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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Value, but some reservations, 30 May 2013
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This review is from: 7" inch Touch Screen Allwinner A13 1.0GHz CPU Android 4.0 Tablet PC 4GB HDD 512MB WiFi (Blue) (Personal Computers)
As this is my first tablet I'm sort of working things out on the fly, what with the accompanying instructions in pidgin English being useless, but for about forty quid delivered this is a bargain. I expected it to be good for web browsing and online videos and not much else, but downloading a game was well worth the effort. I gave Real Racing 3 a go, and while not perfect by PC or console standards, it was playable and the tablet was capable of throwing around 3d graphics with nothing but a little slowdown at times and a bit of occasional stutter.

Note - Google may be required for general Android tablet advice (again due to the useless instructions) but at this price it's a small inconvenience.

Later Edit - Actually, I can complain about the faulty USB my tablet has. While it's a breeze to move things around between my PC and Kindle and PC and Galaxy Tab 2 (Both of which I purchased soon after buying this tablet), I have to rely on a micro SD card here for moving items around. Add £10 to the price for an 8 Gb one of those. I have also now lowered my review score to 3/5 from 4/5 as the above mentioned game, Real Racing 3, got slower and slower. This also became apparent with other titles with higher specifications such as Dead Trigger, and even Pocket Rally which ran slowly. Another problem was that, unlike my other tablets, this one was getting all kinds of advertising junk springing up on it and slowing it down further, so much so that I had to do a system restore to get rid of it all.

Concluding, the price is the main selling point here. As a taster and a way of dipping your toes in the Android waters, this is a decent entry level tablet, but be aware that you will have to discover where it stops performing at an acceptable level and adjust your use of it accordingly. I mostly use it now for images and videos, which it copes with fine, and for a few low powered arcade-style games.
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