Okay let's face some things first, with a 170 EUR product, a company has to save money somewhere. Let's run though some of the key features where we can look at the advantages and disadvantages.
Design and Connections
The ProTab2XXL looks fine, has a black plastic shell (white backside) with soft glossy coated screen. The housing feels sturdy enough to make me believe that if it would fall the product would 'probably' not be damaged. The corners are finished nicely and rounded. The usage of plastic keeps the overall weight down, we measured 684 grams with a full charge and 675 Grams with an empty battery (no that's a joke, 684 Gram,).
ARM Cortex A8 1.0 GHz
512 MB DDR3
4 GB NAND
10 inch 1024 x 600
Capacitive 5-point touch
1x USB2.0, 1x mini USB2.0
1x mini HDMI
267 x 164 x 14 mm
Overall OK specs, the tablet will certainly be able to run all modern apps. Towards the right side we see the most connectors like mini-HDMI, USB, micro-sd-slot, headphone slot and power connector. But let's go to the next page and look a little closer at the hardware.
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.
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Cards like these will sell for less than 99 Euro, and considering the performance you get returned for that, you'll love it.