BSNL Penta Tablet VS Aakash TabletToday's Special — By Naveen Vaidhya on February 29, 2012 at 10:32 am
Here is the comparison between DataWind Aakash Tablet and BSNL Penta IS701R
BSNL has launched a new Rs. 3,499 tablet in comparison of Aakash tablet that is worth only Rs. 2,500.
DataWind and the Government of India has announced a 7inch tablet for students. The tablet is called Aakash with Android OS running in it and the actual price is 2,999. As we know that Aakash was named as the cheapest tablet in the world and has received many praises for the low price. However the recently launched BSNL tablet Penta IS701R is priced at Rs. 3,499 which is collaboration between BSNL and Pental Technologies.
Now that both the tablets are sold exclusively in India and are also priced relatively same, we thought of comparing both and see which is worth buying.
Price:The makers of Aakash tablet made two versions: the original tablet specially made for students and its big brother UbiSlate. Both the tablets are priced at Rs. 2,500 and Rs. 2,999 respectively. Whereas the BSNL tablet Penta IS701R costs at Rs. 3,499 that comes with a data plan 5GB for 2 months.
The clear winner here is the BSNL tablet as it comes with a data plan of 5GB for 2 months and the UbiSlate don’t have that good comparable specifications and the Internet charges are also Rs. 99 for 2GB, which is relatively costlier. However DataWind has not given the name of data provider yet.
And lets not forget that BSNL is a reputed company and its Internet service is also excellent.
UbiSlate runs on Android Gingerbread v2.3 with resistive touchscreen and underneath it runs Cortex A8-700 MHz processor, 256MB RAM, HD video processor and graphics accelerator with 2GB internal memory. It has a 7 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 resolution and has GPRS and Wi-Fi connectivity for faster Internet connection.
The Penta IS701R also runs on Android Gingerbread v2.3 and has 1GHz processor with 256 MB RAM, this model is only a Wi-Fi version. This tablet can also be connected to HDMI supported TV and its 7 incher restive touchscreen comes with 600 x 800 pixel resolution with an aspect ration of 16:9. That’s just not it; the slate has good battery life, thanks to its 3000 mAh Standard battery. The Penta IS701R has a front VGA shooter for video calling and 2GB internal memory that can be expandable via its microSD card.
With all these features and only Rs. 500 extra the BSNL tablet is surely a superior one than the Aakash tablet.
DataWind failed to fulfill the commitment for the Aakash tablet previously that was said to be out in November 2011. And now that the Canadian company is committing that the Aakash tablet will be available in March but it seems even that is not achievable. The Aakash tablet was made for students studying in schools and colleges but suddenly the company has started selling the tablet online even when they knew that there were only 10,000 for them were made.
But BSNL has claimed that they will be selling their Penta IS701R in stores by 1St March.
Nothing can be said about the availability of both the tablets but the first to come out will have its sales surged.
Seeing the price specifications, features and availability BSNL Penta IS701R obviously is a better tablet than the Aakash tablet. We will be soon performing Hands-On both the tablets.
Here is the table in comparison of all the three tablets:
|BSNL Penta T-Pad IS 701R||Aakash||Aakash (Ubislate 7)|
|Operating System||Android Gingerbread v2.3||Android Froyo v2.2||Android Gingerbread v2.3|
|Processor||1GHZ ARM11 IMAP210||366MHz ARM11||700MHz ARM Cortex-A8|
|Display Size||7” Resistive||7” Resistive||7” Resistive|
|RAM||256MB DDR2||256MB DDR2||256MB DDR2|
|Wireless Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi and GPRS|
|Price||Rs. 3,200||Rs. 2,499||Rs. 2,999|