Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Christmas Countdown....Gift Guide!: Competition & Review: Nurvo 8" Quad Core Android Tablet

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Christmas Countdown....Gift Guide!: Competition & Review: Nurvo 8" Quad Core Android Tablet

I know, I know its only September.....but to me that means Christmas is actually within sight!
 
I like to be prepared when it comes to Christmas and start thinking about my gifts early on....and so with that in mind, I'm introducing a weekly Christmas Countdown Gift Guide feature!
 
Each and every Wednesday (I realise this is a Sunday but in future this feature will run on a Wednesday!) I will be reviewing and reporting back with some of the top Christmas Gift options on the market this year....I will try to feature gifts to cover every relative we could possibly need to buy for....
 
So for the very first instalment in the Christmas Countdown feature...I am reviewing the Nurvo 8" Quad Core Android Tablet....
 
Who's It For?: Dads & Partners would be my first thought!
Price Range: RRP is £179.99 - currently available for as low as £110.38
 
The Review
 
 
We were very kindly sent a device to try out for the purpose of this review, and I have to admit I did find it a little confusing at first - but then I am not the most tech-savvy of people and I have actually never used a tablet device before!
 
(I own a Samsung one but as we have been waiting almost 2 months for Sky to activate our broadband connection, and are currently working off a dongle - it's not been possible to try it out yet!)
 
Once I'd had a little read through the information and played around with it for a while, I found it much easier to navigate.
 
The tablet feels sturdy and durable, unlike some rather flimsy and delicate looking things I've encountered in the past which I've been too afraid to touch!
 
The screen is a perfect size for a tablet - not too big, not too small. And as it's a touchscreen device the screen takes up the entire front of the device.
 
 
 
The camera function features both a standard camera and a video camera, and the 2.0 mega pixel  quality seemed quite impressive to me. It has a forward-facing feature to enable the good old Selfie's which is always a plus!
 
As the tablet is a budget alternative to the more high-end brands, it is really ideal for parents of young children as - inevitably - there will be sticky fingers trying to grab for it and even the possibility of damage being caused when you turn your back for a few seconds!
 
And who wants to risk a £500+ product coming to that sort of harm?! With this product being under the £200 mark, it really does seem a far more sensible option with little ones around - and you're paying less without comprising on performance quality! Ideal!
 
The features include:
 
*1 GB DDR3 Memory
*USB & HDMI connectivity
*Wifi ready
*4 Hours battery life
*Built in G-sensor for gaming and automatic screen rotation
*Operating System: Google Android 4.1.3 (Jelly Bean)
 
The Nurvo has an RRP of £179.99 but is currently on sale for £110.38 on Amazon.
 
You can read more about the Nurvo 8" tablet and Nurvo's range of devices at http://www.nurvo.co.uk/
 
Competition
 
To celebrate the launch of our Christmas Countdown in true festive style - Nurvo have very kindly offered up a device to give away!
 
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter form below.
 
Good luck to all who enter!
 
 
 

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684 comments:

  1. I have a friend who I am trying to bring into the world of digital technology and convince him to give up his carrier pigeon! I would give this to him as he is such a wonderful man and deserves something new and modern in his life (apart from me of course)

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  2. What an amazing comp - it would make a fab christmas present for my eldest son"!

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  3. I would probably give it to my BF as I have pretty much stolen his macbook and I broke it... whoops! I feel so bad but cant afford to replace it! :/ this would be great!

    http://livedwithlove.com

    Kerry X

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  4. would have to be my 8 year old brother who is home tutored by my mum, he works so hard and is working on things even i dont understand and im 25 lol. so this would be for him if i won, to help out with school work :) x

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  5. To my grandma I think! She could do with a lieghtweight computer!

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  6. I'd give this table to my friend's little girl as my children already have one and she is a very good kid.

