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I found a website that sell Chinese tablets. Pandawill. We all know 99% of tablets are made in china anyway. Well they have this tablet

http://www.pandawill.com/ainol-novo9-spark-quad-core-a31-tablet-pc-97-inch-android-41-retina-ips-screen-2g-ram-4k-video-hdmi-black-p70925.html

Here for $240. The specs are identical to the Ipad 3 yet its $400 less. How are these tablets in general, can you use them in the USA just as you would an Apple or Asus or Samsung Tablet? WIll google play work. I mean for that price I am getting one for sure. Just not sure about how reliable they are....
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Originally Posted by falcon26 View Post

I found a website that sell Chinese tablets. Pandawill. We all know 99% of tablets are made in china anyway. Well they have this tablet

http://www.pandawill.com/ainol-novo9-spark-quad-core-a31-tablet-pc-97-inch-android-41-retina-ips-screen-2g-ram-4k-video-hdmi-black-p70925.html

Here for $240. The specs are identical to the Ipad 3 yet its $400 less. How are these tablets in general, can you use them in the USA just as you would an Apple or Asus or Samsung Tablet? WIll google play work. I mean for that price I am getting one for sure. Just not sure about how reliable they are....

Well, if the specs are accurate it will work just like a normal tablet. It should be very fast and the Play Store will definitely work. You don't need to be a brand name manufacturer to run Android. The only thing that would concern me are updates and built quality and durability.

You don't know what you might be getting in those areas.Things could be loose fitting or it could be perfect. Although that looks to be a more professional job than most Chinese knock-offs so it would probably be ok.
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Really you can't compare an iPad and an andriod tablet, or anything for that matter. They both run on completely different ecosystems. What suits your needs? Do you need andriod, or iOS? Will you be happy with an andriod tablet? that's a question you have to answer. You can't just say "specs comparable to an iPad". That tablet looks fine, if a A7 1.5ghz chip meets your needs, by all means get one. Although 2048 x 1536px on an andriod tablet really isn't the best experience, lag wise, but it should be usable. Looks like a standard russian rip tablet, good quality, but might be running a foreign language, or not have google play. Both things are fixable with a ROM flash.
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Their is a video review of it. Its looks decent. I may get this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlW8qUXJyYs
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I'd go for a used tablet from a major manufacturer before I go the China tab route. Specs might look good on paper but there are plenty of ways to cut costs. You should probably throw expectations of reliability out the window, too.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 2/3/13 at 3:05pm
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I've heard really good things about the Novo tablets before, it seems to be a decent tablet for the money from what I've read.
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I saw the pictures and they're all the same. That's one of the factors that scares me
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The SOC isn't a high-end SOC at all... It uses 4 low-power cores with a GPU that's not that bad but far from the best.
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I've heard really good things about the Novo tablets before, it seems to be a decent tablet for the money from what I've read.

Really? Most of what I read just say Ainol is ok for a China tablet. I wouldn't waste $250 on one. That's already close to the pricing of name-brand 10" Android tabs. Certainly within range of a used model.

I spent $150 for a Novo 7 Myth as a new toy to play with but if I actually needed a reliable tablet, I'd spend the extra $50 for a Nexus 7.
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what a weird name to call a product!
    
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