Bmorn V11 Extreme VS Ainol Novo 7 Advanced - Review
You were searching for a good tablet and found the Ainol Novo 7 Advanced...but wait! its out of stock!! EVERYWHERE. In fact, I'll let you into a little secret... its out production completely. They have stopped manufacturing the Ainol Novo 7 Advanced but there is a new kid in town that will wipe that dissapointment off your face - its called the Bmorn V11.
The Bmorn V11 is much like the Ainol Novo 7 in many ways. The processor is the same A10 Allwinner chip, the graphics processing unit is also the same Mali-400 GPU, same Android operating system etc but the Bmorn has a whole 1gig of ram memory where the Ainol Novo 7 Advanced had 512mb but on the downside only has 1 front facing camera. Do we REALLY need 2 cameras anyway?
The Bmorn V11 is said to be the first tablet to support 3D output to television. Its price comes in at around the same price as the Ainol Novo 7 Advanced and did I mention that the tablet also supports Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Linux 2.4/MAC OS 10.4 operating systems? (editors note: my misake, this is an ARM device and its unsupported) are you starting to feel me now? this is not just a good tablet, its a tablet thats going for the crown of the budget high end of android tablet devices coming out of China.
If these 2 devices perform as well as each other and are priced the same then they are both going to sell well. The 2 companies will have to do something to make sure someone buys their tablet over the competition. And with Android 4 AOSP reportedly being released shortly after Nov 17 I'm hoping they battle it out to get ICS on these tablets. A sub £$150 7inch with ICS on board would sell like hotcakes. Surely its too good an opportunity to be missed.
The bmorn v11 does have a honeycomb droid printed on the back of the device so maybe they are looking into porting honeycomb in the future. But that sticker could mean many things. They might be waiting for Honeycomb AOSP in order to run that on the tab(would seem a waste of time with ICS coming out) . Could be for a Basic version like we have. Or because of a honeycomb interface, or hey it could just be someone's sticker. Anyway...
I really hope Ainol and Bmorn will fight it out to get ICS up and running on their tablet first, the best they possibly can. When there is competition like this its the customer who reaps the rewards. I'm hoping so anyway.
Specs for the Bmorn V11 Extreme (Novo 7 Advanced specs below):
|Product||Bmorn V11 Extreme 1GB RAM 16GB 7inch 5-Point Capacitive 1.5Ghz Flash 10.3|
|CPU||Mali-400 GPU @350MHZ 1.5GHz AllWinner A10 (running at 1.0GHz on current firmware)|
|OS||Android 2.3.4 preinstalled|
(Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 coming soon!!)
|Memory||1GB DDRIII RAM, 16GB Nand Flash, Support Flash 10.3|
|7 inch Capacitive Multitouch|
Resolution: WVGA 800x480 pixels
Size: 7.0 inch
|Audio||Loud Speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Video||AVI, MKV, MOV, TS, RM/RMVB, MEPG support 1080p playback|
|Features and highlights|
|Battery||Polymer lithium battery|
Compared to Ainol Novo 7 Advanced specs:
Ainol NOVO 7 Android 2.3.4 8GB 1.5GHz CPU Dual Core Camera
+ Free Remote Control
|CPU||Adopts A10 1.5GHz (current firmware running on 1.0GHz)|
|Memory||512MB DDR3, 8GB Nandflash built in|
Add up to 32GB via micro sd card
|Screen||7" Capacitive 5 points Multitouch Screen|
|Audio||Built in Loud Speaker|
Supported Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC,
|Video||Supports 1080P videos: MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG, FLV, RMVB.|
|Battery||Built in Battery Up to 6 hours via wifi, 35 hours audio time, 8 hours video|
Do you think this tablet will ultimately rise to take the crown for high-end budget Chinese tablets? We have a feeling it probably will. Let us know what you think by commenting below. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the comment button.