I didn't believe the previous unfavorable reviews so I decided to make a purchase.
PRICE (3.5 Stars): The price was a good deal (after 2 weeks of use, not so much). Bought it last month when the retail price was still $89.98. I had to pay extra for CA E-Waste Fee Tax at $6, Sales Tax $7.18, for a total of $103.16. Now, the retail price is down $79.99.
ORDER & PICKUP (5 Stars): Ordered it on a Sunday evening and was available for Site-to-Store pickup by Tuesday afternoon. Kind of surprised since typically that takes 5 business days, so that was great. Hate to pay extra for shipping when it can just be picked up at Walmart just a few blocks away. Remember to keep that receipt given by Walmart associate just in case!
TABLET AESTHETICS & ACCESSORIES (5 stars): Open the sticker sealed box and it reveals the new tablet, protective pouch, professional earphones, ac adapter, USB OTG cord, USB cable, and quick start guide; all separately bagged, all glossy, brand new, and no finger print smudges.
HARDWARE SPECIFICATION (3.5 Stars): For its price range, a 1 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 7-inch 16:9 WVGA widescreen, and 4GB Hard Drive Size is a good deal.
CONNECTIVITY (4 Stars): The WiFi 802.11 b/g/n setup was easy, and connection was surprisingly stable at 20ft from wireless router. Tested the miniUSB port using the supplied USB cable to connect my laptop & was able to copy pictures & audio MP3 collection with ease. Same miniUSB port can be used with supplied USB OTG cable to connect external keyboard. The HDMI port can connect to an external HDTV display. It's a shame, it does not come with HDMI cable.
ALDIKO eREADER APP (1 Star): The pre-installed version of Aldiko Book Reader does not work. This is well documented on online forums. The fix is you have to uninstall it from Settings/Apps, then download the recent version using GetJar. Other than that hickup, the eBook reading is surprisingly convenient since it just involves swiping your index finger from page to page.
TOUCHSCREEN: (1 Star) Not that resistive touchscreens are way inferior in comparison to Capacitive Touchscreen, but this model's resistive touchscreen is so unresponsive and inaccurate. For example, when you go to Settings and attempt to click on Apps, it would open the selection above (Battery) or down below it (Accounts & Sync), but not the one in the center you're trying to select, which kind of perplexed me. Later, you'll discover that it's not just on the Settings.
ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD: (1 star) When you begin browsing, that's where the problems become more evident. If it were working correctly, a slight tap on the address bar or username login field should bring up the On-Screen Keyboard. But that's not always the case. I tapped the center blank field, slightly to the top/bottom/left/right, tried with my pinky/index, more pressure/less pressure, quick tap/longer tap, it seems to work by luck. Also, the double-tap feature for zooming in/out is unreliable. It's exasperating. Though inconvenient, I had to use the USB On-The-Go (OTG) cable, plug an external mouse to click on the field and then the On-Screen Keyboard comes out. By the 2nd week of use, my index finger so sore with the unwieldy touchscreen and the use of external mouse so impractical, that I had to return it.
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