Ainol Novo 7 ELF – 7 inch HD (1024*600) Android 4.0 Tablet PC with 1GB DDR3 RAM AllWinner Many-core A10 CPU 2MP Front Camera HDMI 8GB: $219, On Sale Now: $149.99

Retail Price: $219.99. On SALE now ONLY $149.99

We ship it world wide. The shipping cost is $14.95 no matter where you are.

You may be able to find some online store selling it for a few dollars cheaper, but all 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.

Ainol has stopped production of Ainol NOVO 7 ELF . We only have very limited units in stock . We recommend customer to look at Ainol’s two new models:

Update on May 31, 2012. Ainol has released its first Dual-Core ARM Cortex-9 CPU based 7″ tablet – NOVO 7 ELF II. Ainol NOVO 7 ELF II also come out with an English version . As Ainol’s oversea distributor , uPlay Tablet will be selling this English Edition of NOVO 7 ELF II in a week. Customers who want to buy the new Ainol NOVO 7 ELF II can pre-order it by clicking the “Buy Now” button on this page. We will ship the order strictly according to the order we received.

Update on May 8, 2012.  The release date of Ainol’s  new model of NOVO 7 ELF, aka ELF II, is pushed out to end of June or beginning of July. In order to meet the customer demand on Aurora , the Aurora production has resumed, and English version will be ready to ship in the week of May 14. We are taking pre-order of English version of Aurora now. For customers who pre-ordered ELF or ELF II   from us but not shipped, we also offer three options:  1). Pay extra $20 to upgrade to the English version of Aurora (black color) that we are going to ship next week. 2). keep the order, get free upgrade to the new ELF II when they are released in beginning of July. 3). Cancel the order and get full refund. We will email all of customers placed pre-order today and tomorrow, so make sure you check your emails and let us know your choice. For details check this news.

If you don’t want to wait, we recommend you buy another quality tablet from the other Chinese tablet company that we are representing, woPad A10 . It’s basically the same hardware and from the same reference design as Aurora except the screen, woPad A10 has a 800×480 capacitive screen and a high-end looking real metal case like iPad , but it is only $119.99, the cheapest one among all Android 4 .0 tablets running AllWinner A10 CPU. Buy woPad A10 from our store.

Update on April 9: The new release of ELF (aka ELF II ) will be end of this month or beginning of May. Ainol has upgraded ELF with a due-core CPU from AmLogic . The price is not finalized yet, but mostly likely will be $10 to $20 higher than the old model. We are taking pre-order now, and will honor the current price for all pre-orders. You can pre-order it by clicking the “Buy Now” button on this page. We will ship our ELF II strictly according to the order we received. The supply of ELF II at the beginning will be limited; therefore, we recommend our customers to place the pre-order now in order to secure their priority.

Update on March 8: Ainol has released firmware upgrade for Google Android 4 .0.3 on March 8. It now has Android Market and fully supports FLASH. uPlay Tablet also preset the language and input into English for you.

Update on April 6: Out of stock now. You can pre-order to get your order in the queue, but Ainol hasn’t disclosed the exact date of next release. If you don’t want to wait, we recommend you buy another quality tablet from the other Chinese tablet company that we are representing, woPad A10 . It’s basically the same hardware and from the same reference design as ELF except the screen, woPad A10 has a 800×480 capacitive screen and a high-end looking real metal case like iPad , but it is only $119.99, the cheapest one among all Android 4 .0 tablets running AllWinner A10 CPU. Buy woPad A10 from our store.


ONLY $149.99  from uPlayTablet. The Ainol Novo 7 Elf Edition has an ultra powerful All winner Many CORE A10 1.2GHz (ARM Based, not MIPS based). The Ainol Novo 7 ELF runs the latest Google Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (one of the first Google Authorized tablet running Android 4.0 ICS), features a multi-touch 7-inch high resolution 1024 x 600 display, plays 4X full HD video, and has a front facing 2 mega pixel camera for taking picture, shooting video, and video conferencing.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF was released by our partner Ainol on January 14, 2012, just before Chinese New Year. It’s the replacement of the the fairly popular Novo 7 Advanced Editions.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF has an ultra powerful Many Core A10 1.2Ghz CPU, the type of CPU that is typically found in 9.7″ Capacitive tablets. The NOVO ELF Edition runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, features a multi-touch 7-inch high resolution 1024 x 600 display, adopts the Many CORE A10 1.2GHz A10 processor, a Mali-400 GPU.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF tablet also features a 2.0MP front camera (something that the NOVO 7 Paladin does not have), and supports 2160p Super HD video playback. With the 3G (with external dongle) and Wi-Fi connection, you can browsing the web anywhere and anytime.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF also has other functions, such as HDMI output, OTG Function, E-book reader, audio and video playback and so on.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF Android 4.0.3 tablet is powered by 3700 mAh battery for longer battery life (Music 25 hours, Games 6 hours, Web 7 hours, video 8 hours).

