Hi there, like our A1CS X220 review today we are reviewing another budget entry level Android tablet. Today is the turn of the Tabtech M010S 7″ Android tablet.
This is a great tablet for those looking for a compact machine that is easily portable but has all the processing power you need. Those on a budget with a need for an extremely portable Android tablet need look no further. The 7 inch screen is large enough for all applications, watching movies, and surfing the ‘net.
Tabtech M010S Tech Spec
Let’s look through the technical details of the device. I’ve already mentioned the 7″screen which is a resistive LCD touch screen with a 800 X 480 pixel resolution. The resistive touch screen is never going to be as good as the one on more expensive devices but we found it did a great job at responding to our gestures and found little issue.
It has the Google Android 2.2 operating system build in and all Market place apps will work on this device. You will have access to the whole Android market such as Facebook, youtube, BBC i-Player, Hulu, Twitter. The Dolphin internet browser is included and will run all sites including having Flash 10.1 installed. So you can view some sites on this device that you cannot view on the ipad ! Take that Apple !
The Tabtech comes with 2GB onboard out the box and can easily be upgraded to a max of 16GB with additional SD card. This makes moving data to and from the Tabtech easy and fuss free. No messing around with specific software such as i-tunes. You can just upload any movies or music you want ! Speaking of music; the speaker in the Tabtech M010S are not the best, it produces a pretty loud sound but we would recommend you plug in a set of good headphones.
The Wi-Fi connectivity is the 802.11 b/g type and not the latest type. However, we found it will work with majority of Wi-Fi hubs with no issue. The range is pretty good too. You won’t find any GPS on this device but at this price point you really shouldn’t be expecting it.
At this price of £69 (approx $112) you really are getting a lot of functionality for your money. Great ebook reader with Kindle compatibility, great internet browser, great for movies click here to grab it at Amazon
Some more testimonials from users around the web…
“This device is very stable and keeps my Wi-Fi connected almost all the time. The user interface is similar to the usual Android, although there are some nice enhancements from my other. The Kindle app, YouTube app and all others installed on this device work perfectly and having a proper working Android Store is a huge bonus. If you use the Dolphin browser, pr-installed on my device, then the Flash 10.1 works perfectly on the sites I have visited, BBC news, Sky News etc” Robert Wilcox – Amazon.co.uk
“This pad can fit in a wide pocket, is light, and can be held in the width of the palm. It uses a modified software ROM called ‘singularity’ and has both flash 10.1 and the full market. This device has a bright resistive type screen.
With my Broadband, the Wifi connects very well in all rooms of my house. I can watch BBC iplayer and BBC news. Beat that Ipad!!! Angry birds plays smoothly. Screen image quality is quite good and with so many free online HD wallpapers.. the screen always looks interesting. As an e-reader this pad is great. Because of it’s light weight it can be comfortably held up. “Documents to Go” is pre loaded so you can read and edit word and excel. That is a real goody. Stephen Sinclaire – Amazon.co.uk
“Tabtech M010S 7″ 2GB Google Android Tablet PC – 2.2 Android Tablet – Flash 10.1 – WiFi , Touchscreen, Epad, Apad, Genuine UK Android Market, Youtube, Angry Birds and Amazon Kindle App I am a first time tablet owner and I think this is great value for money, I bought it to go abroad with so I didn’t have to cart My huge heavy Laptop with Me. I am not brilliant with ‘gadgets’ but I can’t put this down, I couldn’t find a few of the things pre installed, but a quick email to the Seller (Wendy Lou…who I would recommend to All) it was soon explained (what a Numpty I am) there is so much to play with I’ll be a happy bunny for quite some time.” Jan – Amazon.co.uk