Laser announce MID eTouch Android tablet range

Laser Corporation isn’t a very well known brand when it comes to product and marketing, but yesterday the company announced it’s new and updated budget MID eTouch Android Tablet range, coming in 4 various flavours for nearly everyone starting with the MID 742- 7” eTouch Tablet, MID741 – 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS, MID 740- 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS and the MID1040- 10” eTouch Tablet.

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Having a look, here is what each MID eTouch Tablet is bringing to the market:

MID 742- 7” eTouch Tablet

The MID 742- 7” eTouch Tablet is offering pretty much budget/entry-level device. The device does have an recommended retail price of $129.95, however Big W is offering the device in its latest catalogue for $98. Specs included are as follows:

  • 7″ LCD TFT capacitive touch screen display, 800 x 480 (16:9 Widescreen Ratio)
  • 4GB Memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD card
  • Front facing Camera
  • 3 Axis G-Sensor
  • 1.2Ghz Processor CPU
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • Wifi Connectivity
  • It is sad that the device is running a now very old Android software, however this is somewhat expected given the price tag and market this device is aiming for.

    MID741 – 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS and MID 740- 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS

    The MID741 – 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS and MID 740- 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS are, well being marketed to the kids market, taking on a number of tablets that are being slowly released to this new market level.

    The specs include:

  • 7″ Capacitive Touch Screen – 16:9 Widescreen (800 x 400 Pixels)
  • 4GB Internal Memory – Supports Micro SD cards up to 32GB Micro USB Charging and Data Port
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Built-in Front-Mount Camera (0.3MP Native)
  • Pre-loaded with kids programs
  • 3 Axis G-Sensor 1.2Ghz Processor CPU
  • The device does offer parental control and time usage management along with kid-friendly apps and parent approved websites, pre-loaded and ready to go. It also comes with soft covers just as an extra precaution for those unexpected bumps and knocks.

    The MID741 – 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS and MID 740- 7” eTouch Tablet KIDS are available for the RRP $149.95.

    MID1040- 10” eTouch Tablet

    Finally we come to the MID1040- 10” eTouch Tablet which is being marketed as your GPS maps friend, as it comes pre-loaded with Nokia’s Here Maps (formerly NAVTEQ). The full range of specs include:

  • 10.1″ LCD TFT Capacitive Touch Screen and 16:9 Widescreen with HDMI Output
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • front-mount camera
  • G-Sensor for Auto Rotation
  • 1.6GHZ Dual Core Processor
  • Android 4.2.2
  • If your wishing to grab yourself a tablet navigation assistant, then the MID1040- 10” eTouch Tablet might be for you. The RRP for the MID1040- 10” eTouch Tablet has been placed at $199.95.

    Are you in the market for a cheap Android Tablet? What do you think of the new Laser MID eTouch Tablets?

    Alex Dennis: @Miracleboi By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news. Other various interests Alex has include, Accessible transport for people with disabilities along with LGBTIQ and Health related fields and interests for again for people with disabilities.

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    • Avoid the Laser MID-742 / MID-742B (1.2 GHz CPU, 4GB Mem, Android 4.0) at all costs.

      Had to return ours yesterday (27Dec14) after only a few days of testing.
      if the specific unit I grabbed was somehow faulty hardware-wise, but it
      performed very poorly, even considering it's low specs.

      Unexpected process stoppages, reverting to bootup process and screen, freezing during various procedures, etc.
      to do 4 factory resets over a few days just to test, config a wifi
      connection, add a google account and attempt to update a few apps etc.


      Instead got the newer Laser MID-735 1.5 GHz CPU, 8GB Mem, Android
      4.4) on sale for the same $49 price from Dick Smith which so far has
      performed very well, even slightly better than I expected really (for a
      cheap $49 7" Android tablet)!

      Not bad for the little one, cool.

    • I would say that I am happy with the price I paid, of course it cannot compare to the iPad I have

    • My daughter got a mid-741 kid for christmas and I cant figure out how to fix this error, Unfortunately, Childrens Playground has stopped, any help would be great. Its utterly useless.

    • Do not under any circumstances spend ANY money on this tablet, you'll be left disappointed any utterly frustrated with the product's inability to perform even the simplest of tasks. Want to open a browser? Nope, it'll take several minutes just to load the app. Want to open a webpage in a browser? Forget it, put it down and come back an hour later and your page might be loaded. The WiFi speed on this device is absolutely dreadful, trying to use it for anything is a futile endeavour. Sometimes the device will trick you into thinking it's working well by allowing you to open a folder on your home screen, don't be fooled though, it'll soon shudder and grind to a halt when you actually attempt to open an app. There is absolutely nothing this product is good for, apart from maybe a coaster for your drinks.

    • Hi My husband brought this for my daughter today and I cant work out if im able to put other games/apps on it?

      • Hi Kylie,
        The screenshots show Google Play installed so you should be able to access that once you enter your Google account(Gmail address) into the tablet and then load apps, games, movies, books etc from there.

    • I too Brought Two for my girls at christmas ,Had to take them back many times got my money back in the end was not happy .Same thing screen shuting down.

    • i bought 1 for my daughter for christmas i've had to take it back 2 days later then 1 week later it breaks down again again send it back now for the third time i have to take it back again it will load up to the main logo screen but then will shut down
      do not recommend this product to anybody all it has done is upset my kids i'm gonna try get my money

    • My MID-1040 had a defect 2 days after I purchased it. HN doesn't want to know about it. I rang Laser, explained the situation. Laser rep said try HN again, if no joy, send it back. I ended send it back myself, $13 in postage, regular post. And 3 days later, they sent me back a brand new one, on express courier. Thanks Laser for standing by your product.

      Picture quality is not as good as ipad/samsung. But the internal speaker is clearly audible at reading range. Unlike Thomson, Amicroe or Pendo Pad that requires an earphone. Good enough for kids.

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