Liliputing Ainol NOVO Elf II Android tablet giveaway

The Ainol Novo 7 Elf II is a little tablet with a long name. The 7 inch tablet features a relatively speedy 1.5 GHz dual core Amlogic AM8726-M6 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.

Ainol Novo 7 Elf II

Other highlights include HDMI output, a CPU mode tool that lets you adjust the tablet for performance or power savings, Android 4.0 software and support for the Google Play Store.

On the other hand, this tablet has one of the worst screens I’ve seen on a 7 inch tablet. It’s an 800 x 480 pixel display with awful viewing angles. The screen also seems to scratch very easily. I’ve had a tablet sitting on my desk for a few weeks, but I’ve barely touched the thing — I haven’t even bothered to login to my Google account, and it already has some visible scratches.

At least the tablet does support multi-touch gestures including pinch-to-zoom.

I’m not sure I’d recommend spending money on this tablet. But you may not have to — because we’ve got two to giveaway for free, thanks to the folks at W2Comp, which sells the Ainol Novo 7 Elf II for $130.

This weekend we’re going to give away the model I already opened, so expect a lightly used device with a few scratches. The unopened model will be included in a future giveaway as part of the Liliputing 2012 Holiday Giveaway.

Inside the box you’ll find the tablet, a capacitive stylus, a USB charging and sync cable, and a small pouch that you can slip over the tablet to try and protect it from scratches.

How to win: Leave a comment by 5:00AM, 12/03/2012

You can enter to win simply by leaving a comment below. Just make sure I have a way to contact you. If you use your email address, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to login to Disqus in order to leave a comment, that should work.

Entries must be received by 5:00AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, December 3rd, 2012.

Here’s the normal-font print:

  • This contest is only open to residents of the continental United States.
  • Please leave only one comment on this post. You’ll be disqualified if you leave more than one.
  • Winners will be randomly chosen from all valid entries.
  • Winners have 48 hours to respond after they’ve been selected. If we don’t hear back from you, we will choose another winner at random.
  • Writers for Liliputing and their friends and family members cannot enter this contest.
  • If you’ve won another Liliputing contest in the past 30 days, please let someone else have a chance. We’ll toss out your name and draw again if we find a repeat customer.

Thanks again to W2Comp for supplying Liliputing with this Ainol Novo 7 Elf II.

  • Elizabeth Beach

    Thanks for yet again another awesome giveaway! Great work guys!

  • dr. burro

    Bad screen with large fonts => Gift for the elderly?

  • UIW

    Please give it to me!

    Would make a great present for my son.

  • Matthew Walicke

    Ooh, ooh, pick me, pick me!!! I’m loving the giveaways (but I’d love it even more if I won).

  • Jacob Ivener

    What the heck. My kids can use it if I win.

  • Polo Fion

    Thx in advance 😉

  • Earl Cameron

    want this prease…

  • David Pullen

    Commented. Please contact fb if I win. Thanks

  • Valentin

    Perfect for either a kid or an elderly person ( low resolution for the screen)

  • Tim Grossner

    Count me IN!

  • Vince McEveety

    I’m a giver…. gimme gimme

  • web

    Gift for the elderly? iquailfy and win then – yes.? bad screen and all

  • Paul Son


  • jb82

    please please please!

  • Lonnie Preis

    i am in

  • ganeyvim

    Never had the wiinning ticket

  • John Ruschmeyer

    Me Plz…

  • tnook

    Thanks for everything

  • jakespop

    Cool little device and would be great entry into world of tablets

  • KT

    Free is always good.

  • Thomas T. McLean

    Tablets are so hard to get in Canada…

  • DancesWithRobots

    Your review might be poor, but if I happen to win it for free. . .

  • Dragomir Stanojević

    Why not 😉

  • Sam Scholten

    I have two school-age kids, I can NEVER have enough tablets!!

  • Guest

    I’ve been trying to buy an Ainol Novo 7 fire/flame – similar specs but with an IPS 1280*800. Sadly, my order was cancelled because there is a shortage on the screens. This would be a great consolation prize!

