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A clear display......but otherwise awful,
This review is from: ARNOVA Gbook 4GB ARM 4 GB 512 MB Android 7 -inch LCD (Personal Computers)
I bought my GBook from Bentham as a refurb (not via Amazon); Bentham (t/a Morgan Computers) were most unhelpful when I reported the problems with it to them - claiming the problems must be due to my BT hub, which they clearly were not - and wouldn't do a refund. When it arrived, I thought its display looked good, sharp and clear. But it rapidly went downhill from there. Its battery life is appalling; when wifi is in use, I would judge it as being under an hour. It takes an age to connect to anything on the internet; and IF - very much "IF" - it manages to find anything, it more often than not comes back with "unavailable". Why? Because it seems to lose its memory of e.g. passwords and the access key for my hub if the battery goes below about 1/3 charge. It seems to spend most of its life below 1/3 charge, too; also worth pointing out that if the battery is below 1/3 charge it will not even attempt to connect to the net - but doesn't tell the user why. The whole point of a tablet is portability; this one is a joke - it's as portable as the length of its charging cable.
I haven't tried to download a book (not what I bought it for), but given its performance, I wouldn't even try.
I've given up trying to use it after about two months and several tries to get it to work properly and consistently. It'll probably soon end up in our local tip - where it belongs.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2013 12:03:47 GMT
DAVID ECCLES says:
dont shop at bentham
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 12:07:32 GMT
Mr. K. L. Longmore says:
David, I haven't since!!
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