 

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

NOVO7 ELF is one of the first Android 4.0 tablets authorized by Google. The all new designed Google Android 4.0 has kept many good features in 3.X systems, and improved the GUI with better layout, more intuitive, more smooth transition, and virtualized all keys. You can even merge the file folders like in iOS, switch between multi-tasks, plus all new widget tools.

ARM based Many-Core CPU A10

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF is running the renowned ARM Cortex-A8 based many-core AllWinner A10 and Mali 400 GPU. AllWinner A10 has smart mutli-task management, which enables superior performance for 3D games, Super HD video, and web surfing, while maintains low power for long battery life.

High speed DDR 3 1.0 GB

1GB DDR3 RAM – this allows for numerous tasks and apps to be run at the same time with no loss in speed or responsiveness in the tablet. Furthermore this allows data to be processed faster, meaning 3D games run better than ever!

Official Google Market ( Google Play ) Access

In the latest March 8, 2012 firmware release, the Google Market ( Google Play ) is added. You can access and download more than 400,000 apps directly from your tablet.

Fully support FLASH

In the latest March 8, 2012 firmware release, the support to FLASH is added, the latest version (v11.1) of FLASH player is pre-installed. You can watch YouTube and other flash-based Internet video sites directly in the browser.

4X Super HD

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF supports 2160p super HD, and all 1080P HD and other HD formats in more than 20 file formats, such as MKV, AVI, RM, FLV, WMV. Ainol NOVO 7 ELF automatically recognizes HD TV connection, and outputs video signal to TV. It displays on both tablet and TV for all operations. When HD video is playing, the tablet screen will be off.

High Resolution Multi-touch Capacitive Screen

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF has 5-Point Mult-touch plus ALPS touch buttons, 1024×600 pixel high resolution, 7 inch IPS 150 degree angle display, gives you excellent performance for playing games and watching videos.

Super High Speed WiFi and 3G

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF   supports WiFi standard 802.1 b/g/n, and also supports external 3G dongles (see supported 3G dongle list at the end for more details).

Thinner Enclosure and Super Long Battery Life

Enclosure – The case for the Ainol NOVO 7 ELF has been redesigned to make it thinner. DVFS and Smart MPU dynamically adjust the power, plus the big 3700 mAh battery, you can enjoy 7 hour non-stop web surfing time and super long the standby time.

 

HD Front Facing Webcam

The built-in HD front facing webcam on Ainol NOVO 7 ELF supports photo, video shooting, and teleconference.

OTG Supports Multi-Partion Disk Storage

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF supports EXFAT, NTFS, FAT32, and multi-partionned disk drives, so you can play video files larger than 4GB.

 The Most Sensitive Gravity Sensor on the Market

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF has built-in 3 axis gravity sensor, super sensitive.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF is more than capable of handling Android 4.0 perfectly, and in our opinion the Ainol Novo 7 ELF is the most unrivaled value for money tablet on the current market and will be for a long period of time to come.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF Hot spots:

Many CORE ARM based A10 1.2GHz CPU, up to 1.5GHz
Mali-400 GPU
Google Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
7.0 inch Capacitive Multi-touch Screen(5 Points), 1024*600 pixels high resolution
Fast DDR3 1GB RAM
2.0MP Front Camera
Built in 8GB Memory.(Android System consumes about 2.2GB)
Support WIFI 802.1 b/g/n
G-Sensor

 

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF Specifications:

Model: Ainol NOVO7 ELF
CPU: Many CORE ARM based A10 1.2GHz, up to 1.5GHz
GPU: Mali-400
Operation System: Google Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
RAM: 1GB DDR3
Nand Flash: 8GB(Android System consumes about 2.2GB)
Shell Material: Plastic
Screen Size: 7 Inch
Type: Capacitive Screen (5 points)
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 600
Visible Angle: 150°
Extend Card: Support TF card up to 16GB (Not includes)
Camera: Yes, 2.0MP Front Camera.
Gravity Sensor: Yes
Multi-Touch : Yes, 5 points touch
Flash: No, support HTML 5 .
Video: AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV (more format supported via 3th party player such as rock player)
Music: MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
Ebook: TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2
Email and Browser: Yes, built in
WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n
Earphone Interface: 3.5mm
Battery: 3700mAh
Language: Indonesia, Dansk, Deutsch, Chinese, English, Spanish, Germany, Italian, French, Latvia, Malay, Nederlands, Poland, Romania, Russian, Greek etc.
Other Applications : Office, Browser, Gallery, Clock, Calculator, Calendar,  Gmail…
Product Size: 189.3x120x11.2mm
Extend Port:
–1 x TF card port
–1 x MINI USB port
–1 x 3.5mm earphone port
–1 x Mini HDMI
Color: Black
SKU#: AINOLNOVO7ELF

