Tablets are thriving, while PCs are diving ó Yes, this is the harsh market reality; traditional PCs arenít as appealing to users anymore compared to tablets. Honestly, itís all about being cool nowadays. The cool thing about tablets is that they are so much lighter than a regular laptop. And if you travel a lot, well, I guess a slate with a bigger screen than a phone, is much more practical for creating presentations and doing office work.
Take for instance, the iBall Slide 3G 7803Q-900, an Android tablet rightly built for todayís digitally-savvy generation. With its best buy price at Rs 12,499, the Q-900 is a combination of dexterous and power-packed performance with Quad Core processor and plenty of interesting features that promises to enhance every user experience. The product is from Best IT World, the Mumbai-based promoter of iBall product range comprising laptops, keyboards, speakers, mouse, MP3 players, among others. The firm was launched in 2001 with a single product category; it has today a gigantic range of over 300 products in its 27 product categories. iBall has already sold over 24 million products across India.
Using Android 4.2 Jellybean operating system, this tablet comes with 7.85 inch screen size to ensure the product is ideal for work and entertainment purpose. Its Quad Core processor (1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 with 1.5 GHz) and 1GB RAM gives pretty good performance for work & play and will keep the young users plugged in for a long duration. However, let me specify that Android tablets require good apps to take advantage of everything they have to offer and there are some great ones in the Google Play store.
In terms of design, the Slide 3G 7803Q-900 comes in an attractive design paired with the metallic brushed body embodied in a sleek frame, which not only feels great in hands but also gives it an extremely classy look. As mentioned above, the tablet sports a 7.85 inch IPS display and HD resolution (1024 x 768) for sharp image quality that immerses userís right into the action. The IPS display also gives pretty good viewing and gaming experience from all viewing angles. I feel that the IPS screen gives the ease of using and holding the tablet in any angle for clear viewing. It also provides very smooth touch and feel to enjoy the learning on the tablet.
This iBall tablet features a 5 megapixel Auto Focus (AF) rear camera with LED flash that allows users capture all their picture perfect moments even in low lighting conditions. It also comes with 2 megapixel front camera for video calling and clicking selfies.
Running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean allows users to indulge in its evolved user interface, enhanced power management options; intuitive text input and spells check with customisation at its best. The device is backed by a 1GB DDR3 RAM that helps users multitask with ease. Slide 3G 7803Q-900 is in-built with big memory of 16 GB which is further expandable up to 32 GB, giving users enough space to store their data and multimedia content.
The device is supported by a strong 4000mAh Polymer battery that provides the phone a long lasting battery for talk time and ample back up for multimedia. To keep the entertainment alive, it is packed along with a wire free FM Radio for all music lovers. Adding further for user convenience, the device is built in with GPS and A-GPS capabilities for easy navigation and tracing locations. The dual SIM supporting device enables users to access high speed 3G HSPA+ downlink of 21Mbps and uplink of 5.6 Mbps, that keeps users connected and entertained by games, movies etc. It also encompasses Bluetooth as well as USB OTG enabling to share work hassle free.
No wonder, I would say that this iBall tablet comes into its own as you walk out of the door. Itís handy, portable and light, and an appealing device for entertainment and work-related purpose.
* Display: 7.85 inch IPS screen, full capacitive multi-touch
* Processor: Quad core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor
* Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
* Memory & storage: 1 GB RAM,
* 16 GB built-in storage
* Camera: 5 MP (rear); 2 MP (front)
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB Host Port, Bluetooth
* Battery: 4000mAh Polymer battery
Estimated street price: Rs 12,499