1. Itherrien's Avatar
    I was looking for a good 250$ tablet and at first I was either going to purchase the nook tablet or the Kindle Fire, until I found this:

    Saturn I

    What are your thoughts? Here are some specs:

    Operating System	​Android 2.3
    Model	ROCKCHIP2918
    Product Type	​​Android Tablets
    Keyboard	​On screen keyboard
    Pointing Device	​Capacitive Touch Screen
    Battery Type	​Li-ion battery  4.7V  2500mA/H*2
    Battery / Run Time (up to)	Wifi Internet access for about 6H,Continuous video playback for 5H
    Power Device Type	​AC Adapter
    Voltage required	​110V - 240V
    Miscellaneous / Color	​Brown
    Dimensions / W x D x H	​21.5cm*16.5cm*1.1cm
    Net Weight	​0.40kg
    Storage and Expansion
    Hard Drive Type	FLASH
    Hard Drive Capacity	16GB
    PCMCIA Expansion	T-Flash (Support 16GB Max)
    Input/Output Connectors
    1.Block headphones: 3.5mm diameter, maximum output: L (10mW) + R (10Mw) [32 Ohm load]
    2.Outside the ring: Maximum output: 1W [8 Ohm load]
    3.TF Card: General TF card
    4.USB interface: standard interface to directly support the U disk, network card, without conversion
    5.DC charge
    Audio/Video	Stereo Speaker/Microphone Internal, 3.5mm Hi-Fi Headphones External Port
    Networking / Data Link Protocol	Wifi,Bluetooth,3G USB
    Wireless Connection 
    Wifi,Bluetooth,3G USB
    Wireless Protocol	Wifi 802.11b/g
    Support Format
    Video	AVI(H.264, DIVX, DIVX, XVID, rm, rmvb, 
    WMV, MOV, MP4(H.264, MPEG, DIVX, XVID), DAT(VCD), VOB(DVD), MPEG, MPG, FLV(H.263,H.264), ASF, TS, TP, 3GP, MPG etc
    Picture	JPG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
    Ebook	PDF, TXT etc.
    Processor Type	ARM Cortex A8
    Processor Clock Speed	1.2Ghz
    Processor / Manufacturer	ROCKCHIP
    Processor Model	ROCKCHIP 2918
    RAM / Technology	DDR 3
    RAM Installed Size	1G(ROM)+1GMB(RAM)
    Display Diagonal Size	8 inch
    Max Resolution	1024*768(4:3)
    Display Technology	Capacitive Touch Screen
    Graphics Type	GC800 3D graphics
    What's in the box	​​Tablet PC x1
    3.5mm Earphone x1
    USB Cable x1 
    User Manual (English) x1
    AC Adapter x1
    Additional Features	3G USB Extender SUPPORTS:
    Key features	​​1. Android 2.3 operating system, support FLASH10.1 page display; 
    2. Latest ROCKCHIP2918 chip, clocked at up to 1.2G, supports a variety of 3D games; 
    3. 8-inch 4:3 HD capacitive touch, multi-touch; 
    4. 1024 * 768 HD resolution, display comparable IPAD; 
    5. Support full-format video playback (MP4, 3GP, RM / RMVB); 
    6. Support WIFI wireless Internet access and 3G network access; 
    7. Dual cameras (the back of the 200W pixels, a positive 30 million pixels).
    Languages	English (UK), English (US), Chinese (Simple), Chinese (Traditional), Cestina, Dansk, Deutsch, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (LA), French, Hebrew, Italiano, Magyar, Netherlands, Norsk Bokmal, Polski, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Svenska, Turkce, Greek, Russian, Korean, Japanese
    More Info:

    Introducing a capacitive tablet that runs Android Gingerbread 2.3, with supreme power and performance thanks to the 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, 1GB Ram + 1GB Rom, and capability for 3D graphics with a GC800 3D Graphics chip. The Saturn I Android capacitive tablet also comes with 1GB of internal storage with support for external memory expansion up to 16GB with the use of a TF / MicroSD memory.card.

    8 Inch Touch Screen Brilliance:
    The Saturn I Android tablet goes beyond conventional touch screens and offer users an elegant HD (1080p) display with multi-touch control. The 8 inch touchscreen comes in a capacitive format that offers 10x more effortless performance than resistive touch screen panels. The Saturn I Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Tablet offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites for watching videos and playing games.

    Amazing Graphics
    This Android 2.3 Tablet comes with GC800 3D graphics that provides an exceptional gaming and video viewing experience. The GC800 Graphics enables fast video and gaming rendering; combine the awesome graphics acceleration with the 1.2GHz CPU and 1GB RAM + 1GB ROM, you then end up with very powerful entertainment tablet.

    Saturn I - Android Capacitive 2.3 Tablet

    Android 2.3 tablet with 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU
    8 Inch capacitive touch screen
    1GB Ram + 1GB Rom
    Ultra-thin form factor
    WIFI Internet (wirless N Protocol) Super Fast Internet!
    Front facing camera
    Pre-loaded with YouTube, MSN, Marketplace, and many more apps
    Google Android Marketplace lets you download tons of third-party apps and games!

    So Should I get this tablet or the Kindle Fire/Nook Tablet?

    Another one I am slightly interested in:

    ARCHOS 80 G9 Tablet

    Your Thoughts/
    12-12-2011 10:34 AM
  2. Itherrien's Avatar
    12-12-2011 12:54 PM
  3. teffects's Avatar
    Been looking around for tablets for a few weeks now. Never heard of this, and I didn't see it in any of the lists or websites I trust.

    Since you mentioned Kindle Fire and Nook, I've seen the Nexus 7 being compared to those in the past, and now the iPad Mini. But not Saturn.
    11-25-2012 06:38 PM