Model: Coby 7-Inch Android 4.0 8 GB Internet Tablet 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touch Widescreen with Built-in Camera, Black MID7065-8
Coby is a well-known brand roiling out various electronic items at cost effective prices. Its tablets have been well received with thousands of satisfied customers. This is the first tablet in its lineup which boasts of 8GB internal memory (till now the memory was limited to 4GB)
The Coby MID7065-8 model is a brand new and updated tablet which just hit the market. Powered by AMD dual core 1.2 GHz chip, it has inbuilt memory of 8GB. You can further expand the internal storage up to additional 32GB by adding a microSD memory card.
For its internal OS (operating system), Apps, and other program it has 1GB set aside, which is sufficient memory for multitasking and smooth operation while gaming.
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Its 7 inch capacitive screen is at a comfortable 1024 x 600 resolution, the same resolution as Kindle Fire. It is a widescreen version (16:9) which is great for watching movies or playing games. It also sports a mini HDMI port though which you can connect to your TV or monitor (both 720p and 1080p are supported) for better viewing experience.
Access to Internet is though the built in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) supporting all the standard modes. You would need a Wi-Fi connection at home or office to browse and download from the Internet. Once your music, movies or books are downloaded, you will not need the Wi-Fi connectivity for listening or reading.
You can also use your Bluetooth enabled headphones to listen to music wirelessly. Though the Bluetooth version (2.1) is not the latest one, it will connect to most of your devices. You can use the built in audio jack to plug in the headphones.
Pros for Coby MID7065-8
- 8 GB internal memory
- Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB can be added)
- WSVGA display (1024 x 600)
- Android 4.0 ICE (Ice Cream Sandwich version)
- Dual core AMD 1.2 processor
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- 1 USB 2.0 port, mini HDMI port (720p or 1080p)
- Integrated VGA (640 x 480) webcam
Cons for Coby MID7065-8
- Older Bluetooth 2.1 version (latest is 4.0)
- About 0.12 inch thicker than iPad mini (still slim)
- Resolution not HD (not expected at this price point)
The operating system for Coby MID7065-8 is Google’s Android 4.0 ICE (Ice Cream Sandwich) version, which is one of the latest. Google Play (Google Store), Gmail, Kindle reader, YouTube and many other Apps come preinstalled. You can of course use Google Play to download thousands of apps, books and games.
The front facing VGA (640 x 480) camera lets you take pictures, or video chat using Skype and other similar Apps.
This 7” Coby tablet has two sensors – Accelerometer and Gyroscope. Accelerometer in tablets helps with the proper orientations of the display – so it can change from portrait to landscape mode as you change the orientation of the tablet. Gyroscope is useful for measuring tilt, like sideways or up or down, and is useful for games. For a car driving game you will use the gyroscope feature to use the tablet like a steering wheel.
Earlier 4GB versions of the Coby tablets (the Kyros models) have hundreds of positive customers’ reviews and feedback. This higher 7 inch Coby MID7065-88GB model adds some new functionality, larger internal memory, and a more powerful processor. At a very affordable price, and at a great price point, this tablet can be used both as a serious work tool and an entertainment mobile device.
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