Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Comparison Review
There are many video reviews on YouTube about Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF ; however, none of them has clearly shown the differences between those two models. In the following we are going to compare those two models side by side including all of the details.
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF have similar packaging box, but the inner box is designed in different styles. Both have a separated box for the tablet itself, but NOVO 7 Aurora ’s dedicated tablet box is detached from the accessory box.
The accessories included in Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF are pretty much the same except the reference manual. Both manual are in Chinese. Both include HDMI cable as a bonus, so you don’t have to buy cable to connect your tablet to your HD TV.
Both have a plastic case. Ainol Novo 7 Aurora has a glossy and shiny finish, like Apple iPhone 3, while the Novo 7 Elf has a Matte finish.
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Back Case Thickness Comparison
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora ’s case is 1 mm thinner than NOVO 7 ELF, but it is unnoticeable even putting them side by side.
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Bottom Ports Comparison
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF have the same ports at the bottom, although their layout is slightly different.
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Side Button Comparison
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF have the same buttons on right side, although their layout is slightly different.
Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Screen Comparison
The only main difference between Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF is that the Novo 7 Aurora has an IPS Capacitive Screen while the Novo 7 Elf doesn’t.
For those who do not know what IPS is, IPS stands for In-Plane Switching which was developed by Hitachi back in 1996. An IPS display gives you a better display, more vivid color, and a wider angle for viewing. See the comparison below.
From the following photos shooting from different angle, it is very clear than NOVO 7 Aurora’s IPS screen has better color representation and saturation, and much wider viewing angle.
Summary of Review :
The price difference between NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF is $20 USD. Is it worth the upgrade ? Well, if you are fine with a non-IPS display, and the $20 difference is big enough for you, then you might settle for the Ainol Novo 7 ELF . But if you’re looking for better display and don’t mind to spend a little more, then you should go for Ainol Novo 7 Aurora.
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