Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Funbook: Affordable Edutainment Tablet

Micromax Funbook: Tall claims on technology for educationFunbook from Micromax has received jolts and pats from its users. The 7 inch 1080 resolution tablet, fielded into the market with preloaded edutainment apps was expected as an agile response to the India government's Aakash tablet that targets the educational sector.
Like many other low budget tablets, Funbook is moulded around a plastic body, with the rear coated in faux aluminum. If you are one among those with a loose hand, Funbook is not the right choice as it is lightweight and lacks grip. Funbook runs on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android operating system, but has retained some unnecessary Android buttons that are available virtually.
Users have encountered frequent hanging and forced turnoffs when they tried opening multiple applications. The wake up duration after sleep and the response time for opening apps are slower than on other Tablets in the same range.
If you are OK with these shortcomings, Funbook offers a lot of multimedia apps which makes it worth a catch. The browsing experience stands at par with the best tablets in this sector. The premium edutainment apps open up wide possibilities for children to enjoy learning experience. The tablet comes with Google Play Store, the company's official app store for installing apps over-the-air.
The multi-touch resistive touch screen has the best sensitivity when compared to other economic Tablets available in stores. Micromax has included 2800 mAh battery in its latest Tablet, which gives 5-6 hours backup. The 3 MP front camera offers video chat facility. It will be uneven to think of a rear camera in a Tablet that comes with a price tag of Rs. 6,499.
Though the new Micromax Funbook is embedded with more features and apps than any other tablet classed in the Economic segment, the caveat is poor user experience. For a beginner in mobile computing devices, Funbook is a definite choice. But for those who look forward for faster operations and glitch-free user experience, it may be a little frustrating. This budget-tablet suffers in many aspects, but for go-getters who are stuck with a budget of INR 7000 or less, it is a prime option.

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