ARNOVA 10 Tablet 4GB review (part 1 – introduction)

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The new Arnova 10 Tablet is one of the cheapest 10 inches Android Tablet on the market. It sells at 200 USD or 200 euros. Following our previous posts regarding this product, we are now presenting a complete Hands-on review of the 4 Gb version of the device.



This five parts article will introduce the first Arnova Tablet to hit the market, then review the hardware and software specifications, check the Arnova 10 battery life, connectors and camera, screen capabilities, to conclude with our opinion on the device.

Here is a summary for the Arnova 10 4GB specifications:

Arnova 10 4GB
Operating System Android 2.1 (ECLAIR)
Firmware version says/ 1.1.5 Build Number: 0.18.ECLAIR.eng.root.20110122.188888
CPU Rockchip 2818 running at 311.29 Mhz (to be confirmed)
Flash Storage Memory Capacity 4 GB
Speed: Class 2 range (tested Read 4457 kB/s, Write 1859 kB/s)
System Memory 200 Mb
Additional storage Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)
Display 1024×600 TFT LCD

resistive screen

Bluetooth No
Wifi 802.11 b/g
Gravity Sensor Yes
Camera 0.3Mp (front facing)
GPS no
HDMI No
Interfaces USB 2.0 Slave MSC
USB 2.0 Host MSC
MicroSD slot
Battery life 4 hours and half (video playing or web surfing)
Kickstand No
Dimensions 272 x 152.3 x 13.5 mm (10.7” x 6” x 0.5”)
Weight 570 g / 20.1 oz
Price 199 EU (4 GB model)

For a side by side comparison with its big brother Archos 101, please refer to our comparison with Archos 101 IT.

Packaging

Packaging is very similar to an Archos Gen8 box, you will find in the box:
– an Arnova 10 4 GB tablet
– a power charger with 3 power sockets (American, English and French type)
This is the classic power charger from Archos, input 100-240V, outputs 5V 2A
– an USB cable (micro USB format)
– 5 papers that includes Archos(!) Legal and Safety Notices, Arnova 10 User Guide,

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Unboxing video:

Continue to part 2 – Performance and Hardware/Software specifications

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