But I digress. The tablet is actually not bad at all. Some of the reviews said that it lacked power in the higher end 3d games, but as I don't play games, it's plenty fast enough for the UI and it's nice, smooth and responsive. I saved about £50 getting a refurbished model, although it does have some cosmetic scratches on the back (which I'll only add too), it's fine otherwise.
The basic spec:
- 1280x800 pixel IPS Screen
- Quad-core 1.3Ghz Mediatek MT1825 CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage
- microSD Card slot
- Android 4.2
It's not as powerful as many other models, but for the price it's not half bad. It's nice to hold and I agree with the plasticy feel, but I don't mind that at all. It has a decent weight to it, not too light or too heavy, but I've not used many 7" tablets, so others would probably have a different opinion.
I just need to make a sleeve for it now and have a few ideas about that. I purchased a box of leather off-cuts a couple of years ago for some Steampunk stuff I was going to create. I never did. So I have lots of really nice leather that I'll make a sleeve for the tablet, make it a bit unique. Although it may take me a while to find some time to squeeze that into my schedule!
Bonus Book Update
I've managed to squeeze a bit of writing into my paternity leave and have now got to 52k words in my manuscript. Getting to some good bits now, twists and turns a plenty.