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Terrific tablet (but wish the HDMI worked)
on November 17, 2012
I first bought another version of this tablet. I really liked it, but had to return it because it had some problems with the screen flashing in a weird way/freezing (a couple times only), but more importantly the HDMI feature that was one of my requirements did not work. (see my detailed review at that page). I believe the HDMI port was defective which is why the HDMI option didn't even show up in the Settings menu. On getting a replacement, I decided to buy this unit instead because for a few dollars LESS it has 8gb internal space (instead of 4gb) and this processor is faster (the A10 instead of A9).
Unfortunately, this tablet has the same problem with the HDMI port not working. So, I will return this one & try for the same unit again. Although I don't like the hassle, I understand that computer-type gadgets always have some defective units (have a look at the dozens of 1 & 2 star reviews of the Samsung Galaxy & other more costly tablets from customers unhappy with their defective units).
I still love this tablet! And once I can get one with no problems ie the HDMI port working, I will be very pleased. In the meantime, my mom is getting one & I will also buy one for my youngest child. Two of my friends want to order this tablet, as well, after seeing mine.
This tablet picked up my wi-fi quickly & easily. It did lose the connection once & couldn't pick up any wireless signals for a few minutes; I just turned the wi-fi off & on again and it picked it up the signal again just fine.
What has worked on this tablet:
* Netflix audio & video is great, though the Netflix app has some problems (I believe the problems are unrelated to the tablet); ** EDIT: Per advice of another reviewer, works best if you clear the data (under manage apps) each time.
* Skype video chat;
* jewel type games;
* Kindle ebook reader & Overdrive media;
* Chrome browser & Opera mini browser;
* MP4 & Quicktime videos - homemade videos transferred from my computer played without probs & looked sharp;
* JPG pics transferred over also looked very nice on the tablet screen;
This tablet is so responsive & the screen looks sharp & beautiful. Audio is very good, better than some of the HP laptops I've had in the past.
Even though I have to return it again to try to get one with an HDMI port that works, it is still absolutely worth every penny (especially at this reasonable price!).
Tip: Sometimes the price decrease on this listing & you pay for shipping , but total price is the same (sometimes changes throughout same day). Try to buy it with the free prime / super saver shipping so you get full refund if need to return it (not sure if they refund shipping cost?)