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10" Touch Screen Google Android 2.2 Tablet PC w/ WiFi/Camera/HDMI/TF/USB/OTG/Micro USB - £119 @ Deal Extreme
10" Touch Screen Google Android 2.2 Tablet PC w/ WiFi/Camera/HDMI/TF/USB/OTG/Micro USB - £119 @ Deal Extreme

10" Touch Screen Google Android 2.2 Tablet PC w/ WiFi/Camera/HDMI/TF/USB/OTG/Micro USB - £119 @ Deal Extreme

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Operating System Google Android OS 2.2
Processor ZT-180 1GHz
Memory DDR 512MB
Capacity Built-in 4GB NAND FLASH, support TF card up to 32GB
Display 10.0" high-brightness TFT LCD touch screen display (1024 x 600 pixel resolution)
Touch Control Resistance touch screen (Gravity Sensor)
Support Video Formats MP4/AVI/XVID/H.263/H.264/DIVX/XVID/SWF/FLV/3GP/WMV/RMVB up to 1080P
Support Audio Formats MP3/AAC/AAC+/WAV
Support Picture Formats JPEG/GIF
Network 802.11g Wi-Fi network connection; external 3G:WCDMA/EVDO
Camera 1.3M Pixels front camera
Microphone Built-in
Speaker 1W x 2 speakers
Slots 1 x Micro SD/TF card slot (support up to 32GB)
1 x USB
1 x OTG
1 x Power Supply
1 x Mini HDMI
1 x Micro USB
1 x 3.5mm earphone
Aplication Software Calibrate / DevTools / Facebook / Gmail / Google Talk / Google Translate / iReader / Messenger / TuneIn Radio / Twitter / Winamp / YouTube / OfficeSuite / Navigation / Maps / Market / Car Home / Contacts / Gallery / Browser / Voice Recorder / Phone / Calculator
Language and Region Czech / Danish / Dansk / Deutsch / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Nederlands / Norwegian / Polski / Portuguese / Svenska / Turkish / Russian / Korean / Greek / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Japanese
Battery Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable battery (works 3.5h with WiFi)
Power Adapter 100~240V (2-flat-pin plug)
Accessories AC power adapter, MicroUSB/RJ45 adapter cable
Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 Months excluding physical damages (see specifications for terms and details

its a hong kong based company

74 Comments

Now you've done it....

Wait for the arguments to begin...

Banned

Another cheap generic Chinese brand dont bother.

can the OS upgradable to like future release?

It's ticking even more boxes. These el cheapo tablet deals are improving faster than I thought.

1280x600 - That's higher res than the ipad2!
1ghz - fast enough on a 800x400 mobile phone so should manage ok at this res
usb - ipad eat your heart out
10" The ideal size me thinks, those 7" are mean on the eyes
It plays movies in all formats, unlike some other brand name tablets
HDMI without any need for stupid dongles
Gravity sensor, I assume this means the tablet levitates in front of you, awesome.

In short, this is just the wrong side of £100 to be a really good deal for a limited set of uses.

Surfing
Playing non speed/accuracy based games
Apps, especially stylus friendly ones, like drawing tools
Watching anything
Reading anything

And really everyone still thinks that's freezing cold at £119?

I'm liking it but would need some reviews on upgrading it, battery life and quality of the screen. People voting this cold because its resistive should be slapped.

was looking at this on DX but have bought from them before.U get wat u pay for but I got a phone and was plagued by bad battery life.thats why I did not buy this even though it is so tempting!

NOT MY FIRST DEAL!!!


LOL

Original Poster

thats why i posted it ppl seemed to think the spec was pretty good for the moolah on dx forums
sorry it just another "generic chinese brand"

Looks great for the money! It's easy to dismiss these but I suppose it depends on what you want it for.

Thanks for posting and keeping us up to date :o)

resistive screen

found this via the android link

http://www.slatedroid.com/wiki/index.php/Wiki:ZT-180v2_FAQ#Others_Guides

it's a simple message from me.

resistive touch screen = avoid.

paolo

Looks great for the money! It's easy to dismiss these but I suppose it … Looks great for the money! It's easy to dismiss these but I suppose it depends on what you want it for.Thanks for posting and keeping us up to date :o)



As an owner of a 'cheap generic Chinese Android tablet' (although TBH almost all this sort of tech, even Apple's (Foxconn) comes out of Shenzhen in China), which is not as good as this, I can honestly say that they're great little gadgets, especially when you consider how cheap they are.I couldn't afford to spend a lot, and found I didn't need to, as my tablet suits my modest needs very well, and with upgraded firmware it's even better.Having said that, the spec of this one is very impressive, as someone else mentioned these things are improving fast, and yet it's still a very sensible price.Forget about branding, unless you must have status icon, and think about what you'd actually use one for, and then you may find that this suits your needs just as well or perhaps better than something like an iPad, and for a lot less money. Heat added!

The resistive touchscreen lets it down

This one would be better - hotukdeals.com/dea…666

Koocha

it's a simple message from me.resistive touch screen = avoid.



Hmm, I see this argument all the time, and obviously capacitive is better, but whilst I'd agree a resistive touch screen on mobile phone can be a nightmare, on a 7" or larger screen, it actually works pretty well, and something you get used to very quickly.Also some firmware updates can actually improve the response, so don't dismiss everything, just because it has a resistive screen, afterall you're mainly going to be taping icons or entering text into search engine, not writing a book.

rather than resistive screen, the battery life of only 3.5 hours would be the biggest issue, but then batteries are expensive (well the ones that last a long time and compact are) so for the money seems a good deal.

wordsworth

rather than resistive screen, the battery life of only 3.5 hours would be … rather than resistive screen, the battery life of only 3.5 hours would be the biggest issue, but then batteries are expensive (well the ones that last a long time and compact are) so for the money seems a good deal.



If it helps, I'd estimate that with WiFI turned off, battery life would probably be nearer to 5 hours.On my tablet it shows the percentage of battery usage that each part of the device is using, and WiFi draws about 30-40%, probably why I get a decent connection!, so when I turn WiFi off, I get a similar percentage of extended battery life, and of course adjusting the screen brightness also makes quite a difference. Here's screen grab of my tablets usage...
http://i52.tinypic.com/sux4xf.jpg

Edited by: "HAL2000" 1st Apr 2011

Banned

whats the point of turning off wifi on a tablet. Thought the purpose was to have something lightweight to google on....

Dealextreme returns system isn't great, wouldn't part with over £100 with them

I think the ZTE Blade opened peoples eyes to buying cheap Chines tec but the battery seems rather poor on this

Nothing wrong with Dealextreme- I have bought before and always got my stuff, eventually- BUT the UK customs vultures might want to take a bite out of this as the price is a bit more than the usual couple quid for a gadget of which Dealextreme sell so many. When customs make a charge, you also have to pay the post office for "handling", not insubstantial either.

HAL2000

As an owner of a 'cheap generic Chinese Android tablet' (although TBH … As an owner of a 'cheap generic Chinese Android tablet' (although TBH almost all this sort of tech, even Apple's (Foxconn) comes out of Shenzhen in China), which is not as good as this, I can honestly say that they're great little gadgets, especially when you consider how cheap they are.I couldn't afford to spend a lot, and found I didn't need to, as my tablet suits my modest needs very well, and with upgraded firmware it's even better.Having said that, the spec of this one is very impressive, as someone else mentioned these things are improving fast, and yet it's still a very sensible price.Forget about branding, unless you must have status icon, and think about what you'd actually use one for, and then you may find that this suits your needs just as well or perhaps better than something like an iPad, and for a lot less money. Heat added!



Excellent point there Hal, the hardware is all the same except in a few rare cases. All that differs is the leaps new devices make with newer revisions of said hardware. Like the GPU heavy chipsets, Tegra and so on that are coming out now will become standard across all devices until the next leap in performance.

All that's letting this down is the screen (the most expensive part I'd imagine) the battery and GPU acceleration.

There's no doubt in my mind that we'll see an excellent "generic" tablet that's dual core, decent amount of memory, great 10" screen and all the connectivity that would make an ipad owner weep, this year for under £200. This £400 price point is artificial, made possible by the ipads success and leading brands are all riding that price point to the bank. It won't last as we can already see from the price drops on these almost there tablets.

smiler594

whats the point of turning off wifi on a tablet. Thought the purpose was … whats the point of turning off wifi on a tablet. Thought the purpose was to have something lightweight to google on....



That's the beauty of a computer, and tablets are just essentially pc's in a new form factor. You do with them what you want. You want to watch movies? Turn off WIFI and watch 2 back to back on the train. You want to surf, turn on WIFI and maybe turn the screen brightness down to get the most out of it.

Mat be 1GHz but its an ARM11 processor (ie ARMv6 architecture) so forget flash support (or firefox for Android) so for me it has to be cold.

