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OK for price
on December 4, 2012
Biggest problems with this is the resistance touch screen. Very hard to get exactly the right pressures for clicking. That means on a web page where everything is clickable, it messes up when you try to scroll the page and thinks you double clicked.
I solved it by buying a cable and cheap keyboard/case $8.00 to use the arrow keys on the keyboard when I need to scroll and can't use the screen.
Also doesn't have the Google play store. Most apps can be gotten elsewhere, Amazon or slideme.
I have tested connecting to USB flash drives, usb hub, usb keyboard and all work OK. Have tried the hdmi video output, and it does work, but rather clunky and difficult to make the switch to local screen vs hdmi output. Both won't stay on at the same time, so you have to guess on the local screen where to touch/click while looking at the big hdmi output screen.
It has youtube, gmail, email, facebook apps and more. Can find more online and the download install seems to work fine.
I added a Nook and Kindle app as well as another generic book reader app and they work fine. The Internet connection is easy and although a little slow, it is OK for most things.
I haven't crashed it yet after several months of use. Both my son and I have one. He uses it as a book reader and likes that. I use it for portable access to the internet and my activities there.
I bought mine at a major discount store that was offering it for $40 after rebate. Heck of a deal. If I had to pay $100 or more, I might look for one that had a camera included.
I added a 32 gb micro SD card--works fine. The sound is not very high, but with earphones it is fine. The battery lasts 2-3 hours in full brightness and wifi on.
It is not terribly bright screen, but for indoors it is fine.
Youtube works OK, maybe just a slight bit slow, but mostly fine.
Have no trouble connecting wifi at public places.