3Q Surf TS1010c tablet review

This tablet is positioned as a top solution from 3Q, aimed at users who want the best performance, but are not ready to spend a lot of money on a purchase.

Design, materials, controls

The first thing you notice when you take the tablet out of the box is its amazing thinness and lightness. This is especially important to note given that many 3Q tablets are heavy and thick. Then you immediately notice the good materials from which the back cover is made. Its two parts are made of porous plastic, similar to that of the Galaxy SII, and the central part is made of matte plastic, also pleasant to the touch. Despite the plastic, the model does not feel cheap.

At the top end there is a power button, a microphone hole and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

On the right side you can see the volume rocker, microUSB connector, and slots for microSD memory cards and SIM cards are hidden under the rubber cover.

At the bottom is its own connector for charging the tablet. It is also used to connect the tablet to a branded cradle.

The place for the speakers was taken away at the bottom of the back, and on the top there is an 8 MP camera. The front camera eye is traditionally located above the screen. The speakers have an average volume, sufficient for comfortable listening to music at home.

The model also has a light indicator, it is located in the upper right corner. When charging, it lights up red, and when the tablet is fully charged, it lights up white.

The tablet is well assembled, there are no extraneous sounds with strong compression, there are also no backlashes or gaps.

Dimensions

As I said, the tablet is light and thin, see for yourself:

  • 3Q TS1010 Dimensions (LxWxD) 262.6x175.4x8.6 mm, weight, 560 grams
  • Asus Transformer Prime Dimensions (LxWxD) 263x180x8 mm, weight 586 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Dimensions (LxWxD) 257x175x10 mm, weight 588 grams

Against the background of competitors, the model from 3Q looks very worthy. The tablet is comfortable to hold for a long time in the hands, they practically do not get tired. Despite the 20g weight difference, the TS1010 feels much lighter than the same Prime.

Screen

The model uses a 10” display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type: TFT TN WV+ (Wide View). A feature of this matrix are large viewing angles and high picture quality. Indeed, the screen in the TS1010 is very good, it is at the level of tablets with an IPS matrix. Colors are not distorted even with a strong deviation, and the brightness is sufficient for comfortable viewing of films in public transport. However, when reading in the dark, I want to reduce the minimum brightness a little more.

The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass, it can be scratched, Commercial Equipment & Tools in Mwanza Region if you do it intentionally, but in everyday use, scratches do not appear (although a lot depends on your use cases). There is no oleophobic coating, so the finger sometimes gets stuck when gesturing. I liked the screen, in terms of image quality it is close to Transformer Prime, although it is slightly inferior to the latter in terms of brightness. In my sample, the lower left corner was a little “highlighted”, however, I had a beta sample on the test, most likely this problem will not be in the final samples.

The model also has a light sensor, so you can use automatic backlight control. In the sun, the display fades, but the information is still readable.

Work offline

The tablet contains a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 23.5 Wh (3170 mAh @ 7.4 V). I ran some tests to evaluate the battery life of the tablet, and here are the results:

  • When playing HD video in MX Player (H/W decoder) at maximum brightness, the tablet lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • In reading mode with Wi-Fi enabled and brightness at 10%, the tablet worked for 5 hours and 45 minutes
  • And when reading at minimum brightness with Wi-Fi turned off - 6 hours 8 minutes.

The results are very modest, you can't take the TS1010 on a long trip without charging. However, for 1-2 days of quiet mode (2 hours of video, an hour of reading, half an hour of web surfing and Twitter at medium brightness), it is perfectly enough, given that in most cases the minimum screen brightness is sufficient for comfortable use. The tablet is charged only from the charger, when connected to a PC via a microUSB cable, it will not charge.

Operating system

TS1010 comes with Android 4.0 OS. You can find its detailed description in a separate article.

The manufacturer did not install any third-party software, we have a clean "four", and this is a plus. All necessary applications can be installed by the user. Plans to upgrade the model to 4.1 are not yet known.

Performance

The tablet is powered by a 1.4 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM (later 2 GB models will be available), and 16 GB internal storage (up to up to 128 GB).

The overall speed is high, but the built-in browser crashes periodically, and the standard launcher slows down. The problem is solved by installing Dolphin Browser HD/Opera Mobile and Yandex.Shell/Apex/Nova Launcher.

Using Tegra 3 brings a number of benefits to the end user:

First, there is the Tegra Zone, which contains about 40 games optimized for tablets. Moreover, most of them have additional special effects such as splashes on the water, sun glare or blades of grass fluttering in the wind. The games Dark Meadow and Sonic 4 Episode II especially impressed me with their detail.

Secondly, this is support for various peripherals, in addition to the usual mice and keyboards, joysticks are supported, this is a huge plus for any device. And in Tegra Zone there are a number of games that these joysticks use. For example, Shine Runner, Riptide GP and Shadowgun.

Thirdly, playback of 3D content through external devices is supported. This includes regular 3D videos, 3D videos from Youtube, and even 3D games from your tablet. For example, Shadowgun. I tried playing it on a 3D TV using a joystick - it looks impressive. I hope there will be more games like this. I especially want to see multiplayer fighting games.

Fourthly, the use of Splashtop THD. How this program works: you install the application on the tablet and PC, and then on the tablet you can run games from the PC (provided that both devices are connected to the same network, its speed is fast enough, and the PC is powerful enough).

NVIDIA is now actively developing the direction of tablets and smartphones, at the moment their solutions are one of the best, if not in terms of performance, then definitely in terms of the totality of additional "chips", although there are no complaints about performance.

The TS1010 does not currently support games from the Tegra Zone, but it will be coming soon.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n – the Wi-Fi module does not cause any complaints.

3G module — the company plans to release versions of the TS1010 with built-in 3G.

Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest version of Bluetooth wireless technology with reduced power consumption,

GPS – in open areas, satellites are caught in a minute, when you restart navigation programs, this time is reduced.

The device also has a three-axis accelerometer and gyro sensor, they work well, erroneous turns are minimal. Of the interesting features, it is worth noting the “vibration motor”, which turns on with notifications and in some games. It has quite a lot of power, the tablet directly "buzzes" in the hands or on the table when it works.

Video

To test the tablet, I used video samples from here. Results below:

  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 40 Mbps) The standard player loses, but with some slowdowns. MX loses without brakes.
  • MKV (1080p, vc1, ap13, 18Mbps, AC3). The standard player does not play, MX plays, but only in program mode.
  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 10 Mbps, DTS).Standard player plays but no sound, same in MX.
  • MKV (720p, h264, High profile 5.1, 3 Mbps, Vorbis). The standard player plays the video, but every other time, there are no problems in MX.
  • MKV (480p, XViD, as15, 1Mbps, AAC). The standard player does not play video, MX does, but in program mode.

As you can see, the player supports MKV, though not with all codecs inside. Partially the problem is solved with the help of MX/Dice Player.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras, front 2 MP and rear 8 MP with flash and autofocus. I will not describe in detail all the camera settings, I will only note that the rear camera can shoot video up to 1080p. Below you can see examples of shots and videos (I had a test sample in which the video was shot only in 720p, this problem does not exist in the final models). The front camera supports Skype video calls.

Differences from Pegatron Chagall

I think some readers have noticed that this tablet is very similar to the Pegatron Chagall, which costs a couple of thousand less, I asked the representatives of the company what are the differences between the TS1010 and Chagall, and received the following answer:

Of the differences between us and Pegatron:

  • Bluetooth module supporting specification 4.0
  • Own packaging (Pegatron ships in bulk)
  • Russian quick start guide
  • 3G version (expected in June-July)
  • It is possible to assemble configurations with a different amount of RAM and storage (on request)
  • 12 months warranty

Conclusion

This model is a big step forward for 3Q. Firstly, this is their first thin and light 10” tablet, secondly, it is the first on Tegra 3, and thirdly, one of the first on 4.0. I really like the progress that I see from the company, I hope that they will have more thin and light models with a quality screen, especially in the seven-inch tablet segment.

The average cost of the TS1010 is 17,500 rubles for the version with Wi-Fi and 16 GB of internal memory. Let me remind you that the start of sales began just a month ago. For this money, the flagship from 3Q has several competitors at once.

First, Asus TF300. The version with 16 GB of memory without a dock now costs about 16 thousand rubles. The model from Asus is more interesting with the opportunity to purchase a docking station with a keyboard and a lower price. However, it is important to remember that the TS1010 was released relatively recently, and perhaps over time its price will be at the same level.

Second, Pegatron Chagall. It is almost completely identical to the described model, except for the differences that were indicated in the section above. The average cost is 16 thousand rubles. In my opinion, an overpayment of one and a half thousand rubles for an official guarantee is quite adequate.

Thirdly, Acer A510. The model from Acer is more interesting with its add-ons over the OS, besides, the brand is popular with many, this also plays a role. The average cost is 16,500 rubles. The advantages of 3Q TS1010 over this tablet are its lighter weight and thinner body.

As a result, the TS1010 can adequately compete with these models in many technical parameters, provided that the price is reduced to at least 16 thousand. I hope that this tablet will not be the only thin and light representative in the line of "tablets" from 3Q.

3Q Surf TS1010c tablet review

This tablet is positioned as a top solution from 3Q, aimed at users who want the best performance, but are not ready to spend a lot of money on a purchase.

Design, materials, controls

The first thing you notice when you take the tablet out of the box is its amazing thinness and lightness. This is especially important to note given that many 3Q tablets are heavy and thick. Then you immediately notice the good materials from which the back cover is made. Its two parts are made of porous plastic, similar to that of the Galaxy SII, and the central part is made of matte plastic, also pleasant to the touch. Despite the plastic, the model does not feel cheap.

At the top end there is a power button, a microphone hole and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

On the right side you can see the volume rocker, microUSB connector, and slots for microSD memory cards and SIM cards are hidden under the rubber cover.

At the bottom is its own connector for charging the tablet. It is also used to connect the tablet to a branded cradle.

The place for the speakers was taken away at the bottom of the back, and on the top there is an 8 MP camera. The front camera eye is traditionally located above the screen. The speakers have an average volume, sufficient for comfortable listening to music at home.

The model also has a light indicator, it is located in the upper right corner. When charging, it lights up red, and when the tablet is fully charged, it lights up white.

The tablet is well assembled, there are no extraneous sounds with strong compression, there are also no backlashes or gaps.

Dimensions

As I said, the tablet is light and thin, see for yourself:

  • 3Q TS1010 Dimensions (LxWxD) 262.6x175.4x8.6 mm, weight, 560 grams
  • Asus Transformer Prime Dimensions (LxWxD) 263x180x8 mm, weight 586 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Dimensions (LxWxD) 257x175x10 mm, weight 588 grams

Against the background of competitors, the model from 3Q looks very worthy. The tablet is comfortable to hold for a long time in the hands, they practically do not get tired. Despite the 20g weight difference, the TS1010 feels much lighter than the same Prime.

Screen

The model uses a 10” display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type: TFT TN WV+ (Wide View). A feature of this matrix are large viewing angles and high picture quality. Indeed, the screen in the TS1010 is very good, it is at the level of tablets with an IPS matrix. Colors are not distorted even with a strong deviation, and the brightness is sufficient for comfortable viewing of films in public transport. However, when reading in the dark, I want to reduce the minimum brightness a little more.

The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass, it can be scratched, Commercial Equipment & Tools in Mwanza Region if you do it intentionally, but in everyday use, scratches do not appear (although a lot depends on your use cases). There is no oleophobic coating, so the finger sometimes gets stuck when gesturing. I liked the screen, in terms of image quality it is close to Transformer Prime, although it is slightly inferior to the latter in terms of brightness. In my sample, the lower left corner was a little “highlighted”, however, I had a beta sample on the test, most likely this problem will not be in the final samples.

The model also has a light sensor, so you can use automatic backlight control. In the sun, the display fades, but the information is still readable.

Work offline

The tablet contains a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 23.5 Wh (3170 mAh @ 7.4 V). I ran some tests to evaluate the battery life of the tablet, and here are the results:

  • When playing HD video in MX Player (H/W decoder) at maximum brightness, the tablet lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • In reading mode with Wi-Fi enabled and brightness at 10%, the tablet worked for 5 hours and 45 minutes
  • And when reading at minimum brightness with Wi-Fi turned off - 6 hours 8 minutes.

The results are very modest, you can't take the TS1010 on a long trip without charging. However, for 1-2 days of quiet mode (2 hours of video, an hour of reading, half an hour of web surfing and Twitter at medium brightness), it is perfectly enough, given that in most cases the minimum screen brightness is sufficient for comfortable use. The tablet is charged only from the charger, when connected to a PC via a microUSB cable, it will not charge.

Operating system

TS1010 comes with Android 4.0 OS. You can find its detailed description in a separate article.

The manufacturer did not install any third-party software, we have a clean "four", and this is a plus. All necessary applications can be installed by the user. Plans to upgrade the model to 4.1 are not yet known.

Performance

The tablet is powered by a 1.4 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM (later 2 GB models will be available), and 16 GB internal storage (up to up to 128 GB).

The overall speed is high, but the built-in browser crashes periodically, and the standard launcher slows down. The problem is solved by installing Dolphin Browser HD/Opera Mobile and Yandex.Shell/Apex/Nova Launcher.

Using Tegra 3 brings a number of benefits to the end user:

First, there is the Tegra Zone, which contains about 40 games optimized for tablets. Moreover, most of them have additional special effects such as splashes on the water, sun glare or blades of grass fluttering in the wind. Dark Meadow and Sonic 4 Episode II especially impressed me with their detail.

Secondly, this is support for various peripherals, in addition to the usual mice and keyboards, joysticks are supported, this is a huge plus for any device. And in Tegra Zone there are a number of games that these joysticks use. For example, Shine Runner, Riptide GP and Shadowgun.

Thirdly, playback of 3D content through external devices is supported. This includes regular 3D videos, 3D videos from Youtube, and even 3D games from your tablet. For example, Shadowgun. I tried playing it on a 3D TV using a joystick - it looks impressive. I hope there will be more games like this. I especially want to see multiplayer fighting games.

Fourthly, the use of Splashtop THD. How this program works: you install the application on the tablet and PC, and then on the tablet you can run games from the PC (provided that both devices are connected to the same network, its speed is fast enough, and the PC is powerful enough).

NVIDIA is now actively developing the direction of tablets and smartphones, at the moment their solutions are one of the best, if not in terms of performance, then definitely in terms of the totality of additional "chips", although there are no complaints about performance.

The TS1010 does not currently support games from the Tegra Zone, but it will be coming soon.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n – the Wi-Fi module does not cause any complaints.

3G module — the company plans to release versions of the TS1010 with built-in 3G.

Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest version of Bluetooth wireless technology with reduced power consumption,

GPS – in open areas, satellites are caught in a minute, when you restart navigation programs, this time is reduced.

The device also has a three-axis accelerometer and gyro sensor, they work well, erroneous turns are minimal. Of the interesting features, it is worth noting the “vibration motor”, which turns on with notifications and in some games. It has quite a lot of power, the tablet directly "buzzes" in the hands or on the table when it works.

Video

To test the tablet, I used video samples from here. Results below:

  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 40 Mbps) The standard player loses, but with some slowdowns. MX loses without brakes.
  • MKV (1080p, vc1, ap13, 18Mbps, AC3). The standard player does not play, MX plays, but only in program mode.
  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 10 Mbps, DTS).Standard player plays but no sound, same in MX.
  • MKV (720p, h264, High profile 5.1, 3 Mbps, Vorbis). The standard player plays the video, but after a time, there are no problems in MX.
  • MKV (480p, XViD, as15, 1Mbps, AAC). The standard player does not play video, MX does, but in program mode.

As you can see, the player supports MKV, though not with all codecs inside. Partially the problem is solved with the help of MX/Dice Player.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras, front 2 MP and rear 8 MP with flash and autofocus. I will not describe in detail all the camera settings, I will only note that the rear camera can shoot video up to 1080p. Below you can see examples of shots and videos (I had a test sample in which the video was shot only in 720p, this problem does not exist in the final models). The front camera supports Skype video calls.

Differences from Pegatron Chagall

I think some readers have noticed that this tablet is very similar to the Pegatron Chagall, which costs a couple of thousand less, I asked the representatives of the company what are the differences between the TS1010 and Chagall, and received the following answer:

Of the differences between us and Pegatron:

  • Bluetooth module supporting specification 4.0
  • Own packaging (Pegatron ships in bulk)
  • Russian quick start guide
  • 3G version (expected in June-July)
  • It is possible to assemble configurations with a different amount of RAM and storage (on request)
  • 12 months warranty

Conclusion

This model is a big step forward for 3Q. Firstly, this is their first thin and light 10” tablet, secondly, it is the first on Tegra 3, and thirdly, one of the first on 4.0. I really like the progress that I see from the company, I hope that they will have more thin and light models with a quality screen, especially in the seven-inch tablet segment.

The average cost of the TS1010 is 17,500 rubles for the version with Wi-Fi and 16 GB of internal memory. Let me remind you that the start of sales began just a month ago. For this money, the flagship from 3Q has several competitors at once.

First, Asus TF300. The version with 16 GB of memory without a dock now costs about 16 thousand rubles. The model from Asus is more interesting with the opportunity to purchase a docking station with a keyboard and a lower price. However, it is important to remember that the TS1010 was released relatively recently, and perhaps over time its price will be at the same level.

Second, Pegatron Chagall. It is almost completely identical to the described model, except for the differences that were indicated in the section above. The average cost is 16 thousand rubles. In my opinion, an overpayment of one and a half thousand rubles for an official guarantee is quite adequate.

Thirdly, Acer A510. The model from Acer is more interesting with its add-ons over the OS, besides, the brand is popular with many, this also plays a role. The average cost is 16,500 rubles. The advantages of 3Q TS1010 over this tablet are its lighter weight and thinner body.

As a result, the TS1010 can adequately compete with these models in many technical parameters, provided that the price is reduced to at least 16 thousand. I hope that this tablet will not be the only thin and light representative in the line of "tablets" from 3Q.

3Q Surf TS1010c tablet review

This tablet is positioned as a top solution from 3Q, aimed at users who want the best performance, but are not ready to spend a lot of money on a purchase.

Design, materials, controls

The first thing you notice when you take the tablet out of the box is its amazing thinness and lightness. This is especially important to note given that many 3Q tablets are heavy and thick. Then you immediately note the good materials from which the back cover is made. Its two parts are made of porous plastic, similar to that of the Galaxy SII, and the central part is made of matte plastic, also pleasant to the touch. Despite the plastic, the model does not feel cheap.

At the top end there is a power button, a microphone hole and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

On the right side you can see the volume rocker, microUSB connector, and slots for microSD memory cards and SIM cards are hidden under the rubber cover.

The tablet's own charging port is on the bottom. It is also used to connect the tablet to a branded cradle.

The place for the speakers was taken away at the bottom of the back, and on the top there is an 8 MP camera. The front camera eye is traditionally located above the screen. The speakers have an average volume, sufficient for comfortable listening to music at home.

The model also has a light indicator, it is located in the upper right corner. When charging, it lights up red, and when the tablet is fully charged, it lights up white.

The tablet is well assembled, there are no extraneous sounds with strong compression, there are also no backlashes or gaps.

Dimensions

As I said, the tablet is light and thin, see for yourself:

  • 3Q TS1010 Dimensions (LxWxD) 262.6x175.4x8.6 mm, weight, 560 grams
  • Asus Transformer Prime Dimensions (LxWxD) 263x180x8 mm, weight 586 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Dimensions (LxWxD) 257x175x10 mm, weight 588 grams

Against the background of competitors, the model from 3Q looks very worthy. The tablet is comfortable to hold for a long time in the hands, they practically do not get tired. Despite the 20g weight difference, the TS1010 feels much lighter than the same Prime.

Screen

The model uses a 10” display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type: TFT TN WV+ (Wide View). A feature of this matrix are large viewing angles and high picture quality. Indeed, the screen in the TS1010 is very good, it is at the level of tablets with an IPS matrix. Colors are not distorted even with a strong deviation, and the brightness is sufficient for comfortable viewing of films in public transport. However, when reading in the dark, I want to reduce the minimum brightness a little more.

The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass, it can be scratched, Commercial Equipment & Tools in Mwanza Region if you do it intentionally, but in everyday use, scratches do not appear (although a lot depends on your use cases). There is no oleophobic coating, so the finger sometimes gets stuck when gesturing. I liked the screen, in terms of image quality it is close to Transformer Prime, although it is slightly inferior to the latter in terms of brightness. In my sample, the lower left corner was a little “highlighted”, however, I had a beta sample on the test, most likely this problem will not be in the final samples.

The model also has a light sensor, so you can use automatic backlight control. In the sun, the display fades, but the information is still readable.

Work offline

The tablet contains a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 23.5 Wh (3170 mAh @ 7.4 V). I ran some tests to evaluate the battery life of the tablet, and here are the results:

  • When playing HD video in MX Player (H/W decoder) at maximum brightness, the tablet lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • In reading mode with Wi-Fi enabled and brightness at 10%, the tablet worked for 5 hours and 45 minutes
  • And when reading at minimum brightness with Wi-Fi turned off - 6 hours 8 minutes.

The results are very modest, you can't take the TS1010 on a long trip without charging. However, for 1-2 days of quiet mode (2 hours of video, an hour of reading, half an hour of web surfing and Twitter at medium brightness), it is perfectly enough, given that in most cases the minimum screen brightness is sufficient for comfortable use. The tablet is charged only from the charger, when connected to a PC via a microUSB cable, it will not charge.

Operating system

TS1010 comes with Android 4.0 OS. You can find its detailed description in a separate article.

The manufacturer did not install any third-party software, we have a clean "four", and this is a plus. All necessary applications can be installed by the user. Plans to upgrade the model to 4.1 are not yet known.

Performance

The tablet is powered by a 1.4 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM (later 2 GB models will be available), and 16 GB internal storage (up to up to 128 GB).

The overall speed is high, but the built-in browser crashes periodically, and the standard launcher slows down. The problem is solved by installing Dolphin Browser HD/Opera Mobile and Yandex.Shell/Apex/Nova Launcher.

Using Tegra 3 brings a number of benefits to the end user:

First, there is the Tegra Zone, which contains about 40 games optimized for tablets. Moreover, most of them have additional special effects such as splashes on the water, sun glare or blades of grass fluttering in the wind. Dark Meadow and Sonic 4 Episode II especially impressed me with their detail.

Secondly, this is support for various peripherals, in addition to the usual mice and keyboards, joysticks are supported, this is a huge plus for any device. And in Tegra Zone there are a number of games that these joysticks use. For example, Shine Runner, Riptide GP and Shadowgun.

Thirdly, playback of 3D content through external devices is supported. This includes regular 3D videos, 3D videos from Youtube, and even 3D games from your tablet. For example, Shadowgun. I tried playing it on a 3D TV using a joystick - it looks impressive. I hope there will be more games like this. I especially want to see multiplayer fighting games.

Fourthly, the use of Splashtop THD. How this program works: you install the application on the tablet and PC, and then on the tablet you can run games from the PC (provided that both devices are connected to the same network, its speed is fast enough, and the PC is powerful enough).

NVIDIA is now actively developing the direction of tablets and smartphones, at the moment their solutions are one of the best, if not in terms of performance, then definitely in terms of the totality of additional "chips", although there are no complaints about performance.

The TS1010 does not currently support games from the Tegra Zone, but it will be coming soon.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n – the Wi-Fi module does not cause any complaints.

3G module — the company plans to release versions of the TS1010 with built-in 3G.

Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest version of Bluetooth wireless technology with reduced power consumption,

GPS – in open areas, satellites are caught in a minute, when you restart navigation programs, this time is reduced.

The device also has a three-axis accelerometer and gyro sensor, they work well, erroneous turns are minimal. Of the interesting features, it is worth noting the “vibration motor”, which turns on with notifications and in some games. It has quite a lot of power, the tablet directly "buzzes" in the hands or on the table when it works.

Video

To test the tablet, I used video samples from here. Results below:

  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 40 Mbps) The standard player loses, but with some slowdowns. MX loses without brakes.
  • MKV (1080p, vc1, ap13, 18Mbps, AC3). The standard player does not play, MX plays, but only in program mode.
  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 10 Mbps, DTS).Standard player plays but no sound, same in MX.
  • MKV (720p, h264, High profile 5.1, 3 Mbps, Vorbis). The standard player plays the video, but after a time, there are no problems in MX.
  • MKV (480p, XViD, as15, 1Mbps, AAC). The standard player does not play video, MX does, but in program mode.

As you can see, the player supports MKV, though not with all codecs inside. Partially the problem is solved with the help of MX/Dice Player.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras, front 2 MP and rear 8 MP with flash and autofocus. I will not describe in detail all the camera settings, I will only note that the rear camera can shoot video up to 1080p. Below you can see examples of shots and videos (I had a test sample in which the video was shot only in 720p, this problem does not exist in the final models). The front camera supports Skype video calls.

Differences from Pegatron Chagall

I think some readers have noticed that this tablet is very similar to the Pegatron Chagall, which costs a couple of thousand less, I asked the representatives of the company what are the differences between the TS1010 and Chagall, and received the following answer:

Of the differences between us and Pegatron:

  • Bluetooth module supporting specification 4.0
  • Own packaging (Pegatron ships in bulk)
  • Russian quick start guide
  • 3G version (expected in June-July)
  • It is possible to assemble configurations with a different amount of RAM and storage (on request)
  • 12 months warranty

Conclusion

This model is a big step forward for 3Q. Firstly, this is their first thin and light 10” tablet, secondly, it is the first on Tegra 3, and thirdly, one of the first on 4.0. I really like the progress that I see from the company, I hope that they will have more thin and light models with a quality screen, especially in the seven-inch tablet segment.

The average cost of the TS1010 is 17,500 rubles for the version with Wi-Fi and 16 GB of internal memory. Let me remind you that the start of sales began just a month ago. For this money, the flagship from 3Q has several competitors at once.

First, Asus TF300. The version with 16 GB of memory without a dock now costs about 16 thousand rubles. The model from Asus is more interesting with the opportunity to purchase a docking station with a keyboard and a lower price. However, it is important to remember that the TS1010 was released relatively recently, and perhaps over time its price will be at the same level.

Second, Pegatron Chagall. It is almost completely identical to the described model, except for the differences that were indicated in the section above. The average cost is 16 thousand rubles. In my opinion, an overpayment of one and a half thousand rubles for an official guarantee is quite adequate.

Thirdly, Acer A510. The model from Acer is more interesting with its add-ons over the OS, besides, the brand is popular with many, this also plays a role. The average cost is 16,500 rubles. The advantages of 3Q TS1010 over this tablet are its lighter weight and thinner body.

As a result, the TS1010 can adequately compete with these models in many technical parameters, provided that the price is reduced to at least 16 thousand. I hope that this tablet will not be the only thin and light representative in the line of "tablets" from 3Q.

3Q Surf TS1010c tablet review

This tablet is positioned as a top solution from 3Q, aimed at users who want the best performance, but are not ready to spend a lot of money on a purchase.

Design, materials, controls

The first thing you notice when you take the tablet out of the box is its amazing thinness and lightness. This is especially important to note given that many 3Q tablets are heavy and thick. Then you immediately note the good materials from which the back cover is made. Its two parts are made of porous plastic, similar to that of the Galaxy SII, and the central part is made of matte plastic, also pleasant to the touch. Despite the plastic, the model does not feel cheap.

At the top end there is a power button, a microphone hole and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

On the right side you can see the volume rocker, microUSB connector, and slots for microSD memory cards and SIM cards are hidden under the rubber cover.

At the bottom is its own connector for charging the tablet. It is also used to connect the tablet to a branded cradle.

The place for the speakers was taken away at the bottom of the back, and on the top there is an 8 MP camera. The front camera eye is traditionally located above the screen. The speakers have an average volume, sufficient for comfortable listening to music at home.

The model also has a light indicator, it is located in the upper right corner. When charging, it lights up red, and when the tablet is fully charged, it lights up white.

The tablet is well assembled, there are no extraneous sounds with strong compression, there are also no backlashes or gaps.

Dimensions

As I said, the tablet is light and thin, see for yourself:

  • 3Q TS1010 Dimensions (LxWxD) 262.6x175.4x8.6 mm, weight, 560 grams
  • Asus Transformer Prime Dimensions (LxWxD) 263x180x8 mm, weight 586 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Dimensions (LxWxD) 257x175x10 mm, weight 588 grams

Against the background of competitors, the model from 3Q looks very worthy. The tablet is comfortable to hold for a long time in the hands, they practically do not get tired. Despite the 20g weight difference, the TS1010 feels much lighter than the same Prime.

Screen

The model uses a 10” display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type: TFT TN WV+ (Wide View). A feature of this matrix are large viewing angles and high picture quality. Indeed, the screen in the TS1010 is very good, it is at the level of tablets with an IPS matrix. Colors are not distorted even with a strong deviation, and the brightness is sufficient for comfortable viewing of films in public transport. However, when reading in the dark, I want to reduce the minimum brightness a little more.

The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass and can be scratched by Commercial Equipment & Tools in Mwanza Region if done intentionally, but it won't get scratched in everyday use (although this depends a lot on your usage scenarios). There is no oleophobic coating, so the finger sometimes gets stuck when gesturing. I liked the screen, in terms of image quality it is close to Transformer Prime, although it is slightly inferior to the latter in terms of brightness. In my sample, the lower left corner was a little “highlighted”, however, I had a beta sample on the test, most likely this problem will not be in the final samples.

The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass, it can be scratched,
Commercial Equipment & Tools in Mwanza Region Commercial Equipment & Tools in Mwanza Region if you do it intentionally, however, in everyday use, scratches do not appear (although a lot depends on your use cases). There is no oleophobic coating, so the finger sometimes gets stuck when gesturing. I liked the screen, in terms of image quality it is close to Transformer Prime, although it is slightly inferior to the latter in terms of brightness. In my sample, the lower left corner was a little “highlighted”, however, I had a beta sample on the test, most likely this problem will not be in the final samples.

The model also has a light sensor, so you can use automatic backlight control. In the sun, the display fades, but the information is still readable.

Work offline

The tablet contains a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 23.5 Wh (3170 mAh @ 7.4 V). I ran some tests to evaluate the battery life of the tablet, and here are the results:

  • When playing HD video in MX Player (H/W decoder) at maximum brightness, the tablet lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • In reading mode with Wi-Fi enabled and brightness at 10%, the tablet worked for 5 hours and 45 minutes
  • And when reading at minimum brightness with Wi-Fi turned off - 6 hours 8 minutes.

The results are very modest, you can't take the TS1010 on a long trip without charging. However, for 1-2 days of quiet mode (2 hours of video, an hour of reading, half an hour of web surfing and Twitter at medium brightness), it is perfectly enough, given that in most cases the minimum screen brightness is sufficient for comfortable use. The tablet is charged only from the charger, when connected to a PC via a microUSB cable, it will not charge.

Operating system

TS1010 comes with Android 4.0 OS. You can find its detailed description in a separate article.

The manufacturer did not install any third-party software, we have a clean "four", and this is a plus. All necessary applications can be installed by the user. Plans to upgrade the model to 4.1 are not yet known.

Performance

The tablet is powered by a 1.4 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM (later 2 GB models will be available), and 16 GB internal storage (up to up to 128 GB).

The overall speed is high, but the built-in browser crashes periodically, and the standard launcher slows down. The problem is solved by installing Dolphin Browser HD/Opera Mobile and Yandex.Shell/Apex/Nova Launcher.

Using Tegra 3 brings a number of benefits to the end user:

First, there is the Tegra Zone, which contains about 40 games optimized for tablets. Moreover, most of them have additional special effects such as splashes on the water, sun glare or blades of grass fluttering in the wind. The games Dark Meadow and Sonic 4 Episode II especially impressed me with their detail.

Secondly, this is support for various peripherals, in addition to the usual mice and keyboards, joysticks are supported, this is a huge plus for any device. And in Tegra Zone there are a number of games that these joysticks use. For example, Shine Runner, Riptide GP and Shadowgun.

Thirdly, playback of 3D content through external devices is supported. This includes regular 3D videos, 3D videos from Youtube, and even 3D games from your tablet. For example, Shadowgun. I tried playing it on a 3D TV using a joystick - it looks impressive. I hope there will be more games like this. I especially want to see multiplayer fighting games.

Fourthly, the use of Splashtop THD. How this program works: you install the application on the tablet and PC, and then on the tablet you can run games from the PC (provided that both devices are connected to the same network, its speed is fast enough, and the PC is powerful enough).

NVIDIA is now actively developing the direction of tablets and smartphones, at the moment their solutions are one of the best, if not in terms of performance, then definitely in terms of the totality of additional "chips", although there are no complaints about performance.

The TS1010 does not currently support games from the Tegra Zone, but it will be coming soon.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n – the Wi-Fi module does not cause any complaints.

3G module - the company plans to release versions of the TS1010 with built-in 3G.

Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest version of Bluetooth wireless technology, the main difference of which is reduced power consumption,

GPS - in open areas, satellites are caught in a minute, when you restart navigation programs, this time is reduced.

The device also has a three-axis accelerometer and gyro sensor, they work well, erroneous turns are minimal. Of the interesting features, it is worth noting the “vibration motor”, which turns on with notifications and in some games. It has quite a lot of power, the tablet directly "buzzes" in the hands or on the table when it works.

Video

To test the tablet, I used video samples from here. Results below:

  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 40 Mbps) The standard player loses, but with some slowdowns. MX loses without brakes.
  • MKV (1080p, vc1, ap13, 18Mbps, AC3). The standard player does not play, MX plays, but only in program mode.
  • MKV (1080p, h264, High profile 4.1, 10 Mbps, DTS).Standard player plays but no sound, same in MX.
  • MKV (720p, h264, High profile 5.1, 3 Mbps, Vorbis). The standard player plays the video, but every other time, there are no problems in MX.
  • MKV (480p, XViD, as15, 1Mbps, AAC). The standard player does not play video, MX does, but in program mode.

As you can see, the player supports MKV, though not with all codecs inside. Partially the problem is solved with the help of MX/Dice Player.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras, front 2 MP and rear 8 MP with flash and autofocus. I will not describe in detail all the camera settings, I will only note that the rear camera can shoot video up to 1080p. Below you can see examples of shots and videos (I had a test sample in which the video was shot only in 720p, this problem does not exist in the final models). The front camera supports Skype video calls.

Differences from Pegatron Chagall

I think some readers have noticed that this tablet is very similar to the Pegatron Chagall, which costs a couple of thousand less, I asked the representatives of the company what are the differences between the TS1010 and Chagall, and received the following answer:

Of the differences between us and Pegatron:

  • Bluetooth module supporting specification 4.0
  • Own packaging (Pegatron ships in bulk)
  • Russian quick start guide
  • 3G version (expected in June-July)
  • It is possible to assemble configurations with a different amount of RAM and storage (on request)
  • 12 months warranty

Conclusion

This model is a big step forward for 3Q. Firstly, this is their first thin and light 10” tablet, secondly, it is the first on Tegra 3, and thirdly, one of the first on 4.0. I really like the progress that I see from the company, I hope that they will have more thin and light models with a quality screen, especially in the seven-inch tablet segment.

The average cost of the TS1010 is 17,500 rubles for the version with Wi-Fi and 16 GB of internal memory. Let me remind you that the start of sales began just a month ago. For this money, the flagship from 3Q has several competitors at once.

First, Asus TF300. The version with 16 GB of memory without a dock now costs about 16 thousand rubles. The model from Asus is more interesting with the opportunity to purchase a docking station with a keyboard and a lower price. However, it is important to remember that the TS1010 was released relatively recently, and perhaps over time its price will be at the same level.

Second, Pegatron Chagall. It is almost completely identical to the described model, except for the differences that were indicated in the section above. The average cost is 16 thousand rubles. In my opinion, an overpayment of one and a half thousand rubles for an official guarantee is quite adequate.

Thirdly, Acer A510. The model from Acer is more interesting with its add-ons over the OS, besides, the brand is popular with many, this also plays a role. The average cost is 16,500 rubles. The advantages of 3Q TS1010 over this tablet are its lighter weight and thinner body.

As a result, the TS1010 can adequately compete with these models in many technical parameters, provided that the price is reduced to at least 16 thousand. I hope that this tablet will not be the only thin and light representative in the line of "tablets" from 3Q.