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Old 07-30-2010, 08:08   #1
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New Tablet

Kmart? Kmart is selling a tablet?
I have a rain check and will report back.
For $150.00 it's worth a shot.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/26/a...ming-to-store/
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Old 07-30-2010, 23:41   #2
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awaiting your review!

i did see the ones available from kohl's had been recalled for a firmware upgrade (they weren't able to push it via a download of some sort, which i find slightly confusing).

i think the kohl's and kmart devices are made by different manufacturers tho.

edit: ya, they're different mfgrs, no recall for the kmart one.

are you going to get the tablet or the kindle-esque non-touch screen version?

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Old 07-31-2010, 13:15   #3
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The tablet.
I checked and the local store still has not received any.
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Old 08-04-2010, 17:35   #4
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:30   #5
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A mini review. I don't have my Augen tablet yet but a friend got his last Saturday and I dot to use it for an hour or so Sunday.
In the interest of full disclosure let me add that my friend is returning it to Kmart.
The screen is 800x480 and actually looks quite nice.
Wait, wait, I'm not going to do this. Rather than a review because you can read tons of those on the web, I'll just make some comment.
Upgrade it first. It helps a lot with about everything.
Touch typing is almost impossible. Yes, so what? It's a $150.00 device and uses a resistive screen. It it had a capacitive screen like an iPAD it would cost 3x the price. I can't touch type so I used my thumbs and it worked great.
It's a little slow compared to??? If you've used an early gen netbook the speed is comparable.
It plays youtube seamlessly as html5 not flash. The update to Android 2.2 will support flash. This device currently is running 2.1.

I read about problems with the system not seeing all the ram. Upgrade first.
Problems with the microSD card. Nope but be careful as it's easy to plug them in wrong.
Yes it's a cell-phone OS, Android. So? It's not a cell phone but it is an ARM processor.

I could read my mail and surf the web. I could play limited types of videos and the built in picture viewer and music player work sweet.

I wish I had bought my friends because, keep in mind it's a $150.00 little electronic kit. It isn't a laptop and it isn't a fully functioning computer.
I can show my mother and her friends pictures of her grandchildren.
I can check my email. I can watch movies. I can take it on trips and not worry too much if it gets stolen.

Should you buy one? If you think a netbook is under powered then no. If you need a real computer, NO.
Do you like playing with electronic gadgets? Then maybe...
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Only a 7" screen? Maybe I'll wait for the ten inch. Naw, that'll cost $250.
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