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7-inch Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet deal

7-inch Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet deal at eBay

7-inch Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet deal
Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet
Some time ago I promised to update you on any great deals that we come across while surfing the web. Today I am sharing a tablet deal that I saw at eBay UK. The deal is for 7-inch Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet which is offered for just £48 which looks like a very low price but lets take a look at the specifications of the tablet at see if it is worth the money:

Processor Boxchip Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 CPU
Processor speed: 1.0Ghz
Display: 7-inch capacitive touch screen 
Display resolution: 800x480 
Memory 512MB DDR3
Storage space: 4GB
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n
TF: Support Micro SD / T-Flash, Max 32GB
Battery: 2800mAh
Camera: Dual camera(0.3 front, 1.3 back)
Mouse & Touch Pad: Built-in touch pad, support USB Mouse
I/O port 1x video output interfaces  1x DC power supply
1x micro USB OTG           1x HDMI
Power adapter: 110V-240V Input,5V DC Output, 2A
Speakers and Mic: Audio build-in dual stereo speakers; External Microphone; Built-in Monophonic Recording
Image formats support: JPG,BMP,PNG,TIFF
E-book: Support TXT,PDF,CHM,HTML,PDB,UMD,FB2,etc.
Supported software: Facebook,Youtube,Android Market,Google broser,Google map,Gmail,Skype,MSN,etc 
Games: Angry birds,3D cards,etc.Apk format games supported(Could be downloaded from Android market)
Video play: RM,RMVB,AVI(H.264/H.263),MOV,WMV,MP4,ASF,3GP,TS,etc.
Audio play: Support MP3,WMA,WAV,APE,FLAC,AAC,OGG

As you can see this 7-inch Allwinner A20 Cortex A7 tablet doesn't offer any impressive features and specs but I have seen much worse for this kind of money. One of the nice features here is the latest operating system Android 4.2.2 which does a great job for most tablets.
You can find this tablet at the Daily deals section where plenty of other tablet deals are available.

I would also recommend you to take a look at the Best cheap Android tablets 2013 selection. Another tablet that is very similar in specs is the Freelander PD10 7-inch Android tablet.

Excelvan ET701 7-inch Dual SIM Android 4.1 tablet

Excelvan ET701 7-inch Dual SIM Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet with GPS, 3G, TV Bluetooth and WiFi


Excelvan ET701 review

Excelvan ET701 is another cheap tablet that we are going to discuss in our Test and Review blog. This 7-inch tablet or as some may call it phablet is a very strange mix of cheap hardware and very good connectivity options which even include a TV reception and built in TV antenna. In this review we will take a look at the main features and specifications of the ET701 and explain why you should/shouldn't buy this tablet.

Display

The 7-inch 5-point capacitive touch-screen has pretty high resolution (compared to other cheap Android tablets) of 1024 x 600. The tablet itself is powered by an average performing MTK 6577 Dual Core Cortex A8 processor and has very low RAM of just 512 MB. Honestly, I hate it that there are still manufacturers offering their brand new tablets with 512 MB of RAM. I would rather pay $10 extra and have noticeably better performance. I really don't know what is the point of putting so many efforts to make a tablet functional and different from the rest in the segment and than put it RAM volume which was OK some 5 years ago but in today's standards it is a real joke.




Connectivity

Anyways it is not all bad things that we are going to say about the Excelvan ET701. This 7-inch 'jewel' has very good connection options including built-in GPS receiver, Bluetooth version 2.1, WiFi connection and 3G. I can definitely say that including the 3G connectivity is one of the big selling points for the tablets in this segment. And here comes the other thing that really annoys me about tablet manufacturers these days - how is it possible that top brands like Samsung, LG, Asus, Acer and others offer their brand new top of the line tablets without 3G connectivity or putting it is an option. Whoever thinks that there is a good tablet without 3G connection is totally lost.

Tablets are meant to be portable computing devices with excellent communication options which will allow you to enjoy media and run your business on the go. It is just ridiculous that Samsung offers their wonderful brand new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets with 3G as an option but not as standard. I mean, come on Samsung, get your sh...t together and offer cutting edge technology, other ways brands like Prestigio will kick you off the first place in tablet manufacturing.

Excelvan BT-1009B Android tablet

Anyways, lets get to our Dual SIM Excelvan ET701 which also has some other advantages like the built TV tuner and... antenna. Yes, this tablet has built-in antenna which extends to get you better analogue TV reception.

Battery

The 3000mAH battery of this Excelvan is not the strongest in the segment but will definitely last for couple of hour of active work.

