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Visual Land Connect 7 Inch Android Tablet

by treadhead1952 / January 25, 2013 11:21 AM PST

Hi All,

I recently purchased a Visual Land 7 Inch Tablet sporting Android 4.0 for an Operating System, carrying 8 gigabytes of onboard Memory, a Micro SD slot accepting up to a 32 gigabyte HD SD card, and preloaded with a pretty fair set of software implements. This is to be my first tablet to get my feet wet as it were. I have had several years of desktops from Microsoft to learn about things so I won't be at a complete loss when it comes to figuring things out.

Just to make sure, I have searched through about 17 pages of the older entries to ensure that no one else has brought this up. While there have been entries on several other tablets, there doesn't appear to be any on this relatively inexpensive little tablet. I did first find this little tablet on the Walmart website before the holidays listed for $79.95. By the time I managed to get to my nearest Walmart store with the funds in hand, they were sold out as was the website! Around the middle of January I did find some of them at our local Fry's Electronics store for $99.95. So my lack of timing cost me a whopping "Andy Jackson" ($20).

Opening the box you find the Connect 7" Tablet, instruction manual, a 110 Volt Wall Wart and cable to plug in your device to the wall, a short USB adapter cable that lets you plug in USB devices and cables to it's tiny interface plug in and a USB to the interface plug in male plug so you can charge as well as interface the tablet with your desktop. You will have to charge the tablet before use the first time. I didn't really time it, I got home late on a Friday with it, plugged it into the wall and went to bed. The next morning it was showing a 100% charge and ready to rock and roll.

Since then I have used the USB to tiny USB plug in to hook it to my desk top and that is how it has been charged up every since. It seems to last most of the day at work or out and about, this can be stretched out longer by turning off the WiFi setting if you aren't using it. Speaking of WiFi, if you don't already have a hot spot or wireless router, you will need to invest in one to use this feature. I scored a Belkin Wireless Router and can now wander around the house and yard without any issues. Just make sure that you do encrypt your new router or you may find yourself turned into the neighborhood WiFi Hot Spot.

Since Google doesn't recognize the Visual Land Connect as an acceptable device save yourself a lot of aggravation and stick to Net Flix and You Tube for your viewing pleasures. It does have PDF capability so you can read PDF files easily enough. Setting up E Mail programs is easy enough as well if you know your particulars. I had no trouble setting up Yahoo, G Mail, Office Outlook and such.

I did buy and install a Delkin 32 Gb SD HD card in the slot provided so I would have room to take photos, download a little music and store a movie or two for my viewing pleasure on the fly. I also installed AVG and Lookout security programs to help in keeping the bad guys away. These scan downloads prior to opening them up the first time to make sure they are squeaky clean. They also provide real time scanning as well as weekly scans to see that you haven't managed to get "bit" by any nasties.

So has anyone else out there gotten one of these? I would be interested in hearing about your experiences. If anyone has any questions, I am also up for them as well since I brought this one up.

Jay
treadhead1952
Las Vegas, NV

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This looks like spam.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 1:15 AM PST

Next time, if you have a question, get that in the title or put it up top.

This tablet looks like the usual to me and is what it is. A disposable, no support brick.
Bob

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No SPAM
by treadhead1952 / January 26, 2013 6:39 AM PST
In reply to: This looks like spam.

Hi Bob,

As you say, it is what it is, a handy inexpensive little tablet. I have not had the need to use any support but have read a few comments on sites that say they had problems with support and more that said they got support without any issues. Should I have an issue requiring support, I'll let you know what I find out, until then, I can't comment on that part.

As to the part about it being a brick or my comments on what I think is a pretty nifty little introduction into tablets or it being SPAM, well, I suppose everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I am not a company representative but a first time poster here, thanks for the nice warm welcome.

Jay
treadhead1952
Las Vegas, NV

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The spam is often just like this post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 6:48 AM PST
In reply to: No SPAM

They post a well meaning post or "review" with a thread tracking number. You unfortunately followed the same formula as the common spam we remove all the time but you missed the last trigger which is a .com or link.

There are too many 99 buck tablets and all share the common features and the same problem. Folk pick them up without knowing there is never going to be support and for all the hundred units I've run into, no in warranty repair.

Bricks.
Bob

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