Idolian Touchtab 10 and Zenithink C91: 10″ Android 4.0 Tablets with Google Apps for $169


Idolian Touchtab 10

Lately I’ve been posting about a lot of cheap 7″ Android 4.0 tablets, so to change things up I found a couple of cheap 10″ Android 4.0 tablets. In fact, they are a couple of the least expensive 10-inch tablets I’ve ever seen.

The Idolian Touchtab 10 and Zenithink C91 both sell from Amazon for $169. These tablets hail from China (big surprise) and appear to be the same exact device just with different brand names on the back.

Like a lot of other budget Android 4.0 tablets on the market today, these both have 1GHz Cortex A9 processors and 1GB of RAM. That’s good enough for most tasks such as email, web browsing, ereading, playing videos, music, and some games. The dual-core and quad-core processors found on higher-end tablets are a lot faster and more energy efficient, but they cost about 2 to 3 times as much.

What’s most interesting about the Idolian Touchtab 10 and Zenithink C91 is that they both support Google apps—not officially per se, instead both come pre-rooted with the Google Market pre-installed—how convenient.

Like most other budget tablets, you aren’t going to get the best screen. The Idolian Touchtab 10 and Zenithink C91 have 10-inch 1024 x 600 resolution screens. That’s not horrible. Similar 10-inch Android tablets have 1280 x 800 resolution screens. But to compare with smaller tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, 1024 x 600 is what they have on a 7-inch screen.

Other features for these two tablets include 8GB of storage space, a microSD card slot, HDMI port, 10-point capacitive touchscreen, front-facing 1.3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, headphone jack, mic, speakers, USB port, and accelerometer. Battery life is an estimated 6 hours.

All said and done, that’s not a bad set of specs and features for a couple of 10-inch tablets with Google apps that sell for $169, making them worth considering if you don’t want to spring for the higher-end 10-inch tablets with faster processors and better screens.

Idolian Touchtab 10 Demo

11 Responses to “Idolian Touchtab 10 and Zenithink C91: 10″ Android 4.0 Tablets with Google Apps for $169”

  1. But how long do they last?

  2. “These tablets hail from China (big surprise) and appear to be the same exact device just with different brand names on the back.”

    HAHAHAHA!

  3. About time we got the really cheap stuff from China. Bring on the Superpad IV! Something like the iPad should cost no more than $250 anyhow….

  4. Is it better to buy a refurbished higher end tablet or a new budget one? I just can’t see my way to paying $500 plus for something that for me is a luxury item.

    • Personally, if it were me, I would go with the refurbished high-end tablet instead of a budget new one ten times out of ten. I’ve always had good luck with refurbished electronics, and you know they’ve already been tested and inspected so it’s going to work. I’ve seen some of the high-end tablets from last year as low as $199 refurbished.

  5. Do NOT get this tablet i got it and it has so many glitches i want a refund after 2 weeks i asked them if i could get one and they haven’t replied for more than 26 hours and they say they reply less than 24 hours. Netflix doesn’t work a bunch of the apps just cancel randomly on mine the browser that runs the this just stopped working so i had to download another one. I would not suggest this tablet unless its just Idolian its self.

  6. Robert Christopulos July 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Chris,

    I’ve been using an Upgraded Zenithink C91 for nearly 5½ Months. My wife just got an Idolian TouchTab 10 a month ago. Don’t know what problems you had, but have had reason to contract the dealers. No problems. We both love our tablets, and I use mine very hard with productivity software every where I go..

  7. I have one of these tablets, actually I’m using it now. It works
    well except I can’t view netflix, hulu or hulu plus and amazon videos which is the whole reason I bought it.

    • Yeah it’s not so great in the streaming video category. Too bad you didn’t see my review first. Idolian said an update was coming along to fix Netflix but it should have been out by now… Or at least in the next few weeks.