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Binatone HomeSurf 7 Android tablet

Seven-inch fondleslab for under a ton

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Even so, a backlit screen isn’t ideal for reading, so the Amazon Kindle is arguably better than the HomeSurf or even the iPad. The screen served video playback better, but the lack of pin-sharp resolution didn’t help. Similarly, the single loudspeaker was quiet and under-powered.

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Cut price inevitably means cut corners

Battery life on Android devices is always tricky, though later editions of the software have improved power usage. The HomeSurf flattened the battery in less than a day, and recharging was through a dedicated charger not USB, which may limit your options.

Verdict

Although it’s great to see competent computing power in a light, well-priced machine, it’s hard to recommend the HomeSurf Tablet 7. It works well as an e-book reader, but doesn’t compare to the similarly-priced Kindle. The Android system is effective and inviting but this early edition feels hobbled by the lack of many decent features. The screen is uninspiring and the build quality decidedly average. It’s a great price, but you may be better off saving for a more accomplished machine. ®

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Binatone Homesurf 7

Binatone HomeSurf 7 Android tablet

Android touchscreen tablet for those on a tight budget.
Price: £99.99 RRP

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