Excelvan ET701 has two cameras on board - one 0.3MP front-facing camera and a 2.0MP rear camera which also has an LED flash. Of course these cameras are only good for video chat and stuff like that. If you want to take some nice photos during your trip in the coutryside you will probably be better whith any $40 Nikon point and shoot camera rather than with any of these two cameras.

The operating system that comes preinstalled in the Excelvan ET701 is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and this is definitely a very appropriate OS for such tablet.

You see that no matter how small the Excelvan ET701 is, it really has some interesting things to offer. What impresses me most is the variety of connection options that the manufacturer managed to put in this relatively small device. What really disappoints is the fact that this tablet comes with 512MB of RAM which as I already said is pretty low.

Price

And of course as you all may guess all this tablet excellence (...just kidding here) comes at a price and it is pretty reasonable. In UK the Excelvan ET701 7-inch Dual SIM Android 4.1 tablet can be found for around £95. I guess in other locations it will be offered around $140-150. You can easily buy this tablet from eBay and Amazon or some other online shops as well.

I would also suggest that you take a look at two other very interesting Android tablets - Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo and Sanei N10.

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Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1 released (2014 Edition) - price and specs


Samsung started deliveries of the 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Note SM-P605 (2014 Edition)











Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1

Recently Samsung released their latest top of the line 10.1-inch tablet Galaxy Note SM-P605 2014 Edition and the deliveries for many locations around the globe have already started.



 

Features and specs



What is impressive about this new tablet is the hardware that is under the hood. The SM-P605 has some hardware specs that you would usually expect from a powerful desktop but not from a stylish portable device - 2.30GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16-64 GB of storage capacity and great connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0 с A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and GPS receiver. Of course 4G LTE is also available here (GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ support).


Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1 looks like any other 10-inch Samsung tablet, made of high-quality durable plastic with very good grip and leaves the impression of a solid made product.

The display of the SM-P605 Galaxy Note is another impressive feature of this tablet. The Super clear LCD capacitive multi-touch display has resolution of 2560 x 1600 which is class-leading.

Another thing that leaves a very good impression is the quality 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash on the back of the tablet. You also get another 2-megapixel front facing camera.











Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1 white
Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note white

Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1 has very strong battery with 8220 mAh capacity and very good battery life of around 10 hours of active use and very long stand-by time.

The operating system used in this tablet is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which does a great job on powerful mobile devices and is still preferred over Windows 8.




Samsung SM-P605 Galaxy Note 10.1 measures 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm and weighs around  550 grams.

Price





The price that was announced earlier this year was around $650 for North American customers and around 550 Euros in Europe. In UK this tablet is going to be released for around £450-500 and the sales are expected to start at the end of this month. Samsung SM-P605 will be offered in two color choices - white or black.


You can also take a look at our Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tablet review.

Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo 8-inch Android tablet full specs andvideo review

Full specifications and video review of the 8-inch Android tablet Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo

Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo review
Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo 8-inch Android tablet


Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo is an affordable dual-core Android tablet with 8-inch capacitive screen and some good features and specs for a tablet from this price segment.

For me it is quite strange how from an average computer accessories brand Prestigio managed to become one of the biggest tablet manufacturers. Prestigio tablets are usually quite cheap but they also offer some high-end models competing with the very latest models of the top manufacturers.

Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo sits somewhere in the middle, it is neither cheap nor expensive. Considering the 1.50GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and 1GB of RAM the price of just under $200 seems quite reasonable.

What we noticed in recent months is the fact that tablet manufacturers are producing more and more of their top models to be smaller than 10-inch. It seems that the downsizing trend didn't only affect car engines but tablet sizes as well (yeah, this information is quite irrelevant but still I felt like I needed to share it...).

So now lets review some of the main components of this 8-inch tablet.

Display
The 8-inch capacitive multi-touch screen of the MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo has resolution of 1024x768 which again sits somewhere in the middle of this segment, it isn't very low (same as the iPad mini) but definitely far from the latest Asus Google Nexus tablets which has amazing IPS screens with great pixel density.


Memory and storage space
Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo has 1024MB of RAM and 8GB of storage space. You can add more data with additional microSD card - this tablet supports memory cards of up to 32GB.


Connections
 This 8-inch Android tablet has fast 802.11b/g/n WiFi connection for easy and fast access to the Internet but unfortunately the wireless capabilities of this tablet end here - no 3G connection (needs external dongle), GPS or Bluetooth are present in this tablet. What we have here in addition to the WiFi connectivity are the MicroUSB and miniHDMI ports.


