Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro Review
New Android Tablet by Prestigio: MultiPad 9.7 Pro
The first time the new Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro was unveiled at Cebit 2012, an important IT industry event held in Germany. Now it has reached Cyprus!
Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro (PMP5097CPRO) is a 9.7-inch model with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich offering better usability, bigger size, faster performance & more mobility than previous models.
First Impression: Look & Feel, Design
The first impression of the device: a slim and lightweight sleek body with a high-end look and latest tablet design. Featuring the scratch resistant glass on the front and high quality metal black housing with rubber grip pads on the backside, it gives a pleasant feeling when holding it.
All buttons and outputs are comfortably located on the top side of the device. Here we can find the turn on/off button, volume, microphone, mini-USB, mini-HDMI, charger output and 3.5mm jack for speakers. The buttons are metal and relatively small giving an accurate look. On the bottom side there are a couple of stereo speakers and on the back side there is a nicely hidden output for micro-SD/SDHC card. The front 0.3MP camera for video calls is logically located on top of the main screen, which has the best aspect ratio of 4:3 and a 4-way rotation, adding a convenience in use. Along with that, it comes with an elegant leather case that provides a safe portability option.
Overall, Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro is stylish, well-constructed and nice to hold.
Key Advantage: Display
The key distinction and advantage of Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 is its luxury 9.7 inch LED backlighting capacitive multi-touch display with outstanding IPS matrix by LG with resolution of 1024x768 and ultra-wide 178⁰ viewing angle providing user with an amazing viewing experience. The picture is remarkably crisp, vivid and bright, as well as consistent and accurate from all angles with a quick and homogeneous response, provided by this smart driving technology.
Another benefit is that not many tablets of this class features HDMI output – MultiPad does! Also it supports full HD of 1080p. So you can easily connect the device to your TV and watch movies at best quality. In addition to that, Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro has an OpenGL 3D-technology, which provides an extra smooth running of multimedia files and stunning 3D gaming experience.
Applications and Soft
Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro is based on the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that offers easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, deep interactivity, powerful new ways of communicating and sharing. It's just simple, beautiful and useful!
Also it has more than 40 pre-installed apps carefully selected from many different subjects: Mail, Skype, YouTube, MSN, Facebook, Twitter, Documents, Internet TV, E-Books, Dictionaries, Translators, Maps, News, Weather, Games, Movies, Music, E-shopping. The user has also an option to download more apps from Google Play market for Android that has over 300,000 apps and is growing every day.
Comparing to other tablets of its range, Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro has a preinstalled Office Suit Pro, worth 10 dollars on the market, that allows not just viewing but also editing of Microsoft Documents such as Word, Excel and Power Point.
Also it has its own Prestigio eReader, a high end eReading application, offering plenty of options to personalize your eReading experience easily find your favorite books and access more than 250,000 eBooks, among which 30,000 are free, in 22 languages of more than 50 genres.
All updates come OTA (over-the-air) via the integrated high-speed Wi-Fi module (802.11 b|g|n).
Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro provides a spacious storage which is enough for your entire multimedia gallery. Having its own 8GB of flash memory, you can expand it with additional 32GB by using micro SD/SDHC card. This is another benefit of Prestigio Tablets. The new feature in this MultiPad, comparing to previous models, is that you can also have another 5GB of free cloud space via Sugar Sync preinstalled application.
Hardware: Processor, File formats & Battery
Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro is powered by ARM Cortex A8 1Ghz processor and in combination with relatively fast memory for tablets of 1GB DDR3 and Adobe Flash Player 11, it provides a decent performance which is enough to play HD videos and games flawlessly, as well as open fast even heavy PDF files and several tabs in the browser. All multimedia formats and functionalities stated in the product specifications were successfully supported on the MultiPad during our testing.
In addition, for maximized mobility the Lithium Polymer battery is bigger than in previous models providing you with a capacity of 6,000mAh, controlled by an advanced Power Management Unit.
Price vs Performance
The good thing about Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro is its affordability without downgrading on quality. Now you can have a fast performance tablet with a remarkable display, popular Android and stylish design. A pretty good configuration, some might say. And we will agree with that.
Availability and Price
Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Pro (PMP5097CPRO) is available now for a retail price of 229EUR from the online gadget shop PrestigioPlaza.com. The device comes with an elegant leather pouch and 2 years of international warranty.
- Display Size: 9.7”
- Resolution: 1024x768
- Display Technology: Backlight LED IPS Matrix Capacitive Multi-touch
- Screen Rotation: 4 way G-sensor
- OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Internal Memory: 8GB
- Cloud Storage & Sync: 5GB
- Flash Card Support: Micro SD/Micro SDHC up to 32GB
- CPU: ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz
- RAM: 1GB DDR3
- Interfaces: mini HDMI, mini USB2.0, 3.5mm Earphone
- Speakers: Stereo, built-in
- Microphone: built-in
- Webcam: 0.3MP front
- WIFI: 802.11b|g|n
- Power: Lithium Polymer Battery 6000mAh
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