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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:00 pm 
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Also have to hope it does not get picked up by the HMRC! Looks a tremendous deal if it slides through un charged.


Yeah, I'm expecting to get stung. But that frisson of 'excitement' is a good thing. Hard to tell anyhow, I've had some big ticket items from China and Hong Kong come through with nothing. Equally I've been done royally by HMRC on some DVDs....


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My batting average seems to be about 1 in 3 get through clear, used to be more and I think it was down to the postal method used. Shipping large heavy classic valve amps from the States 'overland' I rarely got stung.

Looking forward to hearing about it, already thinking of reasons to 'need' one. :)


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John wrote:
highlandsflyer wrote:
Also have to hope it does not get picked up by the HMRC! Looks a tremendous deal if it slides through un charged.

Yeah, I'm expecting to get stung. But that frisson of 'excitement' is a good thing. Hard to tell anyhow, I've had some big ticket items from China and Hong Kong come through with nothing. Equally I've been done royally by HMRC on some DVDs....

I'm not long since back from China and Hong Kong!

Could you post back to the thread with your findings - both on any costs, plus what it's like when you get it?

Spec looks good, so be interested to hear if it lives up to it.


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John wrote:
Equally I've been done royally by HMRC on some DVDs....


I don't doubt it big man, not for a second.


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ededwards wrote:
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Equally I've been done royally by HMRC on some DVDs....


I don't doubt it big man, not for a second.


We've all been there Ed. At least I was only importing DVDs unlike some of the things you've brought in.


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Anyhow the tablet arrived end of last week, initial impressions are very favourable. Few inital thoughts
-The tablet is thin and light and not far off the form factor of an ipad.
-Seems to have plenty of power, able to watch HD content off youtube with a good internet connection as well as stream blu-ray quality 1080p mkvs off the internal SD card.
-Tried a few graphic heavy games which all run fine.
-Battery seems to last well enough.
-Installed version of ICS seems pretty good and stock, no real bloat, just a few chinese apps.
-Screen is nice and crisp. Not ipad3 retina burner for sure but heaps better than some I'd seen.
-Front and back camera for skype and all that.
-Can add an extra 32GB storage via a micro SD.
-No GPS or internal 3G.
-Large chinese n90 logo on the back. I like this, you may not!
-Comes with a generic case.

Basically seems to mostly juts work. Not bothered rooting it because no need as yet. Clearly not ipad quality in build etc. but far far better than the archos stuff and similar in Currys. Also far quicker being a newer dual core chipset than the current crop of budget / midrange android tablet available on amazon / ebay. Only drawbacks so far is the SD card door isn't that secure and the power adapter supplied was an EU one.

Anyhow for £172 delivered really pleased with it! Got mine from merimobiles > http://www.merimobiles.com/Window_N90_D ... ri4700.htm but also available from a few on the 'bay > http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksi ... e&_sacat=0


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Glad to hear your good review, I too ordered one but I went for the more expensive eBay option ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251068633957? ... 7847wt_975 ) wasn't too sure about other random Chinese websites!

The spec is certainly very good, just waiting for it to arrive now...


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yagamuffin wrote:
Glad to hear your good review, I too ordered one but I went for the more expensive eBay option ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251068633957? ... 7847wt_975 ) wasn't too sure about other random Chinese websites!

The spec is certainly very good, just waiting for it to arrive now...


Looks like that seller has good feedback, probably would have used them. However when I bought mine not many on the 'bay. Merimobolies were good anyhow.


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Glad to hear your good review, I too ordered one but I went for the more expensive eBay option ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251068633957? ... 7847wt_975 ) wasn't too sure about other random Chinese websites!

The spec is certainly very good, just waiting for it to arrive now...


arrived today and now here typing this. pretty pleased so far :lol:


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yagamuffin wrote:
yagamuffin wrote:
Glad to hear your good review, I too ordered one but I went for the more expensive eBay option ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251068633957? ... 7847wt_975 ) wasn't too sure about other random Chinese websites!

The spec is certainly very good, just waiting for it to arrive now...


arrived today and now here typing this. pretty pleased so far :lol:


Good stuff, mine has also been spot on thus far, just got a 32GB TF card :)


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