Tablet Take-up

I've fallen victim to the tablet PC craze and recently acquired a Sansui LifePad (ETAB) 700.
In all honesty, it wasn't completely my fault.
I just happened to be casually browsing an Incredible Connection store that happened to be giving the on-sale device away for a measly R999.

Like my previous Acer Aspire One netbook, I categorised the tablet as one of my impulsive purchases of throw-away hardware.
"Throw-away" in the sense that I'm willing to give the technology a bash/try, but am not prepared to part with an insane amount of money (for something that I am unsure if I'll ever use much).


  • ARM1176 720Mhz
  • 256MB DDR II RAM
  • 7" WVGA LCD (800x480)
  • 802.11 b/g wireless
  • Android 2.3.3
  • 4GB Internal Flash (but only 3.1GB available for use)
  • microSD card slot
  • Mini HDMI (type C)
  • Front-facing 0.3MP camera
  • Built-in microphone and stereo speakers
  • USB 2.0

At the time of writing, online information for the Sansui LifePad device was extremely limited with Google results only leading to websites that used silly SEO tricks to get traffic for free.

My assumption that Sansui was simply rebranding another company's device turned out to be correct when I stumbled across the Coby Kyros MID7125.
Hardware-wise, the MID7125 has a slightly faster CPU (1Ghz).
In terms of looks however, the two devices are identical.

It's interesting that the LifePad identifies itself as a model MID7120 - a model that, at time of writing, does not exist within the Coby catalogue.

As you'd expect of me, my pet project will be pimping this tablet up.
The first order of business being to theme-up and make the LifePad's interface look a bit seksier!