By Stefano on October 12th, 2012
Every now and then a very interesting bit of consumer electronics slips under the radar. It is usually a fairly cheap device from a no name brand from the far east which miraculously not only works brilliantly but offers outstanding value for money.
And one device that might just be about to join that rather short list is the M010S a £60 tablet from NAPTC. It sports a 7inch screen and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a A13 1.0 GHz CPU, a Mali 400 MHz graphics processor and a 5 point multi touch capacitive resolution 800 x 480 screen. It packs eight Gigabytes of storage – which can be upgraded by a MicroSD card – and comes with a 0.3 mp camera and access to the Google Play store.
Just to offer some perspective the cheapest Kindle Fire at £129 has a slightly faster processor, a higher resolution screen and all the Amazon integration, but the differences aren’t huge. The Nexus 7 at £159 is also fairly similar though it runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and has a superior screen and better camera.
Now there are a few seven inch Android tablet devices around with a similar set of features. Few however come close to the M010S ‘s give away price.
More importantly the device is currently going down a storm on Amazon. The last time I looked it had 4.5 stars and 35 reviews mainly rave reviews. Here’s just a couple. If the distributor has been writing them they have certainly been working very hard! Actually read the reviews and given the details they go into they certainly seem legitimate.
Overall an utterly amazing piece of kit for the price, I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good small tablet but is unwilling to fork out for a more expensive branded model.
For the price paid, I’m very impressed with this tablet, regardless of any small issues that have presented themselves to date. I’ve actually ordered two!
The company selling the tablet, Wendy Lou, seem to have a good reputation and they also offer many more NAPTC tablets including one – the M009S which sells for £39.99.
As for NAPTC, well who knows… It appears to be a Chinese company that specialises in cut price tablets many of which are sold via Amazon.
So has anyone actually bought a M010S? Does it match its billing? is it value for money? Should Amazon and Google be worried?