February 4th, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Ainol Novo 7 Paladin
- Cheap 7" tablet with micro SD card expansion slot & OTG USB
- Option to attach 3G dongle via USB (selected models). Untested.
- Manufacturing defect causing tablets to randomly make click selections on its own. Intermittent issue. Tolerable if tablet not overheated / charged.
(Verified with several other owners who faced the same problem regardless of what they do)
- Running MIPS chipset instead of the common ARM-based. That means a lot of apps will not be available on market. But probably good enough if you use it for couch surfing.
- Expect normal screen quality. Expect to see pixels. This ain't no retinal display or AMOLED.
- Battery life is low despite hefty battery probably due to screen high energy consumption (vs Super Amoled screen which uses significantly less power but of course Samsung 7.7 tab is much more expensive) Would say probably the same as any other budget tablet out there.
- Smoother than other dirt cheap tablets but performance still much to be desired. (i.e. lag in switching tabs in default web browser)
Conclusion: Only a cheap tablet good for couch surfing & email use / car entertainment. But most people probably only needs that and nothing more.
Last edited by kev0055; March 8th, 2012 at 07:34 PM.