Creative ZiiO 10-inch
A good tablet at a correct price
Still not tired of using a tablet? Maybe you want to try something new, from a less-known brand. And by that we mean Creative, whose ZiiO 10″ gadget promises to be the best one in the branch. We quote: “Enjoy music, watch videos, play games and surf the internet – all on the go. The Creative ZiiO Pure Wireless Entertainment Tablet lets you enjoy all these, whilst giving the purest wireless audio streaming experience from an Android-based device.” The gadget is compatible with the following: Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit), Windows Vista and Windows 7. Favorable opinions as well as not so favorable ones are to be found on many specialized sites. Here’s what we think about the product.
Both the Creative ZiiO 7″ and 10″ models look amazingly sleek in terms of exterior looks. The colors they are available in are white and black; the one we are reviewing is the black one. The body featured rounded edges which made it easy and comfortable to grip the tablet and hold it tight; we didn’t once fear it would fall from our hands during the tests. The 17.cm x 26.cm x 1.4 cm and 649g give this tablet slimness and lightness, therefore making it one of the most ideal gadgets for mobile computing and wireless digital entertainment.
Pure Android Audio technology
The screen has touch capabilities, 262k colors and measures 10″, as already said in the beginning of our review. It’s a size which we find close to perfection and the fact that the resolution is 1024 x 600 pixels offers the device plenty of brightness. We could play games, watch videos as well as browse the Internet in the best of viewing conditions and with the utmost ease. Viewing angles were great.
The Creative ZiiO 10-inch version comes with Pure Android Audio, a technology that offers users high-quality sound to their favorite music, games and so on and so forth. When we touched the onscreen icon for this option, the tablet opened it quickly. The Pure Android Audio sported Bluetooth connectivity and X-Fi Crystalizer which boosted sound quality and also brought game soundtracks and movies to life; that’s made possible due to the fact that entertainment was streamed to our headphones with apt-X – a low latency codec, allowing users to stream a music source with very little compression – and Bluetooth capabilities.
ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD processor
As for operating system, the ZiiO 10 inch model is equipped with Android 2.1, which makes it possible to easily download various content from the company’s ZiiStore and send e-mails while on the road. The existence of an HD cable enabled us to share different stuff with others by connecting the tablet to a HDTV. The processor is a ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications one.
Synchronization with audio products (wireless headphones or wireless speakers) worked seamlessly and so we were able to manage, store and stream audio content without any effort whatsoever.
The memory this tablet possesses is 8GB and there’s an SD card available (capable of holding up to 32GB). It offers support for 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and the box contains a power adapter, a stylus and 1 USB cable. There’s also a camera on the front whose image quality is good.
The period of warranty offered with this device is 1 year.
At the and of this test performed by BlitzReview team we can conclude that the latest Creative ZiiO 10 inch tablet might not be as popular or as bought as others hailing from the likes of Apple or Samsung, but it performs its job quite well.
|Tablet Height:||14 millimetres|
|Tablet Width:||26.2 centimetres|
|Hard Disk Size:||8 GB|
|Number Of Lithium Ion Cells:||1|
|Operating System:||Android 2.1|
|Screen Size:||10 inches|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content:||18.5 watt_hours|