ProntoTec Axius Series Q8 7″ Android 4.2 Tablet PC,HD 1024 x 600 Pixels,Cortex A8 Dual Core Processor,512MB/8GB,Dual Camera,HDMI,G-Sensor,Google Play Pre-load (White)

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  1. rpv says:
    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent tablet for all round purpose. Unbeatable price!, 21 May 2014
    rpv (California) –

    Customer Video Review Length:: 7:53 Mins

    ProntoTec 8 inch Dual Core Tablet is a very good value in price per performance This runs Android 4.2.2. I have been using for few days with no issues. Obviously you should know the feature set and use within the limit. I will go into the specifications and review based on my user experience. The clarity of the screen is great for watching videos and reading e-books. The tablets are fast becoming commoditized and it is great we are seeing such value budget tablets. Performance was smooth among this price point 7-8″ tablets I had used in past several months. As you can see in my video review, Temple Run Oz can be played smoothly and it has a buttery feeling. The tablet feels nice to handhold and the USB Host interface tops it all. Hand holding was easy, and the blue color is so vibrant it pops out!

    Most of tablets have ARM based processors. This makes sure all of the Apps in Google Play ecosystem are available. This has Cortex A8 Dual Core 1.2 GHz. The screen is 1024x 768 Pixels and has a RAM of 512 MB SDRAM. This supports a wireless and cellular with Wi-Fi (802.11 BGN) and Support for 3G Dongles. Settings page has a IMEI number already assigned. Tablet has 2 cameras – Front 0.3M/Rear 2M. Battery came for a good 5 hours with moderate usage. Battery usage really depends on how heavy you use the system. Overnight it drained very less. Mobile Networking was on by default. I switched off as I was using only Wi-Fi mode. I suggest you go to Settings and tweak things which are not required. Developer Mode was enabled by default. I turned it off. The capacitive touch screen was really good, some occasions I had to press little harder and at right locations, but pinch-zoom, highlight, Copy-Paste all worked very well.

    The tablet has micro USB Port, 3.5-mm stereo Headphone Jack, built-in speaker, microphone, micro SD card slot (upto 32 GB). Speaker was loud enough. IN a room, once I keep the tablet in a stand it was good. Speaker is on the backside, so you don’t want to lie this down on back as it will hamper the audio coming out.

    Android tablets are really customizable to your heart’s content. It is here where ProntoTec shines. Using a native Android 4.2.2, they have achieved something at a low cost. This can have a very wide reaching audience. In many countries, where affordability is key, having a tablet like this with Wi-Fi is a big boon. Imagine having entire Wikipedia at your fingertips for a child. I tried few educational applications on this. I consider this as a big hit with educators than gamers.

    I watched multiple video through few applications. Obvious first choice was YouTube. Was able to search and watch videos. Handholding is really easy given the weight of it. It was a colorful blue; no heat observed handholding the tablet. It is plastic, and buttons are made of plastic. For a kid, this is perfect also though the feature set is equally appealing to an adult. I was so enamored with low cost computers in late 90s and it seems I am reliving them with tablet. If you want to listen to podcasts/watch video then this is perfect. Just keep it in a stand and connect to power. See my video review to get an idea of what I am referring to.

    For a computer geek, it is a challenge to design something with minimal resources – screen resolution, RAM, storage, chipset. ProntoTec has designed a tablet with budget conscious customer in mind. Out of the box, it worked to my satisfaction given the specification and price. Once powered on, it directly came to a working condition. No need to setup account prior to using. I signed with wifi, the wifi router was in one bedroom. I configured in another room separated by two rooms. There was no issue with wifi signal. Once connected, I created a Google account as well. I generated a Application Specific password as I had 2 factor authentication. Once signed on, I updated applications like YouTube, Google Keyboard etc. I downloaded Chrome and browsed few websites. Listened to Audio / Watched Video. Out of the box battery needed a full charge. Initially without charge, I did a video stream and wanted to see how device shutdown. Sure enough it shut down as battery drained. Powered on after charging and everything was fine.

    I am impressed enough at the engineering for the price/value/budget it delivers. Cortex-A8 Processor is an ARM Cortex(tm)-A8 processor, based on the ARMv7 architecture, has the ability to scale in speed from 600MHz to greater than 1GHz. The Cortex-A8 processor can meet the requirements for power-optimized mobile devices needing operation in less than 300mW; and performance-optimized consumer applications requiring 2000 Dhrystone MIPS. This is from ARM specification. Pronto-Tec has pulled in many off the shelf components and assembled at a terrific value. I was particularly interested how it performs to streaming video. That is the golden test and it performed beautifully!


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  2. Cafenoir says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding product for the money. Great HD aswell and very light!, 22 Aug 2014
    This review is from: ProntoTec Axius Series Q8 7″ Android 4.2 Tablet PC,HD 1024 x 600 Pixels,Cortex A8 Dual Core Processor,512MB/8GB,Dual Camera,HDMI,G-Sensor,Google Play Pre-load (White)
    This product arrived extremely quick, in fact next day. Product has great display and offers an excellent option for people looking for a cheap product with good HD quality. The product was initially charged which was great. Whilst I haven’t as yet used the expandable option, the Kindle Google App reads well on this as does the text when it comes to browsing.

    My wife has a Kindle HD Fire and whilst here screen is better for reading at all angles, the ProntoTec you need to read head on. The touch screen is very responsive for games and for surfing.

    I got better colours when I reset the product to factory settings. The only bug bear, is the ability for Microsoft to recognise the device as a standard driver is not available. However if you download PdaNet, you can find the driver you need so you can add pictures, games and videos etc.


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