Ainol Novo 7 Fire - £119.99 @ Futeko
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Ainol Novo 7 Fire - £119.99 @ Futeko

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Found 11th Sep 2012
Ultra-sharp 7" 1280x800 resolution IPS display and powerful dual-core Cortex A9 CPU + dual-core GPU. Micro-SD card for easy storage expansion up to 32GB and an HDMI-out port for big screen media+gaming. 1GB RAM, 16GB storage. Bluetooth. Dual cameras. UK stock, UK charger.
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Back again... great !
They have dropped price by £5 as the firmware is flawed?
"popping" sound and getting warm when used extensively?
Think I'd rather wait and see if firmware can be fixed
I'd rather pay the extra for the Nexus. So many of these Far East tablets are flawed.
the tablet will get Jelly shortly and they said the update will fix the bugs the tablet's got at the moment like speaker, WIFI or some application from Play doesn't work properly but overall is a good tablet.
I love my 7" Aniol.

Got an Aurora No need to update to this one yet!
I got my Aurora a couple of months ago, by far the best tablet I have owned (had 4). Firmware fixes come out very quickly. Unless you need GPS, I'd get this over the nexus any day.
We are re-opening the payment link with a discounted price (usually £124.99) on the basis that the warranty does not cover the popping sound or it getting moderately warm during intensive use. This does not affect your 12 month warranty covering any other issue or your usual Statutory Rights.
not ordering yet....£5 not much of a discount if cant be fixed or not covered. by warranty, but firmware fixes are usually quick , think i'll wait for batch 2#
Ainol, and fire? Surely this is just the product of an indian curry
and on a serious note, why would you buy a new product which clearly has manufacturing faults. These things should not be sold until either they or the firmware are fixed!!!!
Hope they fix it soon... I'm a batch #1 hold-out... and now it's getting cheaper... sigh...
wouldn't touch the product or this seller again.
ye can you imagine the "oh its gone and burst into flames, ah well the warranty doesn't cover overheating so there!!" lol Its not very responsible for a seller to sell on anything that is known to have a fault, in fact surely with something like overheating and safety is it even legal??? It speaks volumes to me, they clearly cannot return them for some reason so want to palm what stock they have instead of scrapping it like they should do.
The popping sometimes happens on my Samsung SGS2, and I've seen it go upto 50+C when working hard (games, gReader, NewsRob, Kaspersky scanning). Of course, one man's 'quite warm' is another's 'dangerously hot'...
"Popping Discount" - poptastic!
I was very tempted by the Fire but I'm glad now that I hesitated. Not because of the popping/overheating problem but because Ainol are releasing the 7" Crystal tablet on September 28th (not sure if Futeko will stock it but I suspect they will). It doesn't have the ultra sharp screen of the Fire, nor does it have have Bluetooth but it should be significantly cheaper and yet comes with an IPS/MVA screen and Jelly Bean.

Here's the link...

ainol-novo.com/ain…tml
Joe90_guy

I was very tempted by the Fire but I'm glad now that I hesitated. Not … I was very tempted by the Fire but I'm glad now that I hesitated. Not because of the popping/overheating problem but because Ainol are releasing the 7" Crystal tablet on September 28th (not sure if Futeko will stock it but I suspect they will). It doesn't have the ultra sharp screen of the Fire, nor does it have have Bluetooth but it should be significantly cheaper and yet comes with an IPS/MVA screen and Jelly Bean.Here's the link...http://www.ainol-novo.com/ainol-novo-7-crystal-dual-core-1-5ghz-7-inch-ips-screen-android-4-1-jelly-bean-tablet-8g.html



Cheers Joe, seems an interesting alternative and much better than the other tablet deals posted over the past few day. I'm still tempted by the Fire though for it's better screen.
Good to know about the heating issue.

I think I will wait for the Ainol crystal.
A few faults? big deal!

I got a car that was sold to me with brakes that occasionally failed, the bonnet might randomly fly up and the child seat was known to spontaneously combust when children were in it.

So unless this AInol emits a laser beam that blinds you or spray a fine mist of toxic waste then I'd say get it.



I see there's now a price on Amazon for the new Ainol Crystal - £99.99 inc VAT & delivery.

amazon.co.uk/Ain…8-9

Suspect this will quickly go sub-£80 as the tablet becomes more widely available.
The Fire still sways me over the Crystal.

Higher screen resolution,
5MP Camera at back (dual camera's unlike Crystal)
Bigger battery
Bluetooth (not an issue for me)

There's only £20 of a difference at the minute between the 2 devices which makes the Fire better value for me. I'd still like to hear more about the overheating and popping as this thread is the first I've heard of them. I've had my eye on the Fire for 2 weeks and feel it's a viable alternative to the Nexus 7 which is £40 more but with no HDMI and extra storage (an issue for me)
Joe90_guy

I see there's now a price on Amazon for the new Ainol Crystal - £99.99 … I see there's now a price on Amazon for the new Ainol Crystal - £99.99 inc VAT & delivery.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ainol-Crystal-Android-Tablet-Screen/dp/B0098XSJXU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1347408430&sr=8-9Suspect this will quickly go sub-£80 as the tablet becomes more widely available.



dispatched from hong kong. good luck with that, slow boat + import tax + no warranty = fail
bouncy99

dispatched from hong kong. good luck with that, slow boat + import tax + … dispatched from hong kong. good luck with that, slow boat + import tax + no warranty = fail

Many sellers outside of the EU, especially China and Hong Kong, now collects VAT for UK Inland Reveue at point of sale, if you read the details of HDDesign this is what is stated: "HD Design Tax Information

Prices are displayed inclusive of any applicable VAT. "

This below is cut and pasted from the Inland Revenue web site:-
retailer that all these requirements have been met.
Goods ordered online from outside the EU

If you buy goods online from outside the EU for delivery to the UK, you'll have to pay Customs Duty and Import VAT on top of the purchase price if the goods are above a certain value - though Customs Duty is waived if the amount of duty payable is £9 or less.

Some Internet sellers outside the EU have arrangements with the UK whereby you pay them the VAT that's due on the goods you're ordering. They then pay the VAT to their postal authority - which in turn pays it to HM Revenue & Customs. Note that these sellers must be authorised to do this. They'll have a special number that will be on the Customs Declaration. The declaration should also carry a message saying 'Import VAT pre-paid'. When this arrangement is used you won't be charged any import VAT or a Royal Mail handling fee when you get your parcel. Note that if the above procedures aren't followed properly you could end up losing the goods.
What's better ...... this or the BB playbook with 32 GB ? Both same price and same screen size but more memory in the BB. Why should I buy this for my grand daughters over the playbook ? Or should I get her the playbook?
gerriatrick

What's better ...... this or the BB with 32 GB ? Both same price and … What's better ...... this or the BB with 32 GB ? Both same price and same screen size but more memory in the BB. Why should I buy this for my grand daughters over the playbook ? Or should I get her the playbook?



Playbook is indisputably a higher quality and better built device, but it's not an Android tablet.
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