Battery
Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo has a 4700 mAh Lithium Polymer battery which is good enough for 120 hours of stand-by time and around 5-6 hours of active usage.


Other
As additional features the 8-inch  MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo offers 0.3MP front-facing camera and a case which is specially made for this model.


OS
Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but there is option for upgrade to better performing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Tablet dimensions
Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo measures 203 x 153 x 11 mm and weighs around 490 g.

Prestigio MultiPad 8.0 Pro Duo video review

You can also take a look at one of the cheaper Prestigio Multipad PMP5080B 8-inch Android tablet review and our selection of Best cheap Android tablets for 2012 and 2013.

Sony KDL-32R421 32-inch HD LED TV

Price and specifications of the cheap 32-inch LED TV Sony KDL-32R421

Sony KDL-32R421 review
Sony KDL-32R421 32-inch HD LED TV

Sony KDL-32R421 is one of the cheapest 32-inch LED TVs from Sony's model line and it is mostly going to be offered in countries of Western Europe and Asia. The key features of this affordable TV are the very good design and build quality, the nice picture and good connectivity options. All these make the KDL-32R421 one of the best purchases in the segment. 

What makes the difference between the Sony KDL-32R421 and the other competitors in this class is the fact that this TV doesn't look like it is something cheap and on the bottom of the company's model line. It looks like it is build to last and to make good impressions even before it is turned on. The quality hard plastics, thin panel, small frame and solid metal stand are something quite rare in this price segment but the KDL-32R421 offers them as standard. 

Another big advantage of the KDL-32R421 is the good picture quality it offers. With maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 it doesn't have Full HD support but for most users this HD resolution is more than enough.  The 100Hz Motionflow on the other hand takes care of the smooth transitioning of dynamic video content like action movie scenes and sports.

The sound provided from the Sony KDL-32R421 is also on a very good level. The two 8W stereo speakers are pretty loud and support Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse. These are definitely some of the better speakers in this price segment.

Plenty of connection options are available in the Sony KDL-32R421: RF in, 2 HDMI, HDMI PC In, SCART in (without Smartlink), USB, Composite video in (Hybrid w / Component), PCMCIA in, Analog audio in, Optical Digital Out, Audio out, Headphone, Video Out (SCART) are all present in this 32-inch LED TV.
  
The price is the key selling point for the Sony KDL-32R421. You would normally expect such good piece of technology to be more expensive than its direct competitors. But it isn't and that is the main reason why the KDL-32R421 is out of stock in most stores. Even without Full HD, 3D or Smart TV functions this TV managed to become a real best seller and that is quite an achievement for 32-inch HD LED Sony TV priced under 300 Euros.

To see which are the best devices in this category check our best performing 32-inch LED TVs for 2013 selection.

GoClever TAB TERRA 90 9-inch cheap Android tablet

Price, specifications and review of the cheap 9-inch Android tablet GoClever TAB TERRA 90











GoClever TAB TERRA 90 review
GoClever TAB TERRA 90 9-inch cheap Android tablet


GoClever TAB TERRA 90 is a cheap 9-inch Google Android tablet with average specifications and low price tag.

When you take a closer look at the tablet and all of its performance you will probably notice there is nothing impressive about this tablet - neither its hardware nor its looks are class leading so it seems like its biggest advantage is the low price.


Design and looks

The GoClever TAB TERRA 90 is definitely not bad looking tablet. Its design reminds us of some of the earliest models of Samsung Galaxy Tab. The tablet itself is quite thin but the large frame that surrounds the display makes it look more like it is a 10-inch display rather than anything smaller. The white plastic back of the TAB TERRA 90 looks sturdy and offers good amount of grip when holding the tablet.

The build quality is OK but far from the top manufacturers.


Hardware specifications

The hardware performance of the GoClever TAB TERRA 90 is provided by the 1GHz Cortex A5 processor (InfoTMIC iMAPx15) and 512MB DDR3 RAM. I don't need to tell you that these are not going to be enough for good multitasking and you can forget about heavy video applications.

The storage space is 8GB (MLC NAND flash) but you add more with additional micrSD card - up to 32 GB.


Display

The 9-inch capacitive 5-point multi-touch display of the GoClever TAB TERRA 90 has very low resolution of  800x480 and 16bit colors.


Connectivity

With this tablet you can easily connect to the Internet thanks to the fast WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) connection. Unfortunately GPS, Bluetooth or HDMI connectivity are not present here so the GoClever TAB TERRA 90 scores very low results in the connection options category. What you have as an alternative is MicroUSB OTG.


