Velocity Mirco, makers of custom PC’s and Laptops have their own line of Tablets called Cruz. I think the main reason behind these tablets were to give away with the purchase of a custom PC or laptop. Whatever the case we have the Cruz T301 7-inch tablet in for review today. It features a 7-inch TFT Capacitive Touch screen, 256MB of memory, 2GB of internal storage and is running Android 2.2. Let’s check it out. Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the Velocity Micro Cruz T301 7-inch Android Tablet to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find an Android Tablet.
Display: 7″ TFT Capacitive Touch
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (800X600 pixels)
Dimensions: 7.5″x 5.6″x .57″
Operating System: Android 2.2
RAM: 256 MB
Built-In Storage: 2 GB
Memory Cards: SD/SDHC
Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi
Battery Life: 6 Hours of Video
Audio Playback: MP3, AAC, WAV
Video Playback: MPEG-4, AVI, MOV
Reader Formats: PDF, TXT, HTML
We received the Cruz T301 from Geeks.com and as always everything that comes from them comes quickly and in nice condition. I love that they use air bubbles instead of packing peanuts!
The Cruz T301 comes in a nice retail package, on the from there is a photo of the tablet and it lets us know that Kindle for Android is pre-installed. On the back there is a list of specifications and an overview of features.
Opening up the package you have the T301 tablet, carrying case, power adapter and stand. I do like that Velocity Micro has included a stand.
Cruz T301 Overview
As I said before the T301 is a 7-inch tablet. Picking it up for the first time I did notice that it has some nice weight to it. The screen itself has a nice glossy finish to it. The back has a rubberized finish, which makes the tablet easy to pickup and hold.
The T301 is pretty thick for the 7-inch size. On the bottom you have the speakers, power connection and headphone jack. At the top you have the power button, factory reset button, miniUSB connection and SD card slot. On the right side you have volume up and down buttons.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.