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COBY MID7042-4 Allwinner Cortex A8 1GB RAM Memory 4GB 7.0" Android Tablet Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

  • Allwinner Cortex A8 1.00GHz
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
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Connect to the world with the Touch of a Fingertip. The Kyros MID7042 Tablet is a powerful and flexible Internet and Entertainment solution with a generous 7.0 inch capacitive touch screen and intuitive Android 4.0 operating system “Ice-Cream Sandwich”. Your time, your way with access thousands of applications from GetJar marketplace with plenty of games, social media, and productivity tools to meet the needs of today’s users. With the sleek and stylish Coby Tablets you are able to relax and enjoy your favorite content: music, 1080P HD videos, E-Books and photos. Enjoy doing more with Coby’s Tablets!

  • newegg Capacitive Multi-Touch Using your fingers is easy. With capacitive, multi-touch technology, the tablets respond quickly and naturally to your touch. Interact directly with what's on the screen by pinching, tapping, dragging, or swiping. Spend more time reading, playing and visiting your favorite sites without any hassle.
  • newegg Connect to Wi-Fi Surf, watch, play, and do whatever you want, wherever you want. The tablets connect quickly and easily to Wi-Fi networks. Whether at home, at your local coffee shop, or maybe even on a plane or train -- you'll enjoy the Internet unbound by wires.
  • newegg Accelerometer Take advantage of the most creative apps available for Android with the built-in accelerometer. From unique and exciting games to handy utility apps, you'll be amazed at what your tablet can do.
  • newegg Increase Productivity Check e-mail, write proposals, and crunch numbers from the road. The tablets make the perfect light-weight work companion. Just visit the Android app store to be amazed at what you can do with the tablets.
  • newegg HDMI Output Experience up to 1080P High Definition video with high-resolution advanced media processors. Watching movies on the go is great, but watching on a giant TV at home is even better! HDMI is built right into the tablets -- that means no expensive adapters required, and no adapters to lose! Simply connect with a single HDMI cable, then lean back and enjoy stunning HD video from the comfort of your couch!
  • newegg Memory Card Extension Need more room for music, movies, or pictures? Just insert a microSD or microSDHC card and increase your memory up to 32GB. The right size is up to you.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Youngkwan Y.
  • 8/13/2012 6:05:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFair for its price and easy to root

Pros: 1. Sturdy case
I accidentally dropped it from 3ft high desk to the wooden floor, but I don't see any damage and still working fine
2. 1GB of ram
I am not doing anything intense on this tablet, and I usually have about 4~500 MB of ram available.
3. Responsive touch screen
Touch screen feels pretty smooth and it actually is better than I expected.
4. Fairly easy to root
I just googled model number and found forum for rooting process. All the required software were also provided.

Cons: 1. WiFi on this unit isn't so good
While it doesn't drop the connection, the speed feels slower than my 6 years old laptop which only has wireless-G.
2. Freeze occasionally when surfing the web
I don't know if this is hardware limitation or software issue. When I surf the web with many flash or images, it often freeze for a bit then starts working again.
3. Some apps doesn't run on this tablet.
Once a while there will be an app that will say it not compatible with this tablet. I've seen two so far.
4. Touch screen accuracy
Touch screen works fine for the most of times, but there are some apps with input accuracy problem, that is, some of their button being little bit off from their position on the screen.
5. Only 4 GB memory
Actually about 2 GB of memory is taken by OS or something. The Actual memory space you get will be about 2GB, which is enough for apps. However, if you plan to put some video or music on your tablet, you might want to consider getting micro SD card.

Other Thoughts: I just wanted cheap tablet to play with, so I decided give this one a shot. Despite the minor issues I wrote on the Cons, I am so far satisfied with my purchase. Although, I'm not sure if I want to recommend this to my friend.

Also, I must inform you that my review is based on ROOTED Android. So, it may not be so accurate if you are using stock firmware. I decided to root my tablet on the first day, since I really wanted flash and google play.

By the way, minecraft works great on this!

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  • David T.
  • 8/8/2012 9:08:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWait for better software

Pros: Good hardware appearance and feel;
Touchscreen works very well;
Orientation sensor & text re-wrap works well;
E-reader works nicely;
Battery life seems excellent.

Cons: Glitchy web browsing;
No Google Play.
WiFi somewhat insensitive.
GetJar apps don't always work.

Other Thoughts: My first tablet, first Android device. Was impressed with solid feel, nice display. But, after over a week using it, it's just too frustrating. Got RMA, back to NewEgg it goes. Why? Far too often, web pages just stop loading. Need to stop & re-load. And, every time a website offered an Android app, guess what? I couldn't get it because invariably it's on Google Play, which this tablet doesn't do.

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  • dimo s.
  • 8/3/2012 8:54:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy this piece of junk

Pros: No Pros.

Cons: Display is horrible. Very low brightness; irritating the eye; in only 5 minutes my eyes were hurting.
The display also reflects any ambient light shooting it right back into your eyes (this is again due to the low brightness). Work with this tablet is really painful. In addition the wireless is having trouble connecting to my wifi making this product virtually unusable. It still repeatedly disconnects from it and this happens while i am sitting 6 feet away from the router...

