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SpeedUp Promises Thinnest, Lightest Android 7.85" Tablet

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June 2, 2013 8:13:27 PM

I guess the 4:3 display is unusual for Android tablets, having the same res as iPad Mini (and iPad 1/2). Specs seems very 2010 now though, especially with Nexus 7 v2 coming out soon which is expected to have much, much better specs than this thing for about the same price.
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June 2, 2013 8:50:58 PM


    1. Screen resolution will be leap frogged in the next 1-2 months by the Nexus 7^2 and iPad Mini^2.
    2. Single speaker grill means it's gonna sound like poop. I have a Nexus 7 so this is a deal breaker on my next tablet.
    3. The $249 price is for WiFi, you're gonna pay more for the cellular version.
    4. The CPU is better than the current Nexus 7s CPU but will be leapfrogged in 1-2 months.
    5. The GPU on the MediaTek's SOC could potentially be good (if you play games) - Again, this could be leap frogged in 1-2 months.
    6. Last but not least: Jelly Bean 4.2.1??? Really guys. 4.2.2 is already out and 4.3 is about to birth!

What's SpeedUP's reputation for updating the OS on their hardware? Google/Apple/Samsung update regularly...
P.S. As an owner of a Nexus 7, and Apple products - The warranty and support is a huge selling point. Google (and Apple) has been amazing when I've had issues or when things have broken.
I have never heard of these guys and when your tablet goes belly up - Making one call to Google to have it replaced in a week is nice....
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June 2, 2013 10:53:57 PM

I'll pass, awaiting Nexus 7 v2 :) 
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June 3, 2013 12:07:01 AM

1 GB of RAM? Really?
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June 3, 2013 1:33:15 AM

No one is going to want to hold it and use it daily if it's too thin...IMJS.
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June 3, 2013 7:52:52 AM

sundragon said:
Google/Apple/Samsung update regularly...


with nexus and apple, fine. but with Samsung.... well my sgs2 is late for the ICS party for 6 months after its release, it even still waiting for the jellybean update... as a (former) flagship device, it is way too late to be called "regularly updated".
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June 3, 2013 9:24:10 AM

Enough of thin, my Asus transformer TF300T feels like its going to break when I hold it, I had to put it in a case to hold it comfortably. I will take a thicker pad with better battery, weight/thickness feel over a piece of paper tablet that crumples like paper!
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