I've been on a quest to find a replacement tablet for my Excel and not had any luck. It all started in January when I bought a 10.1 Sumvision Cyclone Voyager tablet, which had to be returned (screen defect) for a refund as no stock available at that time. Ebuyer now have a Bluetooth version in stock, but I decided not to buy it for two reasons, the hassle I had with the refund from ebuyer and the quality in general of the returned tablet was not that great.
This week I found a nice 10.1 tablet by Cnm in Argos and I had a look at it in store and it seems very nice, but the rear camera is only 0.3mp and not sure if the battery is 520mAh or 7000mAh (as both are quoted by manufacture) - Also Argos will only except returns if faulty on tablets - So no way will I buy from them for the latter reason alone.
I then found a make called "Versus" (which are made by the same people that make the Cnm brand tablets, it seems the Cnm is exclusive for Argos) I bought the 10.1 Versus tablet from Maplin, it was a better spec than the one in Argos and £10 more, but as I had a voucher it worked out to be only £3 more. I really liked it, however the power button was sticking down and eventually stayed stuck down. I got a replace from my local store, but that one was quickly retuned as there was a 4mm scratch & dust under the middle of the screen.
I managed to reserve one in the B'ham store for pick up on Saturday and made a special trip in, only to be told there was a problem (still not sure if it was BS and the sales guy wanted to buy it for him self - Maplin staff had just got paid too, hmm) and that head office had advised staff not to sell the 10.1 Versus tablets as they were getting returned due to "just going dead after awhile" - So if the guy was not giving me bull, that is a bit disappointing about that tablet.
Later that day I when to the Tamworth store, were I tested out a 7" Versus (great service from the 2 guys there that helped me out) and I bought the 7" tablet - Unfortunately that was returned today as it will not charge. Also I was not going to swap for another as the battery life was only 4hrs (which was stated on the box) but I did hope I could get more life out of it - I was wrong. WiFi kept dropping out a lot and struggled at times to re-connect, the contrast was way high, there was lots of light bleed on the screen and dust under the screen too.
So my quest fro a decent 10.1 (maybe a 7") tablet continues...
All comments and thoughts welcomed
P>S - Posted in wrong place, meant to be in the "Lounge" - sorry TC
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