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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2014
Received as a birthday gift around the holidays and I have used it every day ever since.

I am a bit of a techno-phile. I've been using computers since the days of parachute pants and the mullet. I have both Windows and Linux computers and have fully embraced the Android OS. I still cannot bring myself to spend the money required to own Apple products, so I cannot and will not compare this to an iPad.

What a handy device it really is! It's wifi ready, has a headphone jack, a mini-HDMI output, and it can be charged with either a supplied A/C charger or a micro-USB charger. Its 7” screen size keeps the whole thing manageable but much bigger than a phone screen. I think it’s an excellent balance of size and convenience. My wife can keep it in her pocketbook without feeling weighted down or feeling like it has taken over her bag. If I had to, I could keep it in the front pocket of a pair of slacks (not jeans, though).

Even a newbie Android user should be able to figure out how to use this tablet. Follow the instructions to fully charge the batteries before using without the plug. But I started working on it right away with the device plugged in. The Settings screen is accessible through the bottom of the screen and the apps list button on the home screen. Through Settings you can get to the wifi settings where you log in to your local network. I was on the internet in less than a couple of minutes. After a quick download through the Play store, all my favorite apps including IMDB, Accuweather, Firefox and more were immediately available. It also loaded my favorite games including 7 Little Words, Angry Birds and Texas Hold’em. To add a recent picture I took as my wallpaper, I loaded QuickPic to organize my pictures and Tonido to access all my favorite files from my home computer.

I asked for this tablet as a gift to provide two tasks, both of which it handles very well.

The first is to give me internet access - mostly IMDB - while I'm watching TV with the Queen. The wife and I love to watch TV and movies and we are always wondering where we've seen that actor/actress before. It works very well for just about any online access you will need. I’ve even used it in the kitchen to try a new recipe for banana bread.

The other task was to have an easily portable tablet available for when the Queen and I are running errands or on a road trip. I've installed the 'hot-spot' option on my cell phone so when we're out and about, we can easily log into the internet via wifi while driving or shopping. Our previous tools for that were either our cell phones (not as easy to see) or our laptops (too big and clunky for the car). This tablet provides the perfect balance.

Some downsides to the Y88 are the battery life and the availability of apps. My favorite weather app is WeatherBug which is not available for this tablet. Not sure if it’s the tablet or WeatherBug that’s at fault here, but I found a reasonable solution with Accuweather. There were a few other apps that I looked into loading and they were not available, but I’ve also found viable workarounds. The battery issue is not unusual for tablets, so no major complaint here. I’ve dug up some eBay sourced micro-USB chargers from around the house and have plugged them in where I sit with my tablet around the house and just operate ‘wired’ as necessary. Not that big a deal. We do the same in the car until we need to go wireless. Simple.

Overall, this tablet met all my expectations. Hope it does the same for you!
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55 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2013
My kids each received one for Christmas from their grandparents. Complete and total ripoff. The screens are awful. Once you get past looking at something that looks like a bad 3D view, you are welcomed to your own personal hell by network issues. It connected to my network no problem, but, only in appearance. It took 20 minutes to load cnn.com, and poorly at that. It constantly dropped connectivity and showed network "out of range" even when feet from the router. As a very tech savvy person I tried everything. Reset routers and modems, forgot connections and reset, even full factory reset. Same story each time on both tablets. Their customer service basically does not exist and I am returning. DO NOT BUY THIS TABLET UNLESS IT IS FOR YOUR WORST ENEMY...even then it's a pretty cruel thing to do. I can't get back the 10 hours I dedicated to this piece of junk, let this be a cautionary tale.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2013
I really like this tablet. I didn't give it 5 stars because the speaker is not loud enough. You have to use earphones with it if you want to use it. I don't listen to music on it, so its not a big deal for me. Its a good tablet for a good price.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2013
The second day i had it the screen just went blank on me. Like clear white i could hear stuff but it just went blank. so now i'm trying to figure out how to fix it our get it replaced i'm so MAD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2014
Xmas present for Son. 1st one just wouldn't work with our router. So I sent it back, and they said the Wi-Fi was working but when I insisted it wasn't they kindly sent another. Same problem with the 2nd, except I then realized it worked fine with my neighbors Wi-Fi & then the coffee shop's too! So I changed the frequency channel on my router & low & behold, the tablet picked it up just fine! So I think the problem was my router the whole time.
Anyway, it works great (as you can expect for a $100 tablet). And Kudos to TabletExpress for their prompt customer service, & no argument return, even though the 1st tablet was fine!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2014
Not a good product read the reviews an it was positive reviews so I thought I would by one. The thing crashes. Can't play clash of clans. All its really good for is youtube but even then the speaker is low quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2014
I ordered this tablet in December as a Christmas gift for my daughter. Upon arrival, the tablet charged and powered on. However, after the initial charge wore down, we were unable to charge it again. After several attempts at contacting the seller, I escalated to the amazon a to z guarantee. The seller then informed me that they would send me a return shipping label to return the defective tablet and receive a replacement. I never received the label, or even an address. I again contacted amazon, who then informed me that the seller wouldn't replace the item because the defective product hadn't been returned (this is despite the fact that I had no address to return it to, even at my own expense). I have since replaced the item with an XO tablet (which I would recommend to anyone looking for a tablet for their child). DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2014
It shuts off all the time and wont turn back on. It dies with in minutes. I ordered two at the same time and the other one is just fine.
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31 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
I'm using it right now :) I would recommend this for a gift or for yourself, I bought the purple one for myself and I haven't put it down for hours. Its great you can download so much stuff on it. You'll never get bored with this. I only with the camera was better but other than that its awesome and came before expected! I love this tablet and good for the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2014
Haven't been able to use it. Called on it quite a few times. Won't connect to wifi on the computer. Really disappointed.
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