Other Thoughts: Returning to newegg

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  • Nicholas F.
  • 7/22/2012 11:22:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: -device is fully functional and works
-HDMI out is a great feature
-netflix works(ok....)
-easy to root

Cons: wish an adapter for mini HDMI to HDMI was included would have been nice

Other Thoughts: Got the device, easy setup out of the box. For me, mine was fully charged when it arrived. I don't know if this happened to anyone else.... Device worked great, used the factory OS for about 30 minutes. Rooting very simple just Google it, Mod already available to install Google play. Once rooted device is great, exceeded what I thought I was paying for. Getjar market is a nice alt option, but it is not the same. HDMI out works perfectly, wifi is iffy. Google Music has issues on this tablet. All in all though good tablet and it can work as a sub for a netflix box.

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/13/2012 11:08:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSafest buy for price range

Pros: *Came with free extended 1 year warranty
*Low Price
*1GB RAM (seems to handle multiple apps well)
*Faster than expected for price
*Capacitive Multi-touch works very well
*Runs 16-bit emulators flawlessly

Cons: *Only ~2GB usable free space on device
*Default web browser seems slow (not sure if it is the browser itself or if this tablet just doesn't handle the internet very well)
*Certain apps may mysteriously fail to install without multiple attempts

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried running many hardware intensive programs yet, but it seems to run the few 3D games I've installed quite well so far.
Although there is relatively little space available on the device itself, you can stick a 32GB minisdhc into this thing - which for my purposes is plenty.
I have yet to try any other web browsers on the device, so internet performance may improve with some experimentation.
Some others may not think so, but mp3 playback through the supplied headphones sounds excellent to me (not sure if the music software on the device is responsible or the headphones themselves).

Overall, I believe this to be the safest buy at the $90-$120 price range. I was seriously looking at the WAN TA-7B, but I decided there were too many unknowns and if something does go wrong, service may be impossible. This Kyros 7042 came with 1-year warranty (free), I received it in 2 days using free shipping, and was $100 after $10 promo code.

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  • Alan S.
  • 7/6/2012 9:05:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdurable tablet at a great price

Pros: amazonappstore is an easy replacement to the google store. This tab is very durable, my 3 year old plays his abc and match games and occasionally drops it. No scratches or any other problems. Screen has good resolution, I stream movies and shows with no problems. Having multiple programs and apps open at once doesn't seem to slow down or glitch. Very user friendly device.

Cons: No complaints. It is exactly what was expected.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this tab to anyone in the market for a portable internet device, or even a video player for the kids in the car. For the price this tab does everything you need. I am purchasing one for each of my nieces and nephews for their birthdays.

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  • Warren R.
  • 6/26/2012 9:06:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsKnow your facts

Pros: See below

Cons: See below

Other Thoughts: Someone reported the processor as an A7. ARM does not have an A7 processor design, but they do have an ARM v7 which includes the Cortex A8 family. The system information screen states ARMv7, not A7.

The process is an Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 processor running at 1Ghz with a Mali 400 GPU. With the proper work, this processor has been successfully overclocked to 1.2GHz

I gave 5 stars here to counter the low stars given by someone that knows nothing about the hardware (just an hour on Google would have helped).

Also, people need to quit complaining when they expect a low end tablet to perform like an ASUS Transformer Prime. I bet they'd give low scores to a Kia Forte because it couldn't perform as well as a Ferrari F12berlinetta.

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  • James R.
  • 6/16/2012 7:36:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCaution!!

Pros: I wanted something cheap to watch movies on long plane flights. This is a very nice tablet for that purpose. It came with a number of thoughtful accessories. Beyond that, it is just a basic tablet. I only gave it 2 stars because it IS NOT WHAT IS ADVERTISED. In fact it came with an A7 processor running at 960MHz - not the A8 running at 1.0GHz

Cons: Both NewEgg and the manufacturer advertise a better processor. I have been trying to RMA the product and have been getting a runaround from NewEgg. After multiple emails & chats, I've been told by NE to contact Coby. Coby's customer support answers the phone with an automated message. By the time you go through the prompts, the best I could do was get to a voice mail box. The box was full and not accepting any more messages! Great!!!

Other Thoughts: Tablet came with a separate charger, but it can also charge from the USB port.
Video play back is a little hit or miss. It plays AVI files fine, but struggles with MP4 files.
Audio is fine.
If there wasn't the gap between what was advertised and what was real, I probably would have given it 4 stars

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  • Jacob M.
  • 5/14/2012 4:37:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsRMAd it after an hour

Pros: HDMI

Cons: Sluggish response, thick tablet, not Google supported (my deal-killer).

Other Thoughts: This wouldn't be bad if it was just for TV streaming and casual internet usage, but a poor choice for a phone companion.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2012 1:20:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsDecent for the price

Pros: 1.) Cheap (price)
2.) perfect size, nice small and thin
3.) lightweight
4.) ICS

Cons: BIG #1, worth 2 eggs: Screen. I wasn't expecting 4k resolution or retina display or anything on this, coming from a name like coby, but the screen is pretty bad. The edge light is easy to see on darker images, and it's REALLY pixellated (800x480 is probably too low for a device this size, should maybe be 960x600 or something closer to that. Color gamut isn't too great either, definately won't be using this to edit photos on

Other Thoughts: I got this at a local retailer for 109, so it was a decent price. My purpose for this was just to run XBMC remote, for which it will function nicely. I'm still docking 2 eggs though because the screen is pretty bad.

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