I had very well-managed expectations for this sub $200 tablet based on ARM architecture and a Linux operating system from a Chinese company and sold through what we thought was a very strange reseller in China. I’ve unboxed the device and I’m feeling quite pleased. Keep your own expectations in check though because this isn’t a UMPC. Think of it as an internet connected gadget, and you’re on the right track.
The unboxing video is below but if you want to know more, tune into UMPCPortal Live at 2030 CEST where I’ll be going over the device with the cameras on and you’ll be able to ask questions.
One or two notes before you watch the video:
- No flash support. (It’s not available on ARM-based devices yet)
- Bluetooth is not included.
- Video playback quality and performance is very poor
- Screen brightness is reasonable (not for outdoor use though)
- OS is in English
- The device is silent and there’s not even a hint of warmth
- This is not a productivity device (relatively slow compared to X86 UMPCs)
- USB keyboard worked on first attempt.
Thanks to Eletroworld.cn for shipping it over. (We paid the normal price with EMS shipping, a total of about $230, through Paypal after emailing Eletroworld and asking if we could place an order. There isn’t a shopping cart capability on their site.)
Update: We’ve recorded a full 2hrs of testing: