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Better processing power than the Nexus 7 (#1), better screen resolution, and it has the microSD slot that the Nexus 7 (#1 and #2) scandalously lacks. Plus you get a HDMI slot.
As a Nexus 7 #1 owner, I will never buy another tablet without a microSD slot (using OTG leads is too much hassle), and given that I never found the SIM capability at all useful, the Hudl looks, remarkably, like a very credible option. It doesn't have the full HD resolution of the Nexus 7 #2, but I suspect it just doesn't matter on a screen this size. For £60 worth of Clubcard points, it's virtually a no-brainer. Amazing.
[Edit: Correction, CPU is dual-core, so not quite as nippy as the Nexus, although faster clock rate.]
This looks fine, but anyone buying a cheap 7" tablet who doesn't pick up an Asus Memopad HD for £130 is crazy.
Actually. Anyone buying ANY 7" tablet who doesn't pick one up is crazy.
Has this in built security like the ipad?
The Asus is more expensive with a lower clocked CPU and a lower screen resolution. Especially considering the chance to double up on clubcard vouchers when buying the Hudl, why do you recommend the Asus?
Shame there is only 1GB of RAM. The likes of google chrome really struggles. I have owned two samsung devices with basically the same CPU, one with 1GB and the other with 2GB. The 2GB model is very noticeably faster.
The main reason I'd steer clear of the Hudl is that its built by Archos.
In the hands on articles I've seen on the Hudl, its been slow and stuttering even in normal everyday use. The screen is LCD as opposed to the Asus's IPS, the Hudl's speakers are weaker, it's heavier, bulkier, it feels cheap and its cameras are weak to the point of irrelevance.
If you want a tablet that you'll actually enjoy using, I don't think the Hudl is it.
If you're happier to have clubcard vouchers and £10 than something you'll enjoy, that's up to you.
EDIT: And processor speed is only relevant if the processors being compared are the same. If the chipset in the Hudl is poor, which seems likely given its performance issues, its higher rated clock speed isn't worth much.
cpu is quad core
Ainol Novo 7 Fire rules the 7" Market.get one!!!!!!?
No, because the screen is awful, it feels like its made from Lidl own brand lego, and when anyone asks what it is you have to tell them you've paid money for Anal.
Great comment. My brother gave me and Ainol tablet for Christmas a few years ago. He must really hate me.
just stop all apps and re launch the one you want 1GB will work fine
versus 7", CnM 7" and @tab 7" are the best selling tablet in the UK next to samsung kindle and ipad but fraction of the price....stick with the best!!
good shout....just a cheap chinese import anyway!! so you've had ainol from asia
Try one yourself before damning it. I've been using one today and have been very surprised with both the speed and the quality of picture, sound and build. Photos from the camera aren't amazing but that doesn't bother me anyway.
ITS NOT BUILT BY ARCHOS
Yes it is.
No Instructions Manual, CD or online. Tried to phone Tesco Support yesterday but unobtainable according to message. Thumbs down.. Also needs Wi Fi to even start it. I have ADSL. I am most unimpressed.
Had a Hisense Sero 7 Pro 32GB for a few weeks, I've found it to be faster and a lot more reliable than my old Nexus 7. Brilliant gadget that I'd consider before buying a Hudl...unless you get it free with club points.
Wifi to start it the first time or every time? I was about to buy one to use and take on camping trips etc...I'd hate it not to start!
No just the first time, or if requires a hard reset if it goes wrong.
The Hudl's screen is IPS. It's manufactured by Wistron.
Do some research before posting, please.
Just recently bought the Acer Iconia A1-810 8gb version on sale for 96 GBP. At the same time Acer had this Cashback campaign knocking another 24 GBP off the price. Making it a total of 72 GBP. Now that's a bargain.
The tablet works great.
Without WiFi the Hudl would be a pretty useless device as there would be no other way for a general user to add apps. The box does state that WiFi is required for registration, but Tesco need to add this info to their website as this detail is currently missing.
In terms of instructions I think they have done a decent job already. The screen protector has details of where all the buttons are and their uses, and once the device is started (and registration complete) then the first thing you see is the "getting started" widget. Clicking that takes you to a detailed instruction manual.
Bought one yesterday for £79 + vouchers and case, but returned it today. Apps like Skype are almost unusable due to random noise which is picked up in mic path. Otherwise it is fine tablet at the price. So need to go back to iPad
Actually, almost any newer Ainol will be better than this. Ainol have just about everything tight, including their prices.
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