Let me first by saying, Not worth It! Advertise as inexpensive and for beginners, yeah the inexpensive part its true, but even for beginners it could be very frustrating. Look elsewhere such as the Google Nexus 7 or the Samsung Tab 4 – 7inch version. The Idea Tab A1000 is very poor product to begin with and do not waste your hard earn money on this tablet at all! The most frustrating part about this product is the slow processor (1.2 GHZ Mediatek 8317 Dual Core) running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The operating system is not bad at all, but running on this device is useless. Let’s begin, and review this product starting with the specifications:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 7 inches display
- MediaTek 8317 Dual Core 1.2GHz
- Processor Brand – ARM
- 8 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
- Computer Memory Type – DDR2 SDRAM
- 8 hours battery life
- 03M front webcam
- Wireless – 802.11bgn
- 1- USB 2.0 port
- Item Dimensions LxWx 7.80×42 x 4.70 inches
- Hard Driver Interface – Solid State
- Dolby audio enhancement – speakers
As the above specification mentioned, let’s go over them and go down the list of what I think.
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean considers being descent operating system in the android family features like notifications, Voice Search, and Android Beam. It also speeds up performance? Not in this device! With the combination of the processor and the operating system, I would greatly disagree. It runs extremely slow with the navigation sliding movement and multi tasking. Driving me up the wall and getting frustrated as you continue doing anything. The max screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, enough said! Judge for yourself.
- Between the flash memory and the 1GB RAM memory are not worth looking into comparing to the Google Nexus 7. It should be a standard with any 7 inch tablets with at least 2GB RAM with 1.5GHZ quad core speed and performance. But, with 8MB with the ability to add up to 32GB more with a MicroSD card not too bad.
- 8 hours battery life – do not push your luck. Get 4 hours if you’re lucky.
- Crappy webcam camera and front side only, hey I can see myself! Do not even bother using this tablet as a camera; it does not have the capability!
- Wireless – supports (bgn) it works well.
- 1- USB 2.0 port. Old technology, better than none.
- The dimension – Ok, but too much bezel.
- Solid State – Hard drive. I like!
- Internal speakers – I was surprise, it actually sounds good. Listening to ESP on Tune In app was delightful.
Overall, keep your money and move on to a better tablet device. Spend fifty or a hundred bucks more is worth it and search for a tablet driven device such as Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy tab or even a Windows Surface. For now, I just keep this tablet for my alarm clock and listening to my ESPN games on Tune In. Let me know what you think, and thank you for reading!