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2.0 out of 5 stars Now returned! I wouldnt reccomend., 27 Dec 2012
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This review is from: 7" inch Touch Screen A13 1.0GHz CPU Android 4.0 Tablet PC 4GB HDD 512MB WiFi (White) (Personal Computers)
Update to my review below:
The charger broke off after a week. The battery life got worse and worse, down to less than an hour! Wont charge through USB and then failed to switch on at all even after I got a replacment charger. Wifi connectivity was erratic, even less than 2m away from hub!I've returned the item. Such a shame as it was potentially a great buy. I the manufacturer could put a decent battery in it, and supply a good charger and make the overall performance a little more solid it would be excellent.

The pros:
PRICE! This is cheap by any standards!
Expandable memory at a cheap price (32GB cards available for under 20)
Build quality is good for the price
Comes with mains charger and USB to Micro USB adaptor.
Being android, loads of apps available (70,000 or so!)
Lots of accesorise available (Case with keyboard for 9!)
Slim and light.

The Cons:
Can be a little slow during opperation (loading/ downloading)
Touch screen not quite as responsive as market leaders.
Wifi signal pick up not as sensitive as market leaders. Sometimes signal strength is not great even though your only a few meters from the hub.
Battery life is not great. If your switching from app to app and downloading apps it can eat the battery time pretty quickly.
Mains charging lead is a little fragile and only about 1m long. Probably worth getting a better made, longer one. I'm sure they are easily available and if your going to be sitting on the sofa and not on the move, leaving it plugged in will mean battery life wont be a problem.

Summary:
But, for what this costs, its a great item! Its easy to compare it to the leading brands, but this is approximately 50! Market leaders are 3 times the price so its really an unfair comparison. Id does everything its says it does, just a little slower than the big boys. I'd suggest turning down the screen brightness and getting a usage monitor such as juce defender to help increase battery time. Also, I think there is a version available with a slightly faster processor, 1GB of ram and a slightly better battery, but its about 80 I think. If you search Allwinner tablet on eBay you should find pretty much everything you need to know about whats out there.

Bottom line is, I got this for my son who is almost 7 and he loves it. Even if it lasts only a year or two, I'm sure by then prices of tablets will be a lot lower anyway and I'm sure there will be some amazing new tech as the must have.
This is a great product, just dont expect the earth from it. There is no miracle, you get what you pay for!

Also, I've had no problems with anything on it being chinese and no google play problems. I'm guessing it specific to the ones ordered direct from china? I got mine through amazon.
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