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Insignia™ - 10.1" - Tablet - 32GB - Black

Model: NS-P10A8100SKU: 5855801

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 851 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Tablet for the Price

    Posted
    JudyG
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    I give this tablet a qualified recommendation. It is an inexpensive tablet, and for the cost, it is pretty good. It can't really compete with the more expensive models in terms of screen resolution or processing speed, but it is a serviceable tablet that works reasonably well. On the positive side, the 10 in format gives a large viewing area. The screen is reasonably bright. The fact that this tablet runs Android 7 and that it has not been customized by the manufacturer is good. On the negative side, this tablet is rather heavy to hold. The processor is somewhat slow, and it gets bogged down sometimes. The front and back cameras are pretty bad, but the heavy weight of the tablet makes it unlikely that you are going to carry it around to take photos. The manufacturer's documentation (available on the Insignia website) is not comprehensive and does not even discuss some of the tablet's features. It is also important to note that there are no custom made cases available for this tablet for some reason. The only option is a generic cover that is held on by elastic bands that connect to brackets on the four corners. The only available screen protectors are also generic. In summary, this is an okay tablet for the money. It will not wow you with its performance, but it is an inexpensive option and holds its own over other options at that price point. When I bought mine, Best Buy did not even have one of these on display. I am not sure why they treat this like an ugly stepchild, except that they may be trying to direct customers to pricier tablets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic tablet, decent price

    Posted
    Lugia

    I've been using this tablet since late November, 2017. No, it's not a high-end device, but I didn't expect it to be at $70. For basic functions, however, it's not bad. Even so, a few cautionary points should be followed by anyone using this tablet. First, Insignia's build of the OS (Android Nougat 7.0) isn't the greatest, and hopefully if/when they get around to an upgrade to Oreo a lot of issues will get addressed. Until then, using a system optimizer on a routine basis (I use System Repair 2018 myself) seems to keep a lot of the weirder behavior mentioned in other reviews under control. Other than this issue, I'm actually rather pleased with this tablet. The 6000 mAh battery provides an excellent runtime, even with a lot of WiFi access when using it. The 32 GB internal storage is basic, but again, this is no top-shelf device and it does take up to a 128 GB microSD for additional filespace, which I hope Insignia will take up to 200+ GB if and when we see an OS upgrade. Screen quality is quite good, although I recommend getting a screen recalibrator from the Google Play store so that you can adjust the touchscreen's sensitivity and calibration to your taste, as Insignia's initial settings weren't very good. But other than some not-quite-right factory settings like that and the need to system-clean more frequently than on other computers I've used, I really have no complaints. No, it's not super-fast or hi-glitz, it just does what you'd expect for a basic Android tablet, and does that decently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't be beat for $99

    Posted
    dallas77us

    After almost 5 years my Nexus 7 2013 (that I bought from Best Buy) died. At the time, it was Google's flagship product, state-of-the-art and at $230 beat out the competition by 100's of dollars. I wanted to learn Android basics and after the warranty expired, I rooted it an went to town. As I don't need a tablet for anything important, I could not justify another $200-300 outlay for a replacement. So it was difficult to pass up this very competent tablet for the price. All the "save your money, waste of money" reviews are troll blah. Try and find a 32 GB 10.1" Android 7.0 tablet that comes close without doubling or tripling the price. I have restored nearly 150 of the apps I had on the Nexus and while this Insignia is not as snappy, it's quite stable. I'm also enjoying the addtional 3" of display. Note that the screen may black out for a few seconds when switching between "heavy" apps. Use a version of XBrowser for the webbuhnetz and you'll be OK. The "Fastest Mini Browser" by XMan is superb and well supported with timely updates to the latest XBrowser builds. A big plus is that this Android OS is the core Google product and not loaded with manufacturer (Samsung, Motorola, etc.) bling, bloat and questionable "utilities" and "features." Full system scans with Bitdefender and Zemana found no vulnerabilities. Best Buy sourced this tablet from Lightcomm Technology (Hong King) who markets it globally as the MID1023MA in 8 and 32 MB models with 1 and 2 GB RAM respectively. Too bad Best Buy hampered its NS-P10A8100 with 1 GB RAM to drop the price point by a few bucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not really worth it even at a low sale price

