Kogan Agora 7" Tablet PC with Capacitive Touchscreen -Now available with the following updates Flash Player 11 Skype Facebook Better Version of Market 1Mobile Market (Alternative market place) Includes FREE Cloth Bag
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- Android OS 4.03 ICS with access to Thousands of Apps & Games (inc. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
- Built in Wi-Fi Supports 720p HD Playback
- Media Player - Watch Movies, Listen to Music, Browse Photos
- Browse the web,
- Read & Write emails with the Email app
The Kogan Agora 7" Tablet PC is the best value Android tablet in the world! For a fraction of the cost of similar products, you get a bright capacitive touchscreen, HDMI output, microSD card input, Wi-Fi, and access to thousands of apps & games. Access the Internet, Facebook, YouTube, Games, Email and everything else using the powerful 1 Ghz processor! With the microSD and USB input you can put Videos, Photos and Music, directly on the device without the need for any additional software. All this in a beautifully designed, lightweight, easy to carry tablet. 7 Day Money Back Guarantee - If you change your mind about your purchase, no problem! Kogan offer a 7 day "no questions asked" money back guarantee on all products.
Top Customer Reviews
With Android 2.3 you get the whole flash experience, all the BBC embedded videos work, including full screen, etc. It has a capacitive touch which, combined with the 1Ghz processor, gives a smooth and enjoyable experience. Full Android market place, skype (tested voice, but not video calls - but it did detect the camera), street view, Facebook, Google maps etc all fly.
The X5A as only 256Mb RAM, so keeps crashing but this tablet, with 512Mb, had no such problems. It also has noticeably better WiFi reception than the X5A - getting at least 2 bars all over my house. Battery life seems pretty good - it used about 60% in 2 hrs of heavy use.
One slight niggle - the touch screen does not quite reach the long edges of the video screen by about 2 to 3mm, so (length-wise) you can't touch right to the very edge of the video screen. This mostly isn't an issue, especially when you know about it, but can make pressing the letter "P" a pain!
The screen is 800x480 - which is the same resolution as most in-car video screens, hence they are made in volume and so are cheap - but by today's standards this is quite a low resolution and it is noticeable, but its totally fine for the job. The contrast (which can't be adjusted) is also a little high on mine, making the difference between the yellow & white on Google maps not a much as I'd have preferred.
At the end of the day, if you want something that is beautiful and crisp, you have to pay the big bucks. I could buy three of these and still have change from the entry level ipad, and I think 7" is the ideal screen size. Its small enough to be portable, but big enough to do the job.
Let me say first up - I can see myself using it regularly and at that price its a handy little gadget. I'll summarise the good points before moving on to the niggles...
Build quality is great - its much heavier than I expected but it lends a solid and well engineered feel to it. The buttons are neat and fit well and the case is rigid enough that I'm happy for my 5yr old to play with it.
The image quality of the screen is fine - its not the highest resolution and looks a little chunky compared to more expensive units but I've watched a couple of movies on it and had no complaints.
The ability to plug in Micro SD card and USB devices is great and something you'd not necessarily expect on such a cheap tablet.
Full access to the Android Market is again something that often the cheaper tablets don't boast but this is great.
Performance is nice and zippy - much faster than my old Android phone and things like web browsing and games are suitably slick.
Now the niggles in order of significance...
Although there's a USB connection you can't charge via it which would have been great - instead you need to rely on the custom mains adapter.
The rotation sensor is barmy - the unit just cant decide whether it should be portrait or landscape. Within 2 minutes I'd turned off auto-rotation.
Battery life isn't great - probably get about 3 hours moderate use out of a charge.Read more ›
I had looked at various budget tablets on the Amazon site and may appeared to be cheap Chinese pieces that I felt were not what I was looking for.
I bought this after viewing the Kogan website and am quite pleased with it. It runs my movies, video game emulators etc with no problem, the screen is quite responsive (apart from the very bottom in landscape mode)and wi fi is fast, making surfing the web very easy. Build quality also is good.
My only real gripes are that battery life that requires me to charge the unit every day and you can't charge using the USB on your computer. Also, on the Android market, applications that should work come up as "not compatible with your device". The way round this was to search the internet for it- thats how I got the Kindle app.
So, am Ipad its not but, its a fraction of the price.
However as it was pre owned there were a couple of things left on it which were not so appreciated