Sumvision Astro+ 7 Tablet PC - £79.99 @ eBuyer
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Sumvision Astro+ 7 Tablet PC - £79.99 @ eBuyer

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Found 30th May 2012
This deal seemed to go down well a few weeks ago, its now back for pre-order for £5 less,

The Astro+ is the perfect device for your everyday needs. Plays YouTube videos, games or music. Surf the Internet, read e-books or log in to your favourite social networks. The Sumvision Cyclone Astro+ is a fully functional tablet that also provides the flexibility that the Android 4.0.3 operating system is known for.

5 Point Capacitive Touch Screen
The Astro+ is provided with a fully functional capacitive touch screen allowing actions such as zooming in/out and auto screen rotation.

Supports multi touch control.
3D Acceleration: With support for 3D acceleration, be amazed by the smooth game play and graphical capabilities of the Astro+. Play all the latest Android games with stunning 3D graphics.

Flash Support:
Supports flash Player 10.3. View web pages with flash graphics smoothly.

BBC iPlayer Support:
Supports BBC iPlayer so you can watch your favourite programs smoothly




Processor •ARM Cortex A8 1.2GHz
Memory •1GB DDR3 RAM
•8GB Flash
•Supports capacities of up to 32GB (SDHC)
Software •Operating system: Android 4.0.3
Display •7 “ LCD Multi-touch capacitive touch screen
•16:9 Aspect Ratio
•Resolution: 800 x 480
Graphics •Mali-400 2D/3D graphics
Video Format Support •MPEG2/4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, RM, RMVB
Picture Format Support •JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
•Ebook Support: TXT, PBD, PDF, Epub, FB2, HTML
Audio •Format Support: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC
•Integrated Speakers
Networking •Supports WCDMA / CDMA EVDO (external 3G dongle required – sold separately)
•Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g compliant
Power Supply •Polymer battery 3200mA
•Playtime approx. 7-5 hours
Dimensions •Width 198 mm
•Depth 122 mm
•Height 12.8 mm
•Weight 365g
Interfaces •DC power in (2.5mm DC input jack)
•USB device port (5-pin OTG)
•Micro SD card slot
•3.5mm earphone port
•Mini HDMI port
Warranty / Miscellaneous •1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
•0.3 Megapixel Camera
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low res - this is std price for this spec I think
afroylnt

low res - this is std price for this spec I think



Yeah but at least this one's in the UK, from a big name supplier who you'll have no problems with returns / warranty
They had 299 last night , now says no stock, they either sold quick or they did not have any..........
bryfly

They had 299 last night , now says no stock, they either sold quick or … They had 299 last night , now says no stock, they either sold quick or they did not have any..........



Ordered one a couple of hours ago, said 99 stock then, surely can't have sold 99 in 2 hours.. hmmm
i think the link needs to point here ebuyer.com/341…tab
gogosteve

i think the link needs to point here … i think the link needs to point here http://www.ebuyer.com/341447-sumvision-cyclone-astro-tablet-pc-sumv-astrocyctab



Strange how they dissapeared, checked their site late last night to see how many they had sold, Qty had gone down from 299 to 298....
Thanks bryfly, looks good
Will it support video calling via skype?
hmmmm 16gb ram in this version this time according to the link
I brought this, its good for the price your paying but be warned if you break it or screen breaks there is no where to repair it. I contacted ebuyer and they just said I have to find a third party to replace the screen. Even they didnt have a clue where. No point asking Sumvision as its in China and it will cost more to send it there. Overall its a ok tablet, at present mine is sitting on the shelf damaged and no where to repair

Ps the screen is simple glass thats why it smashed very fragile compared to the gorrilla glass tablets
ipad1 is the best
wonkydonky

ipad1 is the best



Yeh comparing a £80 tablet to a £300 - £400 one.

Also let me point you to the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 for you know superior users, unlike Apple peasants.
Scozo

Yeh comparing a £80 tablet to a £300 - £400 one.Also let me point you to t … Yeh comparing a £80 tablet to a £300 - £400 one.Also let me point you to the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 for you know superior users, unlike Apple peasants.




sigh... talk about easy to wind up... which is clearly all pavlov was trying to do given he said iPad1...
kidd7883

I brought this, its good for the price your paying but be warned if you … I brought this, its good for the price your paying but be warned if you break it or screen breaks there is no where to repair it. I contacted ebuyer and they just said I have to find a third party to replace the screen. Even they didnt have a clue where. No point asking Sumvision as its in China and it will cost more to send it there. Overall its a ok tablet, at present mine is sitting on the shelf damaged and no where to repair :(Ps the screen is simple glass thats why it smashed very fragile compared to the gorrilla glass tablets



Where did you "bring" it to? Why do kids use brought instead of bought? They two completely different words and meanings.
What's the battery life like on these?
3200mAh

It says 5-7 hours playtime.

I'd guess more like 3-4 hours tops in the real world ...
sancheez

3200mAhIt says 5-7 hours playtime.I'd guess more like 3-4 hours tops in … 3200mAhIt says 5-7 hours playtime.I'd guess more like 3-4 hours tops in the real world ...


I literally want a tablet that's capacitive so that I can install one app (Ultimate guitar) but every time I see one on here I freak out cause I want something that'll be worth the cash, I will of course use it for other stuff but I'm just looking for the best bang for my buck. Reckon this is the best you'll get for £80?
if want a tablet just for Ultimate Guitar, would you not be better with

hotukdeals.com/vis…285

at just under £55? only difference is 512mb instead of 1024mb, and 8gb instead of 16gb storage. Those shouldn't make any diff to that app. Oh, and lack of output to HDMI if you were planning to output it to your TV?

If you only want it for that one app, Midnight Tboy is probably right. Go for the cheapo Chinese import and save yourself £30. (As long as you don't want/need the HDMI output .... as he mentioned)

Much the same as this apart from the lack of HDMI and half the RAM.

And from what someone posted above, doesn't sound like you get better support just because it's from ebuyer!
Ordered one for my dad last night when there were 450 left. 50 now. Looks a cracking tab for the money. Not quite as good resolution battery or speed as my playbook or the new nexus, but for 80 quid is a bargain. Battery on the playbook is about 7-10 hours with a 5300mah batt. This being 3500 and driving a lower res screen with a less power hungry processor should last 5-7 hours.
sancheez

If you only want it for that one app, Midnight Tboy is probably right. Go … If you only want it for that one app, Midnight Tboy is probably right. Go for the cheapo Chinese import and save yourself £30. (As long as you don't want/need the HDMI output .... as he mentioned)Much the same as this apart from the lack of HDMI and half the RAM.And from what someone posted above, doesn't sound like you get better support just because it's from ebuyer!


I'd love the HDMI so that I could blast the tabs up onto the TV when I'm home. I currently do it with my laptop but the convenience of the tablet (size) and the fact that the app saves tabs for offline view would be amazing. So is £80 the best price I'd get?
As it stands right now yep.

There was a more or less identical model to this, but with 8gb storage instead of 16gb (and still having HDMI output etc)...which was only £69.99 but thats expired in the last few days.

It might come back again who knows. while 8gb storage For about £6.50 an extra 16gb card could be inserted making it up to 24gb for less than this one.....but really only talking a few quid difference if considering 'adding an SD card' to update the storage, you'll spend more hours of time hunting/waiting for the bargain to re-popup than worth your time in money
futeko.com/pro…php would be the other only similar option - still has HDMI output - but at same time ram is back down to 512mb from 1gb, and memory only 4gb........which after partition etc info is sorted doesnt give much to play with.

