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parapaul

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2,828 posts

83 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Just a heads-up for anyone else who might be interested. I thought this might be a good idea for the kids' christmas presents but didn't want to fork out for anything 'nice' like the Nexus 7 and have little fingers drop/break/bend them or cover them in foody fingerprints.

I ended up buying these for £60 on Amazon and they arrived the other day:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00836RWEU/ref=...

I was skeptical, but I'm really, REALLY impressed. Build quality seems excellent, they're pre-rooted and running lovely, unadulterated ICS. Screens are crystal clear and very responsive, and the processor seems to be more than up to the job. I'm so impressed I'm seriously thinking about buying another one for myself.

Well worth it, if anyone's thinking about venturing into the Andoid tablet world.

audi321

2,685 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Thats interesting, these things must have come on a bit then, last time I used one it couldn't even play angry birds smoothly!

AmiableChimp

2,889 posts

122 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Ordered one last night for my daughter's christmas, and the accompanying leather-look case with built in keyboard.

Think she'll be suitably chuffed!

DukeDickson

3,513 posts

98 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Wonder how it compares to something like the Playbook, given that at the moment (but probably not for too much longer) you can get a 64 GB one for £115 ish?

AmiableChimp

2,889 posts

122 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Daughter's arrived yesterday so I had a play last night.

Initial impressions are VERY good on both the tablet and the keyboard/cover.

Nice touch with a screen protector included as free with the tablet.

Might get the Mrs one as well now...
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SWoll

4,923 posts

143 months

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Looks like a real bargain. Not long ago you would have had trouble getting a tablet with a resistive screen for this price.

Very tempted as an X-mas pressie for my 8 year old lad who loves Android games + watching his cartoons on youtube.

Might go for the one with the HDMI out though for an extra £10, might come in handy at some point.

TotalControl

6,682 posts

83 months

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SWoll said:
Looks like a real bargain. Not long ago you would have had trouble getting a tablet with a resistive screen for this price.

Very tempted as an X-mas pressie for my 8 year old lad who loves Android games + watching his cartoons on youtube.

Might go for the one with the HDMI out though for an extra £10, might come in handy at some point.
I've got an 8 and 7 year old boys who may also be quite happy with this. May purchase them and give it a shot.

probedb

569 posts

104 months

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They're cheap for a reason. I had a similar model for about a week before I decided to sell it. Touch screen was crap, resolution is too low for a tablet so it looks crap. Various apps crash. Slow....etc etc. Most are based around similar SoCs so they're all much the same.

Saying that they do have advantages like the SD card slot, HDMI etc etc.

The Nexus 7 was announced days later and now I couldn't be happier, it's sooooooooooooooo much better and well worth the extra cash.

liller

432 posts

54 months

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I do find it amazing how these can be built and sold in the UK for such a low price. Surely there must be virtually 0 margin on these products?

plasticpig

9,135 posts

110 months

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They are built in China. As for being cheap then if your are ordering a 1000 of them then you can get something of a similar spec for £25 to £35 per unit. Obviously you have shipping and import duty costs on top of that.


TotalControl

6,682 posts

83 months

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Interesting. Toys r us have a bogey green tablet IIRC but not sure how much it retails for.

SWoll

4,923 posts

143 months

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probedb said:
They're cheap for a reason. I had a similar model for about a week before I decided to sell it. Touch screen was crap, resolution is too low for a tablet so it looks crap. Various apps crash. Slow....etc etc. Most are based around similar SoCs so they're all much the same.

Saying that they do have advantages like the SD card slot, HDMI etc etc.

The Nexus 7 was announced days later and now I couldn't be happier, it's sooooooooooooooo much better and well worth the extra cash.
This is my only concern around these tablets, although all of the feedback around this one does seem very good. And it is 1/3 of a nexus, which appeals when it is for a child. Will keep an eye on opinions, be interested to see what their returns policy is like if not happy with it straight away.

krissharm

1,235 posts

24 months

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ployer-Momo8-Bird-Tablet-C...

Is another one worth considering, I had it back in June as a pressy. Not a tegra chip like the nexus, but quick enough for angry birds or web browsing

eltawater

478 posts

64 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
krissharm said:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ployer-Momo8-Bird-Tablet-C...

Is another one worth considering, I had it back in June as a pressy. Not a tegra chip like the nexus, but quick enough for angry birds or web browsing
My one arrived yesterday from an ebay seller.

I'm a little bit disappointed by the screen quality but I love the light weight feel and the 4:3 ratio just feels so much more natural than all the 7" tablets out there. Cheap enough to leave on the coffee table without the fear of losing several hundred pounds if it breaks.

It really does feel like a mini-ipad without the weight. Bit gutted that there's now a momo8 IPS, but then that does cost 115 pounds.

krissharm

1,235 posts

24 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
eltawater said:
My one arrived yesterday from an ebay seller.

I'm a little bit disappointed by the screen quality but I love the light weight feel and the 4:3 ratio just feels so much more natural than all the 7" tablets out there. Cheap enough to leave on the coffee table without the fear of losing several hundred pounds if it breaks.

It really does feel like a mini-ipad without the weight. Bit gutted that there's now a momo8 IPS, but then that does cost 115 pounds.
Exactly, I like that you can plug it into the tv too

probedb

569 posts

104 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
SWoll said:
This is my only concern around these tablets, although all of the feedback around this one does seem very good. And it is 1/3 of a nexus, which appeals when it is for a child. Will keep an eye on opinions, be interested to see what their returns policy is like if not happy with it straight away.
Indeed, for that use I think it's fine for the price smile

But for me it wasn't up to scratch even though it was dirt cheap.

RobCrezz

7,853 posts

93 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
parapaul said:
Just a heads-up for anyone else who might be interested. I thought this might be a good idea for the kids' christmas presents but didn't want to fork out for anything 'nice' like the Nexus 7 and have little fingers drop/break/bend them or cover them in foody fingerprints.

I ended up buying these for £60 on Amazon and they arrived the other day:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00836RWEU/ref=...

I was skeptical, but I'm really, REALLY impressed. Build quality seems excellent, they're pre-rooted and running lovely, unadulterated ICS. Screens are crystal clear and very responsive, and the processor seems to be more than up to the job. I'm so impressed I'm seriously thinking about buying another one for myself.

Well worth it, if anyone's thinking about venturing into the Andoid tablet world.
Looks quite good for the price. Can you access the Google play store on it?

Rollcage

11,300 posts

77 months

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RobCrezz said:
Looks quite good for the price. Can you access the Google play store on it?
Well, it says you can......

RobCrezz

7,853 posts

93 months

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Rollcage said:
RobCrezz said:
Looks quite good for the price. Can you access the Google play store on it?
Well, it says you can......
So it does, totally missed that. Looks pretty good for the price if it does run smoothly.

Slobberchops

3,251 posts

86 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Just ordered the Neuropad2 after reading this thread smile
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