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Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC review

4.7/10 AVG.
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4.7/10
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The Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC currently has an Informr score of 4.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
7"
Camera
No


What the Critics Are Saying...


AndroidSPIN

Depending on your ultimate goal of owning an Android tablet, you can decide if this tablet is right for you. The ideal user for this tablet would be someone who is patient, likes the basics while appreciative of the basic Android user interface. We have said before and we’ll say it again, the Augen...

- Alex Smith, AndroidSPIN
Test Freaks

The Augen Gentouch78 is by no stretch of the imagination a powerful device but it is what it is. It’s an inexpensive Android based tablet that’s fun to use and enjoy, it won’t replace an iPad or something like the Galaxy Tab, but it only costs a fraction of either one. Taking into...

- Kristofer Brozio, Test Freaks
Laptop Magazine

The GenTouch78 was never going to be a powerhouse or the most desirable tablet this side of the iPad, but even at $149 it's a waste of money. The Archos 7 Home Tablet, which was no prize in itself, is a better choice, as the company at least includes media codecs. Yes, having the Android Market (ass...

- K.T. Bradford, Laptop Magazine
TheTechJournal

We’ll be spending a bit more time with the Gentouch 78 to make a final call on its functionality, but it’s crystal clear that this isn’t a high-end device. If you were hoping to find a beautiful iPad substitute for a fraction of the cost, keep on looking. However, considering most Kmart’s have been...

- BillyOzks, TheTechJournal


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Screen Size
7"

The Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a 11-based 800MHz Telechips TTC8902 processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2100mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh battery. Augen's performance ratings are 3 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

GenTouch78 Tablet PC Specs

Overview
Release date June 15, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor 11-based 800MHz Telechips TTC8902
Internal Storage 2 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 3 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 18.3 x 1.5 cm (4.5 x 7.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 346 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, EPUB, HTML, JPG, PDF, TXT
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps iReader, Skype
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AndroidSPIN

An Ideal tablet for users who appreciate the basic Android UI

from AndroidSPIN

Depending on your ultimate goal of owning an Android tablet, you can decide if this tablet is right for you. The ideal user for this tablet would be someone who is patient, likes the basics while appreciative of the basic Android user interface. We have said before and we’ll say it again, the A...More

Depending on your ultimate goal of owning an Android tablet, you can decide if this tablet is right for you. The ideal user for this tablet would be someone who is patient, likes the basics while appreciative of the basic Android user interface. We have said before and we’ll say it again, the Augen GenTouch 78 is priced at $179.99 and is available at Kmart and as many of you already know, when it comes to mobile technology, you get what you pay for. With the attention this device received when it first hit the shelves, we’re curious to compare this tablet to the six rumored tablets that Augen has in store for us next year. We rated this device overall 2 out of 5 given what this tablet could be for the price at which it is currently being offered.

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Test Freaks

Not for the average consumer but will be very interesting for a hacker

from Test Freaks

The Augen Gentouch78 is by no stretch of the imagination a powerful device but it is what it is. It’s an inexpensive Android based tablet that’s fun to use and enjoy, it won’t replace an iPad or something like the Galaxy Tab, but it only costs a fraction of either one. Taking in...More

The Augen Gentouch78 is by no stretch of the imagination a powerful device but it is what it is. It’s an inexpensive Android based tablet that’s fun to use and enjoy, it won’t replace an iPad or something like the Galaxy Tab, but it only costs a fraction of either one. Taking into account the price and overall performance I’d say it’s not a bad little tablet really. The Gentouch78, as is, would make a great portable media player, comic book reader or e-book reader, just don’t expect to do any major computing on it and you won’t be disappointed. Yes it does have a resistive touchscreen and there’s a lack of Google apps, but I quickly became accustomed to the screen with no issues and it worked fine for me. Google apps, well I do miss those, they need to come back and I’m sure there’s a way to do it from what I’ve been reading. The Gentouch78 though does seem to have quite a few people interested in it over at XDA and there’s even a site dedicated to it. You can root it, flash other roms and do many other things just like you can with your Android phone. I found that it works fine with the Droid Explorer program and with Google SDK tools as well. This tablet might not be the flashiest or fastest out there but it has potential to be a lot more than it is at stock with a few tweaks or hacks done to it. I fully plan to explore all of my options for those things now that I’ve completed the review, and maybe I’ll do a follow up to this. Don’t get me wrong here, there’s plenty wrong with this tablet, it’s not something for someone who wants to jump right in and expect it to work perfectly. I like to play with my gadgets, I’ve frequented XDA for many years, unlocking, rooting, flashing roms and most everything else that can be done with a phone. The average consumer though isn’t going to want to do things like this, let alone even have a clue how to do them. If you’re into Android and like tinkering with things then yes get this tablet, it has a lot of untapped potential.

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Laptop Magazine

Not a worthy investment unless you’re a hacker

from Laptop Magazine

The GenTouch78 was never going to be a powerhouse or the most desirable tablet this side of the iPad, but even at $149 it's a waste of money. The Archos 7 Home Tablet, which was no prize in itself, is a better choice, as the company at least includes media codecs. Yes, having the Android Market (...More

The GenTouch78 was never going to be a powerhouse or the most desirable tablet this side of the iPad, but even at $149 it's a waste of money. The Archos 7 Home Tablet, which was no prize in itself, is a better choice, as the company at least includes media codecs. Yes, having the Android Market (assuming Augen can get it working) and core apps on a tablet is a treat, but they don't make up for this slate's awful resistive screen, awkward button placement, and other deficiencies. We can see hackers and tinkerers potentially gravitating toward the GenTouch78 as a cheap Android testbed, but for general consumers, it's not worth the investment.

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TheTechJournal

This is the answer for people looking for a cheap tablet

from TheTechJournal

We’ll be spending a bit more time with the Gentouch 78 to make a final call on its functionality, but it’s crystal clear that this isn’t a high-end device. If you were hoping to find a beautiful iPad substitute for a fraction of the cost, keep on looking. However, considering most Kmart’s...More

We’ll be spending a bit more time with the Gentouch 78 to make a final call on its functionality, but it’s crystal clear that this isn’t a high-end device. If you were hoping to find a beautiful iPad substitute for a fraction of the cost, keep on looking. However, considering most Kmart’s have been selling out of these within hours of receiving new inventory, this just may be the answer all you cheap tablet seekers have been looking for — just be prepared to put up with more than a few annoyances along the way.

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