Must agree, personally I find 4:3 much more useful than 16:9. In fact I have just bought 3 9.7" Android tablets from Maplin (The Coby Kyros) for CCTV applications (showing 4 screens in a grid) specifically because they are 4:3. Don't watch a lot of movies on a tablet, and even when I do they tend to be ripped DVDs of 10 year old TV series which are fine in 4:3 anyway.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:15
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From off axis its not great - and there is a problem with screen control/sensitivity on some models when its charging.

The Galaxy Tab will definitely be a sh*t load better!
yeah, when charging this is a know issue. It is apparently better on some ROM and some tablets then others.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:44
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If you're willing to import you can buy an Ainol Novo Hero 2 for under 140. Great spec, great price, great reviews.

Spec-
Android 4.1
Quad Core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 ACT ATM7029
1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB NAND Flash ROM (Extendable by microSD card)
IPS screen 10.1-inch 1280*800 pixel resolution (16:10) 10-Point touch capacitive screen
Dual Cameras: front-facing camera 0.3MP, Rear Camera 2.0MP
Accelerometer, automatic steering display screen, G-sensor
Connectors and Inputs/Outputs
1 x microSD card slot (TF card)
1 x Micro USB OTG port
1 x Mini HDMI port
1 x 3.5mm Earphone Jack
1 x Microphone
1 x Built-in Speaker
1 x DC-IN Power Jack
8000mAh 3.7V rechargeable built-in Li-ion battery

You can buy the 7 inch version (same spec as Nexus 7) for just under 100.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:31
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If you're willing to import you can buy an Ainol Novo Hero 2 for under 140. Great spec, great price, great reviews.

Spec-
Android 4.1
Quad Core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 ACT ATM7029
1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB NAND Flash ROM (Extendable by microSD card)
IPS screen 10.1-inch 1280*800 pixel resolution (16:10) 10-Point touch capacitive screen
Dual Cameras: front-facing camera 0.3MP, Rear Camera 2.0MP
Accelerometer, automatic steering display screen, G-sensor
Connectors and Inputs/Outputs
1 x microSD card slot (TF card)
1 x Micro USB OTG port
1 x Mini HDMI port
1 x 3.5mm Earphone Jack
1 x Microphone
1 x Built-in Speaker
1 x DC-IN Power Jack
8000mAh 3.7V rechargeable built-in Li-ion battery

You can buy the 7 inch version (same spec as Nexus 7) for just under 100.
Actually I was looking at the Hero 1 as the Hero 2 has got some poor reviews due to its core chip.
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:10
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If you're willing to import you can buy an Ainol Novo Hero 2 for under 140. Great spec, great price, great reviews.

Spec-
Android 4.1
Quad Core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 ACT ATM7029
1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB NAND Flash ROM (Extendable by microSD card)
IPS screen 10.1-inch 1280*800 pixel resolution (16:10) 10-Point touch capacitive screen
Dual Cameras: front-facing camera 0.3MP, Rear Camera 2.0MP
Accelerometer, automatic steering display screen, G-sensor
Connectors and Inputs/Outputs
1 x microSD card slot (TF card)
1 x Micro USB OTG port
1 x Mini HDMI port
1 x 3.5mm Earphone Jack
1 x Microphone
1 x Built-in Speaker
1 x DC-IN Power Jack
8000mAh 3.7V rechargeable built-in Li-ion battery

You can buy the 7 inch version (same spec as Nexus 7) for just under 100.
That is good spec for the price, although its worth noting that it isn't the same spec as a Nexus 7. It may be a quad core, but it *isn't* a Cortex A9 core - its an A5 (slower, but apparently better on fuel). Which I'm reckoning would make it slower on browsing than my old Vega ....
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Old 21-01-2013, 21:28
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Ainol NOVO 10 Hero 1 , Android 4.0.4
Tablet (Android Ice Cream Sandwich), will
update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the
future.
Ainol Novo 10 Hero is the first 10 inch
tablet from Ainol, it pre-loaded Android
4.0.4 OS, with dual-core 1.5GHz
AMLogic AML8726-MX processor, 1GB
DDR3 RAM, 16GB storage, 10.1 inch IPS
HD screen with 1280*800 pixel display,
2.0MP HD front camera, 5MP rear
camera, will bring you awesome display
impression, and smoother operating
experience.
Specification
Model : Ainol Novo 10 Hero
Processor: 1.5GHz AMLogic AML8726-
MX
Operation System: Android Ice Cream
Sandwich OS (Android 4.0.3 OS)
RAM : 1GB DDR3
Storage: 16GB
Shell Material: Plastic
Screen Size : 7 inch IPS screen, 1280*800
pixel
Screen Type : Capacitive Screen, 5-point
touchscreen
Display Resolution : 1280 x 800 pixel
Visible: Angle 150
GPS: No
Extend Card : Support TF card up to 32GB
Gravity Sensor: Yes
Multi-Touch : Yes, 5-points touch
Flash: Support Flash 11
Google Play store: Yes
Youtube: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Video : 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/
FLV/MKV
Music: MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/
OGG
Ebook : TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2
Skype: Yes
Email and Browser : Yes, built in
WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
3G : Not built in, support 3G/WCDMA
dongle
Earphone Interface : 3.5mm
Battery: 5000MAh, 300 hours standby, 6
hours video playing
Language: English, Spanish, French,
German, Italian, Arabic, Czech, Chinese
Other Applications : Office, Browser,
Gallery, Clock, Calculator, Calendar,
Taskiller, Gmail
Product Size : 187 x 111 x 12mm
Product Weight : 360g
Extend Port: 1 x MINI USB port, 1 x
3.5mm earphone port, 1 x TF card port
Package Including: 1 * Charger; 1 *
Earphone, 1 * USB cable; 1 * Manual
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Old 22-01-2013, 20:35
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I got the Window N90 Dual Core direct from China for 128
9.7 Inch IPS 1024*768 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Dual camera HDMI Bluetooth

it works great.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:46
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Do the sellers get rid of all the Chinese crap which infests these cheapo tablets?
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