Chinese tablet maker Onda has unveiled one of the first tablets featuring Allwinner’s new quad-core processor. The Onda V972 is powered by an Allwinner A31 chip which features 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores.
The tablet also features PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics with support for HD video, 3D graphics, and high pixel displays. That’s a good thing — because the Onda V972 also packs an iPad-like 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display.
Onda’s new tablet also packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, front and rear cameras, and an aluminum case. There’s also a microSD card slot for extra storage.
It runs Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but there are already plans for an Android 4.2 software updated. The 9.7 inch tablet weighs about 1.4 pounds.
The Onda V972 should be available from the sort of shops that ship Chinese tablets to the US soon. It’s expected to sell for about $240.
I just received my Onda V812, the 8 inch version with the same configuration. Just to comment that with its 6000mAh battery, the tablet only could last be normal usage for around 4 hours. The manufacturer gave a very generous estimation of its battery life. Other than that, the table is an excellent product. Graphic performance i would say is better than i expected.
MS Surface is not the problem as it is not mainstream. People who want to buy it really have to go out of their way. However, this has the same retina display and size as Ipad but the price is almost half of ipad.
It sounds pretty sweet to me even thought it might be a bit lacking in CPU power.
The continuing disparity between the price/performance package of Chinese phones/tablets Vs. US would seem unstable. How long will we continue to pay $600 for a MS Surface?
M$ Surface is an overprice piece of DOG S**T. Windows 8 sucks and is unusable.
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