Coby Kyros MID7015, Cheap Android Tablet
Cheap tablet PCs were almost impossible to find. The tablet PC used to be a luxury item for most people, but now you can easily find a cheaper alternative in the market. Introducing the Coby Kyros MID7015 – the budget tablet that has almost everything you want and need. This cool gadget costs less than $200 and offers great features for tech enthusiasts.
The new Coby Kyros MID7015 has been one of the most talked about gadgets since its launch. This tablet PC boasts a 7″ resistive touchscreen and is equipped with Android 2.1 operating system. The touch screen is not a multi-touch display and the performance may not be as good as the Apple iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but this product is the best in its class.
The dimension of the Kyros MID7015 is 7.5 x 4.75 x 0.48 inches, hence it is consider as a mid-size tablet. It comes with a stylus pen for easier control, but the screen works so well that you can select or scroll using your fingertips. The tablet is also equipped with a USB 2.0 slot, HDMI slot, earphone/headphone socket, and a microSD slot.
The Coby Kyros MID7015 uses a Telechips TCC8092 800 Mhz processor as its CPU. It comes with a 256 MB of RAM and 4 GB built in memory. The memory is expandable up to 16 GB using a microSD card. It runs Google’s Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, which is not a typical choice for tablet PCs. However, this software supports Flash that allows you to watch online videos and play online games.
What people concern the most about this tablet PC is its performance. It is true that the touch screen does not have high sensitivity, but its performance is better than average. The only problem is when you are selecting small links on the web browser. You cannot pinch your fingers to zoom in on the web pages, so you must use the stylus or your fingernail. When it comes to loading websites, it is slower than other tablets. It also does not run contents automatically. When you connect it to a desktop or laptop via USB, it will not ask you whether you want to charge it or mount the hard drive. You have to click the menu first and select the options yourself.
The Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android 2.3 Internet Tablet has designed from the start to be a highly affordable tablet without all of the bells and whistles offered by the higher-priced competition. Indeed, if one is looking at this as an alternative to the Apple iPad or even the Kindle Fire then one will have to adjust expectations to the features of the Coby.
The display on the Coby is limited to 800 by 400, which means that one might find a bit of fuzziness in some displays that require higher resolution, however, for most LCD uses; this resolution is more than adequate. This is also a more limited unit than one expects as its maximum memory can expanded to 4 GB with a microSD card, in addition to the built-in 256 MB of DDR SDRAM, which enables the basic operating system. If one is using the Aldiko eReader and an Amazon app, one should be able to store more than enough reading material to remain quite happy.
However, using the Getjar store and Jar built-in apps, one should be able to find either a good email app to use or one can find a good email/texting app from among the many available for Android devices. Interestingly, this is one of the first tablets that make use of a lithiu-polymer battery. This increases the power density-to-weight ratio significantly and means that one can run this device for quite some time before it needs a recharge. In fact, if one looks at the automotive world, one will see that lithium-polymer storage is being explored and used more and more by the world’s automaker as they move away from the limits of Nickel-Metal-Hydride and Lithium-ion. Lithium-polymer is an area whose surface has barely been scratched.
In a way, that makes the Coby an advanced device, even though its resistive touchscreen sometimes does need a stylus to access. However, for most applications, one can use a single finger to access an application. At 7.7 by 4.7 by 0.6 inches and 1.6 pounds, the Coby is not as light as other tablets on the market and, while it does offer a standard USB 2.0 connection and 1GHz processor speed, it is not made to be an expensive device. It’s made to be an affordable tablet/eReader, something in which it succeeds admirably.
If one, as noted, is looking for an Apple iPad, then a visit to the Apple store is in order, but remembers, one is locking oneself into the proprietary world of Apple for more money and with fewer apps available. Yes, the iPad has more memory and is lighter and larger, but, as noted, the Coby never pretends to be anything other than it is, a good, basic tablet for one who does not need all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive brands. (Source Ezine Articles)