Prestigio MultiPad 9.7: a great name at a great price

Prestigio MultiPad 9.7: a great name at a great priceIf you're looking at buying a new tablet, chances are that a certain Apple device will be featuring somewhere in your deliberations.

But here's a thought: instead of going with the flow, why not hold off for a couple of months stun all your friends by declaring yourself the proud owner of this little number: the Prestigio MultiPad 9.7.

First off, how about that name? Prestigio MultiPad 9.7. Glorious – and vastly more interesting than mundane titles like “iPad” or “Galaxy Tab”.

As the name suggests, it has an iPad-matching 9.7in IPS display, but from there on the two devices go their separate ways.

The MultiPad 9.7 is powered by a single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, backed up by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (expandable by microSD card).

In other words, this is very much an entry-level tablet, and it has a price to match: according to Notebook Italia it'll launch in Italy in May for €199, though wider availability is not yet confirmed.

That sounds like rather a bargain, especially when you consider it'll launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board.

Go on – say it with me: Prestigio MultiPad 9.7...

Via Engadget

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hard123  Mar. 16, 2012 at 11:50

Engadget had this story a few days back guys, c'mon there's churnalism and then there's this. .

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 16, 2012 at 11:58

Clearly Martin's emphasis is on the price and the fact that it is an 'alternative' of sorts to the >new< iPad. Which is going on sale today, but will probably be sold out within 5 minutes. That story is not Engadget's...

martinjjames / MOD  Mar. 20, 2012 at 10:36

Thanks Jan! Let's be honest here, it looks like yet another dull tablet that is only vaguely noteworthy because of a) the price and b) the name (well not really, but I said it and I've got to stick by it). For me, it was a chance to break from the endless monotony if iPad iPad iPad and write something irreverent - and yes, irrelevant, too. For the reader, it was a chance to do exactly the same. As Jan says, that wasn't Engadget's angle, so there is some merit in the story's existence (I'm not saying there's a lot, but still...)

Don't get me wrong - churnalism is a sad reality, especially in an industry like this that is fed so heavily by industry press releases and insider news services. And I'm not claiming I'm immune, hard123 - just that in this case there was an original angle, and so it wasn't churnalism. Tell me it was a rubbish angle, of course, and I'll have less grounds for argument... :)


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