X10 AirPad 7″ Claims Best Tablet Around For Under $200

Looks like a new contender has stepped on the scene hoping to lure some business from the 7-inch display market.  In enters the X10 AirPad with claims of being the best 7-incher you’ll see for anything under the $200 mark.  So, what’s under the hood?  The device touts an 800 x 480 res display (nothing to tout about), a 1.2 GHz Rockchip 2918 CPU which can be found on some Android based netbooks in China.  In addition, and thank God, the device will sport Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) along with 512 mb of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.  Sadly, there will only be a 2 mp camera on board.  Yeah, we’re not sure what happened there either.  Battery life is decent, housing a 4000 mAH battery and the device comes with WiFi support for 802.11 b & g support.  You’ll also find HDMI out support for 1080p playback and get this, there will be full USB port support too (mini).  Piqued your interest yet?  Toss in a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with a microSD card slot and we’re calling it a day.  We’ll let you be the judge of whether or not the device lives up to the claim of being “the best tablet on the market for under $200”.   Hit the break for the full line of specs and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  

Features and Specs:

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz Rockchip 2918 Cortex A8 processor + 600 Mhz DSP
  • Display: 7″ 800×480 resolution TFT LCD screen
  • Touch-screen: Capacitive multi-touch, 5 point touch
  • OS: Android 2.3, with Flash 10.1
  • Camera: 2 Megapixel camera with video recording and playback
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Memory: 4 GB onboard, up to 32 GB with microSD card
  • Battery Life: 6 hours movie, 6 hours music, 4 hours WIFI Internet access
  • Network: WiFi (802.11b/g)
  • Ports: HDMI supporting 1080P output, USB
  • Size: 195 mm x 120 mm x 13 mm, Weight 400g (14 oz)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer

[via x10.com]

About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.

  • Bud Bundy

    Stop peeking! I have not yet reached the peak of my pique in interest…

    • Joe Sirianni

      Mr. Bundy,

      You caught me sleeping, thank you sir :)

  • Tony Freeman

    There is a lot going for this device but I also want to specifically point out that VIDEO CHAT DOES NOT WORK for some reason! Video calls with Google Talk and Skype simply do not work at all. Why? The camera is a front facing camera … the only reason for a front facing camera is to do video calls … but this is not possible with the x10 Airpad at this time.

    It is inconceivable to me that video chat does not work with the x10 airpad.

    My sister-in-law will be returning her two purchases of the x10 airpad because of this issue. I’m hoping that the x10 airpad people can make whatever changes are needed to get video chat enabled before she starts the process of returning these things.