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Great spec, works perfectly but let down by a very bad screen
on 13 November 2012
Excellent. The processor and graphics card are amazing and the device is very fast. You wouldn't expect a tablet to be able to play games let alone 3d games which are about Playstation 2 standard. You can expand the memory (already very large to 64gb with the sdhc slot, it has Android 4 which is still very up to date (Jelly bean is only 4.1). It has USB and works with external HDD and memory sticks. The amazing spec and price is the reason I went for it.
It is fast and responsive. There are no jumps during transitions and multiple programs run alongside just fine. It does get a bit hot during heavy use.
Price is fine and the specification is excellent for this price. This is still one of the fastest tablets out there and is almost as fast as the Samsung Note II which is the fastest processor in any portable device I think.
The tablet is a great size and feels nice in your hands. It is smooth and well built. I think part of the slimness is due to the screen which they have gone all out to make slim but at the expense of people's health.
Which brings me to the reason this gets 2/5 stars. The screen was terrible on my eyes. I could only use the tablet for about 5 minutes at a time, which is no good for a Youtube or Ted video. It is so bright and reflective it's like a mirror. I bought a screen cover for it from Atfolix but I still couldn't use it and with the screen cover the screen looked really bad. After using it I would have to use eye drops and bathe my eyes if I used it for too long and they felt dry and itchy.
It's a bit like using your TV but at a distance of 10 inches away which you can imagine would hurt a lot. A device which cannot be used at all cannot get more than 2 stars so I think I'm actually being generous! This kind of screen is not suitable for a tablet or smartphone and they have to develop better technology. Part of the reason the screen is so bad is due to the fact that I am Autistic and sensitive to light and sound to some degree but I think it would hurt anyone's eyes.
I sold the unit in the end which I didn't want to have to do but couldn't avoid it.