Last week, the folks from Lazada sent over a new ICS tablet they’ve been selling in their online store for months. It’s the affordable, entry-level Haipad A13 which is manufactured in Shenzhen.
We did not really expect much from the Haipad but for the price tag, it’s got a good fighting chance when compared to the likes of the Kingcom Joypad, the CDR-King tablets and the many other China-branded ones in the market.
The Haipad A13 has the bare essentials — decent and slim form factor, capable processor, enough internal storage and support for expansion as well as a mature and capable operating system.
Haipad A13 specs:
7″ TFT display @ 800×480 pixel
BoxChip A13 / Cortex-A8 1~1.5GHz
8GB internal memory
up to 32GB SD/TF support
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
3G module supports USB external
Has the OTG functions
I have yet to try that function which allows you to hook up a 3G USB dongle to the Haipad for mobile internet (it needs a microUSB adaptor for that). It also has USB-on-the-Go feature for attaching external storage.
The body of the tablet is slim but feels plasticky, with a semi-glossy finish. It doesn’t have that picture-frame look which many other entry-level tablets tend to look.
While the tablet runs on ICS, we notice a little bit of lag once in a while. Nothing too annoying but not really that smooth. COuld be a viable media player, ebook reader or simply just for the usual web surfing.
The Haipad A13 sells for Php4,289 over at Lazada (see listing here).
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