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    AINOL Novo 7 Paladin 7” Android 4.0 tablet.

    Hi, there is offer for the above at RM399 each and I'm interested in getting one. More for surfing and emails than actual work, something that the whole family can share when we are away on holiday. Would someone mind giving an opinion on this? In case there's a catch to it since it's so cheap.
    Many thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by xinrong View Post
    Hi, there is offer for the above at RM399 each and I'm interested in getting one. More for surfing and emails than actual work, something that the whole family can share when we are away on holiday. Would someone mind giving an opinion on this? In case there's a catch to it since it's so cheap.
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    You get what you pay for. Since it's so cheap, I think you won't be happy with it. The graphics and other things like screen resolution should be inferior compared to the higher priced ones. Worse, it may break down the moment the warranty expires, if you're lucky, that is. Spend a bit more and get a reliable tablet. That's my take on it.

    Happy tablet hunting!
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    Thank you very much for the advice. The only word I understand from the whole title is only the word 'tablet'....I thought if it's viable, my kids would like it but if I have to pay more, then it's enough that they can continue with the PC

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    any kind soul here has experience with amazon kindle and wanna provide their feedback? it's at least half the price of ipad, tablet market share wise a distant 2nd from ipad, so should not be that bad kua if they can sell that many ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xinrong View Post
    Hi, there is offer for the above at RM399 each and I'm interested in getting one. More for surfing and emails than actual work, something that the whole family can share when we are away on holiday. Would someone mind giving an opinion on this? In case there's a catch to it since it's so cheap.
    Many thanks..
    Ainol is quite a decent China brand tablet although not in the same class as Huawei. It is still much better than those 'no name' China brands. Ensure that the Ainol Novo Paladin you are buying has Android market/Play Store installed on it. This Paladin tablet is based on MIPS architecture and it's drawback is that a large number of android apps cannot be installed on it. There are workarounds and news is that newer firmware updates as they are rolled out will solve this incompatibility problem.

    For around $150 extra you can get yourself the Ainol Novo Aurora which comes with IPS (in plane switching) screen just like the iPad 2 ie to say a high quality screen especially suited to watching movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clfoo View Post
    any kind soul here has experience with amazon kindle and wanna provide their feedback? it's at least half the price of ipad, tablet market share wise a distant 2nd from ipad, so should not be that bad kua if they can sell that many ...
    The Kindle is actually meant for the US market. Amazon will not let you purchase a lot of stuff if you are not in the US. Of course there are ways and means to hack it like having a US address etc so you can access the Amazon market. If you are familiar with such things as jail breaking etc the Kindle Fire is a good buy otherwise not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc0 View Post
    For around $150 extra you can get yourself the Ainol Novo Aurora which comes with IPS (in plane switching) screen just like the iPad 2 ie to say a high quality screen especially suited to watching movies.
    Thanks very much for the feedback, I'll have to consider this even more carefully now due to probable addiction now that I can know one can watch movies on it. In case I cannot prise myself much less the kids away from it

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    There are 2 type of touch screen used in tablet pc like this. If you are owner of any smartphone like iphone or Android phone, those screen are "captivate" touch screen, which is reall "touch" screen, I mean its response by just lightly touch. Other type of touch screen is the old technology touch screen, which need some pressure force to recongnize a touch, those cheap tablet pc usually cut cost by using this old tech touch screen, beware! A lot of apps including games require sensitve captivate screen to work well, you will almost certainly regret if you own a non-captivate touch screen whatever pad.

    My best advice is, don't buy it online, you need to touch and feel the real thing to satisfy before you purchase.

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    Burntan may be mistaken. the word is not "captivate". when one reads in browse mode, ie glancing and not registering, one would pick up the wrong word.

    The real word is "capacitive" - read about the types of touch screen technology here. You only need to focus on the 2 most common technology used which is capacitive and resistive.

    By the way, I do not work in the electronics industry, so correct me if i am wrong ... capacitive touch screens are also sensitive to varying levels of pressure, unlike what burntan said. I think most smartphones and touch pad devices now use capacitive technology

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    Thank you kwchang for the correction, yes it should be capacitive. However I do not agree that most of the pad out there are capacitive screen, only those branded are, most cheap pad are not using capacitive

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    if the screen is resistive (the other technology), you will be unable to make the gesture swipes - such as pinching to reduce or unpinch to enlarge the screen view, 2-finger swipe to scroll, etc

    The gesture movements and also the mouse movements only work in capacitive touch pads. Resistive pads are fixed point sensors, so it won't be good for track pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    if the screen is resistive (the other technology), you will be unable to make the gesture swipes - such as pinching to reduce or unpinch to enlarge the screen view, 2-finger swipe to scroll, etc

    The gesture movements and also the mouse movements only work in capacitive touch pads. Resistive pads are fixed point sensors, so it won't be good for track pads.
    Yes, yes, or you can safely say that they do not support multi-touch. If you play angry bird on a resistive touch screen pad, you will be one who angry.

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    You have to prioritize your needs and budget first before purchasing any gadget. Don't buy it because there is so much hype about the gadgets launched in the market.

    For my family, my wife uses a Samsung N150 with N450 chip 10 inch netbook (for reading emails, net surfing and Skype chat with our daughter in LA), I use an ipad2 for reading pdf and epub ebooks, checking mail, net surfing and reading news with Flipboard. Its touch screen performance beats all the other tablets I've come across. I even bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 briefly but ditched it for the ipad2 as it lags a lot. The Super Amoled display of the Samsung tablet was disappointing. For serious work I use an ASUS A43S Intel core i5 laptop. My son uses a DELL Alienware X51 Intel core i7 gaming PC for his games. My eldest daughter uses an ASUS 12 inch Eee PC 1215B notebook which serves her needs as a journalist as it is very portable yet powerful enough. So, your needs determines the gadget you want. Most tablets don't give you a very satisfying gaming experience ..get a SONY PSP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clfoo View Post
    any kind soul here has experience with amazon kindle and wanna provide their feedback?
    No point comparing the Kindle Fire (KF) to the iPad. The iPad is more up market, trendy and less pocket friendly. The KF caters to the budget conscious folks who just want to have some portable multimedia entertainment at a more affordable price.

    Just remember that the Kindle Fire lacks a camera, GPS, compass, bluetooth, fine motion control (needed for some games), hardware volume control buttons and an expansion port (which is a huge limiting factor as you only have about 5 GB of user storage available in a KF). However, rooting a Kindle (which is QED) allows you to create your own private `cloud' service at home.....so a bit of DIY tinkering can improve matters. On the other hand, IMHO, the KF has a better build than the iPad (and it's lighter too).

    If you do enjoy reading books like I do, then forget tablets and get a proper ebook reader such as the Kindle, Nook or Sony ones with e-ink displays. There's simply no contest.

    Back to the main subject matter: forget the Ainol Novo Paladin. Go for the Aurora which marc0 suggested and just maybe you'll be happier for a year or so more.

    But then you may want to take a look at the Lenovo A1 too.

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    iPad 2 price dropped about RM300 from original.

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