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3.0 out of 5 stars Close but no cigar, 18 May 2012
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This review is from: NATPC M009S RTB ULTIMATE 7" 16GB Capacitive Android tablet PC - Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich)- now with DOUBLE storage (16GB) and DOUBLE system ram (1GB) for ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE - WiFi - Compatible with BBC iPlayer
If you're looking for perfection stop reading now and go and spend 400 bananas on something else. If you want a tablet for the everyday tasks of checking email, ebay, twitter, facebook or browsing the net then this could well be for you.

The build quality is a lot better than I expected and it runs nice and smooth, the touch screen is responsive and the tablet operates at a very good speed. The thing that lets it down is the display, the 800 x 400 pixel screen just doesn't cut it.

I wouldn't like to think I was sitting trying to read something for any length of time. Video viewing is actually easier on the eye than text and runs smoothly on YouTube and the BBC I player

For something to take on holiday, cheap for the kids or light use around the house this is great but if you're looking for a tablet with a bit more substance I'd be looking elsewhere or await the Google Nexus Tablet which should be announced shortly and is been touted at around the £150 mark.

This isn't a bad review but a honest one and I find it hard to believe how many 5* ratings this item has received considering the visual letdown. If this tablet came with a 1024 x 600 display it would be a world beater but I guess that's why its the price it is.

Update 21/05/2012

After several days use of the tablet Ive decided to upgrade this to 4 stars. The display isn't that bad, it isn't brilliant but maybe I was been too picky and comparing it to my Ipad after only using the it for a few hours before writing the review.

The only problem Ive had is a few aps that I run on my HTC and wanted for the tablet let you purchase them but wont work due to them not been able to 'validate the license'
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Initial post: 18 May 2012 09:14:21 BDT
J. Parnell says:
Well I gave it 5 stars (review not up yet) because I rated it on what it is - a budget tablet, the screen res is written clearly in the description so marking down for that is like ordering a saucepan and marking it down because it isn't a kettle!! (imo)

Posted on 18 May 2012 10:32:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2012 10:33:43 BDT
Arfur says:
Indeed, Hagler -your review is a bit unusual - if the tablet does what it is supposed to do at this price, then it should get 5 stars. The fact that it does not do what a more expensive priced tablet does should not have it marked down - you have said so much in your review but your rating does not match it - most confusing?

You have actually praised it more than many reviews yet your rating is the lowest it has received?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 15:15:41 BDT
Hagler2002 says:
Well after reading a lot of '5 Star Reviews' I personally expected the picture to be sharper than what it is so for this reason I marked it down slightly. I'm sorry if MY opinion of the product doesn't meet your expectations.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 15:18:50 BDT
Arfur says:
No need to apologise Hagler - but you should not be allowintg other reviews to sway your opinion.

It was advertised with a 800 x 480 screen and that is what you paid for - reviewing it badly because it has what it states and what you paid for is unfair in the extreme

If you want a better screen, you have to pay more for it. that's like slating a motorbike because it can't carry four passengers like a car?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 15:27:01 BDT
Hagler2002 says:
Are you joking! What are product reviews for if people aren't supposed to read them and gather information on the item prior to purchase?

I haven't slated it, I said I was slightly disappointed with the display. I have wrote a honest review and rated the product on MY OPINION not yours.

Posted on 18 May 2012 16:10:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2012 16:50:28 BDT
J. Parnell says:
Hi, my post was in response to you saying you couldn't understand the 5 star reviews, I was just explaining how I came to my own conclusions, everyone is entitled to an opinion and my previous post is mine :)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 16:23:56 BDT
Amazon Freak says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 16:48:49 BDT
Hagler2002 says:
Amazon Freak, thanks for your input and intellectual response.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 16:53:42 BDT
Amazon Freak says:
Hagler - your sarcasm is wasted on me - I can't help looking at your review "If this tablet came with a 1024 x 600 display it would be a world beater but I guess that's why its the price it is. " and wonder if you have any sense of reality -how can a tablet that came so close to being a world beater score 3 out of 5 ?

Even items that are just good get 5 star reviews but one that is close to being a world beater gets 3 - lol - pfft

Posted on 19 May 2012 07:51:00 BDT
Andy Key says:
Very good informative review
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