Disgo Tablet 8104 – £150 Android 4.0 tablet

July 2, 2012 by  
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Is a £150 10.1in Android ICS tablet too good to be true?

Price as reviewed £150.00

Overall 5/10

Key Features

  • 10.1in 1024 x 600 display
  • 1.2GHz Corex-A8 CPU, 512MB RAM
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Mini HDMI, microSD slot
  • 4GB onboard storage
 “What a difference a day makes, twenty-four little hours…” Stanley Adams wrote these famous lyrics in 1934, but their relevance has struck once again in the world of technology. On Wednesday the Nexus 7 was unveiled as we were putting the finishing touches to this review and now Google has completely changed the game for budget Android tablets. 

As such it is with new eyes that we look at the Disgo Tablet 8104. On paper the company appeared to have put together a package of excellent value: a 10.1in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with HDMI and USB connectivity, a microSD expansion slot and 1.2GHz processor for just £150. Then again, even before the Nexus 7 appeared cracks appeared close up.

Out of the box the Disgo Tablet 8104 is immediately underwhelming, even considering its price. At just 645g it is surprisingly light (considering its screen size), though this is in part because of cheap build materials. We can compromise a great deal for a budget RRP, but the 8104 has an entirely plastic construction with a thin, textured back that does its best to make the tablet feel brittle and sound hollow.

Equally uninspiring is the unusual button layout. Disgo dumps the typical trio of front mounted Home, Menu and Back buttons in favour of a single back button with small On/Off, Menu, Volume and Home buttons positioned along the right side.

In terms of connectivity things do improve. This is a sample. Read the full review at TrustedReviews

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