Tablet taking time now as we get hands-on with one of the latest models onto the market, the GOCLEVER TAB R974, a natty little number that, whilst adhering firmly to Android tab tradition with a name that possesses all the sex appeal of a shave-neglecting Susan Boyle, delivers all the best of the open source OS.
With a 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 processor at its heart, the 9.7-inch capacitive display toting R974 comes with a price-tag belying spec list that includes 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi 80211 b/g/n, 1x Mini HDMI, a micro SD slot, a Micro USB, 2-megapixel front and back cameras, a 1W speaker and, of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running the whole show.
Lightweight and slim as a supermodel at an obesity-beating 660g and 10mm thick, a full charge will give you a more than reasonable six hours of interwebbing via its super slick and swift user interface.
The only thing missing from the mix, however, is the inclusion of in-built Bluetooth, but with Micro USB dongles available for mere pennies, it’s less of an issue and more just me trying to find fault where there isn’t any.
With a screen surround wide enough to hold in one hand comfortably without accidentally opening apps, the £179 GOCLEVER R974 feels far more robust than many other ‘entry level’ Android operators, and for someone looking for a pocket-pleasing, reliable and responsive first step into the Google OS arena you’ll not do better for such a piffling price.