Hanspree unveil a cheap 10.1" tablet


Hannspree have announced a new 10.1″ Android tablet – and at a price point much lower than it’s bigger-name competitors.


So who are Hanspree? Whilst the name may not ring any bells, their parent company are a Taiwanese display manufacturer who also make the displays found in a wide range of other devices – so they know what they’re doing. Apparently they’ve made everything from the Touch Module, Touch Sensor Cover Lens, the firmware on board and even the glass covering the screen themselves.

The HANNSpad (yeah…) SN1AT71 will set you back only £149.99 – a bargain for a 10″ when compared to, say, the £296 Google Nexus 10 or £281 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Spec-wise too it isn’t bad. There’s a quadcore 1.2ghz processor inside (though this is a little lacklustre compared to more expensive competitors), with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

It’s also running Android Jellybean – and there will be an update for download once KitKat has launched. Similarly there’s all the connectivity you’d expect (Wifi, Bluetooth, Micro SD card expansion and Mini HDMI) – as well as USB on-the-go, enabling you to plugin USB keyboards and the like. Camera-wise there’s a 2 megapixel camera in the rear, and a 0.3 megapixel on the front.

So it all looks rather nice – especially at that sort of price. This looks like it could be a great way to get in on the 10″ tablet scene – and the best bit is that you can even cushion it in your bag by wrapping it in the £250 you saved by not buying an iPad Air.

James O’Malley
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  • Have one of these “gems” and it is a piece of work. The 16GB of space you spoke of is technically there. However! It is partitioned in such a way that 2 BG is dedicated for data. The tablet is seeming “OK” so as long as a person never updates any Google related apps that cannot be successfully (completely) moved to the internal SD card. Updated the Google browser/Play Store, Maps and YouTube and was left with a bit over 300 MB of space – of course this made the tablet sloooow. Was finally able to find a way in which to root and swap RAM to the SD card (internal) and now the tablet “almost” performs as well as a Samsung G2 7.0 tablet. Hannspree claims the product has a Cortex-A9 processor however the version I had was an A7 – the box even stated A9. Hannspree Support? Better off purchasing an 8-ball with blue water shake and tell the future toy than expect help from Hannspree. This little “gem” is going back to Amazon but was a nice root diversion. One other thing, isn’t good for gaming – 4 cores? Only saw 1 active… KitKat upgrade? Don’t think this is going to happen considering the device I purchased was running Android 4.1.1 and Support stated there wasn’t an upgrade to 4.2.2. True rambling story…

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