Novo 7 Venus tablet is a a Nexus 7 knockoff

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Chinese electronics manufacturers have never been shy about copying the designs of industry heavyweights like Apple or Google.

The latest knockoff to cross our radar screens? The 7 Venus Android tablet by Ainol Novo.

As you can see in the image above, it looks and sounds quite a bit like Google's Nexus 7 tablet. The biggest difference between the two devices? The processor, as the 7 Venus is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core ATM7029 processor, while the Nexus 7 tablet is equipped with a Tegra 3 processor.

Additional specs include a quad core GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a seven-inch display set at a resolution of 1280 x 800. The 7 Venus also features a two-megapixel rear view camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.

Bluetooth and GPS support are conspicuously absent, although Ainol Novo offers a dongle for sale that can add both Bluetooth and GPS capability.  

Frankly, the biggest draw of the tablet is probably its $140 price tag. Nevertheless, it isn't cheap enough to make most people risk a knockoff no-name tablet purchase.

For just a tad more cash you can pick up a Kindle Fire HD, while the real Nexus 7 will cost you somewhere around $200 for starters. So yes, the extra $60 is probably money well spent for the majority of mobile users out there.