Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ampe A10 QuadCore 10.1" HD-IPS Tablet

The Ampe A10 10.1" HD-IPS Tablet is the very first QuadCore China MID Tablet in the town. Built with a 1.2GHz QuadCore ARM Cortex A9 processor called Freescale i.MX6 which is suppose to outperform any DualCore Cortex A9 processor out-there, and a QuadCore Vivante GC2000 graphics which is also comparable to a QuadCore Mali400 graphics (maybe a little-bit less) performance that some Cortex A9 chipsets also offers like Rockchip RK3066 or Samsung Exynos 4412 processors. However, I am not quite sure about Heavy 3D Games compatibility on this graphics processor. It might support less games than the popular Mali400, PowerVR, QualComm, and Tegra graphics. A good build.prop fingerprints might fix some compatibility but I'll take that with a grain of salt.

Aside on having QuadCore CPU/GPU, Ampe A10 does also give users a peace of mind for resource hog applications by putting a 1GB RAM and 16GB of Storage with a chance to expand to max. 32GB or even 64GB of microSD card using microSD slot. A built-in Bluetooth is also included together with 802.11 B/G/N Wi-Fi. A huge 8000mAh battery which is estimated to power the Tablet upto 8-hours of usage (That's perfect, we just hope this Freescale i.MX6 QuadCore processor is a power efficient). It runs on Android OS 4.0.4 IceCreamSandwich which is common to mostly offered Tablets as of now but I do really hope it could have a stable JellyBean 4.1 OS too.

The Ampe A10 QuadCore 10.1" HD-IPS Tablet is already available at for such cheap US$219.99 including a world-wide free shipping. They offer Buyer Protection for PayPal and some Credit Cards users as-well. Upon purchase confirmation, they test the full functionality of the Tablet before sending the package through international couriers like Fedex for free.

The screen uses a beautiful IPS panel and an astonishing 1280x800px HD resolution which gives this Tablet not just an amazing 180ยบ view capability in all angles without loosing any image quality but also a vivid, rich-colors experience of HD Pictures and Movies. It is also perfect for e-Books, Magazine readers as it has very good "Pixel Per Inch" which will makes text clear and very readable. The screen is then protected by a scratch resist Glass screen.

We can also notice the small black dot on the top-middle of the screen bezel which is the 0.3MP front facing Camera. Meh! Let's just hope its clear and usable on Video Calling like Skype and Gtalk.
The whole back-side of the Tablet is covered with an Aluminum-Shell material. It doesn't comes with a unique design, just plain and simple. The middle-top portion is where the 2.0MP rear facing camera and the Stereo loudspeaker are located. The Camera doesn't have any LED flash and don't expect perfect quality pictures/videos here. Itcan be useful capturing a not so important event.

We do not know yet how good or bad the quality of sound the Stereo loudspeaker will produce but the position of the speaker is already telling us that we cannot lay-down this Tablet on the top of desk or table while watching videos or listening musics.
We have at-least a complete availability of Tablet Interface ports which are located on the right-side of the Tablet. It has the following: 1x micro-USB with OTG function so you can connect and use your USB drives or a supported external USB-3G dongles, 1x mini-HDMI port which is very useful to extend your display into a larger screen or TV while watching your favorite HD movies at home, 1x micro-SD slot which could support upto 32GB or even 64GB of micro-SDCard, 1x 3.5mm Audio port for Earpohnes or Headphones, 1x 2.5mm Wall-Charger port, and a two tiny hole which would probably for microphone and reset switch.
On the top-corner side of the Tablets we have a main Power Button and Volume Rockers (or maybe a Home and Menu Buttons). If its Home/Menu buttons, then expect soft-touch Volume buttons on the ICS Status Bar. We can also notice the thickness of this Tablet which is approximately 11mm thick, 0.5mm to 1mm thicker than other brands with same size. Anyway, it still does look like sleek Tablet because of the smooth rounded-edge sides and corners. Hopefully, build quality is also as good  like these pictures are.

The Tablet weighs 657grams, much lighter than Cube U20GT's 680grams. But heavier than PiPO M2's 608grams.

We still don't have actual data yet on how Ampe A10 QuadCore 10.1" HD-IPS Tablet will perform, but base on some early benchmarks of the Freescale i.MX6 processor with Vivante GC2000 graphics, I am expecting this Tablet to outperform all cheap DualCore Cortex A9 chipsets like RockChip RK3066, AMLogic-8726 M6 that most of cheap China brands are using as of now. Though it may not be as powerful as Nvidia Tegra 3 or Samsung Exynos 4412 QuadCore but this thing will surely gain some respect and good position on Tablet market.

I will update this blog whenever I found a performance comparison of this Tablet against other DualCore/QuadCore 9.7" or 10.1" cheap China MID Tablets or expensive known brands like Samsung and Apple.

ModelAmpe A10 Quad Core Tablet PC
CPUFreescale I.MX6Q, quad core, 1.2GHz, Cortex A9; GPU: Vivante GC2000
Operation SystemAndroid 4.0.4
ROM(Memory)16GB Nand Flash
Shell MaterialAluminum Shell
ScreenSize10.1 Inch
TypeCapacitive Screen, IPS
Resolution1280 x 800px
Visible Angle180°

Extend CardSupport TF card up to 32GB extended
CameraDual camera, front is 0.3 and back is 2.0 megapixels
Gravity SensorYes
Multi-TouchYes, 10 points touch

Android MarketYes
BluetoothYes, bluetooth V2.0


Email and BrowserYes, built in
WIFIYes, 802.11 b/g/n
3GNot built in, support external 3G dongle: E1916, ZTE AC2736, HUAWEI E1750, HUAWEI EC122, HUAWEI EM770W
Earphone Interface3.5mm
Work TimeUp to 8 hours
Battery8000 MAh, 3.7V

LanguageCzech, Dansk, German, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polski, Greek, Portuguese, Svenska, Turkey, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Other ApplicationsFile Manager, OfficeSuite, Google Search, Task Manager, Browser, Gallery, Android Webkit, Clock, Calculator, Calendar, iReader, Gmail…
Product Size267 x 177 x 11.5mm
Product Weight657g
Extend Port1 x TF card slot; 1 x MINI HDMI port
1 x Micro USB port 
1 x 3.5mm Earphone port

Package including1 x Charger (2.5mm, 5V, 3A)
1 x USB cable
1 x Earphone
1 x OTG cable
Package Weight/Size1520g/307 x 232 x 52mm


Anonymous said... at September 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM

"On the top-corner side of the Tablets we have a main Power Button and Volume Rockers"
-it is exactly like that, can be seen from youtube introduction video: said... at October 31, 2012 at 6:50 PM

is this tablet really has 8hours battery? because some ppl complains abt the battery n it lasts only 3hours this n dat..hav u ever tested it b4?

Anonymous said... at January 21, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Are there any updates for this tablet yet? Is there a Jellybean upgrade?

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