At a Glance:
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 7.0 inches Display
AMD Z-series Dual-Core Z-01 1.2 GHz
8 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Hardware Platform: Unix
Processor: 1.2 GHz ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4
Number of Processors: 2
RAM: 1 GB
RAM Type: SDRAM
DC in Jack
Integrated Card Reader
Touch Sensitive Screen
Size: 8 GB
Type: Serial ATA
Graphics and Display
LCD Native Resolution: 1024 x 600
Ports and Connectivity
USB Ports: 1
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
Cases and Expandability
Size (LWH): 0.5 inches, 7.8 inches, 4.8 inches
Weight: 11.84 ounces
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
Pre-Installed Apps: Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, Google Search, Cloudlink, OfficeSuite, AccuWeather, eMusic, Gtalk, Google+, Kindle E-reader and more
DESCRIPTION FROM AMAZON
Connecting to the world is just a touch away. The Coby Google Certified MID7065-8 is a powerful and flexible Internet entertainment solution weighing just 11.8 ounces and sporting a brilliant 7-inch capacitive Multi-Touch display, the MID7065-8 runs the Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) operating system and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor to help you achieve maximum usage across countless demanding applications.
Access the Internet and stream media over your home network via ultra-fast Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n). The MID7065-8 tablet offers full support for Adobe Flash Player for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games.
Typing messages or notes is simple and easy with the built-in virtual QWERTY keyboard. The MID7065-8 tablet is equipped with a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Other features include 8GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion up to 32GB with optional cards, Bluetooth wireless connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming.
This was my 3rd experience with Coby Electronics, the first being an MP3 player a few years ago and the 2nd being a MID7048 tablet. Both were great pieces of electronics. So, when I received this tablet, I was SUPER excited.
Tablet in sleep mode
Tablet at Home Screen -- I apologize for the dirtiness
Technical specs of the device
Now, as you may notice, my screen is different from the stock photo above. I wanted the look and feel of Jelly Bean on the tablet, since this is the operating system I was accustomed to. So, I installed Nova Launcher Free onto the tablet.
Home screen with Nova Launcher free installed and Apex Christmas theme overlay.
Widgets shown is the Battery Solo Widget
This is a low-end tablet, only having 8 GB of storage, 2 GB internal and a hair over 4 GB external. (2 GB are used for system files)
As far ad a person with a disability goes, this is a pretty easy device to operate. The hardest part about this tablet is turning it on. The screen response is snappy and responsive. It doesn't freeze or glitch.
I like this tablet a lot... so much better than the MID7048 I was using. It has double the capacity and double the speed. Only downfall I DO NOT like about this tablet is the inability to update the Amazon Kindle app. The Amazon Kindle app was preloaded onto the tablet. Ever since I received the tablet, this app WILL NOT UPDATE to the 4.2.0 version, giving me headaches upon headaches of aggravation. The update applied with NO issues to the MID7048.
The Google team didn't really say WHY it's happening... Just 'It's broke and we can't fix it, Tough luck.' Which is bad, because the tip they suggest (uninstall and reinstall) doesn't help when it's a BUNDLED app and can't be uninstalled without rooting permissions, something I haven't figured out how to do.
The Coby MID7065 tablet is available at Amazon for $129.99 and Best Buy for $139.99.
The Coby MID7065 tablet is a great starter tablet, perfect for kids or those that don't want to shell out $250+ for one of the more 'popular' brands of tablets.
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes