This is the first time I have written a review, or even wanted to, but feel I have to comment on this tablet as many people will be wondering whether to purchase it, but are afraid to, as it is cheap, and therefore probably will be tacky, clumsy and extremely disappointing - well - it is not!
I had originally decided I wanted the Asus Prime, all singing all dancing tablet, and was trying to justify buying it at £500+ for my needs and was putting it off as I have laptop. I then saw Yarvik advertised a few times on Ideal World - yes that shopping chanel that has everything you really "need". I watched it and dismissed it, then after another viewing I thought about ordering it to have a look at it with a view to returning it as it would surely be useless. They stated £179 plus postage was the cheapest around but it was not. As such I Googled and purchased the white one for £139.00 free postage from Amazon.
This has been a massive shock to me - it is a fabulous little tablet! I cannot believe my luck. It is very touch responsive (with the clear protection in place), fast, easy to use and being 10" easy to read without changing my specs. Screen is crisp and clear and colour definition is wonderful. Everything is on it you need to start. Sound quality is good, Video quality is excellent and is it extremely user friendly. I have never had tablet before, and hate using smart phone as too small to view. Being first time I have really used the android system it took a while to get my head around it as it differs to laptop system, but two days later I am constantly using it with ease.
The only problem I had - and it is not with the tablet itself - is Google Play (which was previously Android market). It will not accept it apparently due to licensing issues, but Yarvik offer assistant in installing it in a round about way, although I tried many times and it just would not work, but I have since found a way around it by installing http://www.1mobile.com/app/market and I have found all apps which would be on GooglePlay, so no worries on that score. Battery life is good. Photos are crisp and clear and it is fantastic as an e-reader as well!
I have read quite a few reviews and they have not been too kind, but for me I would highly recommend this as it is a fabulous tablet for the price I paid. Some say the Technical Support is not very good - well so what, some of the bigger names are useless when it comes to customer support!
All in all I cannot recommend this highly enough. For a cheap little tablet it has been a big shock indeed. It packs a punch and must easily outdo others in similar or higher price range. A+++++++++++
Operating system - Android 4.0.3 Ice CreamSandwich
Operating buttons- power on/off, reset, menu, home and exit
Built-in mono speaker
Built-in front camera
Up to 2160p QuadHD playback
Mini HDMI out up to 1080p with 3D support
|Product Description:||Yarvik TAB461EUK GoTab Xerios - tablet - Android 4.0.3 - 8 GB - 10" - white|
|Operating System:||Android 4.0.3|
|Display:||10" TFT - 1024 x 600 - Multi-Touch|
|Processor Clock Speed:||1.2 GHz|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards:||microSD|
|Camera:||0.3 Megapixel front|
|Features:||USB host , HDMI Port|
|Battery Run Time:||Up to 8 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||16.4 cm x 1.4 cm x 26.3 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|