Tuesday, March 19, 2013

GalaPad 7" WiFi


There are so many low cost Android tablets in the market, that I really cannot follow most. So I try to pick out a few interesting ones. One that caught my eye is the GalaPad 7" WiFi. The point of interest in this tablet is that it runs a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, just like the Google Nexus 7. Priced at Php9,200 is about 4 to 5K less than the retail price of a Nexus 7.


The GalaPad 7" does have lower specifications than the local version of the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 is sold with 32 GB of internal memory, while the Galapad 7" comes with just 8 GB. The Galapad 7" does come with a MicroSD card slot, while the Nexus 7 does not. The GalaPad also comes with a lower resolution 1024 x 600 display instead of the HD, 1280 x 800 resolution on the Nexus 7. The lower resolution does mean less sharp images, on the other hand it also means better 3D performance as a Tegra 3 can run 3D graphics on a 1024 x 600 with ease. Finally the GalaPad has a smaller battery,  3500 mAh, as against the 4350 mAh battery of the Nexus 7. However, the lower resolution display will also be a more power efficient one.

The Tegra 3 processor on the GalaPad 7" does mean that it can take advantage of the Nvidia graphics optimizations found in some games. The GalaPad 7" also runs Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, so the operating system is current enough. I would probably just hunt down a Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt myself. But if you want a Tegra 3 based system, and on a budget, the GalaPad 7" is worth a look.

3 comments:

  1. At 9k+, people would rather get the Nexus 7. And at the lower end, with the Cherry Fusion Bolt at 3,999, I don't know how this would sell.

    The Cherry Fusion bolt may have suspect benchmarks figures but its gorgeous screen alone is worth the price.

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  2. Really, you'd rather buy a Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt? Anybody with an average IQ would know that if Quad Core Processors are indeed very cheap such that CM can build a Tablet with it and sell it for only P4000, then all tablets and mobile phones selling for P4000 and up would be quadcores! Anything less than P3,000 would at least be dual cores!

    Maybe Fusion Bolt really has quad core processor. But it must be the ancient or Jurassic variety. Oh yeah, raptors belong to the Jurassic era!

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