The Yarvik GoTab Zetta 9.7 inch Tablet is a budget device but, like anything, extremely powerful when used properly. The official tech specs are available on the Yarvik website (http://www.yarvik.com/en/products/tab466euk/) but here is my experience with this particular Android tab. First, lets have a few pictures:
As you can see, the tab looks fairly standard and is in the classic Star Trek PADD design. I took these pics on my HTC Desire S and they’re pretty terrible so here’s a close up of the most fuzzy part showing the rear camera and mystery buttons.
- BBC iPlayer will not currently work with this device so if you want it just for that you need to invest in a different tab.
- YouTube does work but is incredibly jittery and most often unusable.
- The device isn’t powerful enough to run Android and other apps smoothly. By this I mean that it becomes very sluggish when typing notes or manipulating a workflow diagram during a meeting.
- WiFi only – no 3G/4G
- This tab is under £200.
- It has a front and rear camera! (VERY useful for barcode related software)
- It can just about run the official Chrome for Android.
- You can download from Google Play (the replacement for Android market)
- Keep it charged and you have a replacement for the trusty notepad you’ve been steadily destroying with doodles over the past 6 months!
- In landscape mode the screen is big enough for the keyboard to be useful! No thumbing around is needed, you have a full QWERTY keyboard at your fingertips and, with just a little bit more movement than normal, you can tap out text at a decent rate but you’ll have to go over that text before you email it! Typos are too easy when you do not have physical feedback.
- Comes with ES File Explorer that can do things like looking around network shares
- 10 point multi-touch that actually works