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Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £350
inc VAT

A glossier version of Acer's Iconia Tab, the Liberty Tab's touchscreen can be frustrating, but it's good value


Other features are common to both Acer and Packard Bell tablets, but worth pointing out nevertheless: there’s a Type A USB host port that lets you plug in memory sticks to expand storage (on top of the microSDHC memory card slot), and a mini-HDMI output means you can view your tablet’s contents on a large HDTV. There’s also a handy screen-lock switch that lets you keep the orientation of the interface fixed, which is handy when reading while lying down, for example.

Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100 rear

Of course, it’s no surprise to find that the prices of the Iconia Tab and Liberty Tab are identical, although there’s only a 16GB or 32GB Wi-Fi-only Liberty Tab currently available, whereas the Iconia Tab can be bought in 16GB, 32GB or 32GB+3G flavours. We’d argue that the 16GB Wi-Fi version for £350 is the best value, making this the cheapest Android 3.0 tablet. That said, if you’ve got a bit more money to spend, the Asus Eee pad Transformer is a better product for only a little more, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is even better.

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Basic Specifications

ProcessorARM Cortex A9
Processor clock speed1GHz
Memory slots1
Memory slots free0
Maximum memory1GB
SoundDolby Mobile
Pointing devicetouchscreen


Viewable size10.1 in
Native resolution1,280×800
Graphics ProcessorTegra 250 T20 (ULP GeForce)
Graphics/video portsmini HDMI


Total storage capacity16GB
Optical drive typeN/A

Ports and Expansion

USB ports2
Wired network ports0
Wireless networking support802.11n
PC Card slots0
Supported memory cardsmicroSDHC
Other ports3.5mm audio output


Carrying caseNo
Operating systemAndroid 3.2
Operating system restore optionrestore partition
Software includedAupao!, Docs To Go, Kobo, LumiRead, nemoPlayer, SoundHound, Zinio Reader
Optional extras£35

Buying Information

Warrantyone year RTB