LINSAY F-10XHD4Core 10.1 Tablet
Very Good Value Given All the Features & Options
My conclusion? Simple: I LOVE this device. GO OUT AND BUY IT NOW!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!
I am a former Apple fanboy; I had the iPhone, I still have the second generation iPad; but now I am finding myself expanding to other, less expensive options. I now have the Galaxy S II, and am seriously considering switching to this product.
I did hear on Holidays about Linsay tablets, their low cost tabs; of course they are not a brand name company, but now I think that it will be the next big brand name company of tabs.
DESIGN - I really like the white device, and how the shortcut bar switches to the right side of the screen when you turn it to landscape mode, so you won't have to look for them. Landscape mode already uses up more vertical space so putting these buttons on the bottom in landscape mode would be silly. It's a bit weird that the home button is now on the right instead of left, but hey, that's fine with me as long as you're not using my landscape space.
Attachments download pretty easily. Once you get the hang of things, you'll be using it in no time.
FEEL ? linsay 10? was designed very well this time around. It has a soft touch back which looks very pleasant. Wider bezel as I noted before, and is extremely light. It is somewhat thick - definitely thicker than the other ones, but the 10 version feels just right. It looks very sharp!!!. It is bigger than an iPad
SOUND - the sound is clear and fantastic and comes out very crisp. The linsay uses digital audio which comes out very clearly. The music plays very nicely and can be stored in the cloud which is great.
SOFTWARE - the device has the newest Android Google Play, the friendliest operation system on the market.
The platform is Android 4.2,. More than 700,000 apps available.
Immersive reading is a new feature that allows you to play an audiobook while reading the screen - you can read and listen at the same time, or if you're bored with reading, just listen. I love having the option. They do well with the sound here using the digital feature - that is just super neat and not expected in a tablet!
While 4k for movies is super cool, I got bored of it quickly. I enjoy learning about interesting features of the movie, but after the first time, I just want to enjoy the movie.
The idea of FreeTime is great for my kids. My daughter can play with her games, and I know she is not doing other things because of the bright, vibrant blue background color of the screen which I can easily ascertain with a quick glance. I can lock them down on time so they can share with each other
The browser runs very nicely. It seems to run faster than the others tabs. I can turn full screen on or their new "reading view" which eliminates all the background junk that wastes space. I was able to download and load PDF files and some of my word documents without any issues.
You can use skype which works fine on wifi - it's integrated but is not as full featured as their desktop app. You can also check email - they allow access to aol, gmail, etc. Facebook is set up with the device, and you can easily view photos as well. In short, it's a pretty full featured tablet just as all the others on the market, but at a fantastic price point.
HARDWARE - The 10? linsay Quad Core IPS Screen version costs $249. So you are getting a pretty fantastic deal. In comparision, the 64gb version of the iPad is $659 or Samsung $400 so you're saving some money on this guy. AT this special opportunity I had a deal by $219!
It has dual band wi-fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n that makes it much faster than the competition. It also has an amazing screen and digital sound! It can handle WPA2, WEP and WPA security. And the processor is a speedy 1.5 Ghz dual core processor with 16 gb integrated flash memory, which is almost as fast as my desktop PC... time to upgrade... :)
It is a capacitive I.P.S. Color touch screen with fantastic resolution. The video playback is 720p, as well as text to speech which is great for my blind friend. It comes pre-registered to my account which is a good and a bad thing. I have to be sure not to give it to anyone else without undoing that! It also has a USB 2.0 and 3.5mm stereo jack. It has an accelerometer and gyroscope and front facing HD camera with built in microphone for Skype! It also has an ambient light sensor as well which is a fantastic feature. Back camera of 5pm works great!
SCREEN - They have reduced the screen glare on the device using IPS technology, a polarizing filter and anti-glare, which is pretty nice. IPS is a big deal as you don't want to be looking at it from a sharp angle and not be able to see the screen. I don't have as much trouble seeing it in direct sunlight. Also, the screen is much sharper and crisper than the original fire. I can lay the screen down flat on the table and still see what's being played pretty well. The color is vibrant and the magazines show up fantastic similar to the iPad's retina screen. It has vibrant blacks and a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 which is about 255 ppi so that does lag a bit behind the iPad with retina display.
PERFORMANCE ? linsay quad core F-10XHD
Downloads are pretty fast. I have Prime so I am able to run movies and shows for free and they ran fantastic on the device. On Wifi they just scream OWWWWWWW FAST. Much better than the iPad 3 as I've cross tested them. Netflix and YouTube ran seamlessly with no stuttering as sometimes happens on wireless devices like the iPad. I was able to get about 8 to 9 hours of battery life with VERY heavy usage, a. It charges pretty fast - it took only a few hours using their "powerfast" charger.
OPENING THE BOX - It has a USB 2.0 cable and the quick start guide, as well as the tablet itself. I wished it came with the power adapter up front. YES! - the iPad comes with one so why not this device? The micro-USB cable is nice for plugging it into the computer.
WARRANTY - this comes with LINSAY?s 1 year limited warranty but you can buy a 2 year warranty as well on OD.
ACCESSORIES ? Buy the Bundle at Office Depot! I had to buy the case separately!
Conclusion - Price is SUPER great in comparison to the competition.
Definitely a worthwhile buy if you are looking for a functional tablet and you want to be at the forefront of the technology line. I LOVED LINSAY QUAD CORE 16GB and recommend it!!!
I hope you enjoyed this review. Please feel free to post any comments and I'll be happy to answer!
March 7, 2014
Not Very Responsive
It took about 3 to 4 taps for the tablet to respond to anything. It also kept freezing and kicking me out of things. At one point it starting going crazy by flashing random numbers and symbols on the screen and I had to turn it off to reset it.
November 2, 2013
Great Value... Great Service...
I was looking for a 10" Tablet and came across this 4 Core from Linsay.
Very happy with the performance at such a great price! I can download all the apps I want from the Google App Store. Love the battery life!
Like the fact there's a USB plug for thumb drives, etc. Worked great at a couple of presentations I had to for my job.
This an excellent value!
October 8, 2013