Sadly resistive touchscreens aren't anywhere near as comfortable to use otherwise this would be a good deal.

Basically, the only time a resistive screen would come in handy is if you have long nails and hence can't get on with capacitive, or if you're only gonna use a stylus.

deshepherd

Mat be 1GHz but its an ARM11 processor (ie ARMv6 architecture) so forget … Mat be 1GHz but its an ARM11 processor (ie ARMv6 architecture) so forget flash support (or firefox for Android) so for me it has to be cold.



No flash is a bonus in my book. Most flash online are flash adverts, take them out and sites work faster, that's a big plus on a slower device. HTML5 is pretty much replacing the reliance on flash for video and so you just lose flash games really. Big woop.

Infinite Element

Sadly resistive touchscreens aren't anywhere near as comfortable to use … Sadly resistive touchscreens aren't anywhere near as comfortable to use otherwise this would be a good deal. Basically, the only time a resistive screen would come in handy is if you have long nails and hence can't get on with capacitive, or if you're only gonna use a stylus.



Simply pointing out that capacitive is better than resistive doesn't really affect this deal. I'm shopping right now for a 24" TN monitor and while I know a 30" LED beast is going to be much better, that feature just isn't in my price range. And so it is with £100 tablets. Unless you can point out capacitive tablets that are also £100 or around that, why bother mentioning it? If it costs you £400 to get an ipad or £300 to get something older that's capacitive then that's still three times the cost. It's just like pointing out in threads for 22" monitors that 30" ones are better. Kinda pointless.

It's called the 'ePad' and it looks like an iPad - it is a cheap iPad clone from China.
It's a cheap screen and cheap components throughout, the build cost to Apple for an iPad is double the price of this so prepare to be disappointed and don't expect any support when you realise you've bought a cheap clone of a quality product!

mamboboy

What about flash porn videos? Or megavideo for streaming TV and movies … What about flash porn videos? Or megavideo for streaming TV and movies (copyright free media of course). For me that is the main reason I'd ever want a tablet



LOL mamboboy, honesty is the best policy :0)

techpops

That's the beauty of a computer, and tablets are just essentially pc's in … That's the beauty of a computer, and tablets are just essentially pc's in a new form factor. You do with them what you want. You want to watch movies? Turn off WIFI and watch 2 back to back on the train. You want to surf, turn on WIFI and maybe turn the screen brightness down to get the most out of it.



Not quite...
Tablets are not essentially PC's in a new form factor... they are not Personal Computers, they are an implementation of the Network Computer concept.
Many people seem to be unaware of what Tablet computers are designed for which is probably why they always complain about the absence of features like physical connectivity - USB and SD cards etc.
Adobe Flash is not widely supported on a lot of Android tablets and the iPad, its not stable and secure and it hogs processor time even when not in use, resulting in high use of the battery and therefore unsuitable for low power devices like tablets and phones - if Adobe ever address this then maybe it will supported however Adobe have now released a Flash to HTML5 convertor, though sadly HTML5 is another weakness of Android, which hopefully Google will address.

designaw

It's called the 'ePad' and it looks like an iPad - it is a cheap iPad … It's called the 'ePad' and it looks like an iPad - it is a cheap iPad clone from China.It's a cheap screen and cheap components throughout, the build cost to Apple for an iPad is double the price of this so prepare to be disappointed and don't expect any support when you realise you've bought a cheap clone of a quality product!



Why would you dissapointed to discover that your new cheap Chinese tablet is in fact a cheap Chinese tablet?
Surely making the conscious decision to spend roughly 1/4 of the price of an ipad2 or 1/3 the price of an ipad 1 will be setting you up for expecting to receive a cheaper item made with cheaper compenents?!

techpops

It's ticking even more boxes. These el cheapo tablet deals are improving … It's ticking even more boxes. These el cheapo tablet deals are improving faster than I thought.1280x600 - That's higher res than the ipad2!



