“iPad Mini” from woPad: woPad i8 – The least expensive 8 inch Android Tablet with 1.2 GHz ARM A8 CPU, HD 1024×768 Capacitive 5-Point Multi-touch Screen and Front & Back Facing Camera, 8GB
Retail Price: $419.99. On Sale Now: $199.99
Apple just confirmed that it will release it’s 7.8″ inch iPad Mini in October. This time Apple is not first on such form factor tablet , woPad released its 8″ Android tablet with 1024×768 pixel multi-touch capacitive touch screen in the October last year – one year before Apple’s iPad Mini . woPad i8 has the same sized capacitive screen as iPad Mini with higher pixel density than the screen of iPad 2. woPad i8 has both front-facing and back-facing camera for photo, video, and web conference. Look at its Apple style “unibody” aluminum case – very durable and high-end looking. It also offers two features that Apple will never offer to you even in iPad Mini – HDMI port to display video on your big screen HD TV, and FLASH support to play FLASH videos in browser. woPad doesn’t bluetooth , that’s probably the only drawback.
We are listing a few woPad i8 8GB tablets in our eBay store starting from $0.01. Most of them are about $60 now. Bid them to get an woPad i8 for under $100.
This woPad i8 is the 2nd generation of our most popular woPad with a bigger size 8″ HD capacitive multi-touch screen. It runs on the latest Rock-chip 2918 CPU based on the ARM Cortex-A8 architecture. It uses a super-thin and stylish aluminum enclosure similar to the 1st generation woPad, but everything else is upgraded. For example, the woPad i8 has a much faster 1.2GH ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 512 DDR3 memory, runs Android 2.3 (now upgraded to Android 3.0), has a larger, 8-inch screen with 1024×768 resolution, and 4:3 aspect ratio. It supports 3D games with native hardware acceleration, supports Skype video calls, supports Flash, added a front-facing and back-facing camera and, best of all, it keeps the low price of the 1st generation woPad.
iPad Like Ultra-Thin Aluminum Back Case
woPad i8 uses an aluminum case like iPad, giving it high end looking.
The Power and Volume up/down buttons are located on the right edge like iPad.
All ports are located at the bottom, including (from left to right on the following picture) USB Host, Micro-SD card port, HDMI, DC, Mini-USB, and earphone.
Two stereo speakers are located top on the back side.
High Performance ARM A8 -based CPU with built-in GPU to support multi-tasks, videos, and 3D games
woPad i8 is powered by Rock-chip 2918 ARM Cortex-A8 with main frequency of 1.2GHz. It enables superior performance for 3D games, HD video, and web surfing.
woPad i8 has a high resolution 1024×768 bright screen. The aspect ratio is 4:3: a smaller size screen than iPad 2 but holds the same amount information.
Support 1080p HD Video, and Has HDMI Port to Output Video to Your HD TV
woPad i8 can play the highest resolution HD format 1080p. It also has a HDMI port, where you can connect woPad i8 to your big screen HD TV to play HD movies (only for video playing).
5-Point Multi-touch Capacitive Screen , Very Sensitive
woPad i8 uses a high-end capacitive screen supporting 5-point multi-touch. The screen is very sensitive to your figures.
woPad i8 has two 3.0 MP cameras, one front facing and one back facing, good for taking pictures, video, and use it as a webcam for Skype.
woPad i8 Hardware Spec:
- Enclosure: 8-inch, super–thin, aluminum enclosure
- CPU: Rock-chip 2918 ARM Cortex-A8, main frequency of 1.2GH
- Storage: 8GB Flash, Micro SD Card: Up to 32GB (not included)
- Memory: 512M DDR3
- USB: USB HOST, MINI USB
- HDMI: Mini HDMI port to output HD videos to your HD TV (HDMI cable not included)
- LCD: 8-inch Capacitive Touch Screen (five point touch)，resolution 1024×768
- Camera：Front-facing and back-facing, 3.0 MP
- TV out: HDMI (1080P), Flash10.2
- Network: WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g)
- G-Sensor：supports a 4-direction auto-rotation of the screen
- Audio: 2×1W stereo speaker earphone jack, internal Microphone
- Battery: 4000mAh
- Power jack: 9V/2A power adapter（100～240V input）
- Weight: 380g
woPad i8 Software Spec:
- Operating System: Android 2.3 (Now upgraded to Android 3.0)
- Online chat and video call: QQ, MSN, Skype etc.
- 3D games: Supports various 3D games，G-Sensor
- Office tools: PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint (“Documents to Go” is pre-installed)
- Video: 1080P HD video，MPEG4/H.264/H.263/VC1(WMV9)/AVI/MKV,RMVB/RM/3GP, etc.
- Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AAC+
- Image viewer: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
- Email: Send and receive email online
- Flash: Adobe Flash 10.3
- Input: English/Chinese input tools
- Language: Multilateral
- SW Install: Download from market or setup from micro SD card
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x Earphones
- 1 x AC Adapter
- 1 x Users Manual
- 1 x Box
Retail Price: $419.99. On Sale Now: $199.99
- woPad supports WiFi standard 802.11 b/g, not a and n.
