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Our review of the Vizio Vtab1008 tablet is not in yet, but check back soon for our full breakdown of this low priced Android Tablet.
If you are in the market looking to buy a budget Android Tablet the Vizio Vtab1008 is worth considering. This media centric tablet is moving in and competing with the Nook Color as the best low cost tablet for entry into the Android Tablet fandom. The price point (below $300: which is a $30 price drop from the previous Costco/Sams Club pricing) on this tablet immediately raises the bar for low end systems. For the price you do get such goodness as a front facing camera for video chat, a MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage. There is also included an HDMI port that allows for connectivity to your television, for large screen video playback. Including this with a universal remote app makes it a highly media capable newcomer. The tablet market for Android devices is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate your products in. Vizio’s target sector is the affordable technology lower end bracket. They have done well with this in offering respectable quality technology to consumers that would otherwise find a barrier to entry.
The low price on this tablet does come with a trade off. It is only running Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 OS. Although having the volume of users with Nook Colors do not seem to find this an issue, and this saves you from needing to root and mod your Android Tablet to make it a full featured device.
Display: 8-inch LED-backlit LCD with multi-touch capabilities plus ambient light sensor and accelerometer (1024 x 768 pixels, native HD 720p)
Camera: Front-facing VGA camera (30 fps)
Audio: 3 speakers; SRS TruMedia enhancement
Wireless connectivity: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth
Platform: V.I.A. Plus interface on Android 2.3 operating system
Pre-loaded apps: Android Marketplace, Maps, YouTube, Gmail, IM
Adobe Flash support: Yes
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory (RAM): 512 MB
Internal storage: 4 GB (2 GB user accessible)
External storage: microSD memory cards up to 32 GB
Ports: 1 HDMI (v1.4); 1 micro USB; 1 headphone jack
Battery life: Up to 10 hours
Dimensions: 6.6 x 8.1 x 0.48 inches (WxHxD)
Weight: 1.2 pounds
What comes in the box:
VIZIO Tablet, charger, micro USB cable, cleaning cloth, quickstart guide
Cons: Runs Android Gingerbread 2.3, Limited onboard storage