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The reason they list it as such is because it has 2x 1400mAh batteries in the device ive seen the tear down pics I will post when I find them.
 

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HeroTab X5A uses a Telechips TC8902 which is ARM11. It should be considerably slower than the WITS A81.The only problem is... the X5A looks so much better. IMO, it's the best looking "generic"/Shanzai Android tablet out there. It looks like it was designed from the ground up given the dedicated Android touch buttons built into the uniform glass front. I really wish the A81 had the same chassis as the X5A.Just wondering. Is it really just a firmware thing that the A81 screws up video playback? AFAIK, the A81 uses the OMAP3 3530 which is performance-wise, up there with high-end phones, Android or not. Only difference is that it has 256 MB RAM vs 512 MB on the high-end phones. The OMAP3 smacks the Snapdragon and leads the Hummingbird a bit in performance benchmarks clock-for-clock (although the Hummingbird has a faster GPU, PowerVR SGX 540). Also, the PowerVR SGX 530 + DSP on the OMAP3 3530 should give it considerable leverage in gaming and multimedia performance versus the Telechips and Rockchip-based tablets. Graphics-wise, the A81 is just as fast as the iPhone 3GS, 4G and Droid X while slightly being slower CPU-wise. What gives?
 

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i'd say it is an android issue, i swear i played a stack of video's under wince on the same device that played well, no lag etc and they dont play under Android, just wish i could find that pesky little tf card, keep loosing it!
 

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For me the HeroTab X5A takes the cake. It's the one in my shopping cart that's waiting for me to pull the trigger... what's stopping me is the lack of GPS. When I read the wits threads versus the X5A threads is that the X5A just sounds like a more stable platform whereas, in the long run, the WITS should be the more capable... but then in the long run, I'll probably own a tablet with a brand name on it... you know, like samsung, or sony, or viewsonic... Excuse for a moment, while I go pull that trigger... ;)
 

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[quote name='donaldson;46574]For me the HeroTab X5A takes the cake. It's the one in my shopping cart that's waiting for me to pull the trigger... what's stopping me is the lack of GPS. When I read the wits threads versus the X5A threads is that the X5A just sounds like a more stable platform whereas' date=' in the long run, the WITS should be the more capable... but then in the long run, I'll probably own a tablet with a brand name on it... you know, like samsung, or sony, or viewsonic... Excuse for a moment, while I go pull that trigger... ;)[/QUOTE'] Just my opinion:Frankly, it doesn't matter if it's futureproof or not. Well, it's better if it's futureproof and thankfully the A81 is. What matters is at the moment is that they're both priced so closely together. While the X5A has an accelerometer, HDMI and a luxurious design, the fact that it stutters when scrolling through the menu is enough indication that it's not much faster than the Rockchip tablets. I'm looking for something usable, not something that can barely run. They're both between $175 and $200, so once I get my branded tablet in the future (potentially a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Notion Ink Adam), I wouldn't really care. If the A81 was $300, however, that's another story. But it's $200 and performance-wise, it's in the same ballpark as the Motorola Droids, Nexus One, etc. High-end Android phones. That's what takes the cake for me.Choose your poison: A81's low-profile design (aka bland), high-end performance and GPS ...or the X5A's design, accelerometer and HDMI port.Anyway, I'd choose the A81 any day. It's better than getting a Galaxy Spica or LG Optimus (since they're about $250 only) for development IMO, as well as being a good MID. I really need Froyo for Adobe AIR.P.S. The only reason I'll be upgrading to a branded tablet once they're mainstream is because they've got accelerometers and look better. If the WITS A81 came in the X5A's chassis and had an accelerometer, I might not even upgrade to a branded tablet unless they've upped the performance a huge notch (most likely after ARM A9, which isn't anywhere near ubiquitous yet). By upping the performance notch, I mean 720p res panels on 7" screens, 1 GB of RAM, and a much faster CPU and GPU.
 
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