Craig (ICraig) 7" Tablet CMP749 - My Review



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Inexpensive, small and easy to find, the Craig 7″ tablet (also known as the I-Craig), is an effort by Craig Electronics to offer a budget tablet. Has Craig done enough to capture the market? Is the Craig 7″ tablet an affordable alternative to the Google Nexus 7 or other proven workhorses? Let us take a look at the Craig CMP749 7″ Android tablet….

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  1. lance Hilbert
    lance Hilbert says:

    I had a Craig before it was bottom of the barrel trash. It couldn't run alot of apps due to the low ram it had. Even tho the box advertising said it did games movies ect. Nope even had issues with youtube. However that had 512 mb ram so is this one better at least running apps?

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  2. hitruth
    hitruth says:

    just bought CMP771 7 " quad core version with android 4.4 of this for 45.00. No frills but works great with wifi connect ability. slow moving app to app, does take a bit to charge, but I bought it to check email, facebook and play some simple games and it works great for that. graphics are adequate.

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  3. Just Visiting
    Just Visiting says:

    I just saw one of these for sale used, & I'm glad I watched this video, I think you are very honest in your description.I will certainly listen to your recomendation & pass on the one I saw. Thanks for the headsup on the Craig Tablet

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  4. lazywolf
    lazywolf says:

    I bought one in a truck stop and it is awesome it is fast.
     well i also have to say that i bought a diffrent one and it has a better processor and android 4.4.2

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  5. WolfRanger2008
    WolfRanger2008 says:

    I have the "Craig" version (as opposed to ICraig) and it is sometimes very slow responding to touch.  Recently, I installed a music equalizer app and the machine went haywire and crashed to extent that it completely reset itself and deleted every user installed app.  Still, I will hang on the machine although I am about to buy( hopefully ) a much upgraded tablet which is not from Craig.

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  6. Geoffrey Morrison
    Geoffrey Morrison says:

    With this type of thing, one may opt to do some work in order to get the unit to work better. Often, improving such a product isn't impossible!

    For one thing, storage may be added with a micro-SDHC card (familiar smartphone flash memory). Such chips met big-time fabrication years ago–thus, they're very economical nowadays. Apple and some fancy Androids won't allow such cards. (I figure that mega-competitor Samsung is a big reason for that–they're behind much of today's memory development and fabrication.) The mermory critcisim here proves somewhat unwarranted.

    One may need to "root" such tablets–installing the true Android OS–instead of an Android OS that's modified and hobbled by the fabricator. Then, it may prove possible to use USB keyboards and Bluetooth stubs (in order to use Bluetooth keyboards and other devices.).

    Furthermore, a user may need to turn off running apps in order to improve CPU, app, and battery performance. Turning off unnnecesary, undesired, and unused "bloatware" apps proves always a good idea. I've found that turning off WiFi, when unneeded, saves battery. This may even prove the case when the tablet is turned off, too.

    When one thinks about it, even such low-end tablets prove also miraculous–alongside fancy tablets.

    Scolding users for giving into the "culture of cheap!": DOAs/defectives prove inherently a significant part of mass fabrication–fabricators generally try hard to minimize duds–often improving markedly over time (invoking wisely the philosophy of "Kaizen"–incremental improvement). People are quick to note duds in reviews: They're attempting to do us a favor–they feel the need to warn others. Successful units often won't garner the corresponding same degree of positive anecdotes. Often, lack of response is positive response.

    Youtube offers numerous and really useful videos concerning tablet demos, instruction, rooting, and configuration–rooting particular models and turning off apps–even fixing hardware–replacing damaged screens, batteries, etc.

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