7 inch Android tablet hits Kmart at $149

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7 inch Android tablet hits Kmart at $149.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/07/GWRU14.png[/newsimage]The Google Android-powered Augen netbook has received a more expensive big brother to the $99 model already available at Kmart, the maker of the device announced.  The Augen Gentouch78 netbook is available with a $149 MSRP price tag, and initial reaction to the device has been mixed.


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#2

Looks pretty cool.


#3

It looks way cool! I’m just wondering if the low powered CPU and low amount of RAM will make it too slow/annoying to use…


#4

[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2535204]It looks way cool! I’m just wondering if the low powered CPU and low amount of RAM will make it too slow/annoying to use…[/QUOTE]
Obviously the thing isn’t going to run spread sheets, CAD programs, or high-end games, but for surfing the web, reading books, and doing E-mail, it has more than enough muscle to get the job done. It wasn’t very long ago, this would have been considered a fairly fast, powerful computer.


#5

Nice. But make it 9 inch and I will be interested…


#6

[QUOTE=paulw2;2535431]Nice. But make it 9 inch and I will be interested…[/QUOTE]
That’s what she said


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[QUOTE=BradWright;2535215]Obviously the thing isn’t going to run spread sheets, CAD programs, or high-end games, but for surfing the web, reading books, and doing E-mail, it has more than enough muscle to get the job done. It wasn’t very long ago, this would have been considered a fairly fast, powerful computer.[/QUOTE]

Exactly, this is the first low priced tablet to come out and Augen is capitalizing on the tablet hype generated by Apple. There’s probably a decent market for people who wanted an iPad but found it out of their price range. This is the affordable alternative.


http://www.gentouchforums.com


#8

I’ve been tempted to buy the Archos 32gb tablet (IMT) for about $270… but even THAT device (or just about any others) have the ability to use the latest incarnations of Java and Flash… until more device do (supposely coming this October) you might get stuck with a device that’s as good as a paperweight when it comes to that. Our money is too good to throw away or gamble on a crap device.

That said, I’m looking to get an IMT that can do it all as soon as the clouds surrounding the flash & java disappear and we can clearly see which devices make the cut.


#9

[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2535636]That’s what she said[/QUOTE]

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