Smartbook Surfer – 7″ Android v2.1 tablet

What with the hype over Android tablets lately I thought I'd get an early start on the next frenzy. This beauty is being sold by a German company called Smartbook.It retails for 249€, and is available now.

  • 800x480 LCD touch screen
  • Android v2.1
  • 720MHz CPU
  • 2GB Flash
  • Wifi
  • GPS
  • HDMI out
  • 2 USB ports
  • microSD card slot
  • Webcam
  • microphone
  • speakers

BTW, I've spent the last couple hours trying to figure out if this is the same hardware as the Augen Gentouch78. It might not be. The Surfer shares some hardware specs with the Gentouch78 and it shares a certain visual similarity, but the Surfer also has a webcam, GPS module, microphone, 2 USB ports, and HDMI out. It also costs considerably more (249 €).

On the other hand, once you deduct the tax that's included in the German retail price and then convert to USD, you end up with a price of ~$261. That's only $90 more than the retail for the Gentouch78. Given the added cost of the extra hardware, these 2 tablets could indeed have come from the same developer.

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2 Comments on Smartbook Surfer – 7″ Android v2.1 tablet

  1. As soon as I read the specs, I came to same conclusion: This is a “Gentouch Plus.” Well, at least America is not alone in having crappy Andytabs foisted on us.

  2. you are right, however, augen rebranded a chinese MID , called DAWA D7, google it and you’ll see why this one has HDMI and augen doesn’t

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