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Old August 3rd, 2012, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Matrix One - Questions

I was checking out Engadget tonight and came across This. I never heard of the Matrix One till an hour ago and am now trying to hold back from making an impulse purchase till I know more. I have been tempted to get a pure "Vanilla" android tablet for a while now and was excited about the Nexus 7 till I seen it lacks the only three things I would prefer to use a Tablet for instead of my Phone. HDMI Out(Netflix and HBOGo), SDHC slot(Audio + Visual storage) and Rear Camera(Would use to Deposit Checks into Bank Account like I currently do with Phone). At $129 (Model I want) I can forgive the lack of Rear Camera and Bluetooth on the Matrix One. And if it works for what I want it to do I don't care just how ugly it is. In-fact, I would embrace the Ugliness of the thing and buy the Smurf-Blue one. What I can't seem to find out is if I can use it this way? And I noticed it has the Amazon Appstore in some of the screenshots so unless it somehow blocks "unknown sources" I should be able install the latest Google Play APK - right?

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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome out of lurker status, yensed.
It looks like a decent tablet, but for me, I'd rather throw down a bit more cash and buy something from a reputable manufacturer. Also, 512Meg of RAM on a 4.0 device? I'd be really wary about how well it can run.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome out of lurker status, yensed.
It looks like a decent tablet, but for me, I'd rather throw down a bit more cash and buy something from a reputable manufacturer. Also, 512Meg of RAM on a 4.0 device? I'd be really wary about how well it can run.
Thanks for the Welcome . And 512 would worry me too. The version I was looking at is $130 with 1GB of Ram and 16GB Storage.
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Is this a cheap off-brand Chinese device? - with all that entails. Who exactly is Direct Merchandise Marketing, A Chinese wholesaler?

I'm suspicious.
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I think I have this device you speak of. Says Matrix on the box but the Device has 'super sonic' on the back. Boss picked it up at Big lots for $100. Its a 7' tablet with android 4.0 He thought it was lame ( he has an ipad) so he gave it to me to check out and play with.
Its OK, has several issues, but then again its no Nexus 7 which I really want. Google Play shows it as "unkown SC-MID 72" when I download apps to it. Alot of apps aren't compatible. It has WIFI issues so I don't get to do much on it.
Recomendations, spend a little more and get a Nexus.
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