Shenzhen Ainol Electronics Company, one of the famous Chinese Electronics company expand their Android tablet line up with new Ainol Novo 8 Discover. It comes with one of the best quad core processor from Actions company as the heart, the ATM7029 processor and slim and light design. The Novo 8 Discover tablet is a nice device, perfect for entry level those need a decent tablet for daily multimedia activities but did not want to break the bank.
Unlike commonly Chinese Android tablet that comes with a plastic material, Ainol Novo 8 Discover tablet comes with an aluminum material for construction and an unibody design. It available in two stylish color, black and white, offers a good appearance and easy to hold in your hand. In term of size, the 433 gram tablet has dimension in 199.0 x 147.5 x 8.9 mm, which mean it can fit perfectly in your bag and easy to carry around with you. For comparison GooPad Mini 8 inch tablet has dimension in 198 X 160 X 8.6 mm and weighing around 450 grams.
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Inside, the 8 inch budget friendly will be comes with a ACT-ATM 7029 Cortex-A9 Quad Core processor and incorporated with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, delivers faster and smoother multitasking performance. The 4.1 version of Google Android Jelly Bean as the operating system (upgradable to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS) provides stable platform and seamless rich internet browsing, streaming video and movies or light office tasks. Like other budget friendly table on its class, the Novo 8 Discover also integrated with 8GB of onboard memory. If need more memory space, you can use TF card (support up to 32GB), so you can store more applications, games and video files, along with Google Drive to online storage.
The integrated Power VR SGX544MP2 8 core as graphics engine also gives more than enough graphics performance to play latest Android games and running the most Android applications in Google Play Market. Similar to GooPad Mini, the newest Ainol tablet also boasts a 8.0 inch High Definition capacitive multi touch screen display with 5-point touch capabilities and support maximum internal resolution at 1024 x 768 pixels. Of course, it also brings IPS technology, so you can enjoy and watch 720p video playback with ease.
The 0.3 megapixel front facing camera with internal microphone allows user to keep in touch with friends and family via face to face video chats, while a 2.0 megapixel rear camera that located on the back offers clear, bright and crisp photos and video recording. On the bottom of device, you will find a few port interface, includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB 2.0 port, DC power jack, micro SD card slot and HDMI port delivers both the video files and music files via a HDMI cable (sold separately).
Other Novo 8 Discover’s specifications are built in speakers, 3D games support, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN for internet connection and 5000 mAh Lithium battery that promises will gives up to 7 hours of battery life on light usage. Other features are iReader, Quick Office for light office tasks, Skype for video communications, Social Network integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and full access in Google Mobile Service, includes Google Maps, YouTube, Mail and Android Play Market.
Yeah, Ainol Novo 8 Discover tablet is not the slimmest 8 inch Chinese tablet on the market, but with a price starting around at $150 with free shipping, we think this is still a great tablet and worth for your money. If you are on the market for iPad Mini clone, we recommend you to take a look at Chuwi V88s 7.9 inch Jelly Bean tablet that comes with a RK3188 quad core processor and measures just 8.2 inch thin with weighs only at 322 gram.