expired Bauhn 1.2GHz 10.1” Quad Core 3G & Wi-Fi Tablet - $249 at ALDI from 5 June

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Been awhile since Aldi sold a tablet from the bauhn range. Last time they sold a tablet was this one http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/93749 advertised as a dual-core device but was in-fact a single core. The device will be on sale on the 5 June and will feature a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor, 3G capabilities with all AUS networks, Latest OS - Android Jelly Bean 4.1, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 16GB SD card.

As always Aldi also has the 60-day money back guarantee if you dont like it or not what you expected it to be.

And here are the specs for the device

Specifications
CPU QualComm MSM8225Q Quad Core 1.2Ghz
Operating system Android 4.1 Jellybean
Display 10.1''
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800 Resolution IPS Screen
Touch screen Capacitive Multi touch
Battery Li-Polymer, 6000mAh / 3.7V
Internal memory 4 GB + 16GB Micro SD Card included (20GB Total Storage)
Memory DDR3 1GB
WLAN / WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS Built-In GPS
3G WCDMA 850 / 2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
USB USB 2.0
Headphone Jack 3.5mm Stereo output
Cameras 0.3M pixels Front Camera, 5.0M pixels Auto Focus Rear Camera
Microphone Internal Microphone
Interface Micro SD Card up to 32GB, Micro USB, Earphone Jack
Accessories Includes 16GB Micro SD Card / Micro USB cable / AC Adapter
Model Number WL-101GQC

Aldi will also be selling option accessories (worth $50) with the device when it comes on sale. This is what is listed on the Bauhn website

The full accessory pack ($19.99) includes:
1 x PU Case for 10.1" Tablet
1 x USB Car Charger
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Flat Cable (in ear) earphones
1 x USB to DC Cable
1 x Warranty Card
2 x Warranty Stickers
http://www.bauhn.com.au/Products/10-1%E2%80%9D-Tablet-Access...

And a bluetooth speaker stand and dock ($29.99):
http://www.bauhn.com.au/Products/Bluetooth-Speaker-and-Stand...

Aldi have stated there will be limited quantities store wide.


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  • +1 vote

    not bad! but the resolution……..

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      for $249 i'd expect some cut somewhere.

    • +5 votes

      Nothing at all wrong with the res for this price…

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        I agree, whilst I would NEVER go lower, 1280x800 is absolutely fine for 10.1"

        I'm glad to see they're no longer pushing out those lower res tablets. This actually looks pretty good.

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    3G: WCDMA 850 / 2100,

    That's Telstra only right? No Optus?

    • +1 vote

      I thought Optus was running on 900 and 2100, so part of Optus

    • +1 vote

      probably geared around "Aldi phone service" which uses part of Telstras 3g and they have the data option too.

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      Also Vodafone in cities on their new 850MHz network.

      Optus 2100MHz if you can get it.

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      It will work on Optus, just as it says below, part of Optus ( read maybe slower/less range ). And yes, it should generally work better for Telstra/Telstra resellers and even to some extent Vodafone also ( they use 850 mhz and 900 mhz )/

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    "Although quad core is a sexy marketing term these days, Cortex-A5 will match neither the clock speed nor the performance per cycle (IPC) of popular quad-core processors (such as Nvidia’s Tegra 3) that use Cortex-A9"
    Be prepared

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      That's what I thought. But the Actions ATM7029 chip proved me wrong. Smoother than my brothers Sony Tablet S.

      Very different story in real life performance than what is written down on paper.

  • +1 vote

    2 x Warranty Stickers

    Why only 2 ????

    • +3 votes

      Yep, that's not even one sticker per core = deal breaker.

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    Probably a silly question but, can these charge off regular 5V USB supply? Trying to gauge whether I can use my external battery. Since it says 6000mAh / 3.7V I assume the answer is YES?

    Just asking coz I have seen tablets require a propriety charger and won't charge from USB. This one appears to be fine though.

    EDIT: Nevermind, it was a silly question, the answer is YES :)

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      In answer to your question, it is yes if you use a usb lead with the correct propriety size socket such as shown in the accessory pack for this model tablet ( see link above in bottom of post ), and probably ( assuming using my limited knowledge :-) need a source ( output power ) with enough amperage, or watts depending on amount of voltage. Whether this tablet will charge via the micro usb socket I can't say, as I have not got this tablet to test, but if it did work, would be noticeably slower. Some tablets do, some don't, up to manufacturing engineering specs.

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    in the other accessories: "And a bluetooth speaker stand and dock". Not a dock. Just a stand. You hang the cable out of the stand and plug it in to your phone/tablet. See the pics on the link.

  • +1 vote

    Hmm, I wonder what the weight is. Not stated.

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      I'd like to know what the weight is too as well as battery life.

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    Previous return the tablet (the last sale of tablets from Aldi). Had issues with WIFI (weak signal strength).

    Is there any way of upgrading the firmware, previous version couldn't connect to the creator's site.

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    Does anyone know its dimension & weight?

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    I hope this one an improvement over the last one.

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    Block-quote "Last time they sold a tablet was this one http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/93749 advertised as a dual-core device but was in-fact a single core" <

    Not true. That was their first Tablet, over a year ago. The last two have been correctly advertised as Dual core.

