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CobyKyros is having a great success with its Coby Kyros Internet Tablet PCs range precisely because that device does manage to incorporate some great specs and Android OS for the price. Now the Coby Kyros MID9742-8 Internet Tablet PC takes things a stage further, as it runs Android 4.0 operating system, the biggest update to Android yet is finally here. Android 4.0 will bring about a number of changes to your tablet, both in term of features and performance enhancements. Ice Cream Sandwich is fast and intuitive, meaning faster browsing experience and has been streamlined to deliver a highly polished user experience.
Experience Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich with all the internet you will ever need. Be a step ahead with the MID9742-8 from Coby Kyros featuring a powerful and flexible Internet and Entertainment solution.
The Coby Kyros MID9742-8 is yet another 9.7-inch tablet PC, but this one comes at a very competitive price. The design does not have the immediate eye candy appeal that the likes of Apple or Samsung can muster. However, the device is quite slim at 0.375-inch, and its weight of 450g is fairly comfortable to hold in one or both hands.
The device has Wi-Fi but no 3G built-in. Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n). Surf, watch, play, and do whatever you want, at home or wherever you go.
As many other tablets offer, the MID9742-8 has HDMI out support to connect and enjoy 1080p HD videos on your HDTV, though you will need to purchase a single HDMI cable if you want to take advantage of this function as it is not included in the box. The screen is a 1024 x 768 pixel, 9.7-inch panel and it is bright and light. It displays the supported 1080p video playback nicely. So, anything you like on this generous screen can go on your big screen at home.
The size of the device makes this tablet a perfect eBook reader. Discover an impressive number of books including best sellers, new releases, classics, modern classics, and books from public libraries. View pages in portrait or landscape with automatic orientation sensor, as this device makes for a fantastic eReader.
In addition, the huge screen makes the Coby Kyros MID9742-8 ideal for web browsing, viewing videos on YouTube, or checking emails. With capacitive, multi-touch technology, your tablet respond quickly and naturally to your fingertips. With Android 4.0, your MID9742-8 will gain several multi-touch gestures including pinching, dragging, swiping, and tapping for working with apps.
Access a wide range of applications from GetJar marketplace, the world’s largest free market. You can search for games, social media, productivity tools, entertainment and more to customize your tablet and make it your way. GetJar also integrates into Facebook. Browse and download great games or most popular apps from this free Android App store.
With support for popular video, music, and photo formats, the tablet is a useful tool for playing media on the go. The built-in music app allows you to browse your music by different categories including artist, album, song, or playlist.
Coby Kyros has not skimped on the specifications which include the high-speed 1GHz processor and it is supported by 1GB of RAM for seamless multitasking. There is a microSD card slot for adding more storage, and you will need to invest in a memory card to boost the 8GB of built-in storage accessible for your own music and other media you have, and for storing download applications.
There are dual cameras on board. You cannot expect too much value in the rear 2MP camera for stills, producing very mediocre output. More useful is the front facing VGA 0.3MP camera for video chat. Additionally, this sleek size and nice screen can be a digital photo frame on your desk at home or at work.
You will like that all the ports and connectors are on one edge, the right short edge, with the exception of the top long edge mounted volume rocker and a power button and a Back button. So, on the right short edge you will find a microSD card slot, micro USB port, mini HDMI connector, headphones connector, and power jack.
Overall, the Coby Kyros MID9742-8 is a basic Internet Tablet PC with the latest Android operating system on offer that makes it stand out from the crowd. What is good about the device, mainly its Ice Cream Sandwich and high-speed processor. It is a beautiful Android 4.0 tablet PC that allows you to experience the biggest update to Android at an affordable price. This is all about entertainment, education, and information your way. It ranks as a good but not great tablet device. It functions well for what it is.The MID1042-8 10.1-Inch Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen is also available now.
So far this device is doing all the tasks that you would want from it. The speed of internet connection is good. The processor is fast and flawless.
The capacitive touchscreen is so intuitive, and it makes for ease of use. The build is solid. The screen is big and bright with high resolution. The touchscreen is responsive and fast, and it plays 1080p HD videos with no lag at all.
Downloading apps is fast, the 8GB of internal storage is more than enough to store your apps. You can add more than one email account.
You can get both the Kindle and Nook apps, making this tablet a great eReader.
The web browsing worked fine. The YouTube videos are clear and smooth.
Netflix works perfectly. Sound quality is impressive.
There are nice features like the HDMI out, front facing camera, microSD card slot.
The battery life is decent.
The Getjar comes with free apps, but not every app is present, and Google Play is not here, however you can download Amazon Appstore app from Amazon.com, all apps you need are here.
Alternatively, you have to go through your PC to copy apps from internal storage to the SD card of your tablet. There is a free app on Amazon app store called “App2SD”, download it to help you move apps seamlessly from the internal storage to your memory card.
Amazon Appstore is not available outside the US. So if you are considering using it from abroad, take this into account. The Flash 11 and many top apps are available at 1mobile. You can install Flash 11 without a problem.
http://f.1mobile.com/mobile_software/channel/1MobileMarket_31.apk, this is the link to the android 1mobile market.
It is not a Bluetooth enabled device.
The MID9742-8 is best for those who do not want to pay twice as much for Apple iPad, so this budget tablet is your right choice, it can fulfil your requirements. It keeps you connected and entertained on the go. This is a great tablet for the price.
Kindle Fire does not provide any memory expansion for a USB stick or MicroSD card like the Coby Kryos offers. The Kindle Fire has been positioned to maximize use of “Cloud” storage. If you like reading books, this MID9742-8 is an amazing eReader with large and impressive screen, and you get a great selection of books from Kindle and Nook.
Coby Kyros MID9742-8-8 9.7-Inch Android 4.0 Internet Tablet PC Specifications
|Operating System||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Processor||1 GHz Allwinner Cortex A8|
|Storage||8GB Internal memory plus microSDHC memory card slot|
|Display||9.7 Inch LCD capacitive multi-touchscreen 4:3 (XGA 1024 x 768)
10.1-Inch Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen 16:9, 1024×600 (WSVGA)
|Display Resolution||1024 x 768 (XGA)|
|Webcam||Front Facing VGA 0.3MP and Rear Facing 2.0MP|
|Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Ports||USB 2.0 port hi-speed
3.5mm headphone jack
High Speed HDMI, type C (mini), Supports 1080P and 720P
|E-book reader||ePub Format|
|Media Formats Support||Play and display common internet formats|
|Additional Functions||Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or higher and Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode|
|OSD Menu Languages||English, Spanish, French (Canada & France), German, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Italian, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Korean, Japanese, Russian, Hebrew|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||9.6 x 0.375 x 7.4 inches|
|Weight||1lbs. (450 grams)|
|Power/Battery||DC 5V Adapter
Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
|Package Includes||USB cable, USB host/keyboard adapter, Protective pouch, Professional stereo earphones, Power adapter|