by May 1, 2012 0 comments



Snapshot

Price: Rs 11,999 (1 year warranty)

Key Specs:1 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, capacitive touchscreen, 2200 mAh battery, Android 2.3 (Froyo)

Pros: Retractable back stand, dual cam

Cons: 8 GB, non-touch sensitive android function keys, battery, non multi-touch screen. Android 2.2

Write to: pcquest@cybermedia.co.in with name of product in subject, for more info.

The upgrade to the initial Magiq tablet spec from Beetel, the Magiq Glide is a good tablet but the first thing that strikes a user’s mind is the weight of the tablet. The Magiq Glide weighs a mammoth 500 gms which is easily a 100 gms over and above other tablets being reviewed in the category. The tablet comes with a retractable back stand which is a useful piece of accessory cum body part and helps keep the tab in an upright position during multimedia playback and video chats. The user does not have to hold the tab in hand all the time, nor does he have to view it lying flat on its back. This would count as an interesting innovation. The bezel around the screen is wide which basically adds to the size of the tablet without an increase in the size of the screen. On the left side of the bezel are the Android function keys which are non-touch sensitive. This comes as a surprise to the average user who is accustomed to the touch sensitive buttons. On the right side of the bezel are the call connect and disconnect keys. There is a track pad as well which is a good inclusion but feels a bit misplaced for a touch tablet. The overall build quality of the tablet is good. The screen of the tablet was just about okay for regular use. However, not much can be said about the responsiveness in gaming mode. The capacitive touch screen does not support multi-touch which is a big let-down. The hardware specs on the tablet are average, just about keeping pace with the competition. The battery, 2200 mAh, is also the smallest as compared to others. However, the 8 GB internal memory is highest in class. The tablet uses a proprietary charger which again is a problem. Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS is again old. Dual cam on the tablet is a positive though and it can be used for voice chats as well as as a basic point and shoot camera at 2MP.

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Bottomline: An average tablet overall and given the features and performance, a little expensive as compared to others.

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