[REVIEW] Ainol Novo 7 Aurora vs Ainol Novo 7 Elf: Which One Should You Get?

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  1. McBub.com

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    The Ainol Novo 7 Aurora and Ainol Novo 7 Elf are just two of the cheapest Android tablets available in the market today, that runs on the latest Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The two Ainol Android tablets are the big brothers of Ainol Novo 7 Paladin, Novo 7 Basic and Novo 7 Advance.


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    The Ainol Novo 7 Elf is the predecessor of Novo 7 Aurora. The Novo 7 Elf was released last 2011 while the Novo 7 Aurora was just recently released this January 2012.
    Right now, you might be in a situation where you can’t decide which one should you get, the Ainol Novo 7 Elf or the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora?
    Before you decide which one should you buy, let’s compare their specifications, features and price. Below is a table comparing the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora and Novo 7 Elf’s specifications:
    Ainol Novo 7 AuroraAinol Novo 7 Elf
    Size and Weight:189mm x 123mm x 9mm, 313 grams190mm x 120mm x 12mm, 340grams
    Operating System:Android v4.0 Ice Cream SandwichAndroid v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    CPU:AllWinner Many Core A10 1.2GHz processorAllWinner Many Core A10 1.2GHz processor
    GPU:Mali 400Mali 400
    Memory:1GB DDR3 RAM1GB DDR3 RAM
    Storage:8GB internal storage8GB internal storage
    Display:7 inch IPS Capacitive Screen 1024×600 pixel resolution7-inch Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, 1024×600 resolution
    Expandable Memory:TF Card (microSD) up to 16GBTF Card (microSD) up to 16GB
    Camera:Front facing 2 megapixelFront facing 2 megapixel
    Sensor:Gravity SensorGravity Sensor
    Connectivity:WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5mm audio, mini USB, mini HDMIWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5mm audio, mini USB, mini HDMI
    Battery:3700MAh (up to 6 hours)3700mAH (up to 6 hours)
    Price:Around $170 USDAround $150 USD


    Notice any difference? If you look at the specs, it looked like I just copy the specs of Novo 7 Aurora and pasted it on Novo 7 Elf. Well, it’s a YES and No.
    Yes, I did copy MOST of the specs because, both the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora and Ainol Novo 7 Elf are ALMOST similar. The only main difference is that the Novo 7 Aurora has an IPS Capacitive Screen while the Novo 7 Elf doesn’t.

    For those who do not know what IPS is, IPS stands for In-Plane Switching which was developed by Hitachi back in 1996. An IPS display gives you a better display, more vivid color, and a wider angle for viewing. See the comparison below.
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    The price difference is around $25 USD. Is it worth the IPS upgrade? Well, if you are fine with a non-IPS display, and the $20 difference is big enough for you, then you might settle for the Ainol Novo 7 Elf. But if you’re looking for better display and don’t mind to spend a little more, then go for Ainol Novo 7 Aurora.

    Another difference, but not in terms of their performance, is their finish. The Novo 7 Aurora has a glossy and shiny finish, while the Novo 7 Elf has a Matte finish.

    Well, there you have it! There is no big difference between the two. Just the IPS display.
     
  2. ensarj

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    The $25 is not a big difference. When you look at these 2 pictures, the difference is obvious. The $25 is really nothing in comparison to the extra quality you get. The Ainol tablets are really good, I am positively surprised, and the prices also seem very nice. I was looking at some Coby Kyros tablets, but these Ainol tablets look very good.
     
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    Can you review Ainol Novo Aurora II which has 4000mAh? I recently heard it will not be produced anymore but what is your take on this?
     

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