I think the review is somewhat fair. It worries me to hear of failing devices of course, but that may be mitigated somewhat by custom roms. Their apparent lack of success with audio/video formats is a software problem as well most likely, as other reviewers have been able to play back AVIs fine.
what a crap review.... my mom could've written something better...while it has some valid points overal it's just too critical and it seems to be written by someone who is too lazy to investigate things (or doesnt have the knowhow)...
He's selling a competing product, the Gpad. Here he was similarly critical of the Augen Gentouch, mostly because it's made by the same company as his Gpad and he was miffed they gave Augen a deal."In order to avoid the same situation happening to customers, we decided to give up selling Witstech A81E at pandawill.com" Oh, how noble of him. More likely, it's the hot item right now and everybody but him has it backordered. What a load of crap.
What a piss poor review. I also feel that he is just trying to promote his own product. If you thumb through this forums, you find almost nothing but glowing reviews from customers (except those who bought the A81 without buttons...they're all kinda peaved).I think that the A81E is freaking rad!
While, I don't own a Wits unit and I did buy a G10 from PandaWill that review seems a bit biased. Anybody remember how poor the Eken M001performed until the firmware upgrades found here. If the hardware is sound all you need is better software. The Wits unit seems well made. A removable battery issmart and with some tweaks it looks like a winner.The Moonse units aka G10 aka aPad are also fine. Not as well made from what I can tell as the A81E but cool. They are also cheaper. One largerproblem and something that holds all the pads back is the ideal of having to flash roms, etc. I can do it. However many users just want a useful device.On the Mp4 nation review they mention its more for people who enjoy playing with Roms. The Eken upgrades were easy. The Apad and Wits harder andinvolve more steps. Of all the under $250.00 MID the A81E seems the most promising and may be a overall better value then the Zenithink.
wow the screen is like the most responsive resistive screen on a tablet, review is clearly biased in order to make you buy their G10 that is stuck with android 2.1 and can't play flash video unlike the A81E
the review of Witstech A81E is somewhat bias as i would agree. you only highlighted more on the negative side of this device when you could have focused more on the other aspect which could had have promoted this. seriously, this device is a better Android Tablet compared to other cheaper one which even has the lower version of Android OS.
In terms of hardware, the wits is a better device, in terms of functionality the G10 is probably better. Wits still has some work to do in fixing the bugs.I would probably say that of the 2 devices neither one is better than the other. It comes down to the user and their intentions for the devices.One person's trash is another person treasure.
The thing about better hardware is it can be improved by better software. The A 81 e seems to have a better buildquality then the G10 which, I own. The features a removable battery and appears more durable. My G10 is okbut frankly, I found the Android Rom that Rodger hooked up more fun then the current OS on the G10 You can't improvethe hardware but the OS can be upgraded.
Biggest pluses for A81-E: easily user replaceable batt, Cortex-A8 AND GPS... otherwise it loses out everywhere else... but if they keep updating fw(and/or release source) that could change the situation...
@cutterjohn: FWIW, I agree. As FW is developed, this thing keeps getting better and better. The review sort of made this thing look & sound like a brick with a kickstand. That's just not true. Heck, even the Eken tablets, horrid out of the box, are quite usable after the community started making stuff for them. I really enjoy the speed and compactness of my A81. It travels with me everywhere.
The Wits A81-E in terms of hardware is an excellent device. It was my first choice for my first tablet. But in the end I could not justify spending the money on a tablet that is having problems with core features of the device. I am definitely going to keep my eye on the firmware development, and as soon as the major bugs are worked out I will definitely buy one. I'll probably buy one just for the GPS and blutooth function alone even if video never gets fixed. It's a great device to have in my car
[quote name='Sm0k3d0uT;59452]The Wits A81-E in terms of hardware is an excellent device. It was my first choice for my first tablet. But in the end I could not justify spending the money on a tablet that is having problems with core features of the device. I am definitely going to keep my eye on the firmware development' date=' and as soon as the major bugs are worked out I will definitely buy one. I'll probably buy one just for the GPS and blutooth function alone even if video never gets fixed. It's a great device to have in my car[/QUOTE']So am I. If they can get the fw firmed up and/or release source, I'd order the new one in a second... ...well, that is if the new one retains the specs that I liked about the A81-E w/o adding any ridiculous cost increasing extras...
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