A handful of folks have managed to get their hands on the new Augen GenTouch78 Android tablet which is selling for $150 at KMart. For that price, I don’t think anybody expects an iPad-like experience. But the tablet has a 7 inch display, 800MHz CPU, and runs Google Android 2.1. It sounds pretty decent for the price — on paper at least. But what about the actual user experience?
YouTube member MrJn7 has posted two videos looking at the tablet. Although the GenTouch78 is clearly made of pretty cheap plastic, it actually looks pretty nice. It even comes with a carrying case to protect the display.
On the other hand, the tablet seems a bit on the slow side, and the resistive touchscreen isn’t quite as easy to use as the capacitive multitouch displays you find on most Android devices. Fortunately it does come with a stylus.
The keyboard looks very large on the 7 inch, 00 x 480 pixel display. But you have to press pretty hard if you want to type with your fingers, or use a stylus to enter one character at a time.
Scrolling in the web browser looks a bit jerky on some pages, but pages load reasonably quickly. The YouTube video player seems to work well over WiFi.
You can check out a few hands-on videos after the break.
via Netbook News