    Posted
    William
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    I have had this tablet for roughly eight months now. I've more than given it time and put it through the works. I knew going in it wouldn't be great or even that good. But at the end of the day and even with buying it at $30 off, I still can't recommend it. I am very tech & computer savvy and again I was aware of what I was getting into. Yet, I have simply found it is too slow and too unresponsive to work with. At best, it's an okay e-reader. Trying anything else on here is a laborious task. It frequently pops up warnings that an app isn't responding/has stalled. It has recently started not only dropping Wi-Fi networks but COMPLETELY turning off the Wi-Fi on its own. I have also noticed it can be very difficult to "fire back up" again from sleep. You have to hold the power button forever just to get it going even when FULLY charged. Never seen anything like it. A Mattel or Hasbro tablet for kids is surely better than this. The simplest things make this tablet choke and stall. Save your money. I beg you. Either get a good tablet or just don't get one at all. I will note the screen isn't bad looking. Nice enough resolution. That's probably the best thing about it and that's not saying much. Man, oh man, it is so frustratingly sloooooow. Oh, and of course, the Android OS won't update in anyway. Ugh.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good picture, lousy performance

    Posted
    Angela
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    Pros: Big screen, very good picture for this price range Cons: Runs slower than a snail crawling through glue I bought this tablet to read textbooks that have embedded pictures and tables, so the most important feature to me was screen size and image clarity. The screen resolution is very good, especially for this price range. However... the performance is terrible. I have basically nothing installed except the system apps (which can't be removed without doing some things that tend to void warranties), and the performance is really slow. I have a $50 cell phone with the same amount of RAM that can run circles around this tablet. The only thing I'm doing with it is reading Amazon books and occasionally opening Google Maps. (I have yet to be able to open Google Maps without it crashing the tablet, so something is obviously wrong there.) Final conclusion is that I will be returning this and getting a smaller tablet with a bigger brain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Slow and clunky

    Posted
    Jro3
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    This tablet is a prime example of you get what you pay for. I was in the market for a value tablet, and am not a fan of Samsung only because of their version of Android OS. I had an idea of what I was getting into with this but this tablet still did not meet my low expectations. The processor is extremely under powered to do anything remotely expeditiously. I had to unlock developer settings to limit background processes in order to limit the constant "_____ app has stopped working" notifications for apps I wasn't even using. Transitioning from one app to another is slow and time consuming. The main purpose I bought this tablet for was to read and take notes on pdf files of a course I am taking. It does this fantastically, but only after the file is downloaded. It does play videos well, but again, only after they are downloaded. I like that it is "stock" android 7 (Nugat) and was the most economical choice for the as close to most recent operating system available. I'm still amazed at how lacking tablets are at receiving OS and security updates when they have all the same access our phones have, some even with carrier support. Overall, this underperforming (aside for basic tasks), cheap tablet will fulfill my temporary needs, but I would not recommend it to anyone that expects anything close to their phones in regards to performance. I would not buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Barely a tablet - not enough RAM

    Posted
    PhillipJFry

    I rarely write reviews, usually others capture my take on a product one way or another. But this tablet was so bad I have to warn people away from it. It has so little memory (I GB) that even for a "budget" tablet, it cannot function. Android 7, a large screen, good internal storage and long battery life cannot overcome that glaring problem. I ultimately returned it. The Android system apps regularly crashed on boot. The video function of a 3rd party kid's lock app was nerfed for reasons that developer could not figure out; the tablet met the requirements for that specific app. It would hang for several seconds at a time randomly, regardless of the app. Peeking into the developer options to uninstall apps running in the background or changing the memory settings to close out background programs aggressively did not help. Neither did any 3rd party RAM cleaner. I only wanted to use it for kid's mode (books and videos), streaming, book reading, and web surfing and those apps would often crash on load or hang. I was NOT multitasking between them, only trying to have one program up at a time. Do yourself a favor get something with at least 2 GB of RAM.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Junk!!

    Posted
    LaMontini
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    I thought this would be a nice device because I bought five Insignia TV's and three Isignia sound bars. The TV's and the sound bars work/performe great. I also tried a Coby tablet back in 2012 and it cost $80. I powered up the Isignia tablet and got through the Google sign in and basic set up. I then started updating the apps and surfing the web. The tablet crashed, blacked out, stopped. I let it rest for a few minutes then I fired it up again. The same happened and I was finished with it. I reset it and put it back in the box. I returned it the next day and I was there when they opened. I got a refund and bought the Samsung Galaxy A tablet. The Galaxy tablet screen went out but I got a warranty and I'm going to set up an appointment for repair. The Isignia ran about the same speed and crashed consistently as the Coby tablet. My cellphone performance better than the Insignia and the Coby. Buying a tablet I would recommend that you at least spend $200. I had a Lenovo A10 tablet and the port (battery) burned out. Lenovo bought it back. Also, I just read that it was great reading ebooks and I don't read ebooks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Crashes

