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Test Freaks

Not the best option in the market but it’s not the worst either

Augen TheBook eReader

from Test Freaks

TheBook from Augen might not be perfect but it’s not that bad either, especially for costing under $100 and for everything else it can do for that price. The 150 books included are a fairly decent selection that I think most people will find enjoyable. It does have its little quirks that you’ll have to deal with, but for an inexpensive ebook reader I don’t think it’s too bad. You can use the SD card slot to expand the 2gig of onboard memory and you can use wi-fi to browse the web. The ability to play videos and music is a nice bonus, it does both fairly well. All in... Full review

AndroidSPIN

An Ideal tablet for users who appreciate the basic Android UI

Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC

from AndroidSPIN

Depending on your ultimate goal of owning an Android tablet, you can decide if this tablet is right for you. The ideal user for this tablet would be someone who is patient, likes the basics while appreciative of the basic Android user interface. We have said before and we’ll say it again, the Augen GenTouch 78 is priced at $179.99 and is available at Kmart and as many of you already know, when it comes to mobile technology, you get what you pay for. With the attention this device received when it first hit the shelves, we’re curious to compare this tablet to the six rumored tablets that... Full review

Test Freaks

Not for the average consumer but will be very interesting for a hacker

Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC

from Test Freaks

The Augen Gentouch78 is by no stretch of the imagination a powerful device but it is what it is. It’s an inexpensive Android based tablet that’s fun to use and enjoy, it won’t replace an iPad or something like the Galaxy Tab, but it only costs a fraction of either one. Taking into account the price and overall performance I’d say it’s not a bad little tablet really. The Gentouch78, as is, would make a great portable media player, comic book reader or e-book reader, just don’t expect to do any major computing on it and you won’t be disappointed. Yes... Full review

Laptop Magazine

Not a worthy investment unless you’re a hacker

Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC

from Laptop Magazine

The GenTouch78 was never going to be a powerhouse or the most desirable tablet this side of the iPad, but even at $149 it's a waste of money. The Archos 7 Home Tablet, which was no prize in itself, is a better choice, as the company at least includes media codecs. Yes, having the Android Market (assuming Augen can get it working) and core apps on a tablet is a treat, but they don't make up for this slate's awful resistive screen, awkward button placement, and other deficiencies. We can see hackers and tinkerers potentially gravitating toward the GenTouch78 as a cheap Android testbed, but fo... Full review

TheTechJournal

This is the answer for people looking for a cheap tablet

Augen GenTouch78 Tablet PC

from TheTechJournal
We’ll be spending a bit more time with the Gentouch 78 to make a final call on its functionality, but it’s crystal clear that this isn’t a high-end device. If you were hoping to find a beautiful iPad substitute for a fraction of the cost, keep on looking. However, considering most Kmart’s have been selling out of these within hours of receiving new inventory, this just may be the answer all you cheap tablet seekers have been looking for — just be prepared to put up with more than a few annoyances along the way... Full review

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