  • Sabin Alexandrescu

    Throw it my way pls :)

  • Jae Sang

    Any love for Canada??? If so, here here 😀

  • djm

    The Ainol Novo 7 Fire/Flame is similar but with a 1280*800 IPS screen. I had one on order, but it got cancelled due to a shortage of the screens. This would be a fantastic consolation prize!

  • Miguel Galindo

    hey, hey, choose me, im here!! hey, hey hey… XD

  • Ismail Bagci

    Looking forward to getting a great deal!!!!

  • Cuzmo

    pick me, pick me!!!!

  • B J Books

    Nice looking tablet even with the screen shortcomings. I’m interested in winning it.

  • Clive Chang

    come on lucky me!

  • Ofen

    I want to participate

  • bootstrap

    Sweet Tablet

  • Ionut Colceriu

    I’m in.

  • Don Johnson

    bring on the scratches

  • gary louie

    it’s worth a try!

  • pszab

    I’D LOVE IT 😀

  • Shawn

    Sure, why not!

  • ron k

    i’ll give it a try.

  • Alicia Pont

    Looks like something interesting to try. Better than not having one at all. :)

  • aiden9

    I’d appreciate it. =)

  • Aaron Nash

    Sounds interesting, I suppose a dual core 7 inch tablet with a capacitive screen must be worth a quick comment.

  • Johnathan Dickinson

    These competitions are awesome!! Fingers crossed for this one! (FYI I have a residence in Conneticut although I’m currently in the UK)

  • Eric Chudzinski

    Hat in the in ring for this funky elf thing. Better odds than the lottery by far!

  • Mobile1

    A nice gesture Brad, giving this stuff away.

  • Tifany Oslin

    Oh yes! This would be fun to play with!

  • w_sabillon

    I’ll cross my fingers to get this one!!!

  • Bryce Schmidt

    The successor to this tablet was the Ainol Crystal, which had a much better screen. I think that tablet is soon to be replaced, so this one’s pretty old now. Still, I’d take it if it’s free.

  • Raziel

    Would be a good gift for one of my siblings!

  • john4228

    Looks like a sweet little tablet. Count me in please.

  • RatMaster

    would love to have it for traveling…Ill take a shot a it…see if I can do anything with it

  • Ernest

    Would enjoy using this tablet.

  • Jacek Bajor

    I am in.

  • eljefe62

    I can use it hooked up to the TV.

  • Gregg Jones


  • Jim Wilkins

    Ok, I’m entered. My kids would love this should I be lucky enough to win!

  • Daniel Gamboa

    This time only for USA? I don’t mind paying the shipping if that’s why it’s not open Worldwide, I hope you count me in

  • Norton Peabody

    I’m sure I could find a good home for this little gizmo…..

  • markntravis

    I would like this tablet.

  • Carlos Vargas

    I imagine it’s US only because of the battery, USPS has banned shipping batteries intercontinentally, which I imagine Liliputing is using to ship said devices.

    Also, I’m throwing my hat in, I would have liked to win that MK802 II but this tablet would be nice too.

  • Coach B

    This does look quite fun. I’m in.

  • omar b

    ill take that tablet off your hands

  • PsstPsst Psst

    Oh Yeah! Count me in!!

  • frank

    me me.. I want one!

  • David Garver

    it would be fun to experiment with…

  • chris615x

    I would gladly accept this tablet from you.

  • George

    Microsoft said they may have entered the tablet biz too late. Ya think?

  • Dyanna Engle-Bayer

    ive been wanting something like this to read ebooks on for a while but can never quite afford one.

  • jvs

    would love to finally try a tablet

  • srirams

    I’m in.

  • Omkar

    I am in for this…!!!

  • Rohith Meethal

    I like to have this tablet . ! I am not from US but I can handle the shipping cost :)

  • Kendrick Curry

    I never win :(

  • kanglin yao

    This is gonna be a good chance.

  • MDFanatik

    Great! Want to see some scratches! I’m in!

  • Julien Ouy

    I wish me best luck

  • David Li


  • drjayphd

    I love the sort-of complimentary review (the “yeah, I guess I could see why people would want it…”) for this tablet. I’ll put in for this, on behalf of all the tabletless.

  • cjeep


  • kfish

    verry interrestink. but exciting

  • ARXD

    Pick me, pick me! I will pay shipping – Please!

