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Serious competition?

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I was seriously considering getting one of these tablets until I read what the final specs will be like

If it was £129 for the capacitive screen then yes it would be good value

However today I spotted this - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/271191

Dual core 1Ghz tablet with 2.2 and capacitive screen for £169.97

w0271191_original.jpg

Product Specifications


General

Product Type	Tablet

Width	26 cm

Depth	1.39 cm

Height	17 cm

Weight	0.75 kg

Display

Display Type	10.1" TFT - Multi-Touch

Display Resolution	1024 x 600

Memory

RAM	512 MB - DDR2 SDRAM

ROM	16 GB

Supported Flash Memory Cards	microSD, microSDHC

Processor

Processor	Cortex-A9

Multi-Core Technology	Dual-Core

Communications

Wireless Connectivity	802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Multimedia Functionality

Supported Digital Video Formats	MPEG-4, MPEG-1, WMV, MOV, H.264

Max Resolution (external)	1920 x 1080

Audio	Microphone , speaker(s)

Supported Digital Audio Formats	MP3, WMA

Input Device

Type	Touch-screen, action buttons

Power

Voltage Required	AC 120/230 V

Battery

Technology / Form Factor	Lithium polymer

Capacity	3650 mAh

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s)	1 x microSDHC

Interfaces	1 x audio / video - HDMI output - 19 pin mini HDMI Type C ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x USB - 4 pin mini-USB Type B

Operating System / Software

OS Provided	Android 2.2

Software	Clock, To Do List, Calendar, Contacts, E-mail, Browser, Music Player, E-Book Reader, Videos, Photos, Grocery List, News, Updates

Miscellaneous

Sensors	Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, three-axis gyro sensor, magnetometer

Features	LED display, G-sensor, automatic orientation switching

Included Accessories	Power adapter

Cables Included	1 x USB cable

Compliant Standards	FCC Class B certified, CE, UL, CB, RoHS, WEEE, REACH

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified	Yes

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature	5 °C

Max Operating Temperature	35 °C

Humidity Range Operating	35 - 85%

Min Storage Temperature	-20 °C

Max Storage Temperature	60 °C

Unless that tablet is seriously rubbish Andypad cant compete against it... can it?

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lol you beat me to it - saw this on an email - looking good!

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running 2.2 with a crap skin and unresponsive touch screen.... sigh.

Look how slow and unresponsive the Blade was when it came out first, now it's one of the very best phones out there and gone from 1.1 to 2.3.4

I reckon if you let some of the devs at it, the Hanspree could be an excellent device.

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<br />Look how slow and unresponsive the Blade was when it came out first, now it's one of the very best phones out there and gone from 1.1 to 2.3.4<br /><br />I reckon if you let some of the devs at it, the Hanspree could be an excellent device.<br />

CF the Advent Vega - very weak when it landed at Dixons but reborn with a series of warmed over ROMs

What I don't get - and this debate is probably all over a corner of the internet I haven't found - is why tablet / screen manufacturers are so obsessed with 16:9 aspect ratio. I find it a massive waste of their pixels and my visual field - I know it's a widescreen TV hangover (and there's another bit of stupid, IMHO) but in my list of things to do with a Tablet, watching films is way down the list - browsing t'internet and gaming would be well above, neither of which are particularly more suited to 16:9 than 3:2 or 4:3, either of which would be preferable

Ask Apple - they reputedly did loads of user research on the different ratios and came up with (i think) 4:3 (don't get me wrong, I dislike Apple kit as much as the next man, but they got this bit right I reckon)

Anyway, back on topic - Hannspree - hasn't it been out a little too long with too little interest to be a contender? And that review was pretty damning. Why do tablet manufacturers release kit without Android Market? Foolish

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It's £149.99 now!

