Disgo 7-inch 1Ghz tablet in Great Britain now available
This one is flying low, under most radars, but its a consideration for the budget conscious UK christmas shopper. StorIT Group own CMS Peripherals, who have spun out Disgo. It is this hereditary relationship which has given rise to the Disgo 6000, a 7-inch 800 x 480 Android 2.1 tablet available for only £180.00 ($290.00). So, where is the catch? Unfortunately, while the device sports a 1GHz iMAPx200 processor and HDMI connectivity, there are quite a few.
For example, this tablet does not offer the Android Market, nor does it have a multi-touch screen. It wont auto sense when you rotate the device in your hands, and instead you have to rely on pressing an on-screen button (not hardware). Indeed, the Disgo 6000 lacks a few hardware keys that you might expect, such that even the power button has a dual function and doubles up as a back button. Here is an extract that Good eReader had to say on the matter having taken the device for a spin;
“About its ports, the Disgo Tablet 6000 includes a microSD slot, 2 mini USB ports, a mini HDMI port, a DC jack and a 2.5mm headphone jack. The device on a whole is quite compact, measuring just 14.6mm thick while weighing just about 350g. It’s a nice handy device, though a bit plastic looking. Battery life though is a pathetic 2 to 3 hours, something that can seriously restrict its mobility.”
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