With a lot of low cost tablet PC models in the market today, makers have to find their own unique selling points and Chinese electronics company Ainol’s newest model, the Novo 10 Eternal has its own USP – a much longer battery life. Let’s check out what else it has under the hood, shall we?
Ainol Novo 10 Eternal – Battery Life
Ainol’s new tablet PC is a 10.1 inch slate that features a 1.3 GHz ATM7029 quad core processor with an integrated GC1000 Plus GPU, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sports a microSD card slot that can support up to 32 GB of additional storage. The HD IPS display can output a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It has two shooters, a 0.3 MP one up front and a 2.0 MP (with autofocus) one at the back. Connectivity-wise, the Novo 10 Eternal has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth. Other features include mini-HDMI and micro-USB ports, plus several built-in apps (including a File Manager, OfficeSuite, and Task Manager, among others).
In terms of form factor, the Novo 10 Eternal looks pretty sturdy with its aluminium housing – which makes it more appealing than other budget tablets in the market. Its USP though is its massive 11000 mAh lithium ion battery which according to the manufacturer can provide up to 15 hours of light usage. That’s pretty impressive, since most tablets only have enough juice for about 8 to 10 hours. We’ll have to see how it performs in terms of real world usage though.
Would you want to buy this tablet?
The tablet PC market has become pretty saturated, and thus prices have gone all the way down to bargain basement levels. Chinese manufacturers have entered the market, driving the prices even lower. The quality though is a different subject altogether, though Ainol is making a name for itself. The Novo 10 Eternal is already available, and you can pretty much get it through online retailers like Alibaba and Geekbuying for US $200 or less.
It’s pretty good buy if you just want something that’ll go the distance battery-wise, but the specs aren’t really all that impressive. You can probably get something better though, if you’re willing to shell out more cash.