Ainol NOVO unwraps 7-inch Tornado/Whirlwind tablet, widens its ICS scope
TweetWithin a 20-day period last fall, Merimobiles published a review of Ainol NOVO 7 ELF II tablet. Now we feel the company is revolving into a hyperbole of itself, releasing tablets of the same size. If we sound madden with Ainol’s “see what sticks” tactic, it’s because Ainol has unveiled yet another 7-incher over the course (read: a month). So what now for the new 7-inch Tornado/Whirlwind tablet?
Well, Ainol hasn’t really revamped its slate, which is sort of a disappointment; it has only made it cheaper, slimmer and lighter (that’s still good, right?). Luckily, they’ve beefed up the disappointing cameras; the latter now shoots a superior 1080P (10bit X.264 hardware decoding) for those memories on the go and uses 7-inch 800 x 480px that is quite familiar at this point.
We’d say that the Tornado is slightly less threatening than its NOVO 7 ELF II dual core ancestor on a faster 1.5GHz processor but sporting the same 8GB of built-in storage augmented by an expandable 32GB storehouse. A microSD slot, HDMI, OTG port, 3.5mm audio jack and Google CTS certification, and Android Market pre-installed apps all demonstrate their proverbial faces. The $89 price tag certainly makes a good bargain of a dual core slate that takes good shots and is light in weight too.
At the end of the day, you decide on which specs really matter to you, the user. Is it good camera work? Lighter tablet, or a faster processor? Oh’ Spider Man pre-installed also comes in handy.
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