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How Pandigital Tablets Work

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Pandigital Tablet Specs

At a retail price just under $200, the 8-inch SuperNova is Pandigital's most expensive tablet. This model offers 512 MB of memory and 4 GB of storage and features a 1.06 GHz Samsung S5PV210 Cortex CPU processor. Shortly after firing up this device, users will notice that its screen carries a disappointingly low -- some might even say "dark" -- 800 x 600 pixel resolution, not enough to give HD visuals their expected pop [source: CNet].

The SuperNova's little brother, the Nova, is a slightly smaller, less expensive model. The 7-inch device checks in at about $180, but offers the same amount of memory and storage space as well as comparable resolution. Meanwhile, the 7-inch Pandigital Planet packs less internal storage space (2 GB) for the same price as Nova [sources: Pandigital, Pandigital].

Taking a step down the tablet totem pole, the Star is Pandigital's lowest-priced ($159) model, offering 256 MB of memory and a 2 GB hard drive. The Star's 7-inch screen also lays claim to an even lower resolution, 800 x 480 pixels, than the other models [source: Pandigital].

Pandigital was once best known for making electronic photo frames. Unfortunately, the maleable, plastic aesthetic of those wares found its way into the company's tablets. "Light weight" is typically a selling point in the mobile device market, namely because it means the device is easier to carry around. The Pandigital models, however, are proof that it's possible for a tablet to be too light. Despite their various functional abilities, it may be difficult for some users to look past the fact that the device feels like it could have been made by Fisher-Price [source: CNet].

Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. The Pandigital tablets may feel like Baby's first mobile device and some users will find the accompanying app store designed for digital toddlers. Nevertheless, these models offer some snappy features for their price range. Read on to learn more.


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