The Orphan X10 Mid APAD Slate PC is hoping to find a foster home willing to adopt it. Although it does HD and runs Windows CE 6, is it a buy or a pass?
Firstly at $189.00 it certainly is affordable, and priced competitively with the upcoming Archos 7 Tablet and the Eken M001 Tablet. The Choice of Windows CE 6.0 is strange, considering that operating system is all but dead, with the upcoming Windows 7 Mobile release.
The Screen size is seven inches and LCD, with a resolution of 800×480, which may leave something to be desired for. The X10 MID Apad boasts Telechips 8901 720Mhz ARM 11 processor and has 256MB DDR2 RAM. The X10 Tablet PC also has Built-in 2GB NandFlash and TF Card (MicroSD) extension slot – insert up to 32GB cards. Dimensions: 187 x 115 x 15mm and lastly the x10 mid Apad weighs only 359 grams.
Other features include USB OTG 2.0 & USB Host 1.1 and Built-in 1400mAh lithium battery for super-long standby. Built-1080P HD HDMI video output interface and Built-in Wi-Fi for free internet web browsing. Built-in web camera: 0.3 Megapixel, Click the Email logo to open the camera and talk on Skype, Gmail, MSN, AOL using webcam.
Although this tablet plays Flash, and has 2 GB of RAM, where most entry level tablets only have 1. Our advice is to pass on this one. Its entry level price may be a draw to some people with $189.00, but is weak in the overall graphics department and with the operating system. Most new Tablet and Slate PC’s run Google Android, which have more Applications and a better life cycle on the OS. If you are looking for an entry level tablet, we would advise to go with the Eken M003 for only $240.00 or wait for higher tier Tablets and Slates such as the Nvidia Slate, Google Slate, or Adobe Slate.
If you would like to purchase this Slate/Tablet PC check out this store that sells it.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.