The wealth of Android tablets coming our way these days is admittedly somewhat annoying, especially most of them arriving fresh from the production line of a completely unknown manufacturer vying for just a tiny portion of the market with a device not in the least bit innovative and as a result, even less exciting. But, when a sub-£200 tablet arrives from a reputable, and usually quite competitive, manufacturer such as Creative Labs, it’s worth taking a look at. So I did.
The ZiiO features the brand new ARM Cortex A8 processor, in this instance called the ZiiLABS ZMS-08. It’s clocked at the typical 1GHz, which means pretty good performance when it comes to playing back movies. In fact, the press releases claim it can handle blu-ray quality video playback. I haven’t quite put that to the test, but it handled all the HD stuff I threw at it. It even has HDMI output which can place 720p movies on your TV if you like.