AC Ryan Tab 9.7
I have to admit… I’m a big fan of the AC Ryan Tab 7!
The Tab 7 almost had everything I needed from a 7inch Tablet… Only missing features were Bluetooth and GPS.
I was hoping for future updates (to Jelly Bean) and accessories (like a GPS Dongle or a Keyboard Dock) but the next Tablet related news I saw from AC Ryan was the Tab 9.7!
1024×768 IPS (Capacitive) Screen
1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 (dual core) processor
Front Camera 0.3MP
Rear Camera 2.0MP
Front Facing Camera located at the upper right side (landscape mode) of the tablet
The following can be found on the right side of the tablet:
3.5mm audio jack
Micro SD Card
Micro USB OTG
At the back is a rear facing camera and a reset button.
On top is a physical return button and physical volume controls.
Physical return button may sound strange for those familiar with Ice Cream Sandwich tablets, its also confusing for first time users of the Tab 9.7 since its easily mistaken for the power button. Physical volume controls were also emphasized since the Tab 9.7 has capacitive volume controls!
Holding the AC Ryan Tab 9.7 feels cheap and plasticky and its hard to differentiate it from other Chinese tablets.
Performance was ok, but I guess most unbranded ICS running Android Tablet provides the same experience.
Its really hard to sell the AC Ryan Tab 9.7, its priced SGD 339.00 and right beside it (in Challenger, Vivo City) is the Acer Iconia Tab A200 which is only SGD 30.00 more expensive.
At SGD 229.00, the Tab 7 is great! Maybe another model with a bigger internal memory, better processor, GPS, Bluetooth and 3G is a better step than introducing a bigger tablet.