Introduction
Slicepad D8 for your personal and professional life… That’s Slicepad tagline which mean it is the complete mobile solution equipped with full Android capabilities for work and entertainment. Has great connectivity for emails, web browsing, video conferencing and social networking. And with advance 3D engine built in for great gaming experience. Able to add accessories to extend its functionality too. By the way, Slicepad D8 is a 8″ screen budget Android tablet from a local consumer electronics, SKR Sdn Bhd with INEC brand in Kedah, Malaysia. And Slicepad belongs to its IT division. Does it really can keep up its tagline? Let’s find out…

Slicepad D8
Slicepad D8

Package Contents
What can you find in Slicepad D8 package? Of course, Slicepad D8 itself, mini-B USB cable, charging adaptor and user manual. Besides that, it also comes along with screen protector attached to prevent scratches. Furthermore, a protecting cover is included too. And it has adjustable angle and position for reading book, watching movie and typing… Wait, there is more. Slicepad Soundmaster headset is giving away as free during promotion period too.


Slicepad D8 with protecting cover

Hardware Specifications

  • Screen: 8″ ultra responsive multi point touch screen
  • Resolution: HD 1024 x 768
  • Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Processor: ARM Cortex A9 Dual Core 1.6GHz
  • 3D engine: Quad Core GPU
  • Memory: DDR3 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • External Storage: Micro SD card, Pen Drive (up to 32GB)
  • USB: USB 2.0. Supports Pen Drive, external 3G dongle, network card, keyboard and mouse.
  • Sound: Built in mic and speaker. 3.5mm output jack for earphones and external speakers.
  • G-Sonsor: Yes
  • Camera: Front camera – 1.3 Megapixels, Rear Camera – 3 Megapixels
  • Network: Built in WiFi 802.1lb/g/n, External 3G Dongle, wired LAN connection with external network card
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Flash: Yes
  • HD Video encoding: AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, RM, RMVB, FLV, MOV, 3GP up to 1080p, WebM VP8.
  • Battery: 5000mAH (minimum 4 hours of movie playing)
  • Item Dimension: 203.5mm (Height) x 160mm (Width) x 13mm (Depth)


Slicepad D8 ports

Software
Slicepad D8 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Therefore, you can enjoy the smoothness of Project Butter (part of Jelly Bean features that I love most). Of course, other Jelly Bean features are there too because most of the software in Slicepad D8 are just like on stock Android ROM (AOSP). Google Now which gives you the right information, at just the right time is supported too. Yes, Google Play Store is there. Unlike certain Android tablets (mostly China one) which don’t have Play Store. Therefore, you can enjoy thousands of Android applications and games in Play Store.


Slicepad D8 with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Want to edit, and create Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files? Yes, you can do so on Slicepad D8 because Documents To Go (full version) is bundled along. Google Docs is supported too. Edit and view your documents in your USB Pen Drive without PC by just plug into the full size USB port there. Use external keyboard to speed up your typing and mouse for navigation. Don’t forget that Documents To Go supports high fidelity viewing of PDF files.

Astrid Tasks & To-do List with Astrid Power Pack is pre-installed too. Get your life organized and never miss a deadline with Astrid reminders, subtasks, lists and widgets. By the way, Adobe Flash is supported in the default browser. Enjoy full web experience with Flash enabled…

Multimedia & Gaming
Movie lovers, you going to like Slicepad D8 because it supports most of the popular video codecs out there like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, RM, RMVB, FLV, MOV, 3GP and WebM VP8. And able to support up to Full HD 1080p definition. Enjoy TV series in Real Media format on Slicepad D8 with adjustable angle protecting cover. Or watch movie on big TV screen comfortably on sofa through HDMI output. No hassle to install additional movie player because the built in one can do it all for you.

As a hardcore gamer, Slicepad D8 Quad Core GPU does not let me down. It able to handle most of the Android games from simple 2D games like Angry Birds to intensive 3D games like SHADOWGUN: DeadZone. Play games with USB game controller. And it turns into video game console when connected to TV through HDMI cable.

Benchmark
How fast is Slicepad D8 ARM Cortex A9 Dual Core 1.6GHz CPU? Does Quad Core GPU able to power all the 3D games that you want to play? Let’s these benchmark scores tell you…


AnTuTu Benchmark


Quadrant Benchmark


Epic Citadel ~ Unreal Engine 3 Benchmark

Video Demo
Benchmark scores do not mean everything. Check out Slicepad D8 in action – typing with external USB keyboard, browsing Internet with mouse, watching movie on TV and playing games with game controller…

Advantages

  • Attractive price
  • Full size USB port
  • HDMI output

Limitations

  • TN panel screen
  • Below average camera
  • A bit bulky and heavy

Conclusion
Slicepad D8 is a nice budget Android tablet. ARM Cortex A9 Dual Core 1.6GHz and Quad Core GPU are powerful enough to handle your daily office work, browsing, multimedia and gaming. You can get most of the stuffs done with built in applications. However, nothing is perfect, there is give and take. It is using TN panel screen and has below average camera. A bit bulky but you get full size USB port and HDMI output in return.

Interested? Get more information about Slicepad D8 at Slicepad website here or Slicepad Facebook Page here.

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