Having just compared the Visual Land Android 4.0 Prestige models 7 and 7L, it is only fitting to also compare the “Connect” model as well. I was unable to find proper comparisons of these 3 tablets on the internet, so I decided to create them myself!

Again, I am not promoting any particular tablet, but I do want to fill in all the knowledge gaps for this upcoming holiday season, which will see shoppers tripping over mountains of different tablets (of which I will probably compare many). The more you know about them, the better buying decisions you can make!

Solid Tip: The Prestige and Connect models are nearly identical. Read on for the necessary information, but buying one over the other won’t be a big deal.

OS: Android Operating System

The Connect model is available in two different Android setups. You will likely encounter the newer version, but just in case you stumble across a super-cheap loss leader version on Black Friday, you will want to make sure. That version would likely be an older 2.3 Android OS. I have seen the newer one advertised on Amazon, Walmart, Tiger Direct, etc, sometimes even with a nice leather case.

Close up Visual Land Connect tablet

Hardware: Prestige vs Connect

External hardware (the bezel) is the main difference between the two models. The Connect 7 inch tablet features some actual buttons on the front, as shown in the picture above. The Prestige is a hair smaller (by a quarter inch length) and uses only the touch screen.

The buttons also mean the Connect model weighs 3 ounces more. Not something you will notice.

Model Controls Size Weight
Connect Touch+buttons 7.75″ x 4.75″ x 0.5″ 13 oz
Prestige Touch only 7.50″ x 4.70″ x 0.4″ 10 oz

Internal hardware is the same between the two models of tablet.

  • 8 gigabytes storage
  • MicroSD card expansion up to 32 gigabytes
  • 512 megabytes DDR3 RAM
  • WiFi enabled
  • 1 speaker, 1 headphone jack, 1 mini USB, 1 mic built-in
  • 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 5 point capacitive touch screen
  • 16:9 800×480 pixel 7 inch screen
  • battery life of 8 hour use or 5 day standby
  • Adobe Flash 11 installed

Software: Prestige vs Connect

Pre-loaded software slightly varies on the two models. Both models come pre-loaded with:

Web Browser, Super-HD Video Player, Music Player, GetJar, E-mail, PDF Reader, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, SWF Player, File Manager, Sound Recorder

Prestige model also includes:

DocumentsToGo, Netflix, Skype, Sugarsync, IMDB, Angry Birds, Recipes, Evernote, Fruit Ninja, 1Mobile, Kindle, Sprinkle, Scramble, Aldiko, YouTube

That’s it

Largely the same tablet, only some pre-loaded software and case design differentiates these two tablets. You will no doubt see them advertised this 2012 holiday season.