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Nexus 7 China style with Ainol Novo 7 Venus

If you are looking for a new tablet and want to save a bit of money, you only need to look no further than what the Chinese electronics market continues to pump out on a daily basis. Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is arguably the best on the market right now and it’s no surprise to see that there are many Chinese equivalents available for a fraction of the price.

One such tablet that fits this category is the Ainol Novo 7 Venus, which features the same 1280×800 hi-resolution display as the Google Nexus 7. While we get our heads around the name of the device, the key differentiator between the two is the fact that the Novo 7 Venus doesn’t ship with the same Tegra 3 quad-core processor that is equipped on the Nexus 7.

Instead there’s a 1.5GHz Quad Core Atm7029 processor, which we’re guessing isn’t up to the same high quality as NVIDIA’s chip. This ultimately brings down the price of the tablet, to $140 compared to Google’s already reasonable price of $199 for the Nexus 7. Aside from the processor change, there are still some very decent specs to be found on the Chinese counterpart.

It still ships with Android Jelly Bean, there’s 1GB of RAM, a quad-core graphics chip, 16GB of onboard storage and a rear 2MP camera accompanied by a 0.3 megapixel front-camera. Then again, it is only $50 difference we are talking about so if you did really opt for one of these, you may live to regret it if it suddenly won’t turn on in a few months time.

It is nice to see though that the Chinese ‘knock offs’ appear to be getting better in terms of spec comparisons. It still looks like a very capable device for $140 and if you really want to try your luck with one, you can find it on Ainol-Novo’s website here. They could have thought about a better name though than the ‘7 Venus’. Let us know what you think of this latest product from China – getting better right?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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One of the first Resellers in the U.S. to carry the Novo 7 Venus is a site called TabletSprint — which also includes an extra $25 in quality Bonus Apps… TabletSprint also carries the brand new Novo 10 Hero II – and offers the 32MB version for $249 — a full size 10 inch Android tablet – also with a Quad Core processor and 1280×800 high resolution screen.

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