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Ainol NOVO 10 Hero

$349.99 $149.99

Ainol Novo 10 Hero is the first 10.1 inch tablet released by Ainol. It uses the 1280×800 pixel 180 degree viewing angle IPS capacitive screen made by Samsung (the same screen used on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10) and runs Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (the same OS on Google Nexus 7). NOVO 10 Hero is powered by a 1.5GHz AMLogic ARM 2nd generation Cortex-A9 based dual-core CPU with built-in quad-core Mali 400 GPU. It has dual-cameras – 0.3MP front facing webcam and 2MP rear facing camera. NOVO 10 Hero has HDMI port so that you can play video and games on your big screen HD TV. Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has Google Play (Android Market) pre-installed. It supports bluetooth 2.1, so you can connect it with bluetooth keyboard (like our uPlay wireless keyboard case) and bluetooth game controller. Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has a supper large 8000 mAh battery, so you can enjoy playing game or surfing web for 8 hours without charge.

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Product Description

 

Ainol Novo 10 Hero is the first 10.1 inch tablet released by Ainol. It uses the 1280×800 pixel 180 degree viewing angle IPS capacitive screen made by Samsung (the same screen used on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10) and runs Google’s latest Android 4 .1 Jelly Bean (the same OS on Google Nexus 7 ). NOVO 10 Hero is powered by  a 1.5GHz AMLogic ARM 2nd generation Cortex-A9 based dual-core CPU with built-in quad-core Mali 400 GPU.  It has dual-cameras – 0.3MP front facing webcam and 2MP rear facing camera. NOVO 10 Hero has HDMI port so that you can play video and games on your big screen HD TV. Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has Google Play (Android Market) pre-installed. It supports bluetooth 2.1, so you can connect it with bluetooth keyboard (like our uPlay wireless keyboard case) and bluetooth game controller. Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has a supper large 8000 mAh battery, so you can enjoy playing game or surfing web for 8 hours without charge.

We will include HDMI cable as free gift for all NOVO 10 Hero orders.

10.1 inch HD All Angle (180 degree) IPS Display, 1280 x 800 Pixel High Resolution, 16,000,000 colors

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has 10.1 inch IPS screen at 1280 x 800 high resolution made by Samsung – This resolution is higher than iPad2 and close to iPad 3 . The IPS screen supports all angle viewing – you can see the picture and video clearly within the 180 degree viewing angle. IPS screen also has much better black color than the normal high resolution screen . You will be amazed the the clarity and true color of NOVO 10 Hero’s screen, particularly when playing games and watching movies and sports.

The latest Google Android 4 .1 Jelly Bean operating system

Google has made numerous improvements on its latest Android OS – Jelly Bean 4.1. Google used to play a catchup game with Apple iOS, but it becomes almost as good as iOS starting from Android 4 .0 Ice Cream Sandwich . In order to release its own tablet in this Summer, Google worked with Taiwanese computer maker Asus very closely, fine tuned its OS in every detail, and released this Android 4.1, so called Jelly Bean. Ainol NOVO 10 Hero is the second tablet released by Ainol with Android 4.1 ( the first one is Ainol NOVO 7 Crystal ), so Ainol has learned from its Crystal experience, and fixed bugs that found in Crystal.

The 2nd Generation ARM Cortex A9 based 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU 

The CPU of Ainol NOVO 10 Hero is the latest 1.5GHz dual-core AMLogic 8726-MX (ARM Cortex-A9 based) processor and Quad-Core Mali 400 GPU. AMLogic is fabless design company located in Silicon Valley. Comparing with other CPUs often seen in Chinese made tablets, AMLogic CPU is more stable and has better compatibility on apps and games. AMLogic 8726-MX is based on the latest ARM Cortex-A9, and it is made with 40nm process technology, which is about 2X faster and consumes about 1/2 power than other CPUs made by 65nm process technology. Although it is not quad-core as the Apple iPad 3 , but it is faster than the dual-core CPU used in Apple iPad 2.

Support Bluetooth 2.1

NOVO 10 Hero supports bluetooth 2.1. Bluetooth offers huge flexibility when connecting to a third party device. It not only allows you to connect your tablet to bluetooth earphone for talking in Skype and enjoying music wirelessly, but also allows you to type with a bluetooth keyboard , or play game with a bluetooth controller. For example, it works with the our uPlay Wireless Keyboard Case for iPad and uPlay Wireless Keyboard Case for Nexus 7. Just keep in mind, none of those keyboard are designed for 10.1 inch 16:9 tablet, therefore, it won’t fit Ainol NOVO 10 Hero as a case – you can only use it as a keyboard.

