Chinese Importer Selling Augen-Killer Gpad G10 and G11 Tablets

Considering that the Augen GenTouch78 tablet is one of the worst mobile products we’ve ever reviewed, it’s not hard to imagine something better. Heck, in our view, a 5-dollar steno pad from Staples is a more functional, low-cost tablet. However, we were surprised today that when we googled “augen gentouch78,” we saw a sponsored link pointing us to a “strong rival of Gentouch?”

When we clicked through, we were transported to a site called PandaWill, which sells imported Chinese products, including the new Gpad G10 and Gpad G11 tablets, which retail for $184.99 and $185.99 respectively. The chart below compares features between the GenTouch78 and the two Gpads.

To be totally honest with you, we’re a little confused as to why someone would purchase the G11 as it costs a dollar more, but lacks a camera, a G-sensor (is that an accelerometer?), and “multiple touch” capability. However, we can totally understand why someone would want an alternative to the Augen GenTouch78.

Both Gpads feature 7-inch, 800×480 screens, Android 2.1, 800-MHz Telechips ARM CPUs, 256MB of system memory and 2G of storage memory. PandaWill even has a video hands-on, which we have embedded below:

We can tell after about 30 seconds of the video that this is a much better tablet than the GenTouch 78, because at least it records video and has HDMI-out. It even seems fairly responsive in the demo, but we’d love to get our hands on one and see just how easy it is to tap.

To be honest, we’d never heard of PandaWill before today, but after looking over their site, it appears that the company is a Chinese importer who sells, among other things, low-cost tablets with either no brand or weird, unknown brand names like EKEN. Among, the most interesting looking of these no-name tablets is the X10 MID, which runs Windows CE and is available with a wireless keyboard. There’s also a Panda Pad with Android 1.7 for $106.99 . In addition to tablets, the site also sells a wide varity of goods, from lingerie to watches and knife sets. No, we’re not making this up!

Both the Gpad G10 and Gpad G11 are currently sold out, but according to PandaWill’s forums, both units will be available again in mid-August. We hope they’ll be more than just a “strong rival” to the GenTouch78.

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. Daniel Cawrey Says:

    “…a 5-dollar steno pad from Staples is a more functional, low-cost tablet.” If that’s true, I’m not going to KMart to get a tablet then. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Avram Piltch Says:

    Read our review and decide for yourself. I personally tried using this tablet and found you need a bionic finger to get it to respond to your touches. It might be the worst touchscreen of all-time.

  3. Robbie Says:

    I bought one of these tablets from Pandawill. They are really nice and the company is very good. Their technical support is not very knowledgeable but the user forums provide almost everything needed.

    Now that I have a G10, they recently came out with the A8 8″ with Android 2.2. so I am condidering purchasing it as it has the capability for external 3G and Bluetooth.

  4. Dell Winbook Akku Says:

    Now that I have a G10, they recently came out with the A8 8″ with Android 2.2. so I am condidering purchasing it as it has the capability for external 3G and Bluetoot

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