Joeyjoejoe says: June 11, 2011 at 4:25 am
I just received my new 7″ Kogan Agora Tablet, its pretty sweet, touchscreen isn’t as responsive as I would like, I find myself pressing hard and licking the tip of my finger as it does not respond to my touch at times. Battery life seems considerably short, lucky to get half a day on a full charge (even when a majority of the time it was on standby)
Besides those drawbacks; I have been trying to gain Root on it for 2 days now with no luck, don’t bother with Gingerbreak.apk I ran it for an hour and it didn’t work. I also tried Rooting it with ‘SuperOneClick’ but didn’t have much luck with that either (program kept crashing on me, I may try again on another pc, but I’m doubtful it will work.) So If anyone knows of a way to Root this device, please share it with the world!
No longer a netbook (anything over 10″ is a laptop in my opinion), the new Agora laptop features a 11.6″ LED display, an Intel Celeron processor and a 4 cell battery.
The laptop comes in two models – the Agora and Agora Pro. The difference? The former has 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard disk, and the latter doubles those specs – 2GB of RAM and a 500GB hard disk.
The new product in the Agora range is the Agora 7″ tablet. The 1GHz processor, 512MB memory and Android 2.3 (aka gingerbread) really makes me wish it had a 10″ display! The specs are good enough to warrant purchasing one except for that 7″ display.
A 7″ tablet is really just a big phone, and I already have a phone running Android! So come on Kogan – compete in the tablet market and release a 10″ tablet running Android 3.0 (aka honeycomb).
If any readers have a product from the new Agora range and wants to post some reviews, please leave a comment below and I’ll be in touch
Update: Please note this article is only applicable to 1st generation (10″) Kogan Agora netbook. If you have a 2nd generation (12″) Kogan Agora laptop you will need to purchase a “half” sized mini PCI-E card.
After several months of fighting my Kogan Agora netbook to connect to wifi networks, which included the netbook only connecting to my access point if I saved the AP’s configuration, I have finally found a fix to better the wifi performance.
Back cover removed, showing the network card (bottom left)