Friday 19 April 2013

Huawei Mediapad 7 LITE - Heaviest Among the Tablets

The MediaPad 7 Lite shares some design traits with the older MediaPad, such as the sturdy aluminum chassis and rounded cornersAt 370g, the MediaPad 7 Lite is the heaviest among the tablets compared.  
You may find the weight disparity insignificant on paper, but the difference is immediately apparent when held in the hands, and becomes hard to overlook especially when the other tablets in the shootout are within reach. Unlike the Apple iPad mini and Asus Nexus 7, the MediaPad 7 Lite has a microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB memory cards. This augments the builtin storage capacity of 8GB, bringing a total potential capacity of 40GB in all. The display of the MediaPad 7 Lite is not really that special; with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels, it comes across as simply mediocre.
The MediaPad 7 Lite runs on an almost stock Android 4.0 user interface except for a minor but neat addition to the status bar, and its own keyboard. Huawei incorporates a small arrow in the centre of the status bar, which you can tap to hide it, or swipe up from the bottom to bring it back into view. By removing the status bar, you get a little more screen estate for reading and watching videos. On the other hand, the keyboard layout is slightly different in the sense that the number pad toggle is on the right. Most standard keyboards have the number pad toggle on the left. This may annoy some users and takes time to get used to.
  • DISPLAY - 7-inch
  • PROCESSOR - Cortex-A8, Single-core 1.2GHz
  • WEIGHT - 370g
  • DIMENSIONS - 192 x 120 x 11mm
  • PRICE - $328 (8GB, Wi-Fi + 3G)