Probably not the fastest but a Wonderful Easy to use Tablet
29 May 2014
Summary: This is the first tablet I have ever owned. I purchased it to give me a little more convenience for work and reading. With all the grandkids activities I do a lot of sitting and waiting so it's nice to have a book at hand. After reading the reviews I wasn't sure this would be the right tablet for me since the major complaint seemed to be the poor visual field for the screen.
Summary: I did a fair bit of research on this, and ended up buying it on sale for $199 from Staples. I just couldn't justify the cost of an iPad or iPad mini, and while our Coby 7" Android did yeoman's effort for our little ones (7 and 3), the battery life was just abysmal. Basically, we were looking for a fairly durable tablet with good battery life and nice touchscreen that wasn't $350+ like the iPad mini or Nexus 10.
Exceptional value,. Very few downsides to this tablet.
14 August 2013
Summary: In this price range, and above 7 inches, there is no other tablet that has this combination of good CPU/memory spec, solid build quality and also includes GPS. It is a very good buy.
Pros: Solid construction., Fast, fluid experience due to high specifications. Much better than anything else in this price bracket., Has GPS built in, a feature missing from most tablets over 7 inches in this price bracket.
Cons: Other reviewers say the screen is poor, however I've experienced no real issues with it., One minor niggle is the fact that the tablet doesn't support Bluetooth headset profiles, i.e for phone call audio in Skype etc.
Really wanted to like this item...Really did... UPDATE 06/03/2013
11 May 2013
Summary: Bought and had this delivered May 9th, and used it minimally till May 11th. With it being fully charged, and ready to install and make it mine to use, it shut off and will not turn on again whether I plug it in or not. Thinking it needed a battery drained, I let it sit for seven hours, then tried again, to no avail.This is sad, with what little use I did on it, I enjoyed it better than my Kindle Fire HD except for the speaker part.
Summary: likes: speed -- quad core and ram is snappy! micro-sd slot -- hidden, but i added a 32gb microsdhc usb otg -- i use a thinkpad keyboard with this and it works great. recent android release not a lot of bloatware installed dislikes: thickness -- a bit thick, but its masked a bit when you put a case on it. screen -- if your primary function is to read books on this, don't get it. the screen would probably drive you mad.
Summary: I waited to write my review for the initial "OMGTHISISAWESOME" to wear off. Now that it has, I use the tablet daily. It has replaced my kindle fire as my default reader & game tablet. The graphics are very good (no, not exellent), the performance is excellent. The HDMI is a plus, the miroSD is a plus. My biggest and really my only complaint is that, because it isn't a top name tablet, shopping for accessories is tougher. Cases, screen protectors, etc. are harder to find.