 

Major enhancements in March 8, 2012 release:

  1. Added Google Android Market and GMail
  2. HTML 5 video player support
  3. Fully support FLASH. Pre-installed the new flash player v11.1
  4. Better power management
  5. Longer standby time

 

Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora Android 4.0.3 (March 08, 2012) Release Note:

  • Updated the driver of Mali400 GPU, improved the 2D and 3D graphics acceleration performance
  • Support hardware acceleration of Android 4.0.3 user interface. It’s much faster and smoother when sliding or switching between different windows than previous version.
  • Added Google’s own browser’s rendering and hardware acceleration. It is very fast and smooth to drag, zoom-in, and  zoom out once the webpage is fully loaded.
  • Optimized the firmware, improved the GPU and memory performance.
  • Adapted the new version of html5/m3u8 Internet streaming video engine for faster and smoother video playing (especially for the Chinese Internet video site Tudou).
  • Support TS streaming HTTP broadcasting.
  • Fully support FLASH. Pre-installed the latest FLASH player v11.1
  • Upgraded the camera program to v4.0.3. It now supports zoom-in, zoom-out,  full screen mode, 720p video capturing, optimized the picture and video performance.
  • Fixed the bug that an error message is popped up in some Ethernet settings  and cannot download apps from AppChina.
  • Fixed the bug that the USB hard drive and Micro SD card cannot be recognized once it’s plugged in  and off for a few times (both only happen for EXFAT format)
  • Upgrade the video player. Added a feature that the status bar will be hidden during video playing.
  • Fixed the bug that when the “OK” button is clicked right after turning the caption on in video, the progress bar cannot be hidden, and the the return key is not working.
  • Fixed the bug that when resuming video playing after standby for mulch-channel audio and multi-caption, it always goes back to default audio and caption.
  • Fixed the bug that File Explorer cannot write micro-SD card.
  • Added Google Android Market and GMail. Adjusted the pre-installed apps.
  • Improved the power consumption for low CPU usage apps.
  • Support more external 3G dongles
  • Significantly reduced the power assumption during standby. Much longer standby time.

 

Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Box Comparison

Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF have similar packaging box, but the inner box is designed in different styles. Both have a separated box for the tablet itself, but NOVO 7 Aurora’s dedicated tablet box is detached from the accessory box.

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF box front view

Ainol NOVO 7 ELF box back view

A HDMI cable is included as a bonus, so you don’t have to buy cable to connect your tablet to your HD TV.

What’s included in Ainol NOVO 7 ELF

 

Product Note:

NOVO 7 ELF is a Chinese brand tablet PC, there is some Chinese games or 3th party apps pre-installed.  If you don’t like them, you can go to setting-manage application to remove it.

We do  change the language and input method to English, and install Android Market on ELF.

Package Contents:

1 x Ainol NOVO7 ELF tablet
1 x Power adapter
1 x Earphone
1 x USB cable
Chinese user manual, No English manual (we provide the soft copy of English guide on our website)

Supported 3G Dongles

CDMA:

Huawei E353
Huawei E261
Huawei E1750
ZTE MF110
ZTE MF190
GSM:
Huawei EC122
Huawei EC189
Huawei EC167
Huawei EC150
Huawei EC156
Huawei EC1261

 

You can add $20 to buy NOVO 7 Aurora with IPS screen . For more detailed comparison of NOVO 7 Aurora and ELF, check out our “Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora and NOVO 7 ELF Comparison Review”.

Retail Price: $219.99. On SALE now ONLY $149.99


 

We have WHITE version in stock , and we ship it world wide. The shipping cost is $14.95 no matter where you are. If you want your item to be delivered in US within 3~5 business days, you can do so by purchasing the additional express shipping ($9.95 per item) once you place your order. We will ship it by FedEx, DHL, or UPS.

 

 


Return, Replacement, Repair Warranty, Payment, and Shipment

Check out our Ainol NOVO 7 ELF support forum. Have a question about this tablet? ask your question here. You will get answer by email.

If you don’t want to wait, we recommend you buy another quality tablet from the other Chinese tablet company that we are representing, woPad A10. It’s basically the same hardware and from the same reference design as Aurora except the screen, woPad A10 has a 800×480 capacitive screen and a high-end looking real metal case like iPad , but it is only $119.99, the cheapest one among all Android 4.0 tablets running AllWinner A10 CPU. Buy woPad A10 from our store.


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