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  7. My 11 year old would love it, so I guess I'd have to give it to her

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  8. If i won it would be for my partner :)

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  9. If I won it I think I'd give it to Stace. I don't usually let her have any of the latest gadgets, but she's been so fab with Oscar that I think she deserves it :)

    Lou xxx

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  10. Michelle Clarke

    myself as I'm starting a college course from tomorrow and this would really help. Fab prize

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  11. definitely my daughter :-)

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  12. My son, who is in his last year of secondary school.

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  13. I would give it too my daughter for doing so well in her last School term and starting High School (lots of Homework) so this would be FAB x

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  14. I would give it too my daughter as she did so well in her final year at Primary school and now starting High school so lots of homework to do and this would be a great help x

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  15. Hubby he would love to have one

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  16. My husband because he hasn't got one

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  17. On this occasion I would keep this for myself as it would be really useful to me. Many thanks :)

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  18. The temptation would be too much - I'd have to keep it for myself!

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  19. I would love a tablet for myself but I'm pretty sure my son would end up claiming it as his own if I won!

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  20. My partner needs one so I would love to win this for her

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  21. I'd let my kids have it for Christmas

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  22. My parents :)

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  23. I would give it to my husband

    @ashlallan

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  24. Would share this with my partner and kids.

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  25. Myself - does that sound really bad?

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  26. If i won id give it my daughter who has just started high school :)

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  27. Would give this to my newly qualified daughter to help her network with all her contacts. Jim Kerr

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  28. Would be a fab prize for me!!!! i'm getting fed up of the kids hi-jacking my iPad!! thank you :)

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  29. My beautiful and helpful husband x

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  30. i would give this fab tablet to my daughter :)

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  31. My daughter ella to help with her homework.

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  32. My Son. who's just started his A levels

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  33. I'd love to give it to my husband for Christmas :-)

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  34. I'd give it to my son, Im lucky enough to own a tablet already but my son loves to use it too, which can be a pain at times!

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  35. i would to keep it to myself please

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  36. I would give it to my daughter for christmas as she is always pinching mine!

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  37. I would give it to my husband.

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  38. my son, he needs one and cannot afford it

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  39. It would be the ideal surprise birthday present for my niece

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  40. Awesome Comp :) I would keep it for myself as we don't own a tablet or a PC

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  41. My son, for his birthday in October, he would love it x
    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  42. I would give it to my partner for xmas as he has been after one for a while and I would love to surprise him.

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  43. This is a great competition, would be fantastic for my daughter for uni

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  44. My husband :) He sold a lot of his gadgets when we had a bubah to pay for all the baby things, so I'd love to give him one :D

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  45. I'd probably let Riley use it, fab giveaway! xx

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  46. My daughter who is studying her A levels

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  47. Great prize, I love that tablets are becoming so mainstream!

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  48. What a fabulous prize. I'd give it to my partner so he's more portable!! and less grumpy on shopping trips giving me more time to mooch about the shops.

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  49. I think it would stop with me.

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  50. My mum.

    Rachel Craig

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  51. I would give it to my mum as her computer is sooooo slow!x

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  52. I would probably give it to my son

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  53. I would give it to my wife as now that she has retired she will have the time to learn how to use one.

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  54. My daughter to help her with her homework at high school

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  55. I'd give it to my teenage son because he says he needs a tablet or laptop for school work. If I believe that I'll believe anything!

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  56. My wonderful and beautiful partner Becky... her laptop is so old, the lid creaks when you open it, and when it loads windows, the start up sound is a throat clearing cough...

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  57. My handsome nephew who owns my heart.

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  58. I would keep it for myself because I've wanted one for ages :)

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  59. I'd let myself use it, cos I'm generous like that

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  60. Great comp - perfect pressie for my son who suffered a TBI 5 years ago

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  61. That gorgeous check out girl at Iceland's

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  62. I would give it my dad to put his photos on it, he's wanted to do so for such a long time.

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  63. My son in law

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  64. To be honest I'd keep it for myself.

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  65. to myself. i would probably wrap it first too.

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  66. The Hubster as he's a real techie and would love it!

    Laura H

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  67. I'd keep it for myself and let the husband borrow it if he asked nicely. :)

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  68. I would be selfish and keep it for myself, everyone seems to own a tablet I know and I am behind the times

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  69. My daughter has been after a tablet for ages. If I won this, she would be over the moon :)

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  70. If I won this it would be used by my partner and my two girls and maybe me

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  71. I would give this tablet to my 8 year old nephew. His birthday is coming up and it would be a perfect gift for him. Many thx for this giveaway @nurvo and #sparklesandstretchmarks.com
    Fingers crossed!

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  72. My husband so as he can stop pinching my laptop

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  73. I would give this to my lovely sister - she could do with something nice :)

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  74. I'd keep it to share with my family x

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  75. My mum she does everything for me but its hard for me to afford things to give her back (this is perfect)

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  76. My Grandson as he starts senior school

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  77. i would give it to my wife so i could have my lappy which she complains is to heavy back to myself .

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  78. My Husband to bring him up to the techno era

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  79. My Husband, he's a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to technology, I know that having a gizmo like this would tempt him into the 21st Century.

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  80. I would give it to my eldest son who has just started his A-levels at college. He did fantastically in his GCSE's I'm so proud of him, so I think he really would deserve it.

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  81. To my husband. He's always hogging mine

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  82. i would give it to my little neice bella!

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  83. I've give it to my mum as she's always asking me about mine!

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  84. it would be for all the family to use if i were lucky enough to win

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  85. I would share it with Charley and Amy


    Kathy D

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  86. I'd share it between my son and daughter :)

    Leah Sullivan
    @LSULLYSULLIVAN

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  87. Pam Francis Gregory9 September 2013 at 17:32

    My Husband - So I can get on my laptop!

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  88. My 9 year old saughter, she is visually impaired so this would be excellent as she could hold it close to her face to watch You Tube ect

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  89. my boyfriend whos just bought a new flat!

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  90. Hubby would get it - he keeps stealing my i-pad and needs a device of his own.
    Or maybe I would keep this and give him the old tablet.

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  91. I'm glad I'm nt the first to admit; I'd keep it for myself (but I'd give my old laptop to my mother in law)

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  92. My mum so she will keep off my iPad haha!!

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  93. I'd keep it for myself :)
    something to play with when my boyfriend is doing boy things

    laura
    xx

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  94. i'd keep it form yself
    so when my boyfriend is playing boy games, i can play on my tablet

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  95. I'd give it to my chap for his work stuff

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  96. my husband , i would love to give it him as a special gift for christmas , thanks for the chance to win this x

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  97. I reckon my wife will pinch it if I win

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  98. I would give it to my dad as he's the only one who doesn't have one.

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  99. I would give it to my husband

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  100. my partner for her college work

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  101. it would make a fab christmas present for my daughter

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  102. I would give it to my son for Christmas

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  103. I know it's selfish but I really want a tablet!

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  104. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to give it away as I would love one for myself.

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  105. I would give it to my daughter x

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  106. I would present it to myself!

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  107. My gran - I would love her to get online!

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  108. I'd give it to my son who is recovering from lead poisoning

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  109. i would give it to my fiance to keep him happy on our long trip to Australia

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  110. I would use the tablet for Uni work and let my dad use it when he was travelling away for work.

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  111. I would give it to me! Bought one for my Mum earlier this year, so would love to have one myself

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  112. sorry...but its ALL MINE!!!!! lol

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  113. My partner as he's now started working away it would be great to stay in touch with him without running down phone credit.

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  114. I would give it to my partner, it would give him something to do on his commute to work everyday

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  115. I would give this to my Dad. He really wants a tablet.

    @rachiegr

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  116. My partner, my laptop doesn't really work but he deserves a treat tbh! He's looked after me through a lot x

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