  • Dan Pollack

    contest entry

  • Herb Taylor

    Thanks W2Comp and Liliputing!! I’ll enjoy this very much when I win!!

  • Xin Wang

    I want one. Better luck this time. Fingers crossed!

  • 1stkorean

    Please cnsider me in this drawing…

  • Paul David Olson


  • Onyros

    I’ll pay for shipping (gladly!) :)

  • charting

    I’ll take it off your hands. Probably runs circles around the Pandigital Novel that I have currently…

  • ImperfectLink

    Bliggity bliggity…

  • The One

    Call me Santa, but I wan’t my own elf. I’ll pay for shipping from the North Pole if need be. Thanks.

  • David Clarke

    Sounds like a great carputer conversion option :)

  • Romain Lenglet

    Interesting small tablet…

  • Dale

    Interesting that it’s dual core but has lousy resolution. Maybe it’s intended more to be used with the HDMI, kinda of a super-sized version of an Android stick/box.

  • Kathy C.

    I love these kinds of drawings!! And thanks for all your info and recommendations!!

  • rvrickv

    Can this run Winddoes 8? JKJKJKJK

  • Jonathan Urbanus

    What’s going on?

  • MikeB

    Count me in and thanks for the great stick PC reviews!

  • JSchudel

    Very nice. Thanks.

  • Mark Holder

    Count me in!

  • Adrian

    Looking forward to winning this and keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Steven Baumann

    Hope I win!!

  • jimrin

    One comment.

    PS. You shouldn’t hold it against me that I was one of the co-winners of the $588 million Powerball lottery.

  • Manuel Martinez

    Hope I win 😛

  • Felipe V

    Hello, is this thing on?

  • phreon

    Not sure this will replace my broke touchpad but ….

  • aBikeLife

    I’ll take it!

  • De

    what the heck, we could use that at work (library) to demo ebooks. It doesn’t take much to demo ebooks.

  • Dennis Franco

    Good Luck to all!

  • Jason Emerton

    I’ll gladly accept this gift.

  • mwhitacre

    just what i wanted

  • DetroitTech

    I’m in! Thanks.

  • Mike Bamberg

    I want one!

  • zdanee

    So this time no option for paying shipping cost for non-US residents? If there is, please consider this my entry :)

  • Howard Truesdell

    I think Robots Stole My Luggage…….

  • Adrian Fita

    Count me in too.

  • jim

    yes i’m in as well

  • Sacha Vaca


  • Bill Smith

    Count me in, please.

  • Matt

    Would love this

  • Nicholas Tarnowsky

    I’ve been interested in checking out one of these generic tablets

  • Timothy Higgins

    It ain’t Powerball, but the odds are better. I’ll give it a go.

  • Nicholas Tarnowsky
  • Sergey Udaltsov


  • cpuken

    This would be a nice Christmas surprise…. for me!

  • David

    I’m in

  • lomar311

    I’m in, thanks. Keep up the excellent work on this site. Saved me some hassles

  • Richard Murphy Jr

    Please throw my name in the hat. Thanks

  • Genesis Elizabeth Giffen-Pears

    connected with facebook… high hopes!!!

  • stephen Lee

    it’s not 580 mil but its also free to enter. Thanks!!!!

  • sudros

    I’ll give it a go.

  • mjamus

    Thank you,

  • Fadhil Harun Mansor

    Want it.

  • Brett Peugh

    yes, please

  • zubair ashraf

    Another try this time I am keeping my finger crossed

  • Vouty

    Fingers crossed!

  • lemmingMuppet

    Count me in

    Fingers crossed

  • Jeremiah

    I would love this tablet. Let’s do this thang.

  • Chaitanya Chandel

    Interesting tablet. I’m in too!!

  • E. B.

    I’d love to get my hands on this great tablet. With the right rom, one’s experience can be amazing.

  • Harry Noche

    Ainol Novo 7 is already a capable tablet. It can perform several tasks. And I don’t mind the few scratches. I hope I’d be chosen for this. Thank you W2Comp and Liliputing!

  • Lauren Garrett

    I would love to have a tablet! I’m pretty jealous of everyone that has one! lol

  • John Pendleton

    Great Idea!