Super Capacity 8000 mAh Battery

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero uses a  a super large 8000 mAh battery, while most of the 7 inch tablets’ battery is about 3000 mAh, and most of the 9. 7 inch tablets’ battery is about 5000 mAh. Battery is one of the most important factors to consider when buying tablet. Most of the Chinese tablet makers are trying to use less capacity battery to reduce cost, while Ainol always selects the largest capacity battery for the best user experience. With one full charge of this 8000 mAh battery, you can listen to music for 12~15 hours, play video and 3D game 8 hours, and surf web for 8 hours. Keep in mind most of those performance tests were measured when WiFi is off or screen is off, so the real performance number will be slightly lower.

Dual-Cameras: 0.3MP HD Front Facing Webcam and 2.0MP HD Rear Facing Camera

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has both front facing and rear facing HD cameras. The front camera is 0.3MP, the back camera is 2MP. You can use them to shoot photo, record video, and conduct teleconference. You can switch between front and rear camera in apps. Skype is supported.

Official Google Market ( Google Play ) Access

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero supports Google Play . Google Play is pre-installed on NOVO 10 Hero – you can access and download more than 400,000 apps directly from your tablet.

Full HD 1080P Video

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero supports Full HD 1080P and other HD formats. Once you connect it to your HD TV via the HDMI cable (free gift from uPlay Tablet ), it automatically recognizes HD TV connection, and output video signal to TV. It displays on both tablet and TV for all operations.

High speed DDR 3 RAM 1.0 GB

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has 1GB DDR3 RAM (most tablets have 512MB memory). DDR 3 RAM is the latest memory technology, and it’s 2X faster than DDR2 RAM. Large memory allows numerous tasks and apps to be run at the same time with no loss in speed or responsiveness. Furthermore this allows data to be processed faster, meaning 3D games run better than ever!


High Resolution 1280×800 5-Point Multi-touch Capacitive Screen

1280×800 pixel screen used on Ainol NOVO 10 Hero has higher pixel density than 1024×768 pixel screen commonly seen in those 9. 7 inch tablets and 1024×600 pixel screen in those 10.1 inch tablets. It supports 5-Point Mult-touch plus ALPS touch buttons. 1280×800 pixel high resolution and 10.1 inch IPS 180 degree angle display enable excellent performance for playing games and watching videos on Ainol NOVO 10 Hero.

Super High Speed WiFi and 3G

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero’s WiFi chip is made by Broadcom – the industry leader on WiFi chips.  It supports WiFi standard 802.1 b/g/n with a maximum speed of 300M. The WiFi chip in most of the Chinese made tablets are designed by either domestic fabless companies or design companies in Taiwan. WiFi compatibility is one of the common issues that we have seen (other than battery and charging).  The Broadcom WiFi chip has better compatibility. NOVO 10 Hero also support external 3G dongles (see supported 3G dongle list at the end for more details).

The Most Sensitive Gravity Sensor on the Market

NOVO 10 Hero has 3 axis gravity sensor, super sensitive. The gravity sensor is a common feature in pretty much every tablet. However, the sensitivity is different. Ainol always picks the most sensitive gravity sensor for their tablets. 


Ainol NOVO 10 Hero Specs


Model Ainol Novo 10 Hero
CPU Amlogic8726-MX Cortex-A9, Dual Core 1.5Ghz
GPU Quad-core MALI400
Operation System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
RAM 1GB, DDR3
Nand Flash 16GB
Screen 10.1 Inch, 1280×800 Res IPS with full Angle, Samsung Brand Screen.
Type IPS HD Screen
Resolution 1280×800
Visible Angle 180°
GPS No
Extend Card Support TF card up to 32GB
Camera Yes, front 0.3 / Rear 320 mega pixels
Multi-Touch Yes
G-sensor Support 3D G-sensor
Speaker 2x1W Built in
Youtube Yes
Bluetooth  Bluetooth 2.1
Video 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKVSupport Multi-Channel, Multi-TrackUp to 1920* 1080P full HD
Music MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
Ebook TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2
Skype Yes
Email and Browser Yes, built in
WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
3G Not built in, support 3G/WCDMA dongle
Earphone Interface 3.5mm
Battery Bulit in 3.7V- 8000mAh Lithium BatteryPlay time: around 12-15hours for audioPlay time: 8 hours for video3D game: around 8 hoursWeb view: 8hoursNote: Tested when wifi off or screen off
Language Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese
Other Applications Office, Browser, Gallery, Clock, Calculator, Calendar, Taskiller, Gmail
Extend Port 1 x TF card port; 1 x DC-IN port
1 x MINI USB 3.0 port(OTG); 1 x MINI HDMI port
1 x 3.5mm earphone port
Package Weight 1.3kg
Package Including 1 x Charger; 1 x Earphone 1 x USB cable, 1x user manual

Ainol NOVO 10 Hero Tablet PC Package Contains:

  • 1 x Ainol NOVO 10 Hero Tablet PC
  • 1 x Earphone
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide in English
  • 1 x Wall charger (two flat pins of the same size, works in US, China, and many other countries)
  • 1x HDMI cable (free gift from uPlay Tablet )

