The jury is still out on tablets with seven inch screens. Sure they are small enough to take with you anywhere, but probably won’t cut it if you plan to spend a lot of time watching TV or video on your device.
So if you want a 10inch tablet and the iPad and the Tab are beyond your budget then take a peek at the Disgo 9104. This has been out for a while now and some of the early reviews were a little negative as it didn’t come with Google Play – basically the Android app store – built in. This has now been fixed and you can download Play easy enough via a web link.
The tablet itself is reasonably well specified given its regular price of around £180 (and much much cheaper if you take a punt on a second hand model). It runs Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), boasts a 9.7” capacitive IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, features a 1.2 GHz Boxchip Cortex A8 ARM processor, 16GB flash storage (which can be upgraded via a micro-SDHC card) and front 0.3MP & 2.0MP rear facing cameras.
So what do you lose out on if you go for this cheaper option? Well not the display which is very good quality and boast excellent colours. With a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels it isn’t far off the iPad 2. Not the general operation either. Ice Cream Sandwich has improved Android tablets to the point where the sluggish response of earlier models is now a distant memory.
Nope its one major weakness is battery life which came in at just over half of the running time of our iPad 2 at around six hours.
Still that minor quibble aside if it is a 10inch screen (or 9.7 at least) then this is well worth a spin. More from here.
By Ashley | November 15th, 2012