  • Gabriel

    Here we go

  • Guest


  • Benjamin Ortiz

    Time for a new project. Count me in…

  • Jariggs


  • Matías Ferrero

    Me Me Mee!!!

  • Yat


  • eldon

    give me one

  • nickj7

    Winning would be wonderful (no probs with posting to Canada)

  • Mike

    Third time lucky?

    • Brad Linder

      Hey Mike. I’ve tried to contact you twice using the email address tied to your Disqus account, but no dice. You were randomly selected as the winner — so hit me up using the Liliputing contact box with your address, and I’ll ship you the package.

      But if I don’t hear from you by the end of 12/5/2012, I’ll have to pick another winner.

  • Michael

    Thank you, Liliputing…

  • Dennis

    i’m willing to pay the shipping cost to canada. thanks

  • qpx


  • Joe Cardinale

    Got to be in it to win it.

  • Miloš Klimko

    Back in the game

  • Ermete

    Chose me, chose me! P.s. i’ll pay the shipping cost

  • Phissith Ottha-Hekenon

    Yeah,lets win!!


    I am paying shipping to UK Thank you .

  • Neil Bowden

    Count me in, I love ainol 😉

  • josh rose

    ill take a byte:)

  • Debbie

    I would love to win 😉 I am willing to pay for shipping to Europe.

  • galvann

    Count me in, nice tablet :-). Great idea with giveaways – cheers mate.

  • RoboTackle


  • man0000

    A new try to make one giveaway comes to SPAIN.
    THANKS again…

  • petterdvt

    Howdy, my lady and I are expecting a baby soon. This tablet looks like the perfect little tool for the kid to learn and play. Greetings from Norway

  • spyb

    who won the mkII? Good luck to everyone for this one

  • strider_mt2k

    Gotta put in for this one.
    I hear it’s pretty good.

  • Commerce

    I would like to have one. I can pay for shipping.

  • Carlos Marcelo de Oliveira Ste

    I wanna use this ainol. (I pay $20 or so in shipping costs to Brazil)

  • flcommuter

    please pick me :-)

  • tbonedeals

    Why not

  • Webster Griffith

    This tablet may not be the best but it certainly would make a great gift for a kid. If it scratches too easy it could be left connected to the TV for a media center. Thanks Liliputing.

  • James O’Shea

    An elf at Christmas will be helpful.

  • jfb9301

    I could use one of these

  • Petra Wulf

    I would like to test this device. Greetings from Germany

  • Joshua Blackburn

    Baby needs milk…. Or a free tablet will work

  • Michael Badger

    Consider my name in the ring for this.

  • jon


  • Szilárd Németh

    Likely! P.s. i’ll pay the shipping cost

  • Walt johnson

    Count me in also

  • Neo Gibson

    Looks like an interesting little tablet – 1 gig of ram is unusual to see in a tablet from a lesser known manufacturer – ususally they only give 512 megs or less

  • Rolf Dobbelaere

    With or without scratches, i would take care of this tablet like it was a .. tablet! It would be supernice to win one! :)

  • Zarfan

    Hope to win this ,

  • Adam Dubinski

    Count me in!

  • Juan Camilo Rozo

    I would like to win it :-)

  • otis

    once more into the fray……..

  • Alleyn Harned

    Yup, im in.

  • kliu0x52

    Be nice to have something to tinker with.

  • Nahie

    I’d like to try it out.

  • David Brink


  • Christensen143

    Count me in!

  • Blorph Mcgugu

    Me too

  • joey sustello

    Easiest entry ever,

  • jwandjo

    I wouldlike to be considered, Thanks John

  • c-los

    Merry x-mas never had a tablet please send me this one

  • Jj

    Hdmi… Cool!!!

  • Sean Wang

    New Tablet Plz

  • Dennis Lewanowicz

    I’m Game once again.

  • Rich Ro

    Always wanted some Ainol!

  • Kyle Rajel

    Pick me!

  • Steve Lukshides

    Better odds than Powerball! Good luck everyone…

  • pmisisco

    Yay! Thanks!

  • Bojan Djuric

    looks like a nice tablet.

  • tobiwan

    Tablet looks like something one of those elves might leave under my tree…
    Would make a great web surfing/e-reader tablet for sure.

  • Radovan Smieško

    yes, please

    Yay! Thanks!

