While this tablet did not blow our minds it is a tablet you may want to consider if you are on a budget. With the price tag of $159 at Geeks.com it is one of the lowest-priced tablets running Android. It will do your daily tasks like checking e-mail, reading books, surfing the web and watching videos on YouTube. Also the speakers are pretty powerful considering the size of the tablet. The SD card slot allows you to add more storage if you choose to do so.
While this tablet does run Android it is very limited. This tablet is not an officially supported Android tablet so you will not find the Android Market on it. You do get the Cruz Market and you can get other repositories but they just seem limited compared to the Android Market. Also many of the Apps we tried to download said they were not compatible with this tablet, one of those being Angry Birds.
Another thing that I did not like was that there were no dedicated navigation buttons, they are on the screen itself. They are very small and are hard to activate. Also at times I ended up selecting something else instead of the actual button I was trying to touch. It can get annoying at times.
Overall I would say this is an entry-level tablet. It is not the most powerful and it does have some issues, but does get the job done. At the $159 price point you are getting what you pay for. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Velocity Micro Cruz T301 7-inch Android Tablet a 7 out of 10 score.
- Does your basic tasks
- Running Android
- Speakers are very loud
- SD slot for extra storage
- Dim screen
- No Android Market
- No dedicated navigation buttons
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.