Don’t be too surprised if you haven’t heard the name Milagrow before. We hadn’t. We have heard of Milagro though… but it has absolutely nothing to do with technology 🙂 Anyway, we are still trying to figure out the difference between a Tablet and a TabTop, the latter being the Milagrow’s USP. It is touted as being able to replace your desktop. That is a very bold statement and as much as we would like for it to be true, it isn’t. It has some serious competition from the Tablet market to get through before it can reach that distinction. So what’s in this Milagrow MGT01 model that we tested? Let’s take a look.
- 8″ display at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
- 1.2GHz ARM Cortex processor
- 512MB RAM
- 16GB storage
- 2MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera
- 2G and 3G enabled (sorry 4G folks)
- 1 mini USB port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI port
- 1080P enabled
- Operating system: Android Gingerbread Version 2.3.1
- Weight: 455g
- Battery capacity: 5000mAh
The specs of the Milagrow MGT01 are definitely not the conventional specs found on tablets. It does have extras not usually found like USB and HDMI port. It also has a slot for including a SIM card as well. While on paper it sounds good, the real deal falls short. We felt the display was quite pixelated and even with the brightness turned up all the way, it just felt too dark. It is no match for the other tablets currently out in the market. Sure you get a lot of pre-installed apps when you purchase the Milagrow, but since it is an Android product, you get all the support in the world from Google Play.
Multi-tasking is possible but it is a stretch when you start pushing the limit considering you get only 512MB RAM. We were also surprised that the MGT01 is sold with Android Version 2.3.1! Sure you can upgrade it to the latest Gingerbread version or even Ice Cream Sandwich, but the fact that it comes with Version 2.3.1 makes it feel like a blast from the past. The materials used to build the Milagrow also made it feel clunky, cheap and sub-standard. Is the price reflected as such? Nope. No wonder you don’t find this product in most stores. It has a long way to go before it can catch up to some of the more popular brands in the market!
The Milagrow MGT01 is currently on sale in India for Rs. 22,000 (~$440) at Vivek’s.
You can see the detailed specifications of the Milagrow MGT01 here.
Check our reviews of other tablets currently in the market.