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Best 8" tablet for your money
We purchased this tablet at uPlay Tablet and after 1 day we absolutely love it. Very easy to use. Responsive, clean touchscreen, vibrant display. The quality of the camera keeps me from giving it 5 stars, but honestly we don't expect to use the camera for our needs anyway. Battery life seems acceptable. Weight and size are great. I might consider these for some IT projects I'm working on at the office. Save the $300 price difference with the iPad and get one of these unless you require 9.7" screen size.
Excellent 8" tablet
So what did I want the device for:
1) Read books.
2) Watch Video/Netflix.
5) Web browsing.
As the iPads and e-paper kindles don't support flash that eliminated those devices pretty quickly for me. The Fire doesn't have a microphone or camera so that eliminated that. So I was left with the Samsung and the woPad i8. The Samsung is a really cool device- light and thin with a great display, However for my use case that didn't matter. The woPad has a micro SD slot so could buy a SanDisk microSDHC Memory Card to expand to 32GB for about $35.
Can swap in 32GB SD cards cheaply
Price ($300 cheaper)
Single core processor
After buying 1 device and using it for a while I ended up buying 3 more as presents. For my use cases it was good device at a great price. I got some very affordable handy accessories and use it much more than I thought I would. Definite buy.
woPad i8 is a great value!
For almost the same price as the comparable Amazon Kindle Fire or the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet, the woPad i8 offers much more.
I decided on the 8" woPad i8 tablet yesterday after browsing through both the Kindle Fire by Amazon and the Nook tablet by Barns and Nobel. I wanted a solid tablet that would be able to function as a e-reader, was small in size (iPad is just too big), and that would be able to run apps from the Android app market well.
The main reason I like the Vizio is that it allows you to run Barnes and Nobel's Nook app alongside Amazon's Kindle app, while at the same time offering full access to the Android market, and the use of a built-in camera for video chatting. For a similar price, woPad i8 offers much more than either the Kindle Fire or the Nook Tablet, is easy to use, and is fun to operate.
I also love the fact that the screen is a full inch larger than the Kindle Fire or the Barnes and Noble Tablet. The difference is huge, especially with 1024x768 high resolution - same pixel count as 9.7" iPad 2 .
Though not perfect, I would definitely recommend this tablet!
One of my best investment
Crazily enough, we bought this thing TWICE. There was lots to like. It was snappy fast, the build quality was great, and the screen bright and crisp. For web, we downloaded the Dolphin HD browser and eliminated the need for Facebook and other social media apps as it Dolphin runs web pages properly. Games aren't really our thing, but there are plenty in the market if we need a solitaire fix.
So why did we return it? Well, with a 7" Galaxy Tab and original iPad already in our possession, we just felt like we were missing the boat by not having Honeycomb. Hence, we took it back and ran over to Best Buy and got the Asus Transformer . After a couple weeks with the Transformer , we decided the 10" form factor is a tad too big for our tastes and we took it back to wait and see what the market will come up with between now and Christmas. FYI, Honeycomb is badass, though nowhere near the polish of iOS. Given time, though, it could really challenge Apple, IMO.
Then, lo and behold, the woPad i8 tablet suddenly dropped to $229.99 and we missed the little guy sitting on the coffee table. Hence, we bought it for the second time, with no intention of returning it.
A Great 8" Tablet for the Price
I just got one of these as a gift for my sister. Initially I was skeptical about the build quality, as the device is really cheap. I read some positive reviews online and saw one being used by a colleague of mine and I was sold. To begin with, let me clarify, this is no Ipad 2 (Even though it is lighter than one). But for the price point, this is a great investment. For me a pad is supposed to be my internet access device and a video playback device on the go. This woPad i8 does both excellently. The HD video played flawlessly. I was able to view flash content as well without any issues. My sister has already tried multiple applications from android market and they have worked fine till now. One of the best feature about this is it has both front-facing and back facing camera , so you can switch it during video call. Really convenient!
To summarize the positives
1) Great build quality
2) Aluminum case
3) Plays Flash content
4) HD screen
5) Front and back facing cameras
In terms of negatives,
1) There is no 3-G support. I cannot connect to internet when there is no Wi-Fi. But you can buy an external dongle to do it.
2) It doesn't support the really old WiFi routers.
3) Uses android Gingerbread. Which is a little older release. (Although i read online that they will be releasing Ice Cream Sandwich , the latest android version, later).
4) The package doesn't look very professional.
This device is really usable and, for the price, i think this is a great buy. I intend to use this as a gift as well.
The least expensive 8" tablet, maybe the best as well
My daughter has an iPad, so I\'ll start with saying that this is not an iPad, so I won\'t make the comparisons. But for the price (I paid $249), it\'s a terrific product. I noticed that it\'s now selling below $200, so I should have waited a bit longer...
First, the hardware is solid. The fit & finish is top-notch, and the aluminum case allows for a better grip. I love the screen size... 8\" is fairly unique, and it\'s perfect for my hand (for emails), for e-books, and for portability. The screen quality is brilliant, and battery life seems long as well. I logged on to my gmail account, and everything synched up flawlessly (mail, photos, contacts). But my favorite part is the HDMI port, which I can connect to big screen TV.
The only bad thing I noticed is some software glitches. This may be normal for a new product, and it hasn\'t bothered me yet. I assume woPad will update these glitches with software updates.
The only thing I don\'t like is their package - not as good as the typical product selling in US.
Overall, I am very happy with this product for its value, and I intent to get another one (for my wife) if the price really goes down below $200.