Skip to comments.I love my new Tablet-thanks Mrs. Claus!
Posted on 12/20/2011 3:24:16 PM PST by papasmurf
UPS came today and delivered a pkg I wasn't expecting. I called the wife to see if she had ordered something and she said it was my present, and that I should open it to make sure it worked as advertised.
It's a Tablet! Specifically, it's a Pandigital SuperNova DLX. And, wow, thing has nearly everything. The specs...
8 Capacitive Touch Digital (Multi-touch) TFT LCD
Resolution 600x800 pixels
Outer case: 6.25w x 8.5h
Android OS Version 2.3
Adobe Flash Player Version 10.3
Compatible Media Sources
Up to 32GB microSDTM (SDHC) card
Compatible File Formats
Kindle eBooks = MOBI
Photos = JPEG, PNG, BMP, non-animated GIF
Audio = MP3, WAV, OGG, MiDi
Gallery Videos = 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, 3G2, MPEG4
U Player Videos = MP4, 3GP, FLV, WMV, RMVB, AVI (Divx), MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), VOB (MPEG-2), MKV
OfficeSuite Compatible File Formats
Word = DOC, DOCXv Excel = XLS, XLSX, CSV
Power Point = PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX
Text = TXT, PDF
2 cameras, front 0.3MP and back 3.0MP
Mini USB 2.0 Host/OTG
Wi-Fi (802.11 B/G/N
HDMI output port - D type cable
Supports numerous TV resolutions
Built-in stereo speakers
Stereo-mini earphone jack
Li-ion rechargeable 3400mAh, 3.7V
So I went online and read up on it. Most reviews were ok, but not gleaming, some were were bad.
So far, I find it to work exactly as advertised. I am very pleased with the performance and features.
My wife gave me a tablet for Christmas. Viagra! Do you think she’s trying to tell me something?
:) Enjoy your tablet.
Ok, that was funny. I like funny. It makes me laugh.
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Better than divorce papers or a ‘fleshlight’.
I think a tablet computer would be cheaper in the long run..
Nice. I’ve kind of lost my Linux enthusiasm of late, but I still read up on some of it.
I bought my wife an Ipad 1 last year, and I bought a Samsung tab for me a couple of months ago. The iPad 10” screen is so worth it. The Samsung only has 7” of real estate, and I find it difficult to type. I like both. If I had to choose, I’d probably stay with the iPad, but the lack of flash bugs the heck out of my wife. Maybe the Samsung in 10” would be the best of both worlds. But I have zero intention of screwing around with it, rooting and stuff. If it doesn’t work out of the box, I get impatient and leave it lying around, unused.
How much will you have to pay a month? (I’m looking at options for tablets, and this does look interesting.)
Boy, your wife must be rich if she can afford Viagra!
Viagra goes off patent in April, and will be much cheaper then.
Oh, Oh, you know what happens after four hours? More fun! Is that not a selling point made out as a warning and Viagra didn’t do it until the others did?
Excellent humor, made me laugh and my wife got online for something...
Hope you enjoy your new toy!
I usually don’t get hyped on techie gizmos, as I work in IT all day...but, I reeeealy want a tablet, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. A close second is the Motorola Xyboard.
Just can’t justify spending $500+ on it. Maybe someday...
Thanks, I have Calibre on my Linux pc, didn’t know it was avail. for Android. Now I do.
” The Samsung only has 7 of real estate, and I find it difficult to type.”
Try thumb keyboard. It splits the keyboard and you use your thumbs.Works pretty good.
I have a Tablet PC, love it. But, it’s not mobile enough to toss around or read as I laying down.
Why not read laying down? I use my DROID for everything but my arms go numb laying down...
Pay per month for what? I already have internet service, if that’s what you mean. I pay $34 a month for it. My wife sent me the receipt. She bought it from QVC on some kind of hourly deal. She paid $158. for it. It’s retail is $212.
Yea....who got the rest of them?
Yeah, most of us have get free samples of Cialis from our Docs.
crap, that’s funny.....caused me to waste just a skosh of Sam Adams
You’ll have to get in line, pal. I’ve got dibs on a HyperMotard 796.
I fell in love with the Lenovo. But, since it’s my first and I want to FUBAR it, as a method of learning of course, I thought it best to start with something cheap.
It’s kinda awkward holding a Tablet PC up and at an angle while laying in bed. At least for me, it is. :)
You get internet for only $34!!!??? Thanks for the info.
Yup, Charter cable.
The iPad has an orientation button which keeps in from flipping between portrait and landscape so you can read on your side or on your back.
I’ll bet your device has one.
Yes, it does. But, I thought the poster was referring to a Tablet PC, as in a laptop with an articulating screen and Windows OS. I have one of those, too, an Toshiba R15. But this Pandigital Tablet is so light and small, it’s real easy to read and toss on the bed. Ya’ know?
I hope dating gets cheaper too.
You’ll love it. I got Galaxy 10.1 that replaced my original 7” Galaxy tablet for Christmas myself. I’m loving the hell out of it.
I can save you some time though. Since your device is running 2.3 like my old tab, don’t bother looking at the tablet apps in the android market. In android speak, tablet apps are for Honeycomb (3.0) and later.
Interesting. My wife already has an Ipad, but she has taken over my 7” Galaxy Tab after buying me a 10.1 for Christmas. I’ve got a feeling that we’re going to have an Ipad on ebay before too long.
The screen is way better on the 10.1 tablet than the Ipad IMHO. The 16:9 widescreen format is simply more media friendly than the 4:3 Ipad screen. Running say Netflix, by the time the movie is letterboxed on the Ipad, it’s not much bigger than on your 7” tablet. It looks downright dinky next to my newer, larger tablet.
Reminds me, I have a Logitech Revue (browsing, etc., for TV) to unbox. $79 refurbished and I noticed Honeycomb was installed just prior to shipment.
I would have to “root” my SuperNova to use the app market anyway. I use 1Mobile and GetJar, and a few others. Bypasses google’s absolute control over distribution this way. tee-hee.