Point of View Protab 2 XXL Tablet review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/08/2012 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
A lot for little, that what comes to mind with the ProTab2XXL from Point of View. Now testing tablets is a pretty new thing to us, so bare with us as the overall quality and tests of these reviews will go upwards with each new product. That said, the benchmarks we used on comparison with the other tablets tested, is not entirely fair. Overall the ProTab2XXL can keep up nicely, but Sony Tablet S, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Asus Eee Pad Transformer are faster and its not exactly a fair competition. It's a little unfair as these devices start at over 300 EUR.
For the advertised 169 EUR I am not disappointed, as for the money you do get a capacitive 10" screen and a decent set of features. The screen for a TN is to be considered okay, we dislike the viewing angles. But compromises need to be made at this price point really so that was expected.
The heart of the product isn't bad really, the ARM Cortex A8 processor in combo with the Mail 400 graphics unit certainly can keep up with modern applications and even at gaming the scores did not disappoint. We do need to focus a little more at game benchmarks though as the coming years that's where the most development will be found.
Energy consumption is higher then expected due to the fact you need to fully lit the LED continuously, but a good 4-5 hours on a charge is what you'll get out of it. The big three non-no's for this product however remain the lack of 3G, no GPS and we so much would have liked to see this product on Android Honeycomb. But yeah, the price point simply will come with some quirks, and these are the biggest ones.
Overall though, the ProTab2XXL doesn't disappoint. It is a fun tablet that you should use at home (tied to WIFI), you can play back MKV movie files, listen to MP3 (do use the headphone output though as the speakers are not grand at all). But most of all it is a handy tablet for the more regular apps to check in on news, email, some website browsing and things like Google Maps etc.
So what I am trying to say here is that though the tablet is average overall, for the money you do get a really fun tablet that will cover 75% of your tablet needs as hey .. it's is running Android GingerBread 2.3.4 perfectly fine like 60% of the rest of the SmartPhones out there.
We can recommend the ProTab2XXL as a vaule tablet, but you do need to realize the restrictions as this offering is all about price point. But for 169 EUR you get to play around with a 10" budget tablet, decent build quality and the freedom but also limitations that Andoid Gingerbread offers.
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