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by Tejas Morey|Posted on Nov 28th 2012| Rating
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Pros:

Price and functionality!

 

 

 

Cons:

Bad camera placement and poor built quality.

The Bottom Line:

Go for it if you are low on budget and want a tablet, but dont want to purchase a random Chinese brand.

editor's rating :

market Price :

Rs. 6,499/-

street Price :

Rs. n/a
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FULL REVIEW

Tablets have been the prime essentials in the market and are soon slated to make laptops redundant. Penta tried to achieve the same with the Penta T-Pad IS703C but has failed at it. The T-Pad IS703C is Penta's way of entering the entry level tablet market and take over it's Chinese counterparts. Let's see how they fare at it. 

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DESIGN

The  IS703C has one of the most disheartening designs in the market. Comparatively sturdy, it fails in other aspects. The buttons aren't well placed and are wobbly from the word go. All the edges are curved and give a decent grip. Unfortunately the front-facing camera is placed on the curve and hence shows only half of your face, and when you try to 'Face' the camera, the screen gets tilted beyond visibility. Horrible R & D from Penta's part. The screen has a decent resolution and offers Full-HD 1080P and HDMI support. It has a microSD slot for memory expansion, WiFi, and 2G and 3G dongle support via USB. The accessories along with the tablet are of sub-par quality as well.

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PERFORMANCE

The Penta T-Pad IS703C is loaded with Android 4.0 Icecream Sandwich and performs in a fairly decent way. The 1 GB RAM makes it run smoothly, stutter-free and can handle a few apps running simultaneously. The touch screen does malfunction once in a while and fails to understand a gesture. The front facing camera is 0.3 megapixel and does the job for it's price. The battery life is strictly okay and lasts for 2-3 hours with heavy usage.

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VERDICT

The Penta T-Pad IS703C is a sad tablet to own. The hardware running this insipid thing is perfect, albeit the outer shell and the build quality is where it takes all the beating. The pricing is perfect along with the other entry-level tablets, but the competitors are a winner in this part. We really hope the rest of the Penta tablet range is better than this one, and expect Penta to buck up and start rolling some better well research and developed products in the future. Give the Penta T-Pad IS703C a miss and go for some other ones available in the same price range.

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