Review of the Moonse aPad E7001 tablet
We get quite a bit of reader email asking us about certain tablet or opinions on new devices coming out. Lately there’s been an overwhelming theme: cheap Android tablets. A lot of BTR’s readers want an affordable Android solution but don’t want to get stuck with a slow or nearly non-functioning tablet. Along with the Eken M001 and M003, we often get asked if the Moonse aPad E7001 is worth the considerably low price.
Luckily Shanzai can help answer that question for us. They’ve recently acquired an aPad and put it through the review paces as you can view in the video below.
In short, they were impressed. The unibody design was solid and it could handle 480p video pretty well. HD video was above the aPad’s pay grade, however, so don’t expect to view 720p smoothly on the device. YouTube video was rendered well through the dedicated application and all in all it plays video better than any other sub-$200 Shanzhai tablet on the market. Among the faults include a pitiful external speaker (but the headphone jack performs well) and some lackluster eReader software in iReader (which should be fixeable by downloading Aikido). The reviewer did seem to have some problems downloading applications from the Android marketplace, but we’re not sure if that’s resolved now.
All in all you’ll be getting a 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution resistive touchscreen Android 1.5 tablet powered by a RK2808 600MHz CPU, 128MB of RAM, 2GB flash storage, SD card slot, audio support (MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC) and video support (MKV, AVI, RMVB) for around $150-$170 (depending on where you buy it from). It’s for you to decide if the Moonse aPad E7001 satiates your needs for that price.