Summary: This particular item worked fine until the screen was accidentally cracked and Coby replaced it with their "better" version - the md7042. It barely recognizes my wifi, loads intermittently and slowly, and of course, trying to get the Google app market on it is like cracking the safe to Fort Knox. And trust me, if you try to circumvent whatever firewalls this has to prevent Google apps, it will completely slow this thing to a crawl.
Summary: First issue - You cannot put games on the external SD card without 'rooting' it, which I was totally not doing (good choice since it died on me anyway). From what I can tell, the external SD card is good for books, music and possibly videos... I got this for my 8 year old for straight A's and she wants GAMES! And lots of them! Unfortunately, she has to pick and choose which ones are worthy of the memory space. Secondly, the unit lasted for about 8 months.
Summary: I bought this item for a Christmas gift for my grandson who will soon be 14. He ran it for about 5 hours and it quit working. We have done everything even hit the reset button, to no avail. Returoning it or exchanging it, has become an odysey.
Summary: Update I called Coby today about my Coby MID7042-4 tablet thay've had for 67 days to repair. Coby response I should recevie it Thursday. Almost the same response I've gotton everytime I've called. Below is my orignal review: I usually don't review products I've bought. However I thought I'd share my experience with Coby tablet repairs. The speakers quit working on my Coby tablet after 32 days Amazon couldn't help because more than 30 days had passed.
Summary: I received one of these as a gift from my company, but it is a piece of junk. The worst part is that I'lll end up paying $35 of tax because it will be counted as "income" I'm going to try to return it and get somthing else that works, like an Echo weed whacker, so I can take out my frustrations on weeds. Much about this tablet is non-standard. It does not use the micro USB. For data it has the slightly larger Mini(?
Summary: This is not to be used as a tablet. It's a decent reader and I've used it primarily as a movie-watcher. Can load movies onto a memory card and watch them. The biggest problem I've had is the charging cable keeps crapping out. Ive gone through 2 of them and the 3rd one I have now has stopped working. I can hold it down with pressure but can't seem to even tape it down to charge. So... I guess it's a good paperweight.