Ainol Novo 7 Fire Tablet 16gb  - £124.99 @ Futeko.com
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Ainol Novo 7 Fire Tablet 16gb - £124.99 @ Futeko.com

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Found 31st Aug 2012
Highly anticipated and finally stocked by Futeko.

This is a pre-order, as stock will be ready for dispatch on 6th September.

Ordering from Futeko.com gives you peace of mind.

First impressions video (English) here:

youtube.com/wat…xzU

The Novo 7 Fire is the latest tablet from the leading Chinese tablet brand, Ainol. It is the first Chinese branded tablet to feature a Google Nexus matching 1280x800 capacitive IPS display.

Key features:

Dual core CPU + dual-core GPU. Cortex A9 Amlogic 8726-M6 with dual Mali-400 GPU cores. Proven fast in the Aurora 2 and Elf 2.
1280x800 resolution. 216PPI 7" screen to match the Google Nexus 7.
IPS display. Enhanced brightness and 180 degree viewing angle. Capacitive touch for super sensitivity.
Micro-SD card slot. You can upgrade storage easily in 32GB chunks using micro-SD cards.
HDMI ouput. The Novo Fire can be used to play HD media content or HD games on a big screen TV.
Dual cameras. Both a 2MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera designed for taking high quality photos.
Bluetooth. A first for the Novo tablets.
Quality build. As with all Ainol tablets, the Fire is both robust and stylish.

212 Comments

seems a good tablet from what it claims , but no stock till 6th sept and you can only use google checkout and makes you pay extra £2 for doing so - overall its better than the £300+Samsung galaxy s2 shows ur only paying for the name
Edited by: "cozmic" 31st Aug 2012

Must have too many hot currys the night before, hot!

Original Poster

cozmic

seems a good tablet from what it claims , but no stock till 6th sept and … seems a good tablet from what it claims , but no stock till 6th sept and you can only use google checkout and makes you pay extra £2 for doing so - overall its better than the £300+Samsung galaxy s2 shows ur only paying for the name



I paid using PayPal...?

gadgetfreakz.co.uk/tab…tml

A couple of quid more but in stock!

I have the old model and that is a great little tablet highly recommended.

Original Poster

FLOBADOB

http://gadgetfreakz.co.uk/tablet-pc/ainol-novo-7-aurora-2-android-4-0-7-ips-tablet.htmlA couple of quid more but in stock!I have the old model and that is a great little tablet highly recommended.



That is the old model. This deal is for the newly released Novo 7 Fire.
Edited by: "MackTheGun" 31st Aug 2012

Is this better than the 64GB Blackberry playbook tablet deal? (Currys £129)

Looks like a nice piece of kit. I'd snap one up if I hadn't bought the nexus. HOT!

Hardware spec is better than the Playbook in some respects. I doubt build quality will be as good. I'd rather have "Blackberry" printed on the front of a device I use every day than "Ainol." People will still be sniggering about that years after I binned it.

Original Poster

TheBigYin71

Cheaper here @£109 with free delivery - … Cheaper here @£109 with free delivery - http://ipadalternative.com/119-ainol-novo-7-flame-dual-core-android-403-ics-16gb-1280800px-dual-camera.html.



I'm well aware that there are other international sites selling this product at a cheaper price with free delivery.

Futeko.com is well respected on this site, and is based in the UK. Returns are simple and easy.

PLUS, the sheer amount of emoticons ':)' on that site is creeping me out, and makes me simply want to cross it away!
Edited by: "MackTheGun" 31st Aug 2012

I don't fancy having a 7" Ainol anything. X)

Mr No

I don't fancy having a 7" Ainol anything. X)



Getting old mate.

Thanks for the info.

Used the Novo II in the USA for 3 week holiday, excellent bit of kit, was going to get the Galaxy Nexus 7, but it worked so well simply not bothering now. Surprised how good it was for £100

how does this compare with nexus 7, I'm thinking of buying the nexus as a all round tablet, this one seems cheaper but is it any better?

Seems a good price for the UK warranty/returns, if I hadn't recently bought an Elf II I'd be very tempted with this.

