In Depth Review of the Ainol NOVO8 Dream Quad Core Tablet


  1. jupiter2012

    jupiter2012 Well-Known Member

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    Ainol has enjoyed a pretty decent tablet market share in China since the success of their first generation of the NOVO8 (Advanced). As the iPad Mini brought in this unprecedented celebration of 8 inch tablets, Ainol craves to win the market back again with its newer and more powerful version of the NOVO8: the Quad Core Dream!


    Key Features

    ◇8 inch 16M-color display at XGA resolution (1024X768 pixels)
    ◇Weighs 470g, 199*158*10.8mm in size.
    ◇Actions ATM7029 SoC., quad core Cortex-A5 processor, Vivante GC1000+ GPU, 1GB memory
    ◇Stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    ◇16GB of built-in-storage
    ◇VGA front facing camera; 2.0MP rear-facing camera
    ◇Stereo speaker
    ◇HDMI TV-out
    ◇USB host
    ◇MicroSD card slot
    ◇Standard 3.5mm audio jack
    ◇2160p video playback
    ◇6000mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery




    Hardware & Design

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    As you can probably guess from the name of the device itself, the NOVO8 Dream rocks an 8-inch 4:3 display at a resolution of 1024

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  2. mikedt

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    You look at it one angle and the screen goes all negative, and other angle it all looks washed out. That's often the way with many of these budget devices. I suspect a decent wide viewing angle IPS screen would add significantly to the bill of materials costs.
  3. jupiter2012

    jupiter2012 Well-Known Member

    Right, but at this price, there are lots of rk3066 tablets with an 8 inch ips display to choose from, and rk3066 outperforms atm7029 in almost everything. So I am really puzzled whom this slate is marketing towards.
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