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  Reply # 685110 12-Sep-2012 17:09 Send private message

Was in Stationary Warehouse today and heard the store sales-geek telling a punter that "...these units are made exclusively for us.". They were looking at the larger 9.7 Vigo unit.
Hmmmmmm.....

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  Reply # 685149 12-Sep-2012 19:15 Send private message

Made in this case means having branding applied.




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  Reply # 687052 17-Sep-2012 12:06 Send private message

I just got a Icoo D50 from deal extreme.

It was $90 NZD landed. So fa, so good. It's got the Mali 400 GPU (but am sceptical) so will see how it handles media
screen is bright enough, and responsive (capacitive)

Surprisingly connects to the wifi at a faster rate than my Transformer Tf300 (150 Mbps vs 72 )

It's for hanging on the fridge for the shopping & recipes.
Maybe it will be used as an e-reader too.

The true test will be the battery life, and I'll test that tonight with some video playing and see if it will play back some HD movies.

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  Reply # 687209 17-Sep-2012 16:31 Send private message

JonnyCam:

It was $90 NZD landed. So fa, so good. It's got the Mali 400 GPU (but am sceptical) so will see how it handles media
screen is bright enough, and responsive (capacitive)

The true test will be the battery life, and I'll test that tonight with some video playing and see if it will play back some HD movies.


Hmmm.. The Mali-400 GPU may be just that. Most Mali-400 GPU are multiple core and a quick NenaMArk 2 GPU test will tell you where you stack up against the other Mali-400MP GPU 

If you can get 38+ FPS on you tab, I'd say you have a keeper. Most of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a Mali-400MP GPU clock over 45FPS on the Android NenaMark 2 GPU benchmark.

NenaMark 2 on Google Play Store



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  Reply # 687220 17-Sep-2012 16:40 Send private message

Personally I always go for a brand name. eg sony, samsung apple etc. And that goes for everything. You may save a bit with a housebrand or no name generic, but they usually aren't there in terms of quality. I have purchased no name/housebrands in the past, but I have always been disappointed. Although it is different for things like Milk, which mostly all comes from the same place.

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  Reply # 688362 19-Sep-2012 18:14 Send private message

DrStrangelove:
JonnyCam:

It was $90 NZD landed. So fa, so good. It's got the Mali 400 GPU (but am sceptical) so will see how it handles media
screen is bright enough, and responsive (capacitive)

The true test will be the battery life, and I'll test that tonight with some video playing and see if it will play back some HD movies.


Hmmm.. The Mali-400 GPU may be just that. Most Mali-400 GPU are multiple core and a quick NenaMArk 2 GPU test will tell you where you stack up against the other Mali-400MP GPU 

If you can get 38+ FPS on you tab, I'd say you have a keeper. Most of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a Mali-400MP GPU clock over 45FPS on the Android NenaMark 2 GPU benchmark.

NenaMark 2 on Google Play Store




I've just picked up an AMPE A85 Deluxe running Android 4.0.3 while i was over in Beijing last week for $120.

Its AllWinner A10 cpu supposed to be 1.5GHz but currently locked to a max of 1GH and has the Mali-400 GPU. Its an 8" tablet with a 1024x768 display, forward/reverse cameras and 16GB of storage, running Android

Overall a handy unit for the price and will do while my daughter is at her current age as I don't expect it to last long. In fact I'm beginning to wish I'd picked up two.

Just ran the NenaMark2 on it and got 22.4 fps which is Ok (ish).

Also ran the Quadrant Standard Benchmark which got 1682

Any other A10 based android users on the forum?




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  Reply # 688486 19-Sep-2012 22:37 Send private message

Just ran nenamark 2 on my Ainol Aurora 2...   looking sweet @ 44.8fps :)

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  Reply # 690139 23-Sep-2012 13:12 Send private message

Hey, anybody know anything about these?

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/evolution-evoat7-7-android-4-0-tablet/prod117650.html

For the $250 asking price spec list seems reasonable but I can't seem to find any reviews for these on the web. 


I saw one in store and the screen isn't as good as the nexus 7 but it a lot cheaper. 




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  Reply # 690323 23-Sep-2012 22:16 Send private message

crackrdbycracku: Hey, anybody know anything about these?

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/evolution-evoat7-7-android-4-0-tablet/prod117650.html

For the $250 asking price spec list seems reasonable but I can't seem to find any reviews for these on the web. 


