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Sumvision Cyclone Voyager tablet boasts iPad 2-like specs, costs £150

You may find some on-paper similarities when looking at the specification sheets of the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager tablet and the Apple iPad 2. But, specs aside, one glaring differences between the two is in price point - the former costs only £150, less than half the price of Apple’s tablet.

Both of them have dual-core Cortex A9-based system-on-chips and comparable onboard memory specs. The Cyclone Voyager has a Rockchip RK3066 SoC clocked at 1.6GHz with a quad-core Mali-400 GPU, which makes it at least as powerful as the Galaxy S2.

It has 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 10.1in IPS display with a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution, a battery life of up to eight hours (with a capacity of 5600mAh), a microSD card slot, a mini HDMI port, two mini USB ports, a rear 2-megapixel camera and a front-facing VGA one.

Other features include Android 4.1 Jelly bean and Wi-Fi, though support for Adobe Flash is noticeably absent. In comparison, the similarly priced quad-core Google Nexus 7 tablet is significantly lighter than the Cyclone Voyager's 685g. The Nexus 7 has a smaller display with the same resolution, but limited expansion options and no rear camera.

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