If anyone is after a review etc... I'd recomment this site . . .
Edited by: "Hodge4ever" 31st Aug 2012

i got aurora II very happy with my purchase...

I have the Annoi Elf 2. Nothing wrong with build quality, No one has sniggered at 'Annoi' on the front yet, and if they did, I'd snigger back if they've spend 3 times as much on something inferior. I'd recommend Annoi. Mine didn't come with the appropriate hdmi lead to connect to TV, and the mini adapter I bought on ebay didn't fit, so a plus if this one comes with the correct hdmi lead (does it?). Good deal, price/performance can't be beaten imv. Can probably get for 20% cheaper direct from China if you don't mind waiting 3 or 4 weeks, and taking a risk of not being stung for various import fees. Next time, I'll cough up a little extra and buy in the UK.

Does anyone know of a case that will cover up the name? I'm not usually a brand snob but I think I'd have to draw the line here

im looking for something like this for my 5 year old,only looking for it to play angry birds and online games from websites like cbeebies would this handle that?

Anyone know what the battery life is like with these?
e.g how long it lasts in use, and how long it lasts in standby

Even the Ainol logo looks like an anus. Reminds me of the flag from Community:

http://www.chinadigitalcomm.com//images/ainol-logo.jpg
http://media.screened.com/uploads/0/4335/339072-600124475_a612f61a_87e7_446d_b833_151ba69ecafe_nup_141554_0386_super.jpg

Maybe one of the designers was having a laugh.

Spec-wise, this is amazing, and at such a low price. But it might be worth investing in a case that covers up the logo

Very hot but I'm still waiting for dual core Ainol with 10.1" IPS. Question is how long?

Very hot but I'm still waiting for dual core Ainol with 10.1" IPS. Question is how long?

jamstaruk1972

im looking for something like this for my 5 year old,only looking for it … im looking for something like this for my 5 year old,only looking for it to play angry birds and online games from websites like cbeebies would this handle that?


Easily, my Elf 2 (similar if not identical cpu/gpu) is running GTA etc... with no performance issues. Unless you want the rear camera and Bluetooth, I would look into an Elf 2 or Aurora 2.

pjlhot

Anyone know what the battery life is like with these?e.g how long it … Anyone know what the battery life is like with these?e.g how long it lasts in use, and how long it lasts in standby


My Elf 2 lasts around 7 hours playing movies, browsing Internet etc... gaming is more like 4-5 hours.
In standby mine is still going after a week (reviews seem to indicate 200-300 hours)

HTH

Edited by: "Hodge4ever" 31st Aug 2012

got an Elf 7, build quality is just fine, feels good and solid

My old budget (Tablo 7) tablet needs replacing. It's got it's problems (crashes fairly often) but I love it.
Swore I'd wait until January to get a new tablet, but I'm sooo tempted by this...

Leave it, Late - they'll be cheaper in a few months...



@grahamc2003: Are you sure you bought the right cable? A lot of people don't notice the distinction between mini and micro... (I apologise if that comes across as condescending - it's not intended to be!)

@jamstaruk1972: Budget tablets circa £60 would do that just fine. This'd be more than adequate.

my little boy is after one for xmas and off course i wanna use it for ebay, facbook and films, etc, im thinking theyre gonna get more expensive closer to christmas so im tempted!!!

can i ask, some girl mentioned the hdmi cable, is this tablet easy to connect to the tv for watching films then?

Ordered... Thanks OP

I was just actually looking to buy this device, was gonna order it from China for £120 from Amazon, or get a nexus 7 for £160.
I was put off by the nexus though, no micro SD, rear Cam, HDMI out...

Probably going to sell my Samsung Galaxy Note now, and use a basic phone with like 800 hours standby... £10 delight!
I mostly only use youtube / google listen / browser, so the Ainol Fire will be perfect for this.
Edited by: "samaraki" 31st Aug 2012

grahamc2003

I have the Annoi Elf 2. Nothing wrong with build quality, No one has … I have the Annoi Elf 2. Nothing wrong with build quality, No one has sniggered at 'Annoi' on the front yet, and if they did, I'd snigger back if they've spend 3 times as much on something inferior. I'd recommend Annoi. Mine didn't come with the appropriate hdmi lead to connect to TV, and the mini adapter I bought on ebay didn't fit, so a plus if this one comes with the correct hdmi lead (does it?). Good deal, price/performance can't be beaten imv. Can probably get for 20% cheaper direct from China if you don't mind waiting 3 or 4 weeks, and taking a risk of not being stung for various import fees. Next time, I'll cough up a little extra and buy in the UK.



