I decided to give up my netbook and join the millions that own a Android Tablet.It was tough for me, because having a normal keyboard, instead of a touch screen keyboard was one of the reasons I held back for so long.But that was until I saw the Ipad.It is 10 inches of glorious beauty.I am not much of a Apple fan, plus the price along with reasons like not being able to get to the battery, lack of a SD card among the few.Plus the price for an Apple Ipad is too much for me.So, I started my research on what to buy, fair price, and what it looks like on the outside, and the inside as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was my next choice, but the cost plus the price of being forced into a contract was too much for me. The Galaxy Tab is perfect for me, 1 Ghz processor, capacitive touch screen, brilliant colors, perfect screen size, plus it runs on Android 2.2.But the price that overpriced price was just too much for me.
My next search led me to a MID Tablet. A MID tablet stands for a Mobile Internet Device.It is smaller, cheaper, lower end processor, and usually has less RAM as well.I found a X5a, it’s from China.China it seems has a lot of tablets available.The main problem I found with the x5a, was the resistive Screen type, which I find less responsive, and also they don’t support multi-touch.I ended up sending the X5a back to China.
As I mentioned, there are two types of screens, capacitive, and resistive. Capacitive touch responds to your slightest command.No need for a stylus. Take advantage of a screen that actually responds to your touch like it’s supposed to.A capacitive touch screen panel is one which usually glass, coated with a transparent conductor.It reacts to the human body, when it touches the surface of the screen it results in a distortion of the electrostatic field in the screen. The feel is smooth, and the response is quick, plus you barely have to put any pressure on the screen.
A resistive touch screen have two bendable sheets covered with a resistive material and is separated by little tiny microdots.When there is contact from your finger, the sheets press together where the horizontal and vertical lines push together creating the exact location of the touch to the screen.This type of screen does not support multi touch, but a single touch.
So, finally after doing more research, and not wanting to put out $500 for an Ipad, or Samsung Galaxy Tab, I found a tablet that had a 7 inch screen, which I wanted, and had a capacitive touchscreen, a good processor and a decent amount of RAM, plus have asolid look and feel to it.The Elocity A7 tablet was the answer.
It is sleek, smooth, feels great in your hands, and has the power and performance of the Galaxy Tab, but runs faster.The key is the price.For such a powerful and functional tablet, the price was only around $300.It is remarkably cheaper than the Ipad and the Galaxay Tab.It has plenty of apps, and runs on the Android 2.2 version.
At first I was disappointed that I did not have access to the Android apps market, for some reason it wasn’t on there. However, after updating the firmware, they decided to fix that and some other issues that had surfaced.It’s a great tablet, and I may even consider getting the 10 inch version when it is available.It’s a great tablet, well made, runs fabulously, and well worth the price.I was surprised and pleased with my purchase.
Another great thing is the support that is out there for this model, not only on the product home page Elocitynow.com, but this forum also:
7-Inch Internet Tablet for Android 2.2,
NVIDIA Tegra II T-250, Dual ARM 9 CPU (1GHz clock speed) with 8 separate processors,
Capacitive Touch Screen,
4 GB Internal Storage,
Micro SD Card Slot upto 32GB,
1080p Viewing and HDMI Output for 1080p True HD Viewing,
3-Axis Accelerometer for 3D Gaming, Standard USB 2.0 Host,
3.5mm Audio Jack,
Wireless & Bluetooth™ 2.1,