  • Mac Cody

    I wouldn’t mind winning this either!

  • Narmer

    Pick me please!

  • poorboy

    my children (12 of them) need it for school, we don’t have money to buy our own,,or food or clothing,,sniff-sniff

  • Christmas spirit

    send it to me before you dot another I ,Brad Linder

  • Gary Smith

    need it! I WILL break it, but I need it until then.

  • sheepfish1

    Yes Please!

  • binhquang1

    I can use it, no problem. Thanks

  • Clair G


  • htpcdude

    I would like this very much

  • sha_kuni


  • yourunexpectedbeauty

    I need it in my life!

  • Alastair Gilfillan

    I’ve my fingers crossed for a scratchPad!!! :-)

  • Charles

    Gift or gifted, elves such as these make the holidays brighter.

  • Andrew Santos

    Count me in.

  • bradley gillett

    Brad, no sob story here, just would be a great addition to the household..thanks for running the competition..

  • Neville Henry

    I’d love to have this tablet. it’s lousy screen is made up for by the hdmi output.

  • Ostin7

    Yolo ill take one,so I can watch the hunger games

  • Ostin7

    Yolo ill take one so I can watch the hunger games.

  • Dan R

    Oh wow. I almost bought this thing last year, but then I saw the resolution… I’d take one for free though.

  • amanda

    this is awesome i would love to win!

  • Ali Mehdi

    and for my next trick, i shall pull an elf out of my hat!

    ready to pay delivery!

  • orangecrayon

    don’t have a tablet yet!

  • imutau

    yes please!!

  • Chris

    This would be useful.

  • Richard

    Yes, please! @secristr

  • Scott Dunn

    This tablet would be a great change of pace from the old homemade scarf or long pajamas!

  • verybiased

    Count me in!

  • Timmymac

    Hi Brad, thanks for doing this giveaway. Liliputing is one of my top sites (along with Mobiputing and Slashdot).

  • Andrés Muñoz Gutierrez

    I’d love this to use it as a e-reader for college! 😀

  • Teikies

    Count me in

  • Shae Rich

    I want to enter! The reviews aren’t that good but I’d still try it.

  • zviivz

    Yes please. I’ve been a good boy. Really! Honest!

  • Chuck Cochems

    COmment. :)

  • Ken Brown

    Ooh, yes please!

  • Joel Adams

    A tablet to replace an old cheap ebook sure would be nice!

  •égory-Péruchon/100003607264350 Grégory Péruchon

    I would love one!

  • Hopite

    Really sounds nice.

  • Roy Beaulieu

    I love reading your reviews of even the lower end tabs. Now that you’re giving them away, I hope to see fewer people complaining as to why you bother. Some of you all suck.

  • Hermann Eckel

    Would be nice to get one

  • FourthDr

    Love your website! great stuff on small pc’s. I could use some swag 😀

  • Tom Costello

    I’d rather not spend any money on this either.

  • Wm Armbruster

    Count me in, although I doubt that I will be more than one of the count.

  • Gene Smith

    Hey this wouldn’t be bad as a little hackable unit, I’ll take a chance for it.

  • hankster0

    would be an interesting tablet…

  • Michael Thom

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Patrick Middleton

    This looks like a great device and a great price. My wife needs a portable device and this would make a great gift for. By the way…I really like this site.

  • jacob019

    Love the site, thanks for all your hard work. Could make good use of the tablet.

  • stantasy

    who would not post for a chance to win something? Hope I win!

  • patrick171x

    After you pick my name don’t forget to send it my way.

  • Right Ismight

    Everyone’s a winner at Liliputing.

  • Rick Northam

    I’ve been looking for an Android Tablet for a while now and believe a giveaway to be the fastest route to obtaining one! :-) Please put my name in the hat.

  • james1221x

    An Ainol sounds good to me. Is a Disqus account required to enter these drawings?

  • Otto

    Would be interested in a tablet!

  • Adam Littell

    me, me!

  • Cooper Tadd Jamison

    I’d love this Elf tablet! I tried a coby tablet once, but it was too Goblinoid (Goblins being the enemies of elves, obviously.) Having this would make battling goblins much easier!

  • gerald482x

    I’ve been wundering if these cheap tablets are any good, and this would be a great way to find out.