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How about an Lenovo 7" with 1Ghz cpu, Android 2.3 and capacitive screen for £125?

http://bit.ly/riLUzh

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How about an Lenovo 7" with 1Ghz cpu, Android 2.3 and capacitive screen for £125?

http://bit.ly/riLUzh

It won't be £125. No UK price has been announced and it'll be $199 in the USA excluding local taxes. I expect it to be around £179 in the UK including VAT.

The Lenovo is lower spec that the AndyPad pro. 2Gb storage and 1GHz CPU vs 16Gb storage and 1.2GHz CPU with native 720p decoding? Rather have the AndyPad.

Of course if the Lenovo was a Tegra2 then it would be excellent value.. but it's not :(

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It won't be £125. No UK price has been announced and it'll be $199 in the USA excluding local taxes. I expect it to be around £179 in the UK including VAT.

The Lenovo is lower spec that the AndyPad pro. 2Gb storage and 1GHz CPU vs 16Gb storage and 1.2GHz CPU with native 720p decoding? Rather have the AndyPad.

Of course if the Lenovo was a Tegra2 then it would be excellent value.. but it's not :(

The Lenovo has a gps which makes it far more desirable.

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The Lenovo has a gps which makes it far more desirable.

There is also the archos G9 (Coming soon) for about £200.

If the andypad pro was £129 it might be worth it but not for £179.

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How about this then? http://bit.ly/nRNB9N

7" tablet with Wifi AND 3G and it's only £144 at Carphonewarehouse (sim free)

arnova_7cg2_intro_en.jpg

Hmm just seen it might only have a 600 or 800Mhz cpu, not much use if it does

Capacity	 • 4 GB Micro SD card included

Operating system	 • ANDROID™ 2.3 “Gingerbread”

Processor	 • Qualcomm MSM7227

Display characteristics	 • 7” capacitive multitouch screen,

• screen resolution : 800 x 480

Video Playback1	 • MP4, 3gp, 3g2

Audio Playback1	 • MP3

GPS	 • Built-in GPS

Photo viewer2	 • JPEG, BMP, PNG

Interfaces	 • Micro USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)

• Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)

Communication protocols	 • WiFi (802.11 b/g)

Miscellaneous	 • Front camera

• Built-in speaker

• Microphone

• G-sensor

• Bluetooth

Power source	 • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery 

• USB Power adapter/charger

Dimensions & weight	 • 195 mm x 118 mm x 14.1 mm – 490 g

Compatibility	 • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode

Computer Interface	 • USB 2.0 interface

Package includes	 • ARNOVA 7c G2, USB cable, Power adapter, 4 GB Micro SD card, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice

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How about this then? http://bit.ly/nRNB9N

7" tablet with Wifi AND 3G and it's only £144 at Carphonewarehouse (sim free)

arnova_7cg2_intro_en.jpg

Hmm just seen it might only have a 600 or 800Mhz cpu, not much use if it does

Capacity 	• 4 GB Micro SD card included

Operating system 	• ANDROID™ 2.3 “Gingerbread”

Processor 	• Qualcomm MSM7227

Display characteristics 	• 7” capacitive multitouch screen,

• screen resolution : 800 x 480

Video Playback1 	• MP4, 3gp, 3g2

Audio Playback1 	• MP3

GPS 	• Built-in GPS

Photo viewer2 	• JPEG, BMP, PNG

Interfaces 	• Micro USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)

• Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)

Communication protocols 	• WiFi (802.11 b/g)

Miscellaneous 	• Front camera

• Built-in speaker

• Microphone

• G-sensor

• Bluetooth

Power source 	• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery 

• USB Power adapter/charger

Dimensions & weight 	• 195 mm x 118 mm x 14.1 mm – 490 g

Compatibility 	• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode

Computer Interface 	• USB 2.0 interface

Package includes 	• ARNOVA 7c G2, USB cable, Power adapter, 4 GB Micro SD card, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice

Unfortunately this runs a very dated CPU. Same one as ZTE blade. This would struggle with 3D gaming and definitely unable to do any HD or flash video. Screen res is too low as well at only 800x480. 3G is nice though.

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