Pandigital Novel 7" Android Tablet & eReader Review

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Introduction & Specifications

Earlier this year, Pandigital announced a firmware upgrade for its 7-inch Pandigital Novel line of products that transformed the eReaders into full Android tablets. Although the Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7-inch Android tablet doesn't have the same powerful processor or specs as some of the other tablets we've reviewed recently, its low price ($199.99 MSRP, street prices as low as $140 at the time of this writing), will certainly capture the attention of users who are looking for an eReader with added functionality for an affordable price.

Tablets are HOT right now, though not everyone can afford a $500+ Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, or other high-end tablet. With the Pandigital Novel 7-inch tablet, you'll get many of Android's popular functions including the ability to check email, browse the web, manage your calendar, listen to music, watch movies, read books, and much more. The tablet also lets you install apps, though the installation process is different from other Android tablets and smartphones. We'll discuss these differences in greater detail in the coming pages. 


The 7-inch Novel eReader comes with 2GB of onboard memory and an SD card slot that supports cards as large as 32GB for easy expansion. The eReader also offers Wi-Fi and USB 2.0 connectivity. We wondered what type of a tablet you can get for less than $200, so we decided to check it out. Join us in the coming pages as we take a hands-on look at the Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7-inch Android tablet.

Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7-inch Android Tablet & Color eReader - R70E200
Specifications & Features

General
   Screen Size
   Panel
   Resolution
   Operating System
   Dimensions
   Weight


7-inches
Digital TFT LCD
600 x 800 pixels
Android
5.25 x 7.25 x .5 inches
12 oz

Supported Formats
   eBooks
   Audio
   Images
   Video


EPUB, PDF
MP3, AAC, WAV
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
MPEG4

Storage
   Internal Memory
   Card Reader
   Expandable Memory


2GB
2-in-1
SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC+ up to 32GB

User Interface
   Virtual
   Tactile


Full touchscreen / Virtual Keyboard
Volume Up/Down, Power On/Off

Connections
   Wi-Fi
   USB Port
   Headphone Jack


802.11 b/g
(1) mini-USB 2.0
(1) stereo mini headphone

Battery
Built-in rechargeable Li-ion (AC adapter included)
Warranty
1-year
Dimensions
5.25" x 7.25" x .5"
Weight
12 oz

 

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