The Disgo 9104 tablet offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a price tag of only £179.99. However, to arrive at that pocket-friendly figure, the device needed to make some compromises.
This compromise comes in the form of not having a Google certification, which means that users will not be able to download apps from Google Play. As consolation, Disgo throws in a host of apps, estimated to have a value of more than £100. Among these is the Office Suite Pro, a productivity app. Furthermore, users can also download extra apps from an app store called SlideME.
Notwithstanding this setback, the device has been nicknamed an equivalent of the iPad 2 because of some of its specifications. This slate boasts of a 9.7-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. It moreover runs on a single-core 1.2 GHz Boxchip Cortex A8 ARM processor, and comes with 16 GB of internal storage that Disgo allows users to expand up to 48 GB.
Dual cameras are likewise present. On its front, a camera with a 0.3 MP sensor may be found, while one with a 2 MPl sensor is located at its rear. It is furthermore lighter than the second generation iPad and lets users to connect the device to peripherals without the need for Apple’s expensive adapters.
Still, it is powered only by a 7,000mAh battery which promises just five hours of use. Wi-Fi N is also available, but Bluetooth is not, limiting users to this one connectivity option. The capacitive touchscreen, as per usual on cheaper devices, is also likely to be not as sensitive.
Given its very low price, users may need to weigh the pros of buying this tablet against the cons. For those who still want to purchase it, the tablet is expected to arrive around the middle of this month on Amazon.co.uk, Currys, PC World, Play, and Dixons. High street online retailers will also likely carry the tablet.