  • Paul

    That would be great if I won.

  • Michelle Hudak

    Scratches and all, I’d give it a whirl. Looks like a neat gadget and I don’t own a tablet…Thanks for the chance. shel704 at aol dot com

  • steve brown

    Would love to give this to my son for school.

  • Nicole Vosburgh

    Thank you for the chance! Looks awesome!

  • Nate Owens

    I wouldn’t mind a tablet for my bus commute from Denver to Boulder each day! Thanks for the great site, Liliputing!

  • eldon

    want it

  • Doug Fiedor

    Sounds like it could be a good book reader to me.

  • Dave Cornchips

    Thanks for the review.

  • ken2johnson

    Not sure I would ever buy this tablet, but I’d be foolish not to take it for free. :)

  • ScottK.

    Well, at least it isn’t a Coby or a Pandigital tablet. My Polaroid PMID701C running gingerbread recently bit the dust as the internal wifi antenna no longer can pickup signals at all. The screen resolution wouldn’t bother me either as my eyes haven’t seen anything higher than 800 by 480. I’m done buying cheap non Google branded tablets by cheap US companies made in china. I’m only going to buy from Chinese companies such as Ainol, etc as the quality is much better than most of the cheap US brands such as the Coby, Proscan, Polaroid, Uniden, Velocity cruz, Kocaso, Craigs, Sylvanias, etc. With Ainol I’ve heard that you get more bang for your buck and at least this tablet is dual core. Most of the US tablets under $200 are single core 1ghz allwinner a10s. Thanks for all the hard work you do in providing us with this wonderful site. I check this site daily for all the latest news in the world of android and mobile computing.. Can’t wait to see your future Ainol Captain review and possible giveaway…? hehe! By the way, I always find it funny how Chinese companies are able to release their tablets with the google play store whereas US companies except for Dopo aren’t google play supported, except if you hack them. If I won, at least I wouldn’t have to hack this tablet like the polaroid.. Will definitely be entering the Chuwi if I don’t get picked for this.

  • Tim Davies


  • liw71

    want it

  • John Cooper

    My Grand Daughter would enjoy iy

  • joebro

    I’d take that off of your hands.

  • Conrad Kreyling

    It would be a blessing even with the limitations. My wife and I wouldn’t have to share a reader! Thanks.

  • Mark

    Perfect for grandkids to learn on.

  • Adekunle Ferreira

    Would be nice…

  • ivanzzUK

    Count me in, Brad! :) The Elf looks great :)

  • eumaxx

    My mama said, “Ya cain’t winnit if ya ain’t innit.” :-)

  • Michael Gan

    The Ainol tablets seem to be the best of the Chinese tablets. Looking forward to testing one out! :)

  • Kevin Mai

    would be cool. Why does it come with a stylus?

  • louis

    always want to have my first tablet, could definitely find some use for it!

  • Josh Karwoski

    I would love to win a tablet, I really need to get one and catch up with the times!

  • Adam Ruining

    What’re you using to randomize the winner selection?

  • Nancy

    I’d like to win it for my daughter. Count me in!

  • Luis A Arroyo

    well this could be my triple perfect chistmas gift..the reasons are: my bithday, christmas gift and I need it for college…thanks guys of liliputing for share happiness to people on this hard times… greetings to all!!

  • Munnaza

    Thanks so much for this giveaway. This tablet looks like it’ll be an asset for school/traveling to NYC via train during my commute, and I’d love to win it.

  • Rajinder Singh

    count me in please………….

  • Richard Lloyd

    This would be a great tablet then for my younger kids to fiddle with an learn on. So count me in…Thanks for reviews and the giveaways!

  • Phu Tran

    Random comment!

  • Dingus

    If I win, I promise not to make fun of its screen to its face.

  • E Ong

    count me in

  • DigiDad

    Wish me luck!

  • Kyle Graeser

    Would be nice to have some tech..

  • Aussie Sean

    I purchased the Ainol Novo 7 crystal for my daughter and I’m very impressed. So yeah I would like to win the Elf II for myself and that way I will have a good excuse for my wife why we have 2 now Ainol Tabs in the house now

  • Bret

    Am I too late? Been enjoying your blog. Thanks for all the hard work.