- Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 6.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
- Item model number: LT7028
- ASIN: B004MAM3DG
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 14 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #267,604 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Curtis LT7028 KLU 7-Inch Touch Screen Mobile Internet Device Tablet PC
|List Price:||CDN$ 164.99|
|You Save:||CDN$ 95.00 (58%)|
- Large 7-inch Android 2.1 Resistive Touchscreen
- Expandable MicroSD Card Slot
- Built-in 4GB Internal Memory
- 1 GHZ Processor Speed
- Browse Internet/Email On This Device
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The KLU Tablet is a powerful and flexible Internet and entertainment solution that features a generous 7-inch screen with intuitive touchscreen controls powered by the Android 2.1 operating system. Browse the web wirelessly or enjoy media on a sleek and stylish media device. Enjoy 1080p HD videos, photos, music, and more in the comfort of your living room when connected to your TV via HDMI. The KLU has 4GB of built-in internal memory and features a microSD card slot for upgrading the capacity. It also allows you to wirelessly access the Internet through a hi-speed networking support and includes more than a dozen built-in applications, each one identified by an icon. In addition to browsing the internet you can log on to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc, watch movies, read Ebooks, listen to music, play games, and much much more.
Top Customer Reviews
Ours came with the two power adapters 120 V home and 12 V auto, a USB cable, a basic manual, a faux leather travel case and stylus pen which we lost ages ago. We have a 4GB microSD car with music and videos loaded all the time. If nothing more than a glorified Android MP3 player, this does what it does okay and the low price make for a good introductory tablet.
Has it been a good unit? For basic operations--Yes!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
No Android Market, no word processor, no spreadsheet. OH NO! Did I make a mistake?
Not really, it still has WiFi, it has a video player that plays movie formats that a lot of tablet computers don't, it has a sweet audio player, and it has an E-reader. I guess I can live without the rest...but wait, the Curtis website [...] has a firmware update that puts several applications on your tablet, including the Andriod Market. I also discovered [...], which also has several android applications ready to download. Now I have everything I wanted in a tablet, and it cost me hundreds of dollars less then an Ipad. I am so happy with my purchase, that I put a second one in the cart for my daughter's birthday, who has been bugging me everyday to play with mine ever since I got it.
The bottom line. If you want a tablet computer that has more potential then you can imagine, at a cost that will not require you to rent your downstairs bedroom out to a strainger, then this is a good tablet to get. But you decide for yourself what is best for you. Happy hunting.
Extremely well built unit, and will last quite a long time and take quite a bit of abuse. Curtis is a US company so the quaility of the tablet is much better than those cheap China knockoffs out there trust me (I've purchased a 10.1" Superpad II Flytouch and it's total crap, not even on Amazon for sale anymore!).
Load your AVI, MPG, MKV, MP4 movies ontop this little guy (via USB flash drive) and it will play them perfectly with no need for a subscription or online service to view them through.
Load MP3 songs (via USB flash drive) and play them anywhere anytime. 1000's of android apps avaialble.
Surfing the web is great as long as you install Skyfire or Dolphin web browser as the included one isn't very good. Personally I love Skyfire and hope they come out with a browser for PC's as well it's really nice!
CONS (lets face it every device has them!)
This tablet is not a gaming tablet, it will play any of the puzzle type games or card games etc... but you are not going to be playing Angry Birds, or any of the HD graphic type games on this little guy (they will install but they just run way too slow). Face it you get what you pay for, you can expand this little guy quite a bit (32GB MicroSD Card, 32GB USB Flash Drive) but it still won't handle the high end games due to the ARM8 processor it has. Your going to need the ARM11 to handle those types of games.
Also the worst feature this tablet offers is that the speaker is located on the back side (bottom) of the unit... Very, very bad idea on the manufactures part. The speeker is quite loud, however with the sound traveling away from the user rather than towards it can be hard to hear at times, however using headphones fixes this problem and the headphones sound is 2x louder than the built-in speaker.
Overall, this is a great tablet for the price. Easily the best 7" tablet available for it's price range. Perfect for playing puzzle/card style games, and watching any Movies or TV Shows or playing Mp3 music. It even does a great job as an ebook reader via (Kindle App), much better than the older Amazon Kindle.
Battery life lasts for about 3 hours of constent use (watching movie, playing game, surfing the web) and it fully recharges in about 3-4 hours tops.
Those selling devices often confuse processor, memory and disk space: this device comes with an 1GHz processor (divided between programs [600 kHz] and Video [400mHz]), 256 MB of Random Access Memory and 4GB of on-board hard-drive space via an on-board flash drive, with the ability to add up to an additional 32GB via MicroSD (for a total of 36GB hard-drive space), plus more via the USB host feature. It's like having an early 21st century PC in your pocket/purse.
I have personally noted that the screen calibration tool sometimes appears at odd times when hitting the ESC or MENU buttons (usually with programs that End-Run by hitting those buttons); and once caused a need for a reset after freezing on calibrating the 3rd position while market-installed Battery Dr. was running). Sometimes, the device doesn't not power on, resetting or plugging in the device fixes this. USB Debugging and Non-Market installs are enabled by default; that's not so good for security with new Android users. There are two Youtube players available by default, one appears to be the US version (that upgrades via the Android Market), and the other the Hong Kong version that upgrades via apkok.com; this is redundant, as both appear to load similar content by default. The speaker is on the rear of the device, and sound is low if the opening is covered; if using a Tablet case, it's position should be taken into consideration. The battery appears extremely erratic in its readings at first, being sure allow a full discharging and full recharging of the device is suggested for resolution. The battery appears to have a life of 2-4 hours in use and 8-10 hours in screen standby (longer when Power Off is used).
The USB port, HDMI-out and USB Micro port connections are a plus. All-around, the Curtis LT7028 7" MID Android 2.1 4GB is a good device. The screen is completely usable without the included, short stylus, but it provides greater precision. The trackball is another Human Interface Device available for added convenience. I have successfully used USB thumb drives and keyboards with the device in USB Host Enabled mode. Definitely recommended for users seeking a secondary SOHO device, something for the family to use on a WLAN at home or vacation, a device to quickly to place video on a full-screen display, or corporate WLANs needing WI-FI Android software for their employees moving about the Network campus!
We decided to buy one for our youngest who wants to be on the "ipad" like we are. The price point was very frugal at $38. It's on sale for $49, however, we had received an exclusive coupon this past week for the tablet.
Never having owned an Android, it's a totally different setup then what we are used to. So far it seems rarely simple.
There is one drawback so far that I don't like. It may just be the games we have downloaded, I don't know. But when there are constant ads on a child's game that constantly pop up, that is wrong on so many levels. They will click on the ads and who knows what will come up. For some reason one of the games my youngest was playing had an ad come up. They clicked on it and next thing I knew they were on Facebook. No one has accessed Facebook on that tablet. The game wasn't downloaded or accessed through Facebook. Why did Facebook come up?
If you are looking for a nice tablet for your child that won't break your heart if they drop and break it then this one is for you.
We had no problems setting it up or connecting it to our wifi. If you have Apple products like we do and you've never had an Android, there will be a bit of a learning curve. But when you consider if this is for your child and the price point between this and an iPad, the choice is simple.