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Micromax Funbook: Does it offer good value for money?

Priced at Rs 6,499, the seven-inch affordable tablet, can give tough competition to its contemporaries with costlier units.

BT Online Bureau        Last Updated: June 27, 2012  | 10:57 IST

Priced at Rs 6,499, the seven-inch affordable tablet, can give tough competition to its contemporaries with costlier units. With the Funbook , Micromax is trying to do to tablets what it did to mobile phones.

The tablet runs on Android 4.0 and has a front VGA camera with 4GB memory, expandable up to 32GB. Its price is the first thing that grabs the attention of a buyer, along with the impressive features. The 350-gm tablet is powered by ARM Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor with a Mali 400 GPU and comes with 512MB RAM. The specs are enough to let the Funbook perform routine tasks. However, the display isn't all that bright and illegible in sunlight.

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reviews the Micromax tablet and says the physical keys on the Funbook are easy to use in Landscape mode, but the same become a pain when used in the portrait mode. You have no option but to stick to the onscreen key in the latter.

While it does everything smoothly, web browsing isn't one of the Funbook's strong points. It managed to play videos and games, but slows down as the graphics get heavier.

The tablet is designed and manufactured in India, and does not sport a Made in China logo at the rear. The company has tied up with some leading names in the education sector to provide educational content on the Funbook.





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