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The cheapest 10inch tablet so far? The £150 Disgo Tablet 9000

By Stefano on November 19th, 2012

Disgo, makers of an acclaimed, but competitively priced 9104 10inch tablet, are back with a new model. And this time the price has dipped below £150.

Announced today the disgo Tablet 9000. runs the Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, features a 9.7” TN capacitive display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, a 1.0 GHz Boxchip Cortex A8 ARM processor, 1GB DDR3 system memory, 8GB of onboard flash storage and front 0.3MP & 2.0MP rear facing cameras.

Other features include includes access to 1000s of Android Apps, stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone out and built in microphone.

The key difference between this and the company 9104 tablet is that the new model has slightly less memory power and lacks the pricier models software package. Incidentally the 9104 can be bought second hand via Amazon not much more than £100.

I really liked the 9104 and if the 9000 is anywhere near the same standard, then this is a real bargain.

The disgo 9000 is available now from PC World and Currys at an RRP of £149.99.

Luke Noonan, Purchasing Director at disgo, commented: “The disgo 9000 gives those consumers with a slightly lower budget the ability to use and enjoy the fantastic convenience and fun a tablet device can offer. This new addition to the range adheres to the consumer need of an affordable but functional gadget with advanced spec. It’s great for everyday use whether users are watching video, sending email or catching up with friends and family through social networking and email.”



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Brandish Christmas List #5 Disgo 9104 10inch tablet

By Stefano on November 15th, 2012

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.




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