This 10-inch Android tablet has a quad-core CPU, 1920x1200 pixel screen, costs $213
0. phoneArena 13 Nov 2012, 07:51 posted on
Ainol is a brand name you've probably never heard before. That's because the Chinese company caters primarily to the needs of the Asian market. Needless to say, finding any of its products on sale in Europe or the U.S. is extremely unlikely, although one can always consider shipping one internationally as an alternative. But why would anyone want to buy any of the manufacturer's products at all?...
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1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Performance is not the issue with cheap Chinese tablets - they put the same HW into them - but built quality, support and warranty is, and you should pay the extra cost for a quality product with quality (local) support and quality updates.
At the end of the day, shipping, customs and taxes included you pay close to $300 to such a Chinese piece, and intercontinental shipping costs if something goes wrong and have to send it back (something usually does, charging, power leakage, screen bleeding, SW inconsistencies, updates issues etc.) - no, I'd rather buy a quality product for $400 I can 100% trust over something for ~$300 and hope nothing goes wrong.
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1211; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
or just wait a week and buy it from one of the billion us "based" ebay companies
10. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
im an asian and actually ainol isnt a bad tablet maker! its actually pretty good but not that good! very average! and not that good looking too!
but just wondering what is the processor... its not stated there! is it exynos or snapdargon or tegra?
but one thing for sure, for cheap 10" android tablet and trustworthy brand, better buy the nexus 10!!! i mean its nly $399 and it has already 32GB internal memory! i mean you'll spend almost same price if you want cheap tablet and you're in europe and US!
11. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
8 gig internal storage= NOOOOO!
1 gig of ram=NOOOOO!
2 MP main cam= NOOOOO!
Extra $ to deliver in U.S.= NOOOOO!
Name= BIG NO NO!
12. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
yeah!! me too actually!! im going for nexus 10!! i mean its very cheap but with amazing specs! why buy this kind of tablet which no one knows about this(in western market that is)!?
2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I own a 7 inch Ainol Media Player
1280 x 768 screen , dual stero speakers , HDMI out , micro SD slot , resistive touch screen for a price of about USD100 . Bought it 2 years ago and till this day it still works .
Cant say the same for my iPod touch 4G bought it last year and now the screen flashes white sometimes when you touch it hard .
Downsides : Its not what you call pretty , touch screen is pretty terrible you need to give it a big knock sometimes , confusing and laggy interface .
But i bet this tablet wont have all these problems
8. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
cut some slack 2 years ago for $100 lol
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1927; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I hear ya, but it's not like capacitive screens were brand new two years ago. Also, resistive means no multi-touch. That's a huge problem.
3. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Asus transformer infinity 700 is a lot better.
5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
The specs are impressive, and as above stated Chinese tablets are for the most part great performers. The only drawback is that when you start it up and get mesmerized at the super cool little gadget, you then realize there is no Google Play or the possibility to install it. Kinda like having a Ferrari that runs on some kind of non existent fuel.
6. ajac09 (Posts: 1211; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
except in this case it has the android market (going by the original webpage anyway says yes to android market)