Coby MID 9742 vs. MID 9740

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  1. Robyski

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    Taking a quick look at both of these 9.7" Cobys, I think I prefer the MID9742. I know the MID9740 is the "newer" model, but the specs I see point toward the 9742.

    • The biggest difference I see is the IPS display of the 9742 vs. the TN display of the 9740. The IPS (In-Plane Switching) display is better for wider viewing angles and color. The TN (Twisted Nematic) display looks like older, and cheaper, technology.

    • Looks like they are both listed on Amazon at about the same price. The current price is: MID9742 - 159 . 00 and MID9740 - 162 . 99.

    • I also see some other posts about issues with rooting the 9740. There appears to be LOTS of work already invested and tested in the 9742.

    I think Coby is trying to save some $$$ on the 9740. In addition to the lower-quality display, it looks like there are fewer accessories in the box. As long as the "older" 9742 is available, I'm leaning towards that model. Am I missing something? What do you guys think?


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    Those issues with rooting the 9740 are no longer present. That said, if you can get the 9742, do so. It includes the accessories and apparently has a better screen. Not to mention it's less expensive, and I've provided tweaks to the stock ROM to make it work better. :)
     
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