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Walmart RCA 10" Tablet with Wireless Keyboard - $99

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Just bought one of these. Seems like a good price for decent spec 10" tablet. Reviews on Amazon are mostly good. Free shipping.
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The resolution is definitely weak, but overall still a decent deal. The keyboard I have to stress, suck. Don't expect to be able to type anywhere near your normal speed on that one. It is indeed bluetooth, but the key are flimsy. When pressed, they sometime bumps into other key. Basically feel like a toy. One of the worst typing experience I have ever had.

Still a decent deal though, I mean, come on, it is $100.
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if it had 2gb ram and 1200x800 res it be hot imo
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no, it is "1024 x 600 Display Resolution" on walmart web page
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and it is only "1gb" so arguably hot imho
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FrostyWinnipeg wrote: Isn't RCA a company in name only now?
Yes. The license to make RCA tablets is currently held by Venturer according to the website.

These were in the flyer a couple weeks before Christmas. Bought it then and mentioned it in another WM tablet thread as an alternative.

Definite plus is the micro HDMI out for this price plus they case and keyboard.

I've found the BT KB to be fine albeit a bit small (to be expected since it matches the screen size like a netbook.)

Downside: 6 hr battery life, stuck on Android 4.2 and Venturer 'cheats' on advertised screen size.

This one is listed as 10.1" but according to CPU identifier the actual size is 9.43".

Perhaps they're including the bezel as part of the 10.1
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pessimism wrote: Brand of Curtis International, purveyor of bottom end chinese-made electronics:
http://www.curtisint.com/web/category-S ... ame=TABLET
No. Curtis licensed the name Proscan (an RCA sub brand). You see their tablets at Superstore and Canadian Tire (with horrible reviews on the CT website)

RCA is licensed to Venturer. At the bottom of the RCA tablet webpage it says: "© 2015 Venturer Electronics" -
http://www.rcatablets.com/

Unlike Curtis Venturer has historically been decent for the price.
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Standard shipping to Whitehorse (arriving by January 28) = $100
Express shipping to Whitehorse (arriving by January 26) = $200

Absolutely hilarious. :)
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NG wrote: No. Curtis licensed the name Proscan (an RCA sub brand). You see their tablets at Superstore and Canadian Tire (with horrible reviews on the CT website)

RCA is licensed to Venturer. At the bottom of the RCA tablet webpage it says: "© 2015 Venturer Electronics" -
http://www.rcatablets.com/

Unlike Curtis Venturer has historically been decent for the price.
Looks like they did this just for the tablets. The following RCA products are still under Curtis:

• AIRCOND

• COMPACT FRIDGE

• CRT TELEVISIONS

• DISH WASHERS

• FREEZERS

• LCD TELEVISIONS

• LCD TV/DVD COMBO

• LED TELEVISIONS

• LED TV/DVD COMBO

• MICROWAVES

• PORTAC

• WINE COOLER


In either case they aren't the good old RCA Victor company anymore. The brand has quite the history according to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA
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pessimism wrote: Looks like they did this just for the tablets. The following RCA products are still under Curtis:
....
In either case they aren't the good old RCA Victor company anymore. The brand has quite the history according to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA
Here's the page you want: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_(trademark)

it lists all companies that license the RCA brand and Curtis is only one of many.

It also clearly states Venturer makes the tablets so let's keep this thread clear of misinformation so people considering this tablet can have a decent thread to read.
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i just got mine and it floored me!! What do you expect for $100? It works well, good and solid, has every feature you can imagine, fast...and BTW, the screen looks fine. You can use the HDMI to an HD TV and get a bigger, sharper image. As soon as it booted up, it saw my wi-fi system. I'm buying a second, and getting rid of my desktops. This comes with aps up the ying yang, and is super easy to get more, being totally Android-based. I'm not a touch typist, so this keyboard is fine for me. It is tactile, and has a decent feel.
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We're sorry! This product is not available. ??
HOW CAN I BE GOING BROKE WHEN I'M SAVING SO MUCH MONEY!?
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monomono wrote: just bought one of these. Seems like a good price for decent spec 10" tablet. Reviews on amazon are mostly good. Free shipping.

this product is no longer available
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What is a good alternative to this for basic use i.e. movies, surfing
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Why anyone would still consider anything RCA is beyond me. I guess if you like throwaway electronics that break after amusing you for 15 minutes.
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normanh wrote: Standard shipping to Whitehorse (arriving by January 28) = $100
Express shipping to Whitehorse (arriving by January 26) = $200

Absolutely hilarious. :)
i am sorry that you live there :confused:
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NG wrote: No. Curtis licensed the name Proscan (an RCA sub brand). You see their tablets at Superstore and Canadian Tire (with horrible reviews on the CT website)

RCA is licensed to Venturer. At the bottom of the RCA tablet webpage it says: "© 2015 Venturer Electronics" -
http://www.rcatablets.com/

Unlike Curtis Venturer has historically been decent for the price.
I bought a cheap RCA 39" TV for the bedroom. I broke the remote accidentally (cheap POS) and when I googled the model number it turned out to be a curtis. I've got a curtis remote running that TV now.
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fang99 wrote: i just got mine and it floored me!! What do you expect for $100? It works well, good and solid, has every feature you can imagine, fast...and BTW, the screen looks fine. You can use the HDMI to an HD TV and get a bigger, sharper image. As soon as it booted up, it saw my wi-fi system. I'm buying a second, and getting rid of my desktops. This comes with aps up the ying yang, and is super easy to get more, being totally Android-based. I'm not a touch typist, so this keyboard is fine for me. It is tactile, and has a decent feel.
I got this and for $99+ , I am quite please with the purchase. Wi fi is a bit weak. Playing around with android apps is fun. Downloaded the mapping app called maps.me and unbelievably I could down load all the detailed maps of the world ( if only I have enough memory). however I am not sure if this unit have a GPS receiver and still trying to find this out. Otherwise a good 10 inch unit for surfing, music and video player. why would want to rent a tablet on the plane when I can take this along

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