Ainol Novo 7 Paladin and Ainol Novo 7 Elf, Two Affordable Android ICS Tablets


Android tablets are getting cheaper and cheaper.  I previously featured the $249 Asus Memo 370T tablet that sports a quad-core processor and an Ice Cream Sandwich OS, but that one is not available yet and will be coming during the second quarter of 2012.  The Memo 370T is a real steal at $249 but if you want something cheaper or you need a tablet now, you have Ainol tablets as alternatives, although the specs are not as impressive.

Ainol tablets are among the ultra cheap Android tablets being casually thrown at conversations nowadays.  If you’re not familiar with Ainol, it’s a manufacturer based in China and the company responsible for some of the cheapest tablets available today.   The two tablets from Ainol that have reached Philippines shores are the Ainol Novo 7 Paladin and the Ainol Novo 7 Elf, both 7-inch tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  Let’s look at the specs of these two tablets.

Ainol Novo 7 Paladin Specifications

  • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display (840 x 480 resolution)
  • MIPS-Based XBurst 1.0GHz processor
  • Vivante GC860 444MH GPU
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 8GB memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 512RAM
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • No camera
  • No 3G, no Bluetooth

Ainol Novo 7 Elf Specifications

  • 7” Multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1024×600 resolution
  • Allwinner A10 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Processor
  • Mali-400 GPU
  • Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich
  •  8GB memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 1GB RAM
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3800mAH Battery
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • No 3G, no bluetooth
  • HDMI output at 1080p

These tablets are quite cheap considering the specs.  The Ainol Novo 7 Paladin retails in the Philippines for P5,800 while the Ainol Novo 7 Elf is priced at P8,800.  Not bad for Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets.  These tablets don’t have access to the Android Market though, so you’ll need to side load apps. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


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  4. Please be careful in Pre-ordering specially Ainol Novo. Me and 20 others were scammed by PCFIXSTOP2 in TipidPC. This is not to disgrace TipidPC. I have been buying from other members there for years now. There are a lot of legit sellers that accepts Pre-order as well but do your part before paying. Hindi enough ang 100% na feedback from 20 people. From our experience nagbayad pa yung iba sa shop at bahay niya. Nung icclaim na namin, pinaikot ikot kami sa IBP Road, Manila Customs, Ever Commonwealth at LRT stations. Pagpunta namin ng Shop at bahay nila wala ng tao.  He got at least PHP6.5-8k from each of us. Nagpreorder din siya ng Memory card. At tinakbo ang mga HDD ng iba na bibigyan daw niya ng “Freebies” or libreng download ng Music, movies at Games. Yung isa kakabili lang nia ng 1TB nde pa nagamit. or Noliven Sison Aguilar aka Red Lopez, makakarma ka din maghintay ka lang.

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