Hannspree unveil massive new 13.3" HANNSPAD tablet

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At some point, tablets are going to get so large they’re going to become touchscreen suppositories instead. Hannspree have today made another giant leap towards achieving that goal with the unveiling all 13.3″ inches of the HANNSpad SN14t71.

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So what do we know? The 13.3″ screen is driven by an LED backlit panel and runs at 1280×800 resolution – so full 1080p HD, which is great. And it’s powered by a 1.6ghz quadcore ARM processor with 1GB of RAM.

As is standard with non-Apple tablets too, it’s running Android (Jellybean) – so hopefully we’ll see an update to KitKat soon. Better still – it’s proper, pure, uncut Android – rather than filled with manufacturer-specific bloatware.

Storage-wise there’s a healthy 16GB (expandable with an Micro-SD card up to 32GB) and connectivity-wise there’s everything you’d expect: 802.11n, and Bluetooth 4.0.

What’s nice though is that there’s also a mini HDMI output so you can plug the tablet into your TV – for if the massive screen isn’t already big enough. One clever bit of functionality is that there’s also USB-On-The-Go support, meaning you’re able to plug in, say, a USB keyboard and mouse and have them operate the tablet – creating an impromptu desktop PC… which might actually be workable with a screen of this size.

There’s cameras are nothing to write home about, alas – 2MP on the rear and 0.3MP on the front… though frankly, who’s going to want to lift up this beast?

It’s being positioned for quite a good price point too – only £199, which is half the price of an iPad and has a bigger screen to boot. Not bad at all.

James O’Malley
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