DOER RATHER THAN LOOKER
There are many affordable tablets under
15,000, but none with the latest version of Android OS. At least till now. The Zync 990 has taken care of this and claims to be India’s first Ice-cream Sandwich tablet.
This seven-inch tablet has a capacitive touch display on a black plastic body that feels flimsy and heavy. Not much of a looker, its has regular designing with the top panel holding physical keys for power, menu and escape. All connectivity ports—usb, mini USB, HDMI port, 3.5-mm jack and memory card slot— are lined up on the right panel.
The user interface isn’t anything new. Unlike other tablets, the application launcher doesn’t set up many apps. Though basic apps like calendar, clock, gallery, camera and browser are included, it doesn’t have defaults for Gmail and Gtalk. We tried watching HD videos using the USB drive and found the sound and image quality good. But we missed the volume controls.
The overall performance of the Zync Z990 was much better than that of other affordable tablets, perhaps because it has a 1.2 GHZ processor and 1GB RAM.THE Zync 990 also has Wi-fi and supports a 3G USB dongle (we did not test the latter though). With video playback and browsing, the battery lasted close to four hours.