Pendo Pad 7-inch
IT’S HARD TO go too wrong when shelling out just $99, and the Pendo Pad does not disappoint for the price.
The little tablet has a 7-inch 1,280 x 800 IPS screen, which offers quite good image quality for reading, as well as other tasks. It’s powered by an Allwinner A33 quad-core CPU, backed up by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, expandable via microSD. The Pendo Pad runs Android 6, which is fast and smooth, yet stable. It’s no performance monster, but will play most games happily, and stream video.
The tablet has a 2,500mAh battery, which gives a 6-hour battery life, which can be eked out to 9 hours when reading. The tablet has a basic but serviceable front-facing camera, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Pendo Pad measures in at 18.5 x 11.6 x 0.84cm and weighs 290 grams.
The mini tablet is available from retailers such as Officeworks, but make sure to get the latest model with the 1,280 x 800 resolution screen.