No one's going to snigger at Annoi though are they, no euphemism there. They might well snigger at Ainol though.

I have the Aurora 2 and they do come with the hdmi cable.

Wish I had waited now.

The Fire advantages over the Aurora 2 are:
1. Higher resolution
2. Bluetooth
3. Dual camera
4. Cheaper

Bargain price, if you don't like Tabs. you haven't wasted a lot of cash.

mr_vega

Getting old mate.



How do you know his age?

Not sure, at this price I'd hope for a 10" screen. You could get 2 (albeit less powerful and worse quality screen) 7" tablets for this price.

Not voted hot or cold.

Just got the Nexus 7. Extremely pleased with it. Lovely design, feels great in the hand, superb screen and Jelly Bean seems flawless. Its a great all round package and comes with £15 Google Play credit. I would recommend spending a bit more and get the Nexus.

I've got three tablets, and personally I'd spend the extra for the Nexus 7 right now, the fact it's Google's baby means you'll always be first in line for the new Android updates. However if that's not a big factor then these are great.

For the person asking about these for their kids, you can probably get away with spending considerably less, there are some lower spec tablets at £50 on here that will do the job perfectly, but if you're going to be using it (which you will end up doing) then the lag on them will annoy you after a while.

Will definitely get one of these but will (a) wait for the price to drop. Hardware Heroes are usually a bit slower than Futeko at getting the latest tablets in but when they do, they are about £20 cheaper and (b) hang on for what might be a freebie upgrade to Android 4.1. The company blurb says it's upgradeable so they might just ship future batches with Jelly Bean.
BTW, spent last week playing with the sister-in-law's Elf 2. It was a very impressive bit of kit. Definitely an Ainol fanboy now!
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 31st Aug 2012

kevinyork

Just got the Nexus 7. Extremely pleased with it. Lovely design, feels … Just got the Nexus 7. Extremely pleased with it. Lovely design, feels great in the hand, superb screen and Jelly Bean seems flawless. Its a great all round package and comes with £15 Google Play credit. I would recommend spending a bit more and get the Nexus.



im also thinking of buying the nexus but saw this one and can't decide which one to buy, this one has better specs.. aaaahhh can't decide!

I have the Elf II from Futeko and have been really pleased with it. The only negative is I can't get the sound to work through the HDMI port to work with my Sony LCD TV. I sent back my first one and Futeko replaced it under warranty but the new one they sent out doesn't work any better. I've found only one other person with the same issue on slateroid so hopefully it isn't a widespread issue.

Looks not a bad little Tablet for the price.

Lot of money for an Ainol tablet - remember that these are cheap chineese tablets so don't expect too much in terms of build quality.

Yes they are one of the better makes from that sector - I have two of them (the Novo 7 Tornados which was £45, and the Mars) and both work well for that sort of money, but I would be scared to pay over £100 for one of their tablets regardless of the specs, simply due to the widely variable build quality.

I'm not voting cold as for this tablets it's a great price from a reputable UK based importer - so yes returns are simple which is really key with these. It will do the job nicely just be prepared to have to swap it out if the one you get is one of the bad batch.

Personally I like to play with the cheap chineese tabs as they are cheap enough to chuck in the bin if they do go wrong - £125 isn't that cheap though

One option is to wait for it to appear on Focal price (it will do I am sure..probably for around $120) but of course then you have a nightmare situation if you do have to return it, and of course the mandatory 2 month shipping time


As a comparison - the Aurora 2 is £115 on futeko and £80 on focal price, to give an indication of the price differences. It's similar on the Elf 2 too - £105 on Futeko and £70 @ focal.

Edited by: "Spud211" 31st Aug 2012
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