Review: Ainol Novo 9 Spark II / Firewire II Android Tablet
Feb05

Review: Ainol Novo 9 Spark II / Firewire II Android Tablet

The Ainol Novo 9 Spark II  (also known as the Ainol Novo 9 Firewire II) is of course the successor to the popular Ainol Novo 9 Spark. I gave the original Novo 9 Spark a very respectable score of 4 out of 5 stars. Looks wise, the Spark II looks very much like the original Spark which also means that its looks are “inspired” by the Apple iPad. However, the buttons placement has changed. It is available in both white and black versions. The main difference between the 2 versions of the Spark are in its internals, specifically the SoC. The original Ainol Novo 9 Spark features the Allwinner A31 SoC while its successor comes with the brand new ATM7039 quad-core SoC from Actions. In fact, the Spark II is the first tablet PC to feature the new ATM7039. Actions is better known for its low cost and low powered chips. Unfortunately, their line of chipsets perform poorly when compared to similar chipsets from other Chinese manufacturers like Rockchip and Allwinner. The ATM7039 is Action’s latest quad-core chip and its fastest yet but how does it compare to Rockchip’s highly popular RK3188 and Allwinner’s A31? This and other questions will be answered in my review of the Ainol Novo 9 Spark II. DinoDirect AliExpress Merimobiles Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark II from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark II from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Ainol Novo 9 Spark II at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark II from Merimobiles Ainol NOVO 9 II 9.7 Inch 2048*1536P ATM7039 Quad Core 1.6GHZ Android 4.2 Tablet PC Merimobiles.com is a Canadian company with over 7 years’ experience in the telecommunication industry as well as customer service. Buy from Merimobiles First Impressions Build quality wise, the Ainol Novo 9 Spark II is well built and the use of a metal shell enhances this. For some reason, Ainol has decided to switch the button placement around a bit. However, in my opinion, the new button layout isn’t much of an improvement over the old layout. The Home and Power buttons are now located on the left and right ends of the bottom edge, with the ports in between them. The volume rocker button...

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Review: Pipo U8 Android Tablet
Oct09

Review: Pipo U8 Android Tablet

The iPad Mini form factor is probably one of the most popular form factors among the Chinese tablet manufacturers. Almost every single manufacturer has their own version of it including Pipo. The Pipo U8 is Pipo’s take on the iPad Mini form factor. I consider Pipo as one of the “branded” China Android tablet PC manufacturers. I have generally been impressed with their line of tablet PCs especially the Pipo M9 Pro and the Pipo M6. Pipo Android tablet PCs do cost more than the other brands but they always do come with a few extras that the competition are lacking. This review of the Pipo U8 will have comparisons with the other iPad Mini clones that I have reviewed so far, specifically the highly impressive Chuwi V88 that scored a full 5 stars from this site. Does the Pipo U8 have what it takes to knock the Chuwi V88 off the throne as the best iPad Mini clone?   DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Merimobiles Buy Pipo U8 from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Pipo U8 from Amazon.com PIPO U8 QUAD CORE Tablet PC 7.85 Inch (same as iPad Mini) IPS Touch Screen RK3188 Quad Core 1.6GHz Android 4.2 WiFI HDMI Dual Camera 2GB RAM 16GB Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Pipo U8 from Amazon.co.uk PIPO Ultra-U8 MID Tablet PC RK3188 Quad core 7.85 Inch Bluetooth Android 4.2.2 IPS Screen Dual Camera Color Black Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Pipo U8 from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Pipo U8 at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Pipo U8 from Deal Extreme PIPO U8 7.85" IPS Quad Core Android 4.2.2 Tablet PC w/ 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, HDMI, Wi-Fi - Black + Grey DX offers free world wide shipping on all items! DX is the first and only retailer in the industry to establish multiple international warehouses. Currently serving more than 30 countries, items shipped from one of the three international warehouses are typically delivered in 3-7 business days. Buy from Deal Extreme Buy Pipo U8 from Merimobiles PiPo U8 RK3188 Quad Core Android 4.2 7.85 Inch IPS 1024*768 Tablet PC Merimobiles.com is a Canadian company with over 7 years'...

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