GREAT DEAL FOR THE PRICE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

It’s rain­ing bud­get tablets these days. The lat­est one to join the band­wagon is Wtab 7.2, from Del­hibased Cham­pion Com­put­ers.

De­spite the hard to achieve sub-`5,000 price tag, the hard­ware looks im­pres­sive. The sleek de­sign and its light weight makes it look sim­i­lar to the Zen tablet we re­viewed last month. The 7-inch five point touch dis­play dom­i­nates the front. The 480 x800 pixel res­o­lu­tion is just about av­er­age and af­fords poor view­ing an­gles. Side pan­els are also neat with just the power key, charg­ing port and USB con­nect placed on the top and the vol­ume con­trols and TF card slot on the side.

The Wtab 7.2 runs the Ice-Cream Sand­wich and the user in­ter­face is sim­i­lar to the other tablets in this seg­ment. Thanks to the lat­est ver­sion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem, there is also a mul­ti­task­ing key that can be used to close the run­ning apps. To our sur­prise, we could quickly nav­i­gate through the home­screen and launch apps with­out any de­lay. We could eas­ily browse the net and play games like Fruit Ninja and An­gry Birds. The sound out­put is about av­er­age though.

The rea­son for the smooth per­for­mance is prob­a­bly the 1.5GHz Cor­tex A8 pro­ces­sor paired with 512MB RAM. The tablet also has 4GB in­ter­nal stor­age and of­fers ex­pand­able mem­ory of up to 32GB. There is also a front-fac­ing cam­era that can be used for video calls over Skype. The tablet is also com­pat­i­ble with the com­pany’s own WCon­nect don­gle.

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