The world has changed so much since I was a child and now technology is everywhere. I remember when I first got a tablet computer they were very basic and slow. My first one was pretty rubbish and thankfully they have improved a lot since. It is a long time since I have owned one of the cheaper tablets as I have an iPad now and don’t often really use that. Ben loves his iPad and has never used a cheaper one however I am always conscious that one day when his iPad breaks I may need to look at a cheaper option. I think for many children the cheaper ones are a good option as they easily can break things. Lets face it too kids always have a long Christmas/Birthday list so the cheaper you can get items the better! So when I was offered the Mercury 7L Tablet by Venturer (available at Asda) I was intrigued to see how good a cheaper tablet like this would be.
What are the tablets specifications?
The tablet can access the internet easily, it uses Android and is really simple to use. All the usual apps are available on it whether that be social media apps, games, YouTube or just browsing the internet. It has a front facing 1mp camera for taking selfies or video calling. It doesn’t have a rear camera. The tablet is a standard 7 inches and is touch screen as you would expect. There is an expandable memory slot which is handy and the tablet charges using micro USB. The tablet has 1GB Ram and 8GB internal memory.
What did I think of the tablet?
The tablet is a great little device with everything you need to access the internet and play games, watch videos and listen to music. Due to the face it has a relatively low internal memory unless you make use of the memory card slot I would say it is better for people who don’t plan to store many photos or music. The camera is low quality too but with so many people paying out for such good quality smart phones now maybe this is what brings the price of this device down and if you wouldn’t use it anyway what difference does it make? The tablet feels well built but you can tell it isn’t made with the same attention to detail of higher priced gadgets but it works well and I think that is the key. I would say at £49.99 this is a great starter tablet for a child who you don’t want to spend much on. The tablet is quick and works well so it is also good if you know you wouldn’t use one often and as such don’t want to spend hundreds.
My overall thoughts
I thought it was a great tablet for the money and worked quickly and easily. It was really easy to set up and I have encountered no problems with it. Available from Asda means if there was any issues it would be easy to return too which I think is a bonus.
Please note I was given this tablet to try out and share with my readers but all views are my own.
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