    Anyway, this one does look like a goer… 16:9 screen, higher res, Quad core vs the old one. Albiet the A5 cores are a bit slow. Would help to know the ODM

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    The last one was a real dual core, Agg from OCAU reviewed it back in Feb 2013 here http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=1074043&P=1 he liked it for the price, compared to previous version it lost HDMI port but gained GPS and 3g, reception for review for GPS OK but 3g was flaky, re resolution, ever since getting a quad core with retina type panel, I've been spoiled, no way i,'m going back to 1280x800!

  • -1 vote

    Can it make mobile phone calls?

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      clse945111 5 hours 33 min ago
      The webpage shows "Call & Message Capability" so yeah

    • +1 vote

      Also this:

      Click_It 6 hours 31 min ago

      It took one click for me to obtain the following information:
      "Use your tablet to make phone calls and receive SMS messages"

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    I will more than happily swap,

       3G                 WCDMA 850 / 2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    

    for..

       USB                USB 3.0
       Screen Resolution  1920 x 1200 Resolution IPS Screen
    
    It is simply, manifestly, redundant, a Modem, when I'm oversupplied with.

    MF60[Mifi]; K3771[dongle]; Acer mt[WCDMA14.4Mbps].

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      Ask the checkout guy or girl at Aldi if they'll make that swap for you

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        Or rather wait until Ainol 10 captain comes out (..2014).

  • +2 votes

    Well.. that's you. But a lot of us would prefer built in Modem. What does frustrate me is no Telco allows multiple Sims across one account. I'd happily pay a relatively small monthly fee to enable say an extra 2 data only Sims on one mobile plan. That would cover a laptop and a tablet nicely. The fee would cover their overheads in having extra connections on the network. I believe this possible in some other countries

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    .
    According to Qualcomm site the QualComm MSM8225Q is a Snapdragon 200

    http://www.qualcomm.com.au/products/snapdragon

    so it's not the latest but is pretty new technology running the tablet
    just bought one now I'm glad I missed out when they had the dual-core in February

    .

  • +1 vote

    I got this tablet today. Seems fast enough and the screen is nice. Only thing bad is that wifi tether is not working so I cannot use it to share my 3g internet to other devices. I have seen this bug on other similar android ROMS. I guess 4.2 would fix this but who knows if it will ever become available for this tablet. Anyway, This will not be an issue to most people. As for the accessories, the cover is ok, but I have seen much better and the blu-tooth stand sucks that it will not charge the phone.

    My 2c
    zzz

    • +1 vote

      hi there,
      I too have just bought the same tablet from aldi. I tried to tether and it will not work either, is this going to be a problem with this model.

      I can only afford one internet account and tethering seems the only way to share the account.

      Is it possible to connect via the supplied cable with a usb connection on the end and just plug in the usb dongle? the manual say something abut it getting hot but I'm not sure if that is what is being referred too?

      also, I'm used to windows XP and this android system does not seem to have a displayed file system? am I missing something basic in the home screen?
      Peter

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        The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that Aldi might be quite content with a situation that sees people unable to tether from the tablet. People who sign up with Aldi Mobile may end up using less data as a result.

        Have any previous Aldi tabs ever received software updates? Don't know, but you may have to resort to forum searches - even if it's for tablets with similar basic cpu/gpu specs - for a ROM that fixes the problem.

        Can't help at all with the Windows question - never tried any Android connection with XP.

        As for the dongle question… if it runs hot sticking out your laptop it will similarly draw resources from your tablet, making it pretty warm in the process.
        As for basic compatibility - things are somewhat better than they used to be. Despite the built-in 3G there's a reasonable chance that a specific (may be small) list of dongle models with specific chipsets will be compatible with your tab. If you can't find anything online, ring the Bauhn/Medion support line, I guess.

        Easier option may be to buy a cheap Android phone and tether from that. I bought a Huawei Y201 recently for that specific purpose.
        Hope that helps - at least a bit.

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        If you mean one of those usb 3g sticks, couldn't you put the sim into the tablet?

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          Not without limiting online connectivity to the tablet device alone.

          I can only afford one internet account and tethering seems the only way to share the account.

          The fault in firmware would seem apparent.

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    No GPU? Mine won't play HD movies.

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    Play around with mine and these are what i found:
    - weight: abt 881g
    - wifi: working fine
    - using iphone hotspot: slughish, slow, takes a few seconds to load a site
    - using Just Mobile prepaid sim (no data) to make phone call: does not work, havent tried other sim
    - USB OTG cable: doesnt recognise OTG, even my ainol Fire does, tried download several apps to fix this but still unsuccessful.
    - no HDMI port
    - back camera: ok, it tries to take the best picture (i.e less blurry while the camera was movin) within 2 secs
    - auto go back to home screen while browsing the net in several occasions
    - only 1 speaker at the back
    - accessories pack: doesnt have OTG, the case doesnt close properly (with the tablet), cost too much! IMO only worth $5!

    Verdict: Not worth $250, I will keep it if it's $150!

    They still have heaps in stock, I think they will drop the price soon.

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    These are still available (Chirnside Park, Vic) and have been reduced to $199

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