ZaTab: ZaReason's Open Tablet

The Included Accessories: Micro-USB-to-USB Cable, Micro-USB-to-Female USB Adapter, A/C Adapter and Generic Users Guide

The Clean Aluminum Casing

The ZaTab—Ready to Come Out and Play

The Android ICS Home Screen on the ZaTab

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Kevin Bush is a Linux systems admin, dad and book-lover who spends far too much time tinkering with gadgetry.

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I like it very

Modelos de Elite's picture

I bought one and am very happy with its performance

Cyanogenmod 9, based on

Unlock HTC One X's picture

Cyanogenmod 9, based on Android 4.04 feature is attention seeker but like any other chinese product bluetooth option is missing.Is the screen reinforced chemically.

$349? Really

Anonymous's picture

With those specs? Single core from what I can find of the A10. Low end Mali GPU. 1 GB of RAM? ouch Ports, good. Battery size, good. This is a budget spec'd tablet. I like the open nature of the offer, but it's not worth 350 bucks. This is a Nexus 7/Fire pricepoint device. performance will be less than the N7 and Fire HD but adds the ports and storage upgrade options. But only 32GB supported with 64GB cards becoming very affordable? Another fail. Not a bad deal if it was a couple of hundred bucks. With those specs 150-200 is the range.

MicroSD still?????

JELaBarre's picture

Come ON, folks: it's understandable when you're dealing with a phone that you have limited space for expansion, but a *tablet* has way more space, and there is no reasonable excuse not to include a *FULL SIZE* SD/MMC slot. I would like to use SD for *collections* of files (perhaps different projects, different sets of audio/video, etc,), but using MicroSD is just plain unusable in that respect simply because of the miniscule sixe and easy lose-ability of teh storage medium. I'm not asking for PCMCIA, floppy diisk or even CF, but something that you have at least SOME chance of finding when it drops on the floor or falls inside your carrying satchel would be quite appreciated.

Toshiba and Sony use full

digi_owl's picture

Toshiba and Sony use full side SD in their 10" tablets, iirc. Toshiba even included a full size USB port in their Thrive, but went with micro only on the Excite. Note that there are two 10" Excites out there, and the 10LE do not have the full size SD slot.

Hope you bring some to Ohio Linux Fest

Chris E.'s picture

I hope you bring some of these for sale at Ohio Linux Fest!!!

seven inch

psikeyhackr's picture

so where is the 7 inch version?

No mention of chemically reinforced glass...

JaseP's picture

There's no mention that I can see as to whether this thing has chemically reinforced glass or not. That's a huge concern for a device that is going to see a lot of handling...

Nor is it mentioned whether the bootloader is unlocked. That is also pretty big. Tinkerers will want an unlocked bootloader to try to put other OSs on the thing...

The Bootloader is unlocked

Kevin Bush's picture

I'm not sure whether the screen is reinforced chemically, but the bootloader is unlocked. It's a slightly modified version of clockworkmod.

Kevin Bush is a Linux systems admin, dad and book-lover who spends far too
much time tinkering with gadgetry.

I have bought ZeniThink A71

Anonymous's picture

I have bought ZeniThink A71 (7'', A9) tablet directly from China for $100. It is rooted as well, has similar specification and I can't complain about build quality. The larger C92 (10'') is for $160. Isn't $350 little bit to much?

As is typical with the

digi_owl's picture

As is typical with the repackaged Chinese products, there is no bluetooth to be found what so ever.

Pricing

Paul_L's picture

Had same toughs as Jon_T :

I have an Acer IconiaTab A100 (7` tablet with all these ports; ex. usb, hdmi, microsd, audio jack....) and purchased it because of a soldout at 160$.

And mine has a Tegra2 dual core!!!

It is for my daughter (4years old) and always work like new after 6 months usage, multiple drops and multiple app / multimedia installed.

So one can find a very good tablet under 200$ (i know, for a 7" size!).

GPU?

Anonymous's picture

What kind of GPU does this tablet have?
Can't seem to find it on their website either.

http://rhombus-tech.net/allwi

digi_owl's picture

You forgot to mention the

Jon_T's picture

You forgot to mention the price. Looks like it's $349, which, while not bad, is a bit high. I suppose if you put a premium on the hackability, then it's not terrible.

But I just have a hard time putting down more than about $300 on a tablet. Folks who drop a year's worth of food for a starving family in Africa on an iPad are just nuts.

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