The tablet market is becoming a diverse and complex one. From top to bottom you will find many brands and many more products to choose from. The really sexy tablets are expensive though, expect starting prices of 350 EUR for a decent model, even running up-to 500 EUR easily for the more high-end gear. Fortunately there is much activity in the tablet arena, features are constantly being renewed and updated with each model that comes along, unfortunately that also means that a tablet (much like a smartphone) anno 2012 is outdated within a year in terms of OS development cycle and hardware.
Today a review in the absolute lowest segment of the tablet market. Last year Point of View introduced their first affordable Tablet in the Mobi range. Though cheap the tablet was received with mixed feelings. Low resolution and a poor screen where the biggest objections.
It's time for Point of View to release their latest Android tablet , the 10 ProTab2XXL. A product for which the pricing again is quite aggressive, roughly 170 EUR. For that money you certainly will not get a product with the latest revision of Android and the most high-end features, still it does come with a multitouch 10" Screen (Capacitive by the way) and a good plethora of other features that ooze value for money.
The ProTab2XXL is powered by an ARM Cortex A8 processor that clocks in at a good 1 GHz.
Interesting enough for graphics, the ProTab2XXL also comes with an additional MALI-400 3D graphics chip. Now we never heard of it before tbh, but it seems to be the same GPU / co-processor the Galaxy S2 uses. Hey, we can certainly measure it's performance and it does allow for FullHD playback. The Mali graphics chip even allows to drive a mini HDMI v1.4 port.
For your convenient browsing and net activity the tablet uses an 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connection and also has a webcam on the front for pictures or video chats, quality is a iffy alright but it works decent enough for a tablet in this price bracket.
The tablet itself has 512 MB DDR3 memory for storage you'll see 4 GB NAND embedded, of course you can increase storage capacity yourself. So with a price of 169,- EUR the specs are decent enough alright. Let's dive into the the product showcase and head onwards next page please.
Point of View Protab 2 XXL Tablet review Today a review on the ProTAB 2 XXL 10" tablet from Point of View from their Mobi range. With a price of only 169,- EUR the specs are decent enough alright. Interesting enough for graphics, the ProTab2XXL also comes with an additional MALI-400 3D graphics chip. Now we never heard of it before tbh, and very little can found about it on the web. But we can certainly measure it's performance and it does allow for FullHD playback. The Mali graphics chip even allows to drive a mini HDMI v1.4 port.
Point of View GTX 570 TGT Ultra Charged review Today's offering is of course a GTX 570, we nicked it out of the Eindhoven warehouse from the good people at Point of View. See, their TGT team is chunking out several new SKUs based on the GTX 570. Today we'll have a peek at their Ultra Charged model. The UC version is a guaranteed stable factory overclocked product that is overclocked towards a pretty impressive value. See, the default core clock frequency of the GTX 570 is 732 MHz, the TC version is clocked at a blistering 810 MHz, which is a pretty decent overclock. Memory wise spot an increased clock frequency on that 1.2 GB GDDR5 memory as well, taken from 3800 towards 3960 MHz.
Point of View Ion 330 motherboard review We test an ION 330 based motherboard - ION is a relatively low cost GPU assisted solution that will allow this industry on very short notice to have netbooks with full HD playback quality, in multi-channel HD audio. A solution that even supports CUDA and therefore some simple PhysX functionality, but since it's CUDA compatible, it'll also allow encoding and acceleration of popular video content. A platform that supports Gigabit Ethernet, dual-link DVI (high resolution monitors), acceleration in Photoshop CS4 and heck... you can even play a couple of games or make a mini HTPC out of it, it's just really interesting as the product might be little, yet offers a lot.
GeForce 9600 GSO 384 MB review | Point of View NVIDIA replaced the GeForce 8800 GS with the GeForce 9600 GSO. The 9600 GSO is still based on the same G92 core with 96 stream processors that the 8800 GS has, but NVIDIA gave card makers a bit more freedom in their designs in terms of own PCB design to and determine their own clocks. This 'old' card will still have 384 MB of GDDR3 memory over a weird 192-bit memory interface.
Cards like these will sell for less than 99 Euro, and considering the performance you get returned for that, you'll love it.