In Yangon, I can buy iPad with round about 6 lakhs kyats. I felt that a bit, not worth to use iPad unless I have Wifi access for full time. I didn’t want to use that much amount of money to be able to have a sense of tablet PC world.
So, I checked whether is there any chance that I can use tablet pc with affordable price. I have found out people are using 7” tablets origin from China with very cheap price. I made some price checking through my friends and neighbors, they advise me that it will cost me about less than a lakh and I can get cheaper one if I am patient enough to go through shop after shop.
Actually I did checked the prices of the 7” tablet at Technoland by last week, round about eighty thousand kyats. Last weekend, I got a chance to visit IT valley of Rangoon, Seik Kann Thar Street of Kyauk Tada Township. I started my trip from Anaw Rahta side then browse one shop after another.
I got the 7” tablet named bmorn, model V16 with android OS 4.0.3. It comes with internal storage of 8GB capacity, 512 MB RAM and one front camera for video conferencing. As per its specification, it says that the device supports memory extension of up to 32GB micro SD. The price is only sixty five thousand kyats only. Its battery life is round about three hours only. In terms of capacitive touch screen, I will say it’s not that bad. In terms of resolution, screen resolution itself is good, but some application is not running in full resolution.
The refresh rate is a bit slow sometime, it may be because of the device is running on 512 MB RAM only. This is my very first time experiencing android OS in my life; I still need to do some self study about it.
In the meantime, bmorn tablet is helping me to be able to read ebooks on the go. I am not too sure how long its life span will be. From my perspective, it is worth if I can use for about one to two years.