How SVP Tablets Work

SVP Tablet Specs

The 7-inch and 10-inch SVP tablets, the only two models currently offered by the company, share many similarities. Both use the same operating system (Android 2.1 or 2.2), have built-in wireless Internet capabilities, and rely on a touch-screen interface to browse the Web or launch apps.

The TPC7901 SVP 7-inch tablet features an 800 by 480 dots-per-inch (dpi) display, which is a lower resolution than you'll find in a BlackBerry Playbook 7-inch tablet screen. For example, at 1024 by 600 pixels, images on the Blackberry Playbook's screen are sure to appear sharper than they will on the SVP tablet display. The TPC7901's 1 GHz processor is capable, although not leading edge; some users report slow download speeds and a lag when accessing Internet sites.

When it comes to memory, the SVP 7-inch tablet includes DDRS 256MB/2GB MLC internal memory and a microSD card with up to 32 GB for external memory (the microSD card must be purchased separately). Both are adequate for performing most tablet tasks, and the DDRS memory uses less battery power than its predecessors. In addition, the TPC7901 has two mini-USB connections, and jacks for earphones, chargers and HDMI connectors [source: SVP].

Like the 7-inch model, the 10-inch TPC1013 offers a microSD card slot and a similar screen resolution, memory and operating speed. The primary difference between the 7-inch and 10-inch SVP tablets models is the size of each screen and the tablet's overall weight. The 10-inch TPC1013 weighs slightly more than the 7-inch TPC7901's 1.33 pounds. Both come with a one-year limited warranty. However, consumers cataloging their experiences with the company on review Web sites report difficulty finding replacement cords or accessories; many also report a lack of response when seeking technical support from SVP. On Feb. 29, 2012, the Better Business Bureau revoked the company's accreditation, citing SVP's "failure to respond to one or more customer complaints filed with the BBB" [source: Better Business Bureau].