There is other models in the Novo 7 range that have 1280*800 IPS display panels (The Flame/Fire for example).
There is also a slew of quadcore devices due to come out November/December.
Why would the resolution put you off?
I think 1024*600 on a 7" screen is quite acceptable (I am writing this on a 19" LCD panel with a 1280*1024 resolution, and that still looks fine).
I would look at one first if I were you. Genuinely, most people I've shown the Aurora2 and Nexus7 don't notice and difference in the screens. I wouldn't buy one of the 800*480 items (old stock) look a bit shabby and duff old SoC. Incoming models are:-
NOVO7 Flame II
quad-core, 1280x800 (IPS), 16GB, 5000mAh (Web: 8h), Dual Camera (2&5MP), Flashlight, Bluetooth
quad-core, 1280x800 (IPS), 8GB, 4000mAh (Web: 7h), Dual Camera (0.3&2MP), Bluetooth, GPS
quad-core, 1024x768 (IPS), 8GB, 6000mAh (Web: 8h), Dual Camera (0.3&2MP), Bluetooth, GPS
dual-core, 1280x800 (IPS), 16GB, 8000mAh (Web: 8h), Dual Camera (0.3&2MP), Bluetooth
NOVO10 Hero II
quad-core, 1280x800 (IPS), 16GB, 8000mAh (Web: 7-8h), Dual Camera (0.3&2MP), Bluetooth, GPS
quad-core, 1920x1200 (IPS), 8GB, 10000mAh (Web: 10h), Dual Camera (0.3&2MP), Bluetooth, GPS
All models with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), USB 3.0 and the usual 1 GB DDR RAM, HDMI, micro SD, WiFi, etc.
The quad-core SoC is an ACT-ATM7029 (CPU: ARM Cortex A9, GPU: GC1000), which is a bit rubbish in my opinion, the GC1000 is a bit duff. Seems a step backwards from the Mali400 the AMLogic Dual core SoC they have been using.
All 8 and 10.1 inch models have two integrated speakers.
Edited by jimac, 25 October 2012 - 10:33 AM.