Battery

For a 9-inch tablet the GoClever TAB TERRA 90 doesn't have the largest battery - with 4000mAh capacity it lasts for some 4-5 hours of work time.


OS

By default the GoClever TAB TERRA 90 tablet comes with Android 4.1 which is one of the better operating systems out there when talking about cheap tablets.


Extra features

Here we can point the fact that this tablet has 0.3 MP front-facing camera which is good for video calls. You can also add 3G connectivity with optional external 3G dongle.


GoClever TAB TERRA 90 tablet dimensions: 238 x 147 x 12 mm, Weight: 0.496 kg


Price

As I already said this is one cheap tablet that doesn't pretend to compare with the big brands in this class. You can find this tablet for around $100-120 which is considered a low price when talking about 9-inch Android tablet.


As an alternative I would recommend you few other cheap 9-inch Android tabletsUltraTab Jazz C9259Freelander PD60-A and the Tab 9 tablet.

Acer Aspire V5-573G laptop review

Acer Aspire V5-573G laptop price, specifications and review












Acer Aspire V5-573G laptop review
Acer Aspire V5-573G


Acer Aspire V5-573G review - this is one very capable laptop from Acer's V5 laptop series which offers high performance in a compact size and very competitive price. Acer Aspire V5-573G is also recommended as entry level gaming laptop thanks to its powerful NVidia GeForce 750M video card.
Actually the Aspire V5-573G is very powerful laptop. Thanks to its Intel Core i7-4500U processor and 8 GB of RAM this laptop achieves great performance figures. The space for storage is also massive - 1 GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD. This laptop can be also find with optional 128 SSD drive for additional storage and better start up time.
One of the best features in the Acer Aspire V5-573G laptop is the 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED-backlit anti-glare (matte) display which is an option for most Acer V5 laptops but here we have it as standard. This display has supports resolutions of up to 1920x1080 and is significantly better than the basic LED screen of the V5-series laptops.
And in addition to the good display you also get built-in HD webcam with mic in the top-middle of the screen frame.
The fast Core i7 processor, powerful NVidia GeForce 750M graphics and the gorgeous IPS display make this computer one very capable compact gaming machine.
The connectivity options in the Aspire V5-573G are also pretty good. This laptop has HDMI port, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, RJ-45 (LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps), VGA, 3.5mm audio out, microphone in and Bluetooth 4.0.

Acer Aspire V5-573G also has a very good set of stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4 which provide nice, clear sound, especially for such compact 15.6-inch laptop.

The battery of the Aspire V5-573G doesn't have very large capacity but it holds charge for more than 4 hours thanks to the power saving options and energy efficient hardware.
Acer Aspire V5-573G usually comes preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit operating system but you can order it with different one.

As I already mentioned the price for all these mighty hardware is very good. This laptop can be found for around $1100 for the US market and around 800 Euros in Europe.

I personally think this is one very good laptop which is definitely worth the money. Acer Aspire V5-573G is a solid build machine with very good performance which is also quite suitable for gaming laptop thanks to its fast processor and good graphics card. It can also be found in few different color choices including the popular metal silver and titanium black.

Acer Aspire V5 laptop unboxing - video

I would also suggest to look at the rest of our laptop reviews and learn more about the latest products from this segment. You can also take a look at one of the Acer's V3-series 15.6-inch laptops Acer Aspire V3-531 which is significantly cheaper.

Prestigio MultiPad 3270 Prime 7.0" Android tablet

Prestigio MultiPad 3270 Prime cheap 7.0-inch Android tablet


Prestigio MultiPad 3270 Prime is one of the cheap Android tablets that caught our attention thanks to the very high ratings among its owners. It seems that no matter the low hardware characteristics this 7-inch tablet is performing very well among the numerous competitors in this price segment.


The hardware offered by the MultiPad 3270 Prime is nothing special. The tablet is powered by a not very fast 1 GHz Cortex-A8 single-core processor and has 512 MB of RAM. I know I have said it so many times before but anything less than 1 GB of RAM is making the tablet practically useless for a very large number of customers. But lets not forget this is an extremely cheap tablet so we shouldn't expect any cutting edge technology.


One good part of this tablet's specifications is the fast 802.11b/g/n WiFi connection. There is also a Micro USB port for additional connections.


The space for storage in the Prestigio MultiPad 3270 Prime is 4 GB but you can add more with additional microSD cards (up to 32 GB).


