Although not as famous as some of its peers, German technology specialist Gigaset is one of the world’s largest home technology providers with over 160 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. The brand combines style with value for money; their multi-award winning techy products are designed with high quality and excellent performance in mind, and this tablet certainly meets the criteria!
- Eight inch tablet with 1.2 GHz quad core processor for reliable functionality.
- Designed for those who demand a high quality tablet at a reasonable price, which will meet all the needs of the family.
- The tablet features an anodised aluminium rear casing in black and is equipped with various essential functions of a tablet, including an 8GB flash memory and a five megapixel rear camera.
- The battery life is excellent – Gigaset claims that you can watch films in HD for up to seven hours, listen to music for up to 65 hours and surf the ‘net for up to eight hours. Recharge is just four hours and will stay in standby for 240 hours….
It’s a really good size – not too big, or too small.
You can do it all (emails, Internet, games, music) while avoiding the dreaded iTunes restrictions.
The price is great, and yet it doesn’t feel like a budget product – it has a solid finish.
The only downside to this is that the screen isn’t amazing… but it’s less than seventy quid! It has a high performance battery. One charge provides use for couple of days – so when it’s in hibernation it will last really well – possibly a week.
Easy connectivity and charging through non-proprietary micro USB. (Whatever that means!) The camera isn’t brilliant, but at least it has one – many tablets don’t come with a camera at all. While you won’t use it a lot, it’s nice to have.
Basically, it’s a tablet! And it’s cheap. It’s best used for browsing the ‘net and checking emails, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, etc – great for leaving on the arm of the sofa, so you can grab it to check up on things you see whilst watching the TV. Don’t expect to do any work on it (although it isn’t impossible), but then, even high end tablets aren’t very practical for working on. The Gigaset QV830 is a bargain price and is good at any tasks you’d want from a tablet. Think of it this way: you could buy three or four of these for the price of an Apple iPad. So the Gigaset QV830 is brilliant for anyone on a budget, or for families who need a well performing tablet (or two) without having to worry about the kids being heavy-handed with it.