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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 177 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    good value for money

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    Bought 2 weeks ago, sometimes crashes on visiting websites by saying a program is trying unauthorized access to program memory, see DEP Other than that seems to work okay, lasts about 4/5 hours depending on brightness, came with a micro SD card, runs as fast as expected, good value for money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A Windows PC at an Android tablet Price

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    This model just arrived at the local Best Buy and I picked it up on impulse (I have a couple other Windows 8.1 tablets), and curiosity (how do you fit 32 bit Windows 8.1 on a 16 GB system disk). This is my initial impression after a day of hands-on I'll try to update the review later. Installation was the standard Windows 8.1 process, setup MS account and sync applications and settings, after Windows updates and applications syncing and disk clean up I have 4.4 GB free (your results may differ). Tablet hardware is middle of the road, construction seem solid and better then you might expect in an economy package and a lot of other tablets I have seen or used. CPU performance is fairly snappy, applications take slightly longer to load then I see with Tablets with 2GB of RAM instead of the 1GB the Insignia has but execution is as fast or faster then other Intel Atom CPU powered tablets I have experience with. The connectivity to the tablet is better then some of the much more expensive tablets I have used and includes WiFi, micro USB, and micro HDMI. The WiFi is slower then the other tablets I have but that might be WiFi router related, Netflix, email, Web browsing all work just as quickly as any other PCs I have. The screen performance is fine, it is not a retina display but it is again middle of the class performance for color brightness and resolution. Netflix looked actually better then some other tablets I have used both Android and Windows. Now the CONs beyond the obvious tight disk space, battery life looks like it is going to be between 5 and 6 hours for a mix of web browsing, email, video streaming and reading. I haven't found a way to use the USB port for Data transfer and charge/power the tablet simultaneously which has been a problem with usability of some other tablets but may be solvable. Accessories are a problem now screen protectors and cases choices are limited to those manufactured for other tablets. I will recommend considering the Insignia to my friends who are looking for a tablet to handle Internet web browsing, email, streaming video, ebook reading and light Microsoft Office class work. It certainly looks like it could be cost effective alternative to other tablets.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Big Bang for the Buck

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    I bought this tablet because the specs matched and even beat a few of the big brand tablets. The competing Toshiba Encore tablet has no HDMI out....BOOOO! It also has a lackluster screen. The Dell equivalent is about twice as much and also has no HDMI out. The Archos is 50% more and has about the same configuration but DOES have a micro HDMI out. The HP Stream is about $80 more and surprisingly doesn't have an HDMI out either....big miss. I bought it for business travel. I loaded the office 365. I didn't like that it gave me no install options. That's a miss on Microsoft's part, not Insignia's. They should allow me to decide what I install and where I install it. I loaded Good For Enterprise and a few other business productivity apps. It all works like a charm so far. It is light, fast and does everything I need it to. I'll be buying a case with a bluetooth keyboard to pair with it. This will allow me to leave my heavy laptop when I am on the road and travel MUCH lighter. I also like the fact that it charges with a plain old micro USB charger. I upgraded the SD to a 64gig which gave me plenty of space for other apps, movies and music. I loaded GOM player and played a few HD movies over my home network and they looked and sounded great on my Beats bluetooth headset. I was using MS Word, PowerPoint and listening to music on Pandora while running Good all at the same time. I was also plugged into a 2nd monitor and it all worked perfectly. You just can't beat that for $100. For power apps or heavy gaming, this may not be the tool for you, but if you need quick, light, mobile ability this is the biggest bang for the buck you will find. Great job Insignia!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Just got it, but so far so good

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    I just picked this up yesterday. I was looking for the 8" Insignia Android, but it went clearance and is no where to be found. I saw this Windows 8.1 unit and figured it would be slow with the os, but I read a few reviews on the cpu and with the quad core it sounded good. I can tell you it is very responsive. So far my only con is the 1gb storage. It's too small for apps and the sd card as far as I can tell is worthless for apps, only good for storage. It's gonna do what I need it to do though, which is sit on the end table so I can use it while watching the big screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value For a Windows Tablet

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    I had a $100 gift card to burn and a desire to pick up a tablet. My original intent was a 4G connected tablet but did a double take when I saw this! Once I took it home, unboxed, and did the standard updating I discovered that this is NOT a Windows RT tablet like the Surface but is fully capable of running regular Win32 apps. I promptly installed my full version of MS Office (I already paid for it, there's the free year of Office 365 if you need it). Battery seems good. I've been working it pretty hard and got it down to 10% after about 5-6 hours of heavy use. Picture quality is good (better than expected for the price), wide viewing angle. Touchscreen is great for Windows 8 "modern" mode, but there are times when in desktop mode where you wish it was a little more sensitive. My only complaints so far are: 1.) There isn't a 10" version of this out yet. I will buy it in a heartbeat. 2.) Storage. There's plenty of storage for all of your media, but don't expect to install a bunch of apps without encountering memory issues. This is basically the late-2014 equivalent of a netbook. Find yourself a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (or use an OTG adapter for USB) and you have a handy $100 computer that can go anywhere! You can even hook it up to your HDTV with the right cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet

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    Got this as i wanted a full windows tablet instead of a tablet that limits what i can run to "approved" apps. Pros: Runs windows 8.1 FAST even though it only has 1GB of ram the Page file on the SSD really makes up for it HDMI output! Good touchscreen Great battery life Can run full HD Video off netflix and youtube CHEAP USB to go Port! (needs an adapter to run USB memory sticks and USB devices) Cons: Internal speaker is not the greatest in the world Internal SSD is Small, however if you do a factor restore, which wipes out office 365, you have a lot more free space *Note to nerds* be sure to make a recovery USB Drive before wiping out the recovery partition. Insignia provides *NO* downloadable drivers on their website or a way to reload the recovery partition if you wipe it out without doing a backup One additional thing to mention, if your using a headset i would recommend turning off the "play sound when i type a key" setting as it makes a loud pop whenever you engage the audio hardware

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, especially for the price!

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    I am very pleased with my decision to buy this Insignia Tablet. It is very user friendly, customizable, and fast. Internet browsing is a breeze. Customizable start screen tiles make it fast and easy to check email, the weather, and keep tabs on all of my current projects and responsibilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth more than the 99 bucks !!

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    First...... The not so good.. Some items are too small and it makes it hard to touch what you want to touch.. No full size USB. Speaker sounds like an old Cheap AM Radio. Now.. For the Good.. Picture quality is superb. Runs Youtube, Net Flix, and other videos and streaming channels well. 802.11 internal WiFi receives and transmits signals well. Boots fast Windows 8.1 Touch keyboard works well Battery life is good. This is a great buy !! Blows the doors off any Android. Great Video and pictures..

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    DEFINITELY worth $100. But...

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    There is no usb host function. You cannot plug in usb devices like a memory sick, or a keyboard or hub, or anything. I am both delighted and concerned with how easy it is to sync this tablet with a win8 pc. It seems to be a fully functional windows desktop. But the hardware limitations prevent the usage of resource hungry apps and programs. The bluetooth works well.But for file transfers, it can be a bit "ARGH!" The cameras themselves are better than you think. But the stock camera app is abysmal. The hdmi output is very good. This tablet supports multiple monitors; itself and one external (I've run youtube on one and LibreOffice on the other (it doesn't matter which is which)). My tablet runs Blender, Chrome, and LibreOffice just fine. Though I haven't tested Blender thoroughly, I suspect renders will take some time (i.e. a LONG time, maybe a VERY long time) The wifi is very good. The touchscreen works best when not in desktop mode. The battery is surprisingly good. For music makers: there is a 100-150 ms delay between touch and sound. I don't know about bluetooth connected devices.The on board speaker is okay. Headphones are pretty good. Haven't tested the microphone. To conclude; if your expectations are reasonable (given the price tag), you will be quite satisfied. Compared to $100 Android tablets, the hardware is so-so, but this tablet more than makes up for it in functionality. Update: I changed from 4 stars to 5 stars simply because of the price. Abstract: if i can get another, I plan to hack some upgrades.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    seems pretty good...

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    Have had some issues with the Store not downloading apps properly but refreshing the tablet seems to have fixed the issue. Has a good, crisp screen, video runs smooth.... overall I'm liking it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Tablet for what I needed

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    The insignia 8” tablet is a good tablet for my needs. I was looking for something that was low cost, Windows operating system, and the more storage the better. This tablet was under $100 and came with 16gig on and a 16gig card, 32gig for under $100 is a good deal. I travel for business on occasion and I just wanted something light to check email and to video chat with my wife. This fits the bill. The only drawback is the sound is not great. If you are not listen to music this will be great for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my purposes

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    I purchased this item because I needed a more affordable solution for working on Excel spreadsheets while performing inspections. You can't beat the price with a year of free Office 365.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheap but be aware of caveats

