Tablet lovers, we have another great deal for you. Ebuyer.com rolls out a decent deal on the Sumvision Astro+9.7 Tablet, offering it for only £124.98, which is a real bargain for a 9.7inch tablet packed with a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage space running Android 4.0. Grab yours now!

Sumvision AStro+9.7 Overview

A while ago we reviewed the Sumvision Titan 9.7” tablet, which turned out to be quite a popular tablet due to its powerful configuration and more than decent price, but now we have an even more affordable Sumvision tablet on our hands – the Sumvision Astro+9.7.

The tablet itself is very similar to the Titan, coming with the same 9.7-inch IPS display which delivers a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Similarities don’t stop here, though, as the two tablets share the same design and pretty much the same specs, with one noticeable exception – the processor.

Unlike the Sumvision Titan, which comes with a dual-core Cortex A9 processor, the Astro+9.7 comes with a single-core Cortex A8 processor running at 1.2GHz which makes the tablet somewhat slower than the Titan. This is especially noticeable when running multiple apps at the same time, as the tablet feels a bit lazy when switching between them and the overall performance is sluggish. However, preventing this is fairly easy by not putting the tablet to heavy multitasking.

A strong point of the Sumvision Astro+9.7 is the connectivity side, the tablet coming with a mini-HDMI port that allows you to hook it to a big-screen TV and 2 micro-USB ports.

An interesting fact is that, even though the tablet comes with a big battery (7800 mAh) and a hardware configuration that’s not very power-hungry, the tablet only manages to deliver a battery life of only 6 hours, which is a bit disappointing. Still, we’re talking a budget tablet here, so finding some downsides is understandable.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • Model – Sumvision Astro+9.7
  • Processor – ARM Cortex A8
  • CPU Speed – 1.2GHz
  • GPU – ARM Mali 400
  • Screen – 9.7 inch IPS LCD
  • Display Resolution – 1024×768, 132ppi
  • Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Storage – internal 16GB, expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD Card
  • Cameras – Front: 0.3MP; Back: 2MP
  • Supported File Formats – Video: AVI,MPG,MKV,RM,RMVB,MP4,MOV,VOB,DAT,FLV,TS,3GP,WEBM (VP8); Audio: MP3,WMA,WAV,OGG,OGA,APE,FLAC,AAC,M4A,3GPP; Image: JPG,BMP,GIF,TIFF,PNG;
  • Operating System – Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Warranty – 1 year


 

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