So between 3 options for HDMI I'd either wait to see if the NATPC Ultimate 8gb model comes back in stock at £70, or get this 16gb model for £80
Sumvision, don't honour guarantee.
Beware.
yes but Ebuyer are very good and they deal with the warrenty
I've got one of these and it's great for apps but practicaly unusable as a browser. You get the message "browser not responding" almost non-stop.
moneybanks14

Where did you "bring" it to? Why do kids use brought instead of bought? … Where did you "bring" it to? Why do kids use brought instead of bought? They two completely different words and meanings.



Thank you for your waste of space post! Yes it was a spelling mistake.
kidd7883

I brought this, its good for the price your paying but be warned if you … I brought this, its good for the price your paying but be warned if you break it or screen breaks there is no where to repair it. I contacted ebuyer and they just said I have to find a third party to replace the screen. Even they didnt have a clue where. No point asking Sumvision as its in China and it will cost more to send it there. Overall its a ok tablet, at present mine is sitting on the shelf damaged and no where to repair :(Ps the screen is simple glass thats why it smashed very fragile compared to the gorrilla glass tablets



See?
Told you.
bresslaw73

I've got one of these and it's great for apps but practicaly unusable as … I've got one of these and it's great for apps but practicaly unusable as a browser. You get the message "browser not responding" almost non-stop.



Try Dolphin or Opera Mini browsers.

The stock ICS browser has a habit of clogging up on these cheapo tablets. I found Dolphin HD was a lot more usable on my one. Opera Mini should be even more so as it caches the webpages before sending them to the device in order to speed things up.
bryfly, you have this listed as "Memory •1GB DDR3 RAM•8GB Flash" but it is actually "16GB Flash"
looks goood
does anyone know if you can connect an external hard drive to it?
cheers
Voted hot due to the picture of the gorgeous Yamaha R1 on the tablet's screen.


Manbag

Will it support video calling via skype?



Yes, Skype video works well, even though camera is 0.3 M. Still, best to use with good light.
Keith0

I'd love the HDMI so that I could blast the tabs up onto the TV when I'm … I'd love the HDMI so that I could blast the tabs up onto the TV when I'm home. I currently do it with my laptop but the convenience of the tablet (size) and the fact that the app saves tabs for offline view would be amazing. So is £80 the best price I'd get?



Note the connector on device is mini HDMI, so adapter/cable needed.


ngok

looks goooddoes anyone know if you can connect an external hard drive to … looks goooddoes anyone know if you can connect an external hard drive to it?cheers



Yes, can connect external hard drive, but better it is separately powered, or tablet is powered from it's mains adapter at the time.
Midnight Tboy

As it stands right now yep.There was a more or less identical model to … As it stands right now yep.There was a more or less identical model to this, but with 8gb storage instead of 16gb (and still having HDMI output etc)...which was only £69.99 but thats expired in the last few days.It might come back again who knows. while 8gb storage For about £6.50 an extra 16gb card could be inserted making it up to 24gb for less than this one.....but really only talking a few quid difference if considering 'adding an SD card' to update the storage, you'll spend more hours of time hunting/waiting for the bargain to re-popup than worth your time in money



When you look in to it the same Chinese supplier to Sumvision also supplies about 6 different companies and hence the different names. Sumvision tailor Apps to what they think you need and some of rest do similar.
sancheez

Try Dolphin or Opera Mini browsers.The stock ICS browser has a habit of … Try Dolphin or Opera Mini browsers.The stock ICS browser has a habit of clogging up on these cheapo tablets. I found Dolphin HD was a lot more usable on my one. Opera Mini should be even more so as it caches the webpages before sending them to the device in order to speed things up.



Cheers, I'll give it a go.
Pluun

Sumvision, don't honour guarantee.Beware.



I have no problem with their previous product. Why do you say this?
Tommy888

I have no problem with their previous product. Why do you say this?


I tried to get a monitor repaired/replaced just before the 3 year guarantee ran out.
They refused, point blank!
I've seen bankers with more honesty!
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