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joojoo review

The joojoo tablet is widely considered to be the main threat to Apple's iPad. But does it live up to expectations? We review it to find out.

Our final complaint, and possibly the most significant blow to the joojoo's potential thus far, is that its size just tips it over the edge from usefulness to awkwardness. Where the iPad feels chuck-in-a-bag light - a device that's easy to simply tuck under your arm - the joojoo is anything but. Pick up a joojoo and its 1.1kg weight is liable to have you straining straight away. On paper it doesn't look that big or heavy, but this combined with its 325mm-wide body means it doesn't feel as convenient or immediate.

That, combined with weak battery life (we timed four hours idle at the home screen, connected to a Wi-Fi network before the joojoo gave out), dents the joojoo's iPad-alternative credentials far more than its lack of apps ever could have. It is cheaper, we'll give it that, and its support for Flash does set it apart, but the joojoo tablet just isn't good enough to challenge Apple's finest.

Verdict

Bigger and bolder than the iPad, but not polished enough or convenient enough to mount a serious challenge

Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 Memory: 1GB RAM Storage: 4GB SSD Graphics: Nvidia Ion Display: 12.1in 1,366 x 768, capacitive touchscreen Ports: 1 x USB, VGA3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g OS: Proprietary, Linux-based Dimensions: 325 x 19 x 199mm (W x D x H) Weight: 1.1kg

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