Picky I know but this is a smaller pixel count than iPad.

how does this compare with the ipad then (don't mean price) can it do the same stuff? at the same speed?

mamboboy

What about flash porn videos? Or megavideo for streaming TV and movies … What about flash porn videos? Or megavideo for streaming TV and movies (copyright free media of course). For me that is the main reason I'd ever want a tablet



I'm sure there are html5 streams for porn too. I've been using html5 for video for ages now quite happily. There are alternatives and the sites that are sticking with flash only video will eventually suffer if they don't at least offer an alternative so expect them all to switch eventually.

designaw

Not quite...Tablets are not essentially PC's in a new form factor... they … Not quite...Tablets are not essentially PC's in a new form factor... they are not Personal Computers, they are an implementation of the Network Computer concept.Many people seem to be unaware of what Tablet computers are designed for which is probably why they always complain about the absence of features like physical connectivity - USB and SD cards etc.Adobe Flash is not widely supported on a lot of Android tablets and the iPad, its not stable and secure and it hogs processor time even when not in use, resulting in high use of the battery and therefore unsuitable for low power devices like tablets and phones - if Adobe ever address this then maybe it will supported however Adobe have now released a Flash to HTML5 convertor, though sadly HTML5 is another weakness of Android, which hopefully Google will address.



Spot the Apple fan...(_;)
Seriously though, saying that it isn't a PC and therefore shouldn't have an SD card slot? Really? That doesn't make any sense to me. Same goes for USB. Admittedly it's a tablet, it will be limited, but some stuff should really be included. Even Apple realise that, so sell you 'Accessories' that will allow you to do certain things.

SD Card reader and HDMI output? £60 please.

Edited by: "evilskanker" 1st Apr 2011

techpops

IGravity sensor, I assume this means the tablet levitates in front of … IGravity sensor, I assume this means the tablet levitates in front of you, awesome.



The gravity sensor in settings constantly shows 'yes' X)

designaw

Not quite...Tablets are not essentially PC's in a new form factor... they … Not quite...Tablets are not essentially PC's in a new form factor... they are not Personal Computers, they are an implementation of the Network Computer concept.Many people seem to be unaware of what Tablet computers are designed for which is probably why they always complain about the absence of features like physical connectivity - USB and SD cards etc.Adobe Flash is not widely supported on a lot of Android tablets and the iPad, its not stable and secure and it hogs processor time even when not in use, resulting in high use of the battery and therefore unsuitable for low power devices like tablets and phones - if Adobe ever address this then maybe it will supported however Adobe have now released a Flash to HTML5 convertor, though sadly HTML5 is another weakness of Android, which hopefully Google will address.



We could debate whether tablets are PC's but its pointless. I think they are and as far as I'm concerned they only differ in that tablets don't (in general) have physical keyboards and come in a different shape to laptops and desktops.

I also disagree that your idea that a tablet is purely a network device, means it shouldn't come with any local connections like USB. Most tablets do in fact come with these. So its perfectly reasonable for someone to ask and want USB and other connections for storage/input/output.

Death to flash, Adobes sat on its **** for years letting Flash bloat out into a big mess of an addon. They only have themselves to blame. Open standards should win this one. HTML5 can't really be knocked just yet. It's still very new and finding its feet in the big browsers and out on the web. On mobile its still got a way to go, but its getting there. At least compared to the sloth like moaning I hear about that is Flash development and the tricks they're pulling to try and shoe horn themselves into IOS.

You would have to be stupid beyond belief to go for this vs Advent Vega from Dixons.

I mean properly properly stupid.

Wicked Lester

Picky I know but this is a smaller pixel count than iPad.



1280x600 vs 1024x768 I'd say where it counts its res is higher.

ipad = 786432 pixels
this tab = 768000 pixels

Technically you're right and I shall lop off my own head in shame for my mistake.

The Advent Vega for £199.99 at dixons is the better deal I think because buying from dealextreme could land you with a £35 approx customs bill and then you factor in lack of warranty (sending back to china isn't cheap). You can also get a bit off with quidco from dixons.

That said these generic tablets have a Vivante GC600 gpu at 333mhz which is quite respectable. Better than in the Nintendo 3DS for example (mainly because its run at 333mhz rather than 133mhz) so is quite capable. Remember though the resolution here is 1024x600 not 400x240 so it has a lot more work to do, its over 6 times the resolution.

I have the earlier generic tablet which is the same cpu/gpu combination but lacks gps/hdmi/webcam and 512meg memory (only 256meg in mine). It was only £85.

alera

You would have to be stupid beyond belief to go for this vs Advent Vega … You would have to be stupid beyond belief to go for this vs Advent Vega from Dixons.I mean properly properly stupid.



Even if you couldn't afford £250? This is only £119. It's not like people are buying these are their main PC (I hope not any way). They're just gadgets to play around with and pretend you're Data from Star Trek updating the ships log.

update. I see its £200. Ok that makes it murkier. Scrap everything I just said, except the bit about pretending to be on Star Trek.
Edited by: "techpops" 1st Apr 2011
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