March 7, 2013 10:11:14 am
Tablet computers are incredible pieces of technology that have made our lives that much easier and more exciting. We have all heard of the iPad,Google Nexus and Samsung Tab,but many other high powered,portable devices from homegrown vendors are equally popular in the market. Take for instance,the ETAB XTRON from Lava International. This R6,499-a-piece portable machine features pretty good hardware and software and comes preloaded with enriching apps,making it a much-have device especially for those on a tight budget.
I have been using the ETAB XTRON for the last couple of days and take my word,this tablet computer can be a powerful resource for the personal life,work life,and even the social life,with numerous ways to improve upon and make social networking easier for all. From the inside,the tablet is powered by Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean,dual-core,1.5 GHz processor,that delivers fairly good computing speed.
It is also the first tablet in its price range to feature a 7-inch IPS screen with multi-touch display with a high resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The screen provides users with rich colours,great viewing angles and is readable even under the direct sunlight as it uses IPS (In plane switching) panel technology. The bright display combined with a easy to handle design makes the tablet ideal for reading books,watching videos as well as playing games on-the-go.
With a stylish and sleek design,the tablet has an aluminum enclosure that makes it sturdy and easy to hold. Its high resolution 2-megapixel front camera offers good picture quality. Given that multimedia is one of the most
demanded and used content on a tablet,Lava has incorporated support for various audio and video formats. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory,which can be extended up to 32 GB via a microSD card,making it easy for users to store all their content. It has Wi-Fi connectivity for easy internet access. And to power all of this,the tablet runs on a 3,500 mAh battery that delivers up to four hours of battery life.
Lava has tied up with various content partners for ETAB XTRON. Tablet users will get an entertainment package worth R2,000 free from Hungama.com as well as one month unlimited online movie package from BigFlix for just R1.There is also a free vedic maths package,discounts worth R4,000 from meritnation.com,a free career booster package and additional 20% discount from edukart.com. With Uahoy,users can also win unlimited prizes everyday through pre-installed apps.
When it all boils down,the ETAB XTRON is a decent performer in a supercharged market. It is sleek,light weight and easy to use. It can be a great buy for getting a new and fresh slate.
* Dimensions: 184 x 131 x 11.5 mm
* Display: 7-inch diagonal,1024 x 600 pixels resolution
* Operating system: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
* Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Cortex A9
* Memory: 1 GB RAM DDR3,and 8 GB internal
* Camera: 2 MP front facing
* Connectivity: Micro USB; Headphone Port; Micro SD
* Weight: 350 grams
Estimated street price: Rs.6,499
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