HANDS ON REVIEW OF THE PENDO TPC7SLV 7″ ANDROID TABLET
I recently managed to get my hands on the TPC7SLV 7″ Pendo Pad that is available from Australian ISP Dodo as part of a 3G wireless internet bundle for less than $10 a month.
I must admit my first thoughts were directed at how bad must this tablet be if it is only $9.90 a month including data on a 500MB post paid internet plan only to find that it was in fact quite fast and responsive straight out of the box due mainly to its rockchip CPU and 256MB of DDR memory.
Android Tablets have come a long way in the past couple of years in regards to overall performance and capabilities, And as far as differences between brands go these days it really only comes down to build quality and onboard memory.
The Pendo Pad is extremely well built and in no way feels fragile or cheap when handled like some of the devices that flooded the market 2 years ago. But like so many budget devices it does lack internal storage space, Although at the current cost of a micro SD card that does not really present an issue if you only want a couple of extra gigabytes to store your data.
Overall the 7″ offering from Pendo ticks all the right boxes for a dependable little powerhouse contained in such a small form factor. Even if buying one of these devices bundled from an ISP is not for you, The TPC7SLV is available outright on ebay for around $130 AUD.
I have included the specifications for the TPC7SLV below.
Dimension and Weight
height: 19 cm
width: 12 cm
thickness: 1.2 cm
weight: 360 g
7″ WVGA touch screen
Outputs & control buttons
USB 2.0×1, USB 1.1×1. OTG/USB Host Mode
CPU & Memory
2 GB Flash