I am super happy with this tab, I use all the time, has a great huge screen 10.1 is faster than another ones that I tried at stores, also my husband uses it to work on it, has documents and multimedia, I have family in Italy so I use skype video calls every week. Works perfect!!! I can not believe the price... is awsome. Is an Ipad Killer!!! Why spend more money on another tabs? Is crazy! Linsay cosmos 10 has the newest android 4.04 and thousands of free apps. I want one more for only me! jajaja I want no share it with my husband because I have all my favorites ebooks on it. ! Thanks sears for this great product and offer!
I was looking for a sub $200 tablet and this one had all of the features that I was looking for; a 10" screen, USB and HDMI ports, web cam, SD card slot. But it was anguishingly slow. It took over a full minute for webpages to load. And it was not due to a poor internet connection as it had a strong wi-fi signal and my phone was navigating the same webpages just fine. The screen resolution is pretty good, and I did stream a movie from Netflix just fine on it, but I cannot stand how slow it navigates the web so I am returning it for a tablet with a quad core processor. The single core cpu processor on this tablet is garbage. If you want a tablet for anything else BESIDES web browsing then this tablet may do a decent job, but I'd rather pay over $200 for a faster CPU. There are number of tablets under $300 that you will be much more satisfied with. I actually held onto this tablet for over a month, trying to like it, but I just couldn't stand its slow web browsing capabilities.
I would give zero stars if I could. I bought one of these for my wife to use with a few simple apps for our kids. The tablet is slow when it actually works. It comes with Google Play pre-loaded but it just crashes. If you try to access Google Play through the browser you have about a 30% chance you can get an app to download. Your best course is to access the play store on a PC and "send" the app to the tablet. That works about 60% of the time - provided the WiFi stays connected. Chrome works about 40% of the time - I tried to update Chrome and it became unresponsive so I had to roll back to the factory default. Oh and don't expect to get any support, updates or upgrades from Linsay. I emailed (your only choice) support to ask about firmware - they told me they needed a copy of my receipt before they would do anything. I sent that back and am still waiting for a response - I'm not holding out much hope. Bottom line is you get what you pay for and I should have spent the extra money for a known name tablet - serves me right I guess.
Additional: Company does not provide any firmware upgrades so the tablet will be quickly outdated.
Getting this tablet in the mail; it was very eye catching and simple packaging. Felt like I scored big purchasing this. Turning it on and watching the start-up phase reminded me of a knock-off copy cat of Samsung's start-up screen.
After messing with it after awhile of messing with it and turning the screen off; I noticed it doesnt want to turn back on 20% of the time. You have to hold the power button down for 10 seconds to restart it.
Several weeks into using it; a layer of plastic film is starting to peel up from the sides of the screen. I know I didn't forget to take off the glass protector plastic
when i first opened it because under this filming is glue.
The tablet does not come with a music player at all. You will need to download one from the android market.
It has poor battery life. On full brightness, its about 2-3 hours. Lowest brightness its about 5-6 hours. Once the battery hits 20% on any brightness setting, it drains to 0% in 10 minutes.
A lot of times the tablet will freeze on you so they added a button on the top of the tablet that moves you back an app or page to try and compensate for its freezing. Sometimes it works.
This is a LCD screened tablet that also solarizes depending on how you hold the screen much like a laptop screen. You have to hold it in a specific way to not see reverse colors.
Other than these problems; it works like a tablet should. I rate it 3/5 stars because for its price, its pretty functional. Its not a $400 tablet that could potentially have the same problems down the road. Linsay is a company in Florida so it made me want to buy it more thinking it was an American made product. Come to find out it was manufactured in China.