    Posted
    Daniel
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    This tablet crashed 3 times in the first 2 hours and that time was mostly spent trying to get it set up. I knew I was going to have problems when it took better than 10 sec to load the google home page on the browser. Are you kidding me - the google home page - that's as basic as it gets. I then tried to go to bestbuy.com - it really didn't like that. It was moving at a snails pace from page to page then it decided to crash. I restarted and tried 2 more times with same results after 10 to 15 min of web surfing. Ok somebody will say that I am not using it for its intended purpose. Well I am just trying to surf the web, check my emails and maybe watch a movie from time to time -not record an album, hack someone or write code. As for BestBuy - This is your house brand so it should say something positive about your company. I have other insignia products such as TV's with no complaints. Please put more quality electronics is these or don't bother putting them on the market. Now I have missed out on some other Christmas deals because I was banking this tablet! Lesson learned - you get what you pay for in tablets.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent tablet for the money.

    Posted
    numer
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    I have hesitated for a long time before buying this tablet, and for mainly one reason only: the amount of main (processing, not storage) memory, which, for the NS-P10A8100, is limited to 1GB. This is barely enough for the Nougat OS itself, and if you are in a habit of leaving many applications open, will cause you to hate the tablet quickly. However, if you can get this tablet for a good price (say, less than $75), and if you can be bothered to remember to close background apps, do not run memory-hungry apps, and won't mind an occasional slowdown, this is not a bad choice. For the money you get a tablet with 10.1" screen and 32GB of onboard storage. The build quality is pretty nice. Sure, the screen resolution is only 1280x800, and cameras probably aren't anything to write home about, but at this price point the only competition would be an Amazon Fire tablet, and that would mean becoming Amazon's newest, bestest friend for life. Pick your poison... I bought two of these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Windows 10 tablet that is really a mini laptop

    Posted
    Windjammer
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    This is a great tablet with 32 bit Windows 10. It boots fast and runs smoothly on this cpu. The screen is sharp and clear. With the rugged keyboard attached the combination is actually a mini laptop. I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but found a minor disappointment. The Mobile version of Windows Office that was installed in the store demo model is not free. It opens in reader mode only. You have to purchase or rent Office 2016 or Office 365 for your desktop computer in order to activate the editing capabilities of the Mobile version on this tablet. The touchpad is also tricky to use. It incorporates the mouse buttons by clicking the right or left edges of the touchpad. It teeters to click. But unless you click the exact center of the edge, it also teeters fore and aft, which moves the pointer up or down on the screen. So when you click, the pointer has been moved off the button you want to click on, so nothing happens. I bought a $10 mouse to use in laptop mode, and that works beautifully. I don't recommend using the touchpad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good at first/ issues started quickly

    Posted
    DaleP

    My son cracked his old tablet screen, so I decided to buy him a new one for Christmas. I dont want to spend alot on a tablet fora kid, so when I saw this tablet I thought it would have been perfect. And at first it was perfect. Good picture, for price of tablet. Lots of storage. And seemed to load stuff and operate quickly enough. However, \he has only had it for about 3 months now, and we have lots of issues. Lots of resetting because it says its not connected to internet, even though other devices are still online. Also lots of freezing/locking up. It will just freeze in the middle of a game and be stuck on that screen. Cant go back to home page or anything. Only thing I have found to do is hold down power button until it powers off, then turn it back on. Also gets very slow and sluggish at times. Really wish I would have spent a bit more and got something better. Will never spend money on Insignia products again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK Tablet, does what I need

    Posted
    KenK
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    I bought this tablet primarily to interface with my Vox VT40X guitar amplifier. I needed an inexpensive tablet for the tone room app which I was running from my laptop and wanted something more compact. The Android 7 OS fit the bill and 32gigs of memory was a plus. nothing in this price range offered a 10" screen and 32gigs. I use an Ipad for some things at work and this is no Ipad. It's heavier, thicker, and slower. That being said I also use it to browse facebook, check my email, and use chrome for a little shopping and bill paying. Lke I said it's a little slow loading websites but otherwise works fine I have yet to buy a micro SD card to expand the on-board memory and will probably pick up a 64gig soon. If you just want a decent inexpensive tablet give this one a look. for a casual user who wants to have something besides a laptop to lug around you could spend a bit more but why. It seems to do what I need it to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't find much info on this brand!

