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Elonex 7in e-Touch Tablet £97.00 @ Asda

£97.00 @ George (Asda George)
7inch LED backlit resistive touchscreen (800x480) Android 1.6 operating system ARM LNX Code 9 processor 2GB Flash memory 128MB RAM b/g wireless 10/100 ethernet 1 x micro USB port Micro… Read More
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7inch LED backlit resistive touchscreen (800x480)
Android 1.6 operating system
ARM LNX Code 9 processor
2GB Flash memory
128MB RAM
b/g wireless
10/100 ethernet
1 x micro USB port
MicroSD card slot
3.5mm audio jack
3 hour battery
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#1
looks good for the money, not a patch on the ipad (which i think is overrated( but it and its 10in version are a heck of alot cheaper and use android rather than apples chainware so hopefully more hackable)

touch screen isnt as good as the ipad one though but has sd slot, now thats a big bonus...thing i hate about the iphone and ipad is the chained storage




Edited By: royals on Nov 01, 2010 11:09: g
#2
It's got nothing on the iPad but you pay for what you get here.
#3
looks like the same one here for £94.90 delivered?
http://www.ijtdirect.co.uk/?sct=7touch
#4
Saw this one yesterday and was going to email them to advise them about the specs being wrong but turns out they do not have any form of email contact. I have to say that for an online store, I find that slightly concerning.
#5
iPad killer!!! ghee
#6
3-hours battery life???? Even a simple netbook has between 7 and 11 hrs (and it's got a lid for protection). I really don't understand why people buy these iPad thingies.
#7
Not bad for the price. BUT!!! Android 1.6 leaves a lot out. If there is a free upgrade to at least 2.1 it is very worth while. Could do with Bluetooth and a USB port as well.
#8
Spec slightly wrong.. It does have Android 2.1
Processor 1.0GHz LNX Code 11 Processor
Storage Capacity 2GB Flash NAND - Solid State Storage Device (embedded)
RAM (MB) 256MB RAM DDRII Double Rate RAM
Screen Type LED
Memory Card Slot Micro SD Card Slot
Wireless Enabled 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi wireless connection & 10/100Mbps RJ45 Ethernet (via adaptoroptional)
USB Port 1 x USB 2.0 port
Battery Life (hrs) Li-ion re-chargeable battery - 3 Hours
Weight 695g
Software Included Android™ 2.1 Mobile Operating System, Touch optimised OS, Embedded apps
Accessories Included 3.5mm headphone port, Inputs Touchscreen, Resistive Touch Panel, Home button, G-sensor, Virtual onboard keyboard
Dimensions (WxDxH in cm) 27 x 17.9 x 1.6cm


Edited By: ICTHUS on Nov 01, 2010 08:36: New spec.
#9
ICTHUS
Not bad for the price. BUT!!! Android 1.6 leaves a lot out. If there is a free upgrade to at least 2.1 it is very worth while. Could do with Bluetooth and a USB port as well.


I looked at these on DealExtreme and apparently they will not upgrade to 2.1. I'd be interested to learn if anyone knows differently.
#10
Good toy but can anyone explain what it's for? As far as I can see my Orange San Francisco can do lots more for £99 or less (or at least it will once I learn to use it - first smartphone!).
#11
Besford
Good toy but can anyone explain what it's for? As far as I can see my Orange San Francisco can do lots more for £99 or less (or at least it will once I learn to use it - first smartphone!).

That's a 2.5 in phone. This is a 7 inch tablet.
#12
Sliwka
elonex-samsung?

Nope - English brand, multiple times in administration. Where did you get the impression they were Samsung?
#13
Save your money.
#14
le_jaeger
Sliwka
elonex-samsung?
Nope - English brand, multiple times in administration. Where did you get the impression they were Samsung?
Sorry, my mistake
#15
i pre orderd the 10" from toyrus yesterday they will be getting them in this week if you want reviews for this look on utube it does say it they are working on upgrading it next year it does have a usb port
#16
Resistive touchscreen :S , i wouldnt bother with any touchscreen that is not capacitive. There are quite a few tablets for not alot more than this which will have alot better touchscreens.
#17
can you post the better tablets for me i have pre ordered this for my daughter for xmas dont want to waste my money if i can get somthing better here do these tablets connect to routers ? found this review http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/elonex-etouch-1000et-903435/review
#18
ZedEx
Resistive touchscreen :S , i wouldnt bother with any touchscreen that is not capacitive. There are quite a few tablets for not alot more than this which will have alot better touchscreens.
The beauty of a resistive screen is that you can write/draw on it with quite a bit of accuracy especially using a stylus (does it include a stylus by the way?). Writing/drawing on a capacitive screen gives *iss poor results.

Given that this is a tablet and as such a fair amount of people will use a tablet to write/draw, then for my money, a resistive screen is the better/obvious choice. If however you just want to 'swipe' through screens/apps then the capacitive will prove slightly more fluid.

Edited By: Blasphemous on Nov 01, 2010 10:35: .
#19
angelar67
can you post the better tablets for me i have pre ordered this for my daughter for xmas dont want to waste my money if i can get somthing better here do these tablets connect to routers ? found this review http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/elonex-etouch-1000et-903435/review
I like the look of this one: http://www.androidtabletpcs.co.uk/m702-g10-multi-touch-android-2.1-7-tablet-with-3g-1080p-hdmi-out-g-sensor.html It has 3G, a USB port, WiFi etc. Would like to have seen the res up a bit but for the price it seems good.
#20
Resisitive touchscreen, inexcusably poor battery life, plus 128mb of RAM is a joke. This thing simply will not work. Give it a miss and wait until the 18th when Advent release their Amico and Vega tablets at £129 and £249.
#21
thanks looks good for the money it also has hdmi very tempted have you ever used this company might google them see reiews
#22
This is no iPad killer, but then you are not told by Apple what you can do and cannot do. I wonder would it be upgradable to Android 2.2 and support Flash 10.1. So you can play your favorite fackbook games, watch the product trailers on Amazon and drag and drop files into the tab without using the horible iTune.
#23
le_jaeger
Besford
Good toy but can anyone explain what it's for? As far as I can see my Orange San Francisco can do lots more for £99 or less (or at least it will once I learn to use it - first smartphone!).
That's a 2.5 in phone. This is a 7 inch tablet.

It can do half of what the San Francisco can do, and it'll do it a lot slower. Bigger though, if that's your thing.
#24
angelar67
thanks looks good for the money it also has hdmi very tempted have you ever used this company might google them see reiews

With 128mb of RAM and such a poor processor it won't run HD video at any sort of decent framrate so having HDMI is a joke.
#25
vinnyk
This is no iPad killer, but then you are not told by Apple what you can do and cannot do. I wonder would it be upgradable to Android 2.2 and support Flash 10.1. So you can play your favorite fackbook games, watch the product trailers on Amazon and drag and drop files into the tab without using the horible iTune.

It won't run flash, nowhere near enough RAM.
#26
pc_tech86
It's got nothing on the iPad but you pay for what you get here.

yes but ive used the ipad extensively and apart from the superb touch screen and quality of the screen i fail to see whats so good about it.....no multitasking, limited chained os, slow-slower than your average netbook, limited software/apps, limited freeware, non upgradeable storage, etc....its also wont run flash - crazy! most sites i use use flash

Edited By: royals on Nov 01, 2010 11:14: h
#27
Looks like this thread will be a re-run of the one that was posted on the dvdforums a month ago.

Intersting thoughts and opinions on the tablets -

LINKY

Definately avoid the one they sell in 'NEXT'! Hands On

:)
#28
ICTHUS
Not bad for the price. BUT!!! Android 1.6 leaves a lot out. If there is a free upgrade to at least 2.1 it is very worth while. Could do with Bluetooth and a USB port as well.

bluetooth mini dongle's are £1
#29
Besford
Good toy but can anyone explain what it's for? As far as I can see my Orange San Francisco can do lots more for £99 or less (or at least it will once I learn to use it - first smartphone!).

bigger screen, no phone calling....depends what you want really.....if you are surfing then a bigger screen is a big bonus.....but i still prefer a netbook
#30
Besford
Good toy but can anyone explain what it's for? As far as I can see my Orange San Francisco can do lots more for £99 or less (or at least it will once I learn to use it - first smartphone!).


Some people buy them as a CBR/CBZ (comics) reader and with more and more magazines appearing in PDF format for that as well.
#31
Blasphemous
ZedEx
Resistive touchscreen :S , i wouldnt bother with any touchscreen that is not capacitive. There are quite a few tablets for not alot more than this which will have alot better touchscreens.
The beauty of a resistive screen is that you can write/draw on it with quite a bit of accuracy especially using a stylus (does it include a stylus by the way?). Writing/drawing on a capacitive screen gives *iss poor results.Given that this is a tablet and as such a fair amount of people will use a tablet to write/draw, then for my money, a resistive screen is the better/obvious choice. If however you just want to 'swipe' through screens/apps then the capacitive will prove slightly more fluid.

agreed although using a stylus is a bit old hat isnt it, lol!
#32
I'm waiting for my one similar to this from China, but it has 256mb of RAM and only cost £56. Android are releasing their Gingerbread 3.0, so if you're after a tablet wait until the new year.
#33
cliche_guevara
vinnyk
This is no iPad killer, but then you are not told by Apple what you can do and cannot do. I wonder would it be upgradable to Android 2.2 and support Flash 10.1. So you can play your favorite fackbook games, watch the product trailers on Amazon and drag and drop files into the tab without using the horible iTune.
It won't run flash, nowhere near enough RAM.

ah, no flash, no good
#34
After a bit of investigation I've found that the ARM LNK Code 9 processor runs at 300mhz. Compare this to the latest smartphones running 1ghz and you'll see why this tablet is a joke. Even the T-Mobile G1, the very first Android device released in 2008, had a 528mhz processor (almost double this!), and 192mb RAM.

This tablet is inexcusably underspecced and simply will not work. If you like severe lag, force closes and a total lack of responsiveness, feel free to waste your money, but you would be a lot better off waiting a few weeks and paying the extra £30 for the Advent Amico.
#35
merlinium
Saw this one yesterday and was going to email them to advise them about the specs being wrong but turns out they do not have any form of email contact. I have to say that for an online store, I find that slightly concerning.


Erm, have you checked their contact page? http://www.ijtdirect.co.uk/contact/
#36
Android 1.6? This thing is out of date already. Chances of a 2.2 upgrade are likely slim.
#37
Decent price, but resistive screen will prove to be horrendous for those used to capacitive screens.

Chinese users will love it though for the resistive screen.

Wake me up when someone releases a sub £100 capacitive pad.
#38
It's cheap, but you'd be better off waiting for Android 3 based tablets rumoured to be coming in December
Google have said that Android 2 isn't really designed or ready for tablets.
#39
Blasphemous
ZedEx
Resistive touchscreen :S , i wouldnt bother with any touchscreen that is not capacitive. There are quite a few tablets for not alot more than this which will have alot better touchscreens.
The beauty of a resistive screen is that you can write/draw on it with quite a bit of accuracy especially using a stylus (does it include a stylus by the way?). Writing/drawing on a capacitive screen gives *iss poor results.

Given that this is a tablet and as such a fair amount of people will use a tablet to write/draw, then for my money, a resistive screen is the better/obvious choice. If however you just want to 'swipe' through screens/apps then the capacitive will prove slightly more fluid.


Really people wanting to write/draw ? or are they buying to browse the net, watch movies and play music? as this is what ive expereinced most people buy a tablet for. The use of a stylus on a tablet is a bit archaic imo for home users and not the expereince the majority of users of this tablet will want. That is just my opinion though.
#40
mumbojumbo
ICTHUS
Spec slightly wrong.. It does have Android 2.1Processor 1.0GHz LNX Code 11 Processor Storage Capacity 2GB Flash NAND - Solid State Storage Device (embedded) RAM (MB) 256MB RAM DDRII Double Rate RAM Screen Type LED Memory Card Slot Micro SD Card Slot Wireless Enabled 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi wireless connection & 10/100Mbps RJ45 Ethernet (via adaptoroptional) USB Port 1 x USB 2.0 port Battery Life (hrs) Li-ion re-chargeable battery - 3 Hours Weight 695g Software Included Android™ 2.1 Mobile Operating System, Touch optimised OS, Embedded apps Accessories Included 3.5mm headphone port, Inputs Touchscreen, Resistive Touch Panel, Home button, G-sensor, Virtual onboard keyboard Dimensions (WxDxH in cm) 27 x 17.9 x 1.6cm
Hello.Those are the specs for the 10in Elonex 1000ET version. Elonex have brought out 3 tablets - one 10" and two 7" versions. This is the lower spec'd 7" version with the 300MHz ARM 9 processor. I won't be buying one of these, but it's interesting to read people's reactions!Agreed this looks like many "aPad" clones coming in from China and is more expensive in comparison, but at least with this one you stand a chance of being able to return it if it goes wrong!

Not according to the ASDA website. This is the spec of eth 7" one as well. Confused???

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