I normally like to take a week to post a review. This usually gives me enough time to really get a good idea of how well a device works and identify its quirks. But in this case I don't have to do that. The eGlide 4 has an overwhelming flaw that moves it directly to my "don't buy" list.
It is laggy to a degree that I have not seen in years. The responsiveness of this tablet is not poor so much as it is terrible beyond belief. It takes a long time to load apps, the apps take a long time to load levels, and even simply opening the app menu takes longer than I like. It takes so long to respond to my touching the screen that I was having flashbacks to the original Pandigital Novel. Yes, it truly is that bad.
I can confidently say that this one of the 2 worst tablets I have seen this year, and I'm pretty sure it edges out the Coby 7033 that I reviewed a couple months back. At least that tablet didn't have this lag.
There comes a point where cutting corners on quality in order to reduce cost becomes a very bad thing. And with this tablet I can confidently state that the extra $10 to $20 that you would spend to get another tablet is entirely worth it.
- Android 4.0
- 1GHz CPU
- 7" capacitive touchscreen (800x480)
- 4GB Flash storage (2GB accessible by user)
- micro SD card slot
- USB Host
- HDMI out