    Posted
    Chase

    Whoever made this brand and these products, just imagines if they don't do much of customization on the Android OS for these budget tablets, instead they just use the Android One version for it. That would be awesome. If the Chinese can make a decent smartphone with decent mid-ranges specs and use the Android One version of OS and selling them cheap.( For example, xiaomi mi A1) then I think the future for Android tablets are definitely on stock Android with decent hardware specs ( it is a budget tablets already, why go for a extra mile to make something that people will eventually hates it. if the stock Android works fine, then just stick to it) Just imagine, insignia or any other brands just make the budget Android tablets with the decent specs of the xiaomi mi A1 with the Android One version of the OS, these tablets will sale like pancakes, by the dozen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    Posted
    Desperado67
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    I had a previous Insignia tablet which has worked well for a couple of years. Recently it just seemed slower than other tech I was using, so I decided to buy a new Insignia tablet. What a disappointment. While the new tablet was a little faster at loading apps and internet pages, everything else about it is worse. The sound is horrible - even at the highest level some videos or apps are barely audible. It freezes up or does a self-shutdown daily, the battery life is way worse and I constantly get a message that other apps have stopped working - even if I do not even those particular apps open. Anyway, I have had it for less than 2 weeks and tomorrow I will be returning it. My old Insignia tablet is slower but it is far less frustrating than this new one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice 10.1 tablet Screen

    Posted
    Deacon2018
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    Bought the insignia 10.1 tablet , and I thought it would be a very useful tablet. When I used it the first time, I noticed that the screen page didn’t come on right away like most tablets when I turn them on they power up quick. I have had these tablets for 5 days.I bought, the tablet on Sat worked fine ,charged it up real nice worked, but I noticed Tuesday, when I was going to use it it didn’t turn on. So I thought the battery was low. It wasn’t, so I tried next step, looked on YouTube to try to reset it ,still didn’t work, , So one last time I charged it back up , and still no sign of life. I’m very dissapointed in my purchase of 99.00 dollars! I will be returning this item. Recommend: I wouldn’t recommend this tablet to anyone.,

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    At best this is for children.

    Posted
    J53718

    I purchased this for my mother in law. Already owning several Samsung S2, S3 and Tab A tablets I had the opportunity to compare this to other models. This was the worst, not even as good as a base entry level Samsung E tablet. SLOW, very little sound, awful picture, couldn't Skype, or watch videos without lagging . My mother in law is in her 70's and did not have the time to wait for this tablet to catch up with her... I exchanged this for a Samsung Tab S2 and paid an extra $243 but it was worth the upgrade. She loves it ... The only good things about the tablet were the $74 price and the storage space. Processor was very slow and could not even use some apps my mother in law currently uses on her Galaxy s5 phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Posted
    AngryDad

    Bought this tablet as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She was very excited, only to be disappointed because it just kept rebooting and would never get to the setup screen. We took it back, got it exchanged, only to have the replacement get through setup, but then immediately get stuck in the reboot loop once the wifi was connected. Yes, I did the factory reset, yes I did the network reset. This is a brand new item, I shouldn't have to be resetting things or looking up fixes on google. This is apparently a common issue and nothing has been done to resolve it. In short, this thing is garbage and kind of ruined my daughter's Christmas.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Tablet

    Posted
    Waji620
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    I thought as a Black Friday deal it was good for a 10.1" Android tablet, boy was I wrong. I have had this tablet less than a year and it's horrible, it's slower than a turtle, takes forever to open a browser or anything of that nature, I don't have any extra applications downloaded, all factory apps nothing else but so slow glitchy when you turn on the insignia sign just keep flickering gotta keep pressing power button or volume button to glitch it back to normal use. Battery life is horrible doesn't keep charge. It never has an update or anything of that nature just slow!! Wish I can return and get my money back!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price

    Posted
    sirhawkeye64
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    We purchased about 12 of these for work for our factory (to use a status screens at machining centers) and they work great. Battery life is OK with the wi-fi on (you might get through half a day or so) but the price is good at/around $100. They aren't the most durable, though, and if you want a durable tablet, look to a Samsung or other major name branded tablet. This is a good tablet for kids, as it's cheap too, so if it gets broken, it's not a big expense. Also great for general computing tasks, like surfing the Web or email. It's decently fast, although not blazing fast like the Samsung tablets or MS Surface tablets, but again, this one is relatively cheap coming in at around $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend