Pendo Pad 7" $39 @ Officeworks

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Pendo pad 7". Note that this is a clearance. You'll need to buy in-store. My local had about 10 of them.

These are not high-spec tablets, but hey $39 for quad core.

The Pendo 7" Tablet runs on the Android 7.1 operating system with improved battery performance, better representation of notifications, data saver and more. It's powered by an Allwinner Quad-Core processor for web browsing and viewing photos and 8 GB of internal storage for enjoying up to 4 hours of entertainment.
Display: 7" IPS touchscreen, 1024 x 600
Memory: 8 GB internal
Camera: 0.3 MP Rear
Dimensions: 189.2 W x 9.3 D x 109.9 H mm, 2.47 kg
Processor: Allwinner A64 Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz
Connection: Wireless 802.11 (b,g,n) / Bluetooth 2.1

See also: 10" for $69. (My local didn't have any of these.) https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/pendo-10-1...

Comments

  • +11 votes

    Not worth it at any cost, they should pay you to take it

  • +6 votes

    I’d rather use an abacus

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    I don't think there can be any form of value in a $39 tablet…. except maybe as a prop.

    • +1 vote

      why not as a netflix machine/download to device - great for planes/travelling?

      • +5 votes

        Terrible screens and terrible performance. Save up a bit more coffee money and buy one of the budget Lenovo tablets instead.

        I say this as someone who bought a 7" Pendo tablet for $30, and still regrets it. Planned to use it just for the kids to watch movies in the car, and it wasn't even good enough for that.

  • +1 vote

    2.4kg? No thanks!

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      Was amazed at the weight - surely they can't be that heavy! My lenovo 100s is 1kg and it's actually a laptop. The 1gb of ram would probably frustrate me a lot and negate any potential benefit of purchase.

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      More likely 247 grams, this is not much bigger than a mobile phone, thought it doesn't make it more attractive

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      Probably come with some 2kg of white powder?

  • +1 vote

    Pendo junk is never worth it, regardless of the price. It's like buying a car that has an elastic band engine, with the specs they put in, they're never going to work satisfactorily (even for kids use). Pure junk.

  • +2 votes

    Read the reviews

    I know it's cheap, but I guess I was still expecting a better product. Everything about this tablet is slow, from turning it on, to changing the volume, to charging it. It glitches a lot, is frustratingly unresponsive most of the time, heats up and randomly closes what you're doing and returns to the home screen.

    I purchased it less than a week ago, and have had buyer's remorse ever since.

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    Hmm, could be OK as a Sonos remote.

  • +2 votes

    More like Pendejo pad

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    If anyone really wants to buy a low-cost tablet, the best acceptable and local stock is this one https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/lenovo-tab.... Yes, it is only 1gb ram. But, it is still working ok for minimal use of browsing and YouTube. Those Pendos are probably not even be able to run any app at all! (especially, the one with 8gb drive, 512mb RAM)…

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      Another alternative, for 7", is the Telstra Essentials Tab, which has 3G internet - not just wifi (there's also a slightly better "plus" version). Not great, but better than this.

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      You can still find the previous model which has similar specs but wider bezels, $66 bucks if you can find one, otherwise check grays on eBay when there is a 20% off if you are happy with a refurb (yo7 can fond a post for that and theres an option for the 8 or 16Gb with price ranging from 56 to 67 or so.

  • +1 vote

    One of these would make a great 1st prize for school competitions!
    2nd prize could be two of them.

  • +2 votes

    Before you get serious with your partner, make them use one of these for a week and you'll see their true colours.

    If it's gone a week and the tablet isn't smashed and they aren't needing therapy - they're a keeper!

  • +1 vote

    I got a Pendo tablet for free as part of my internet plan.

    Thank God it was free.

  • +3 votes

    In a short term "Perfect gift for the one you hate!"

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    12 month warranty, majority will begin boot looping, stop charging and in worst case battery will swell like a balloon.

    Any retailer selling these will have a dozen of them sitting in their faulty bin awaiting a spare moment to batch them all together to get them all RA'ed from pendo.

    Either be smart and don't buy it in the first place, or do the return of shame back to the retailer to get a refund.

  • +1 vote

    So what you're all saying is that, apart from the above problems, it's a pretty decent Android tablet?

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      Yes apart from bad design, terrible screen, woeful performance. If none of that is important to you, yes it would make a great android tablet.

  • +1 vote

    Please don't buy this tablet. I bought one for a friend, and it was nothing but a nightmare.
    I'm not just talking about the absolutely terrible screen or tinny speakers or sluggish performance either.
    It has serious bugs including:

    -> "Google Play Services is not responding" loops where you have to keep very quickly tapping OK while you sneak into settings to factory reset.

    -> Randomly not turning on unless the charger is plugged in, and then once turned on, it actually has like 80% charge (battery wasn't dead).

    This is nothing but landfill / pollution. Even if you're unemployed or immortal, your time is worth more than this.

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