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    I bought this tablet locally, a couple of days after the Black Friday madness was over. Needless to say, they were out of stock; however, I reached behind the Android LTE version of this tablet and found one Windows version! But I did not end up as lucky as I thought. First of all, I was surprised to see how well a full Win8.1 install worked on this device. The UI is quite fast, the screen was responsive to my input, and I like the materials and design of the tablet housing. I soon discovered this tablet doesn't seem to have host USB function so I couldn't directly transfer files to it from my desktop PC as you can with any Android phone or tablet. How impractical is that? That's a deal-breaker right there. I ended up downloading the apps I wanted to install from a server and installed them to the D:\ drive (which by default is the included MicroSD card) so that most programs wouldn't take up space on the limited C:\ drive or internal storage. I installed many programs and all of them worked nicely, no complaints. One of the reasons that motivated me to buy this tablet is the included Micro HDMI port. The Dell Venue 8 and other tablet this size don't include HDMI. Interesting that the Insignia tablet does have HDMI but tries to get away with lacking severely in other areas. I think Insignia's approach was more one of marking check boxes than one of ensuring quality of all the included features. The audio on this device is bad. I never have high expectations for speakers on devices like this, so I really don't even care about that. But it is very important that a mobile device like a tablet has good audio over headphones. This tablet does not. It is sub-par. There is no way to update a driver related to this issue, nor can you change any Windows settings to minimize or eliminate it. Let me describe the issues: when you have your headphones plugged in and haven't used any application or app that initiates the audio, the audio is completely dead (no static, no feed). If you watch a video, play music, or even use the virtual keyboard (even with key clicks turned off!) the sound over headphones initiates, and each time it does this, it makes annoying pops (quite loud). Then, after the video or music is over, it powers down again and you get the same pops again. Time and time and time again. I have tried 20 different things to get the audio to stay on, etc., but it won't work. Also, when the audio does come on, there is constant static. The audio hardware is just really subpar. I own a Nexus 7, a Kindle HD, a Tegra Note, and several phones and this Insignia tablet is leagues below where it comes to audio quality over headphones. My particular tablet also has 2 large specks of dust under the glass, which cannot be removed. Cheap really means: sub-par hardware, lack of quality control. I would gladly have paid $120 or $130 if it had quality audio. But apparently it is more important to make the $99 mark and have dissatisfied customers than to offer something that is actually useable and proper. To anyone who considers headphone jack audio quality not important on a mobile device: I don't understand you. The audio lacks in certain bands of the audio spectrum and is worse than my cheap 1998 USB audio player. Yeah. So I'm going to have to take this tablet back. Sad, really, because it's hard to find any tablet in this size that offers HDMI, and prices quickly go up to $300 and more if you want something better. Where is the sweet spot? This is not it. CONS: - audio decidedly sub-par - cannot connect device straight to PC for file transfer, etc. - weak battery (short battery life) - internal storage too small - lack of quality control on devices PROS: - Windows 8.1 runs well - design of tablet shell - includes HDMI - cheap

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Completely Shocked!

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    Alright so first off the box is misleading (in a good way). This has 16gb onboard and comes with a 16gb micro sd card. The tablet runs awesome! I have been using it to watch movies mainly. Having full windows 8.1 opens the flood gates to amazing things though. You might have thought this thing is garbage for gaming. You're wrong. First off there are tons of apps made for the mobile experience which play flawlessly. Now for the real fun. If you upgrade and get a larger SD 32gb+ you can really play some stuff. Hearthstone gives a RAM warning when you install. I was worried about this. It plays flawlessly! Its a natural fit for this and only about a gig and a half. Alright now prepare to have your mind blown. With at least a 32gb micro sd (you need 28gb minimum) it will play World of Warcraft on lower settings at 30 fpsish. Very playable! There are a few overlay options out there or you can get a little bluetooth set up. So for around 150$ you can have a mini MMO tablet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxzrSeNcB0Q&list=UUJBFU1ygifo22RSsieXdiOA The battery life is what I would expect out of a 99$ tablet. It uses a micro usb to charge so if you're an android user you already have 8 million chargers ready. Sound isn't bad for a tablet. Build is fairly decent. Aluminum body with a glass screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good inexpensive tablet

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    Handy small sized tablet. Once I figured out windows system it became a very useful tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet for the price

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    This a good tablet for the price. Purchased at Christmas for my 8 and 6 year olds and they love it. So far, no issues and I often find myself using their tablet when I want to quickly look up something on WWW and not rely on my phone. Planning also to get these tablets for my college aged nephews. They enjoyed them as well in addition their laptops for portability! Worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good product for the price!

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    I would like to give this 5 starts, but the first one I bought was a return item and turned out to bad. It would only run for a few minutes and then the image on the display would become corrupted. Its seems BestBuy did not check it out very well after the first return. Its shouldn't have been sold again. However, I swapped it for a new unit and so far could not be happier. For the price, compared to other Windows 8 tablets I am very impressed with this thing. Even though it only has 1GB of memory, it runs pretty decent. I was certainly expecting it to be much slower than it is. If you are looking just looking to browse the internet, read email and such, and you really want Windows, this is not a bad option if you are on a budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    has great apps for students to aid in homework.

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    It's a great starter tablet for teens who aren't the most cautious with their things. Besides the numerous capability with homework assistance, it's awesome that it comes already equiped with skype. Looking forward to long conversations on a daily, even while they are using the tablet for school. Multitasking on screen display is a HUGE PLUS.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Beginners

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    I bought this tablet for my dad and 3 teenagers. This is an excellent beginner tablet especially if you are not used to Windows 8 or any tablet environment. For an experienced user, the tablet lacks sufficient storage space which is mostly taken up when Office 365 is installed. I did have one tablet on which the Office 365 installation was absent. Another draw back is if you buy multiple tablets, you must create individual Microsoft accounts to install on each machine. Overall the kids and my dad loved them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia flex tablet

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    Great lil tablet, screen resolution is awesome. Great weight,size, and connectivity to wifi. Great for everyday use. I would buy a 2nd.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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