COBY 7 ICS TABLET OPEN BOX, Android Icecream Sandwich, 1ghz, 1gb ram, hdmi out, front facing cam, £52.78 delivered by Misco
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COBY 7 ICS TABLET OPEN BOX, Android Icecream Sandwich, 1ghz, 1gb ram, hdmi out, front facing cam, £52.78 delivered by Misco

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Found 18th Dec 2012Made hot 18th Dec 2012
This was actually found by someone else on a thread which has since been marked as spam but since it was never posted I though I may as well do it as i was surprised to see ti was still available.

Given the stats this seems like a very decent tablet, I ordered a smiler spec (different model) arrived quick

Only problem with misco is they're slow to update their stock levels so if you're not quick you may think you've bagged one but they've actually no stock.

For around £50 I don't think this spec can be matched

Spec:

Product Description Coby 7 ICS Tablet OPEN BOX - BOX AND PRODUCT PRISTINE - CLEARANCE
Product Type Tablet
CPU Type Allwinner Cortex™-A8
CPU Speed 1 GHz
Memory Included 1GB
Storage Built-in Flash
Built-in 4GB / Expandable up to 32GB
Display Display Size : 7.0
Display Type : Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen
Display Resolution : 800 x 480 (WVGA)
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Networking WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
Connections Audio Input : Built-in Microphone
Audio Output : 3.5mm Headphone Jack & Built-in Speaker
Video Output : High Speed HDMI, type C (mini), Supports 1080P and 720P
USB Port : 2.0 High Speed
Webcam Type Front Facing VGA 0.3MP
Media/Format Support Audio Format Support : Plays common internet formats
Video Format Support : Plays common internet formats
Photo Format Support : Displays common internet formats
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.19 x 1.01 x 19.20 cm
OS Support Android® 4.0

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Don't forget quidco! Should bring it below £50

32 Comments

Gps?

Not bad for the price
Cheers

I don't think I'd buy from misco again, my pristine Tablet was faulty, it took a long long time and a lot of effort to sort out

no gps??

Bit of a false economy imo. I think people think they can put up with mediocre tablet but soon find they get frustrated quite quickly regardless of how much they paid for it, especially when it's a single core such as this.

I am pretty sure utter-mince tablets will be well within the Secret Santa budget next year.

8" available also

ordered one as a bit of fun - not sure about the expandability though - with 4GB on board how would you ever get to 32 GB ? - surely if you add a 32GB microSD the onboard is still accessible else you would lose all your apps etc

ordered 8" as larger screen and better resolution

I don't think I'd buy from misco again, my pristine Tablet was faulty, it took a long long time and a lot of effort to sort out

bigmo7

Bit of a false economy imo. I think people think they can put up with … Bit of a false economy imo. I think people think they can put up with mediocre tablet but soon find they get frustrated quite quickly regardless of how much they paid for it, especially when it's a single core such as this.



True story, my girlfriend bought Cyclone 7 initially as an e-reader but now she's already complaining about the app performance on it and think once she sees my Nexus 7 after Christmas that may intensify a bit.

grayslick

I don't think I'd buy from misco again, my pristine Tablet was faulty, … I don't think I'd buy from misco again, my pristine Tablet was faulty, it took a long long time and a lot of effort to sort out



You were obviously devastated about that because you posted it twice.

Spark

You were obviously devastated about that because you posted it twice.


He just wanted to remind us he'd said it.....

bigmo7

Bit of a false economy imo. I think people think they can put up with … Bit of a false economy imo. I think people think they can put up with mediocre tablet but soon find they get frustrated quite quickly regardless of how much they paid for it, especially when it's a single core such as this.



Had the same feeling with a old Archos and sold it afew days after having it.
Little glitches, stutterness and lag drove me insane so paid a bit more for something better.

Not saying this is like that by any means (I havent used the tablet in the OP) but its something certainly to be weary of.

**********Warning*********** No Google Play, Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold!!!!! As useful as a chocolate fire guard!

not bad for the price . have one, similar spec . use it for web browsing (boat browser or dolphin), youtube (app), skype (video calling, camera is crap but good enough), facebook, gmail, some games,e-books and magazines reading. can't really complain

Cruxis

**********Warning*********** No Google Play, Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold, … **********Warning*********** No Google Play, Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold!!!!! As useful as a chocolate fire guard!



or a Blackberry playbook/Windows phone?

Pointless comment, windows is fantastic. Used android for a good 2years and it's full of bugs, full of pointless apps and games, and mainly full of owners/users who are up their own **** and think people listen to their hilarious atatements

good find heated added

Banned

i just want a tablet to scan the web, are these capable?

yes

mhardy

Pointless comment, windows is fantastic. Used android for a good 2years … Pointless comment, windows is fantastic. Used android for a good 2years and it's full of bugs, full of pointless apps and games, and mainly full of owners/users who are up their own **** and think people listen to their hilarious atatements



You seem very open minded.... and full of useless comments..

Original Poster

Remember this is a £50 tablet which you can return if faulty. No it's not going to compare to the playbook, nexus or galaxy tab but then it's a fraction of the price.

1gb of ram makes this a much better bet than the tons of Chinese tabs selling on ebay and amazon for more with no icecream sandwich, no hdmi out and only half a gb of ram!

No it's not any comparison for the top range tabs but the specs suggest it's a lot better than anything else close to this price range

There's a pretty good review on here on youtube for anyone considering this

Edited by: "Saintledger" 18th Dec 2012

The screen that kills it for me. 720p screen minimum at a 7inch otherwise pixel density is just too low. The price is good though.

Banned

sod it, im having one. i tried a couple of jap imports and they were dreadful. this is worth a punt at £52.

Banned

the joytab on the same website is better it's only got 512k ram but dual core graphics and google play installed for apps

Original Poster

sumo999

the joytab on the same website is better it's only got 512k ram but dual … the joytab on the same website is better it's only got 512k ram but dual core graphics and google play installed for apps



would disagree there, my windows phone has a single core and runs great on 1gb of ram.

What's the point of having a dual core or there's not enough memory to run simultaneous apps?

sumo999

the joytab on the same website is better it's only got 512k ram but dual … the joytab on the same website is better it's only got 512k ram but dual core graphics and google play installed for apps


And it has had the memory upgraded to 8GB...

Cancelled and refunded this morning by misco

Ordered, confirmed and delivered within 24 hours.... great stuff!

Mine came with Google Play pre-installed (which is a bummer, cos I had spent the last day trying to google methods for adding it), as it stated that it only came with the default GetJar app store (utter rubbish).

No lag on the device, Flash is great, audio is a bit basic, but very happy with it indeed.

ordered mine last night and it got confirmed 2day so they still have few in stock

Out of Stock

The screen is indeed an issue, because I presume it scales 800x480 to 1024x600. Note how the given resolution (800x480) is 16:10, but the screen is 16:9 - that does not look good. I would contemplate the 8" version instead, with 800x600 it should be more useful, and still rather affordable.
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