Dropad A8 vs. LY GT-Pad?!

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    Anyone know anything about the LY GT-Pad (LY-521) or possibly have one?

    Dropad A8: Dropad A8 Samsung S5PV210 Android 2.2 Tablet with Capacitive Multi Touch Screen, 1GHz CPU, 512M RAM - US$184.90 : Euogo.com

    LY GT-Pad: Android 2.3 Tablet with Capacitive Touch Screen, Telechips 8803 CPU - US$229.00 : Euogo.com

    All I can find on the LY GT-Pad is just specs and a basic review but no actual concrete reviews from customers or suppliers. Or anything decent on the Samsung S5PV210 vs Telechip TCC8803 (which is the faster more reliable processor)
    What I've found, review-wise:
    http://www.gadgetsbing.com/2011/04/ly-gt-pad-7-inch-tcc8803-android-2-3-tablet/

    Obviously there's plenty on the DroPad A8 and it seems like an excellent buy, not just from video reviews and evidence but also customers...

    Anyone able to shine some light on the LY GT-Pad, or the Dropad A8 successor (not neccessarily a Dropad)

    Specification-wise I'm looking for the following as minimum requirements:

    1Ghz+ processor
    512Mb Ram
    4Gb min HD space
    Built-in Wifi
    USB Host port
    Android 2.2+
    7" Capacitive multi-touch LCD (1024x600 would be excellent, but not neccessary)

    All of this in the +-$200 region with worldwide shipping (and a PayPal option).

    (P.S. I did look and this seemed like the right Board to post under)

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP (he shouted)
     
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    So, by the lack of responce I take it no one even cares about this "new" model (GT-Pad LY-F521), for those who possibly didn't even click the link it has a 7" capacitive screen (1024x600) which is pretty decent as there aren't many with a cheap price tag and a high-res screen.

    Anybody care to comment?!
     
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    At least the link was from a reputable site
     
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    Its call Pioneer Aura - GT-PAD,
    runs well only had a small play with it,
    couldnt buy it at the time but cope well with the games i tried and web surfing,
    i heard the only downside to the tcc8803 chip is 3d game play but from what i tried i didnt see any issues,
    it handles 1080p videos without any issues,

    Video showing gaming performace
     
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    haha, thanks...so i take it you're obviously referring to euogo.com

    Do you know if they back their products up with a warranty of sorts (preferably 1 year warranty) like merimobiles.com?!

    or has anyone ever heard of that model, it's also being sold on ebay? eBay Feedback profile for cpsuppliesuk

    haha, and last question...anyone think this is a good tablet and would you go for it and why??
     
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    the video is from CPSuppliesuk,
    i would buy it mainly for the 1024x600 screen and 1080p playback,
    that suits me fine,
    just returned the dell streak 7 which was a execellent device but crappy 2hr battey,

    more info here
    http://micdigi.com/2011/04/7%E2%80%9D-1024x600-screen-tcc8803-cpu-android-2-3-gt-pad/
    http://micdigi.com/2011/04/7”-1024x600-screen-tcc8803-cpu-android-2-3-–-gt-pad-illustrations/

    i am torn between buying the GT-TAB and the Renesas A9 which is based on the Nec chip
    http://micdigi.com/2011/04/new-renesas-a9-core-based-tablet-pc-launched-by-shenzhen-renben-tech/
     
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    this looks like a decent buy, from euogo.com at least, but no one seems familiar with the unit.
    i would like to test it out but somehow i doubt they'll let me exchange it for the Dropad A8 which also seems like a good option.

    I'll make my decision by the end of this month, but it would be nice to get a proper review.
     
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    For a review check out other tablets which use the tcc8803 chip,
    You should get a rough idea of performance...
     
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    i just stumbled upon apads.com.au (diresct link: HAIPAD M7+ Android 2.3 Capacitive Multitouch Screen 1GHZ samsung [] - $259.95 : AndroidPads Australia)and they're selling a Haipad M7+ (basically the Dropad A8+ I guess) with an alluminium frame so it's better quality and 70g lighter making the units total weight drop from 540g to 470g.

    They've added a volume + and - button on the top right-side.

    They've added Wireless n. Upped the HD from 4Gb to 8Gb and they've thrown in Android 2.3 (a modded pre-release) as well as an Android 2.2 downgrade option.

    For $259.95 AUS. That's a decent price.

    I've seen some guys talking about ordering from the site on whirlpool.com.au or something (not entirely sure) and they take PayPal so I do have buyers protection either way.

    Sounds like an excellent buy though. Also, I've noticed there is a black frame version although I am unaware whether they stock that model or not.
     
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    Also have a look at the Elocity A7 which has one big advantage the tegra processor,
    Same as the Xoom,
    $240 of eBay,
    And there already news of honeycomb starting to get ported by dexter...
     
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    GT-PAD
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Multi-touch-H...=UK_iPad_Tablets_eReaders&hash=item3a65e41fde

    UPGRADED Dropad A8
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8GB-7-Inch-An...=UK_iPad_Tablets_eReaders&hash=item5199270048

     
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    This is the one i am currently interested in,
    NEC Cortex A9 Dual Core
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Multi-touch-7...=UK_iPad_Tablets_eReaders&hash=item3a658719b8

     
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    I've read up on the Dual Core NEC tablet, and the only downside to that model is the fact that it's a dual core 533mhz processor, which still isn't that great. going for the faster faster single core is better.
    programs need to be able to be dual core compliant, so it's really better for multitasking...

    the gt-pad still appears to be the better option though...

    except, the M7++ still seems to be the more appealing option as the model i want has Bluetooth, Android 2.3 with 2.2 downgrade, and 8gb internal memory... and there seems to be a lot more support for this model. CyanogenMod seems to be taking the lead on the Dropad A8/M7/M7++/C8, etc...

    i do like the hd res though..damn the options suck...if only the M7++ had a higher res...
     
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    There is another 7" tablet out which uses the same Samsung processor and comes with Bluetooth, wifi, gps and sim card slot but no 3G module inside,
    Or there is the 8" tablet with the higher res screen with the cortex a8 processor,
    I"ll try to find a link
     
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    Found it on eBay
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    7" Android 2.2 Capacitive GPS Bluetooth Tablet PC MID | eBay
     

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