The 7-inch capacitive multi touch screen display is also nothing special. It has resolution of 800x480 but is pretty responsive for a tablet of this class.


The 2500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery is the strongest feature of this tablet. It holds charge just few hours of active work before it needs recharging.


As I said the price of the MultiPad 3270 Prime is pretty low. You can buy this tablet for around 80 Euros which seems like a good deal for a tablet with such low specifications.


You can take a look at few similar items: Nurvo NURVO7DCBColorfly CT704 Book.

GoClever TAB R76.2 7-inch cheap Android tablet

GoClever TAB R76.2 + KB cheap 7-inch Android tablet with keyboard - price and specifications











GoClever TAB R76 review
GoClever TAB R76.2 7-inch cheap Android tablet




GoClever TAB R76.2 is a 7-inch cheap Android tablet which can be bought with keyboard included in the package (GoClever TAB R76.2 + KB).

This tablet doesn't have any high-end hardware parts and that is why you shouldn't expect any spectacular performance from it. GoClever TAB R76.2 is powered by 1GHz Cortex A9 RockChip 2928 single-core processor and has only 512MB of RAM. The storage space is 4GB but you can add more with additional microSD card and expand it with up to 32GB of memory.

GoClever TAB R76.2 has 7-inch capacitive 5 point multi touch-screen display with maximum resolution of 1024x600 and 16 bit colors.
What is impressive about this cheap Android tablet is the fact that it has two cameras on board - one front and one rear 0.3 MP camera.
Another good feature of the TAB R76.2 is the fast 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connection which makes connecting to the Internet quite fast.
As for the other connection options that are available in this tablet, you have MicroUSB OTG, Mini HDMI and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The 3000mAh li-polymer battery of the GoClever TAB R76.2 holds charge for around 2-3 hours of active work time.

GoClever TAB R76.2 tablet dimensions: 191 x 140 x 10 mm
Weight: 0.288 kg

Price
You can find the GoClever TAB R76 for around £60 for the GoClever TAB R76.2 + KB version which comes with keyboard and case.

GoClever TAB R76.2 unboxing video




If you are interested in cheap Android tablets than you may want to take a look at the UltraTab Jazz C9259 or the very capable and yet very affordable Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 tablet.

Sony KDL-32W600A 32-inch Smart HD LED TV price, specs and quick review

Price, specifications and review of the 32-inch Smart HD LED TV Sony KDL-32W600A

Sony KDL-32W600A review
Sony KDL-32W600A 32-inch Smart HD LED TV

Sony KDL-32W600A review - today at our consumer blog we are setting our attention on one of my favorite 32-inch HD LED TVs on the market. Currently this TV is one of the best buys in its class. It offers everything that you may need for great TV experience - awesome looks, great picture quality, plenty of useful features and extremely competitive price tag.
Sony KDL-32W600A is great value for money because for the price of under 400 Euros you are getting TV set from premium manufacturer with proved qualities. We all know that right now Sony, Samsung and LG are the top sellers of LED TVs and that is all thanks to the quality LED panels they produce. The good picture quality is a major priority with every new TV purchase.

As I already mentioned the KDL-32W600A offers great picture quality in HD resolution of 1366 x 768. But it is not only the looks and the good picture quality that impress in this TV. It is also quite functional and thanks to its built-in WiFi connection the Smart TV functionality is a really joy to use. I myself had my first experience with Sony Smart TV interface on the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 and if I had to be honest I needed some time before I get completely used to the way menus and functions are managed. After a while it all looked intuitive and the some of the complicated sub-menus made sense.

Like many other Sony LED TVs the KDL-32W600A also has very good set of connection options including 2x HDMI, SCART, USB, Component (Y/Pb/Pr), Composite, PCMCIA, analogue audio in, Optical out, Audio out, 3.5 mm headphone jack, HDMI PC, Ethernet, D-Sub and... OK probably I have missed one or two, but I guess you get the idea - this TV is fully packed with ports.

The sound quality offered by the Sony KDL-32W600A is also on a very good level. This TV has 2x 5W stereo speakers with Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse support.

Basically I think the Sony KDL-32W600A is an amazing TV for the money and I doubt if you can find anything better at this price. So in case you are not big fan of 3D and you don't need the excellence of Full HD picture quality than I would strongly recommend you to get one of these awesome 32-inch HD Smart LED TVs.

You can also take a look at few other affordable 32-inch TV sets like the Sony Bravia KDL-32R420ALG 32LN575S and also our best 32-inch LED TV for 2013 selection.