The NOVO 10 Hero English Edition Tablet support the following 3G Module:

  • E1820 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E1782 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E1750 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E230   3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E1550 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E180   3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei

Compare the specs for Ainol NOVO 10 Hero and Ainol NOVO 7 Flame :

Ainol Novo 10 Hero Ainol Novo 7 Flame  
Size and Weight: 10.1 inch 7 inch, 316grams
Operating System: Android v4.1 Jelly Bean Android v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU: AMLogic 8726-MX 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor AMLogic 8726-MX 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor
GPU: Quad-core Mali 400 Quad-core Mali 400
Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM 1GB DDR3 RAM
GPS: No No
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 Yes, v2.1
Storage: 16 GB internal storage 16GB internal storage
Display: 10.1 inch IPS Capacitive Screen 1280×800 pixel resolution 7-inch Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, 1280×800 resolution
Expandable Memory: TF Card (microSD) up to 32GB TF Card (microSD) up to 32GB
Camera: Front facing 2 megapixel, rear facing 3 megapixel Front facing 2 megapixel, rear facing 5 megapixel
Sensor: Gravity Sensor Gravity Sensor
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5mm audio, mini USB, mini HDMI WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5mm audio, mini USB, mini HDMI, Bluetooth
Battery: 8000MAh (up to 8 hours) 5000mAH (up to 6 hours)
Enclosure: Metal Metal
Price: $149.99 USD from uPlay Tablet $179.99 USD from uPlay Tablet

Notice the difference? The main difference is that the Novo 10 Hero’s screen is 10.1 inch 1280×800 screen while NOVO 7 Flame has a 1280×800 IPS Capacitive Screen. For those who do not know what IPS is, IPS stands for In-Plane Switching which was developed by Hitachi back in 1996. An IPS display gives you a better display, more vivid color, and a wider angle for viewing. See the comparison below.

 

You might be able to find some online stores selling Ainol NOVO 10 Hero for a few dollars cheaper, but all of those stores are selling the Chinese version for the China domestic market – the default language in the tablet, reference manual, product warranty card, and package are all in Chinese. Most of those stores are based in Shenzhen, China. It would cost your $40~$60 to ship your tablet back to them if you need replacement or repair, while uPlay Tablet is Ainol’s distributor in North America, our office and customer service are in Silicon Valley, California, your return and repair are handled in California as well.

Return, Replacement, Repair Warranty, Payment, and Shipment

Check out our Ainol NOVO 10 Hero support forum. Have a question about this tablet? ask your question here. You will get answer by email.

Additional Information

Weight 669 g
Dimensions 262 x 178 x 9.5 mm
Maker

Ainol

Model

Ainol NOVO 7 Hero

CPU - # of cores

Dual-core

CPU - Frequency (GHz)

1.5 GHz

CPU - Platform

ARM – Cortex A9

CPU - Model

AMLogic 8726-M6

Operation System

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

GPU

Quad-core Mali 400

Memory

1 GB

Storage

16 GB

Screen dimension

10.1 inch

Screen resolution (pixels)

1280×800

Screen type

IPS

Extended Storage

Up to 32GB

WiFi

802.1 b/g/n

3G

Support External 3G Dongle

Gravity sensor

Yes

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 2.1

GPS

No

HDMI Port

Yes

Speaker

Yes

Video Recording

1080P

Enclosure

Metal

Battery

8000 mAh

Battery Life

Listening music: 12~15 hours; watching video: 8 hours; playing game: 8 hours; surfing web: 8hours

Camera

0.3MP front facing camera, 2MP back facing camera

Extend Ports

1 x TF card port; 1 x DC-IN port 1 x MINI USB 3.0 port(OTG); 1 x MINI HDMI port 1 x 3.5mm earphone port

Video

4.00 out of 5

1 review for Ainol NOVO 10 Hero

  1. 4 out of 5

    :

    I bought an Ainol NOVO 7 Flame last year, I was really impressed by its high built quality and rich features – much better than Google/ASUS’ Nexus 7. So, when Ainol released its first 10 inch tablet Hero, I decide to buy one for my wife as her Christmas gift. We have been playing with Hero for a few weeks, I’d like to share my review here, hopefully it will help you to make the right decision.

    Pros:
    1. Excellent performance. Since Hero shares the same SoC (System on Chip) design as Flame, it basically offers the same high performance as Flame. I am quite happy with it.
    2. It has those features that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 don’t offer: FLASH, micro-SD, OTG to support external keyboard, mouse, HDMI output, etc.
    3. The metal case and hard glass (G+G) screen offers high-end tablet looking.

    Cons:
    1. It’s quite heavy comparing to 7″ Flame due to its huge 8000 mAh battery.
    2. Due to its large dimension, you feel you can bend the tablet a little bit.

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