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Not so long ago the Intel® company released new mobile Atom™ processors code-named SoFIA. These chips allowed developers of end devices to create inexpensive, but at the same time quite to themselves gadgets, curious from the point of view of characteristics. Today I will tell about one of such devices, it is the Irbis TZ94 tablet computer: it works at Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230RK, as an operating system Android 5.1 acts, there are two slots under SIM cards and even the display is executed on the IPS technology. The cost of innovation of 7 990 rubles so the device belongs to the budget category.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Characteristics


Operating system: Google Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor: Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230RK (4 x 1.2 GHz, 64 bits), Mali-450 MP4
Memory is operational, built-in: 1 GB / 8 GB, is support of MicroSD to 32 GB
Wireless connections: Wi-Fi n, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, 3G, GPS
Slots: MicroSD, 2 SIM
Cameras the main, frontal: 2 Megapixels / 0.3 Megapixels
Accumulator: 4000 mAh
Dimensions and weight: 251 x 145 x 10.1 mm, 510 grams

Delivery set


I found the tablet, microUSB wire, the adapter of mains supply, the warranty book, a manual in a big box and … all! As you can see, picking not the richest.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Android 5.1 operating system


New Android versions always allow to receive the best safety, the most modern interface and support of all advanced technologies. For Android 5.0 most important changes it is possible to call support of 64-bit processors, change of "engine" for operation of applications, and also cardinal change in design.

About design there is a wish to talk for hours, especially about its improvements in the Android 5.1 version — all elements of the interface became "flat", there were easy shadows between them, and for comfortable work all processes are illustrated by clear animation of transitions. But there is also a set of functional changes — for example, the entering call and SMS do not distract from work now, and emerge in the form of a small window on the edge of the screen. It is possible to answer quickly a call or to reset, without interrupting important issues.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Fortunately, Irbis did not begin to create a branded cover, and left Android in a pure and primitive status. So the system quickly works and saves all important functions. But the vendor nevertheless added several pre-installed applications from partners. Among them the training systems created with assistance of Intel® (the Alphabet browser, for example), and also clients of social networks ("VKontakte", "Schoolmates") and services of Yandex Company.

Performance


The device nevertheless does not offer the level of "the fastest tablet", on the contrary — the purpose of the Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230RK platform is the maximum economy of energy with an average performance. The processor bypasses in tests all similar models on ARM, and it competes with 4-core processors with a frequency from 1 to 1,5 GHz. The graphics is provided let and the last year's, but flagman video chip is Mali-450 MP4. Thanks to popularity of this GPU model compatibility with games and their optimization for this platform is extremely high.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Android 5.1 works at Intel® Atom™ x3 smoothly and without complaints — there are no visible delays upon transitions to the menu and browsing of lists, reaction to clicking and gestures fast. Also pleasantly the stuffing proves to be also during the viewing of video or web surfing. Random access memory capacity, by the way, there will be enough 1 GB — for start of any game or the application in Android.

In games it is almost always possible to put high settings of graphics. Even with the heaviest 3D games there are no problems, but considering their enormous size (not less than 500 MB on game) for installation it is just necessary to put fast MicroSD the card, but not to occupy the internal memory.

The amount of the internal memory is limited — from 8 gigabytes free are less than 4. It is better to hold this space free from photos and heavy applications that the system could cache on it the lulled programs or load updates to new versions. The tablet supports memory sticks with a capacity up to 32 Gigabytes, but also 16 GB of a card will be enough for most of users (especially as they are much cheaper).

Appearance


This 9,6-inch tablet is much less than 10-inch analogs though on paper diagonal differs slightly. Thanks to the size it is more convenient to them to use and more simply to hold in hand, but all advantages of the big display remain. On the screen a lot of information and a large number of elements in lists finds room, and many websites in the portrait mode are displayed entirely.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

By the way, the tablet of 510 g so it is oriented on use in a landscape mode and carrying in two hands weighs. It is confirmed also by a framework around the display — noticeable black bands are only on top and from below, it is possible to grasp them with hands, but not to touch once again the display. And at the edges of a strip purely symbolical.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The body is executed of dark opaque plastic, construction turned out monolithic. Only the small cover covering a compartment with slots for this of cards and memory sticks is removed. In front over the display the front-facing camera, behind at the same level is a lens of the main camera. Also on the back there are openings of loudspeakers, logos and the technical information.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Unusually in construction only an arrangement of buttons. The micro USB port, an audio output, and also control buttons and blocking are taken out by volume on an upper edge, or on left, it how to look.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Display


Thanks to the IPS technology of color live, but without excess saturation, as on AMOLED and some types of TN. And viewing angles, naturally, high. With the permission of HD (1280 on 800 pixels) problems at us also did not arise though to someone it can insufficient and granular. In actual practice works (about 20 centimeters from eyes) a difference with Full HD a matrix would be difficult to be noticed, and here load of iron would increase several times.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The tempered glass was a pleasant bonus. Displays of the majority of inexpensive tablets are covered by plastic or the simplest brittle glass, and here Irbis provided to users quite good protection against scratches. You should not hammer nails with this glass and as a kitchen board there are best options, but couple of coins in a pocket or the display bore blow about a jacket lightning.

Camera


In the tablet there are two modules, frontal VGA and the main on 2 Megapixels. They, of course, are not suitable for art photographing, but for daily tasks or shooting in social networks of quality of the main camera is enough. The frontal camera will fit only for video calls, and selfies turn out too noisy and indistinct.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The application of shooting looks as follows.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Wireless networks


Two slots for SIM cards with support 3G allow to select always convenient rates for the Internet and calls including on trips. Calls in mobile networks will require typeface. The Internet works according to the standard 3G so there will be enough speed for check of social networks or mail and transfer of averages by the size of files. Voice calls on the Internet also work without complaints where the network catches well.

The overview of the Irbis TZ94 tablet – the big screen and the Intel® processor for the modest sum

Also from wireless modules are available Wi-Fi n and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE. Well and GPS works as with acceleration through mobile networks, and it is pure on satellites. Navigation happens quickly and rather precisely.

Autonomous work


In Irbis TZ94 the accumulator on 4 000 mAh — the average level for tablets of similar diagonal is used. Possibly, it is the best compromise at the choice between the weight, thickness and amount of the accumulator.

There lasts charge for 6 hours of viewing of video, and moderate surfing on the Internet discharges the tablet approximately in 9-10 hours. Active gamers should expect three hours in heavy 3D games.

Results


The choice of the tablet computer now — difficult business. Many vendors almost do not develop this category, and there are a wish to take something modern, inexpensive, but with voice calls, the decent Internet and navigation.

And in a case with the TZ94 model for 7 990 rubles at Irbis such versatile tool for work, study and entertainments turned out. Besides, he is brought soundly together, pleases with the powerful Intel® Atom™ processor and the fresh Android version.

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