Aakash vs Penta T-Pad: Compare Aakash, UbiSlate 7+ and Penta T-Pad tablets


Are you looking for information on Aakash vs Penta T-Pad? Read this article where I compare Aakash and Penta T-Pad. Also, I have given a comparson study between UbiSlate 7+ and the Penta T-Pad tablets.

Indian telecome service provider BSNL and India based electronics company Pantel launched the low cost Penta brand T-Pad tablets in India through a partnership. This partnership is aimed to provide low cost, affordable, high quality tablet computer devices for the Indian consumer market, especially the education sector in India.

One of the Penta T-Pad tablets is a low cost tablet (T-Pad IS701R), meant to offer a tight competition to the Aakash tablets, which was sold for Rs 2,500 in India. Considering the fact that the relation between Government of India and DataWind is going through troubles, BSNL and Pantel has chosen the right time to reap the benefits of the increased interest in low cost tablets among the students and consumers in India.

Among the 3 T-Pad tables available, only one is a low cost model (T-Pad IS701R) and meant to be a competitor to the Aakash and UbiSlate 7+ tablets. The other two models (T-Pad WS704C and T-Pad WS802C) are higher end models and are supposed to be serious computing devices.

Cheapest Penta T-Pad tablet - T-Pad IS701R


Among the 3 T-Pad tablets released, the cheapest Tablet computer is the base model T-Pad IS701R. The current market price for the T-Pad IS701R Tablet PC is only Rs 3,250 (US$ 65). The price of this tablet PC is slightly higher than the price of the UbiSlate 7+, which is an enhanced version of the Government sponsored Aakash tablet PC. However, considering the features available in T-Pad IS701R, the price difference is negligible and is really worth the money.

Penta T-Pad vs Aakash Tablet: Compare Penta T-Pad vs Aakash Tablet


Aakash tablet is the worlds cheapest tablet computer meant for basic computing needs. This is a prestigious project by the government of India, however, there are many performance and stability issues reported on Aakash tablet. DataWind, the manufacturer of Aakash tablet PC is currently busy selling their enhanced retail version called UbiSlate 7+ and not selling the Aakash tablet anymore.

If you compare the price of Aakash Tablet and Penta T-Pad IS701R, Aakash is Rs 750 cheaper.

Price of Aakash Tablet: Rs 2,500 (free for students with government discounts)
Price of Penta T-Pad IS701R: Rs 3,250

Compare features of Aakash Tablet with Penta T-Pad IS701R

Some features in T-Pad IS701R, which are not available in Aakash tablets are:
  • Android 2.3 OS (Aakash runs on Android 2.2

  • Wifi N (Aakash does not support Wifi N band)

  • Resolution 800*600 (Aakash supports only 800*480)

  • G-Sensor

  • Font camera (Aakash does not have a camera)


See the Aakash vs Penta T-Pad comparison chart:
Compare Aakash Tablet with Penta T-Pad Tablet

Penta T-Pad vs UbiSlate 7+ Tablet: Compare Penta T-Pad vs DataWind UbiSlate 7+ Tablet


UbiSlate is the upgraded version of Aaaksh tablet. DataWind is currently selling the UbiSlate 7+ for Rs 2,999 in Indian market. They have received a massive number of pre-booking orders and they are currently taking orders for April 2012 delivery.

If you compare the price of UbiSlate 7+ Tablet and Penta T-Pad IS701R, UbiSlate is Rs 250 cheaper.

Price of UbiSlate 7+ Tablet: Rs 2,999

Price of Penta T-Pad IS701R: Rs 3,250

Compare features of UbiSlate 7+ Tablet with Penta T-Pad IS701R

The extra features available in T-Pad IS701R, which are not available in UbiSlate 7+ tablets are:
  • Better CPU. TPad runs on IMAP210 1GHz, but the CPU on the UbiSlate is only 700MHz

  • Wifi N (UbiSlate 7+ does not support Wifi N band)

  • Resolution 800*600 (UbiSlate 7+ supports only 800*480)

  • G-Sensor

  • Font camera (UbiSlate 7+ does not have a camera)


The UbiSlate 7+ has a significant advantage that it has a built-in phone. The phone SIM option is not available in Penta T-Pad IS701R.

See the UbiSlate 7+ vs Penta T-Pad comparison chart:
Compare UbiSlate 7+ Tablet with Penta T-Pad Tablet

If you are looking for a low cost Tablet PC with the built-in phone support, i suggest you go for UbiSlate 7+. Excluding the built-in phone feature, the Penta T-Pad IS701R has a much better configuration, according to the technical specification.


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Comments

Guest Author: Prakrit29 Feb 2012

ALL THESE BSNL DEVICES PROVIDE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY ONLY THROUGH Wi-Fi WHICH HAS VERY LIMITED OUTREACH. THIS MEANS YOU HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET ONLY WHEN CONNECTED TO BROADBAND. SO THIS DEVICE IS USEFUL ONLY FOR ABOUT 18 MILLION USERS WHO HAVE BROADBAND CONNECTIONS. THESE PEOPLE MIGHT AS WELL BUY AN IPAD. WHY DO THEY NEED THIS CHEAP CHINESE PRODUCT? ON THE OTHER HAND, UBISLATE7+ ( UPGRADED AAKASH) PROVIDES INTERNET CONNECTIVITY BOTH THROUGH WiFi AND GPRS.....THIS IMPLIES ANYWHERE ANYTIME ACCESS TO INTERNET. A DEVICE SUCH AS A TABLET IS USEFUL ONLY IF IT CAN BE USED AT ALL PLACES AT ALL TIMES. THE FACT THAT NONE OF THE BSNL TABLETS PROVIDES CONNECTIVITY THROUGH GPRS DEFIES IT'S UTILITY. THE DEVICE IS NO MATCH FOR UBISLATE7+.

Guest Author: sam11 Mar 2012

BSNL Penta has also a USB port , so u can use 2G Modem to access internet anywhere .. bt it cost around 1500/- extra to buy that Dongle .. Better to go with Penta as per specification , but can't trust on Datawind team , as before sales service is very poor. from that we can think wht will be the after sales service ...



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