Lava QPAD e704 review: At at Rs 9,999, it's ideal for first-time buyers

Apr 24 2014, 16:25 IST
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Lava QPAD e704 is priced at Rs 9,999. Lava QPAD e704 is priced at Rs 9,999.
SummaryLava QPAD e704 is an affordable tablet with sharp screen, fast performance, powerful battery.

Whenever we think about tablets, the first devices that come to our mind are either the Apple or Samsung slates. Walk into any gadgets shop, chances are our gaze will be fixated to these not-so-affordable portable computers; even the salesperson will fill you in with all the attractive features of these work and entertainment gadgets. Of course, there are hordes of offerings from other players—MNC as well as homegrown—but it so happens that most often, we come back home empty-handed, without making any purchase. Essentially because we are confused—Android-powered devices might look different in appearance, but they work in a similar pattern. Also, we are not confident of putting our money on something we are not so sure of—whether we want to use the tablet as a productivity machine or as an entertainment device, or perhaps both.

Lava specification

Lava International, a fast-growing mobile handset company, seems to have the answers to some of our queries. It has come up with the QPAD e704, priced at a decent level of R10k. It is a 7-inch high definition dual-SIM tablet and supports voice-calling functionality, its CPU is BCM23550, Quad Core, clocked at 1.2 GHz; it is based on the dated Android 4.2 operation system; there’s no word on the software update. More on its specifications later.

An important thing to note is that the QPAD e704 is a perfect device not only for young professionals, but also for the enterprise segment. Small and medium enterprises can arm their employees with this powerful tablet with latest features at a very low cost. By virtue of its fast processor, better graphics, IPS display and longer battery, QPAD e704 can be perfect replacement for those bulky notebook computers used for presentations, demo videos, catalogues, and enterprise specific applications.

Unlike Apple’s closed system of hardware and software, the open-source nature of Google’s Android operating system makes it inviting for many tablet makers to try their hand at making an Android-based device. That said, it’s a system that has been slow to bear fruit when it comes to viable competitors to the Apple iPad, but that seems to be slowly changing. Thanks to its decent performance and affordable price, the e704 is the Android tablet to get. Let me give out the reasons here.

At 280 grams, the e704 is one of the lightest tablets, and with a 8.9 mm

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