I saw one in store and the screen isn't as good as the nexus 7 but it a lot cheaper. 


I can't even find it on Slatedroid.  Can't be a good sign!

http://www.slatedroid.com/

I'd pay a little extra and buy the Nexus instead if I were you or if you're hellbent on paying around that... perhaps look at the Ainol Aurora 2.

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  Reply # 690340 23-Sep-2012 22:54 Send private message

^ yeah I'd avoid buying a cheap chinese tablet that hasn't been reviewed a lot and doesn't have any developer support on xda. Stick to the common well liked cheap chinese tablets or get a nexus 7.




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  Reply # 695703 3-Oct-2012 17:19 Send private message

Nexus 7 (second-hand, thanks heaps stevenz!) blows away my Ainol Novo Aurora 2:
* better screen (i love high density displays)
* browser is way faster
* touch is far better sensitivity and accuracy and doesn't have dead zone at edges
* looks way more stylish
* Aurora 2 had other small niggles (even with CM10)
* WiFi connects really fast and doesn't drop out
Downsides are: no HDMI out, and needs OTG cable (or WiFi) for extra storage.

So if you want to get a tablet, I personally think either buy something *way cheap* or get a Nexus 7...
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  Reply # 697855 8-Oct-2012 13:49 Send private message


Hmmm.. The Mali-400 GPU may be just that. Most Mali-400 GPU are multiple core and a quick NenaMArk 2 GPU test will tell you where you stack up against the other Mali-400MP GPU

If you can get 38+ FPS on you tab, I'd say you have a keeper. Most of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a Mali-400MP GPU clock over 45FPS on the Android NenaMark 2 GPU benchmark.

NenaMark 2 on Google Play Store


Finally got around to laying with the tablet. Plays my HD movies, and handles plex pretty well.

Got 27.8 fps in nenamark2
I was more impressed that it plays isky in fullscreen with no stutter / tearing etc.'


Just tried my Asus TF301, and got a nice 56.6 fps


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  Reply # 706515 25-Oct-2012 20:56 Send private message

MurrayM:
Jaxson: Anybody seen these:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Vigo-7-Inch-Android-4.0-Tablet-4GB?SKU=1642886

Supposedly have an IPS screen according to the advertising mailer.

A friend has just bought one of these and I helped her set it up as she doesn't know anything about Android.

After an hours play it seems not too bad.  Running Android 4.0.4.  Ports: OTG USB, HDMI, Host USB, microphone, earphone, micro SD card, power. It even included an OTF USB cable, which surprised me a bit.  No GPS.

4GB built-in storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD up to 32GB.

They claim a battery life of 3 - 4 hours running, or 8 hours standby.  Not sure how this compares to the likes of the Nexus 7.

A few times it didn't appear to register my screen taps and I had to tap twice.

The Warehouse have a deal on this week where you get the tablet, case and a 16GB micro SD card for $249.

I probably wouldn't have picked it for me but for my friend's use (play a few games, watch movies, read e-books) it should be ok.


Does anybody know what the battery life is like on the 7 inch Vigo?

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  Reply # 706516 25-Oct-2012 21:00 Send private message

CutCutCut:
MurrayM:
Jaxson: Anybody seen these:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Vigo-7-Inch-Android-4.0-Tablet-4GB?SKU=1642886

Supposedly have an IPS screen according to the advertising mailer.

A friend has just bought one of these and I helped her set it up as she doesn't know anything about Android.

After an hours play it seems not too bad.  Running Android 4.0.4.  Ports: OTG USB, HDMI, Host USB, microphone, earphone, micro SD card, power. It even included an OTF USB cable, which surprised me a bit.  No GPS.

4GB built-in storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD up to 32GB.

They claim a battery life of 3 - 4 hours running, or 8 hours standby.  Not sure how this compares to the likes of the Nexus 7.

A few times it didn't appear to register my screen taps and I had to tap twice.

The Warehouse have a deal on this week where you get the tablet, case and a 16GB micro SD card for $249.

I probably wouldn't have picked it for me but for my friend's use (play a few games, watch movies, read e-books) it should be ok.


Does anybody know what the battery life is like on the 7 inch Vigo?

My friend with the Vigo is overseas at the moment, and not due back for another week or so, so I can't ask her how she's finding the battery life.  She hasn't complained to me about the battery and I know she's been reading e-books and watching movies on it.

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