Coby MID7042-4 Widescreen Tablet

16x9 Widescreen Touchscreen with Android 4.0 and 1GHz Processor


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Product Features:

  • Widescreen Tablet with Android 4.0
  • Impressive multi-touch widescreen with WSVGA 800x480 resolution for immaculate video, photos, and games
  • Powerful and high-speed 1GHz processor allows users to use various function simultaneously for awesome multitasking
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, reliable and quick wireless internet networking support
  • Access to an expansive selection of applications through the app marketplace allow users to expand entertainment and productivity features
  • Plays most popular video, music, and photo formats for instant access to all of your treasured media
  • HDMI capability allows connection to 1080p HD videos on HDTV
  • Including an E-book reader, users can download and enjoy thousands of ePub standard books
  • Automatic orientation sensor allows users to seamlessly switch from portrait or landscape modes with a simple move
  • Built-in front-facing camera with microphone allows users to take pictures or communicate with video chatting
  • MicroSDHC card allows for expanded memory capacity
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery for extended use and quick recharge

Technical Specifications:

  • CPU Type: Telechip Cortex A8
  • CPU Speed: 1GHz
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Hard Drive Type: Flash
  • Hard Drive Size: Built-in 4GB/ expandable up to 32GB
  • Display Size: 7"
  • Display Type: Capactive Multi-Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 800x480 WSVGA
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • WLAN Type: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Audio Input: Microphone
  • Audio Output: 3.5mm headphone jack & built-in speaker
  • Video Output: High speed HDMI, type C, supports 1080p and 720p
  • Front facing VGA 0.3MP camera
  • USB Port: 2.0 High-Speed
  • Compatible with Microsoft Widnows XP, Vista, 7 or higher and MAc OS or Linux
  • OS Support: Android 2.3
  • Dimensions: 4.8"W x 7.56"D x .04"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Tablet Specifications

The depth of the unit measured in inches.
Operating System Version
This is the version of operating system that comes with the unit. Units can often be upgraded to a more current version, but may experience issues if they do not meet hardware requirements.
Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Clock Rate (Per Core)
This is the speed of the processor inside the unit, per core. The higher the speed, the faster the unit can process information.
1 GHz
Whether or not the unit features a touchscreen.
Screen Size
This is the size of the display on the unit. It is measured diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner.
Screen Type
This is the type of display that the unit has.
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
1024 x 600 
This is the primary color of the unit.
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
12 oz.
This is the height of the unit in inches.
The width of the unit measured in inches.
Operating System
This is the type of operating system (OS) that the unit uses. Some operating systems are brand-specific, such as Apple's iOS, whereas systems like Google's Android are featured on a wide variety of devices.
Google Android

Memory Specifications

Maximum Card Capacity
This is the maximum amount of removable storage the unit supports.
32 GB
Memory Card Slot
This is the format of removable memory that is in the unit.
Internal Memory
This is the amount of built-in memory that the cell phone has. This does not include removable media cards.
4 GB
Internal Memory (Total Storage)
This is the total amount of internal memory of the unit. This includes both built-in memory and removable storage.
32 GB
This is the total amount of random access memory built-in to the unit. The more internal memory, the faster your unit will access contacts, photos, videos, and other content.
1 GB

Camera Specifications

Video Capture
This is the highest video mode that the unit is capable of recording video.
Front Facing Camera Resolution
The resolution, in megapixels (MP) of the front facing camera.
.3 MP
Front Facing Camera
Whether or not the unit features a front facing camera. These cameras can be used for self portraits, but are more commonly used for video chat.
Whether or not the included camera features an auto-focus.
Whether or not the unit features an integrated flash.
Main Camera
Whether or not the unit features a camera.

Network Compatibility

Mobile Hotspot Capable
This is an application that provides Wi-Fi access to multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Whether or not the device can connect to a WiFi network.


USB Port
The type of USB port built into the unit, if applicable.
Micro USB
Whether or not the unit has an HDMI output for High-Definition video playback.
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) allows the unit to connect to other local devices. The wireless technologies compatible with the unit are listed here.
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

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Puerto Rico

Good value for the money

February 15, 2013

I do recommend this tablet because it is fairly cheap and quite good.
It is a big step up compared to previous generations of Coby tablets. It is capacitive and quite fast, the processor is decent for a 7" tablet and it has enough memory (1GB). It runs with Android 4.0.3 that I like much better than previous Android generations.
Physically speaking, the tablet is fairly well built. It has all the necessary ports and external sdcard capability.
Actually the fact that it has hdmi output is essential for me. For instance, the Nexus 7" is a much better choice from several points of view but the fact that it does not have hdmi output makes it totally useless for me. Without hdmi output I would not be able to connect it to a regular projector (with an adapter) and consequently I would not be able to use it for teaching. My wife has been using it for teaching since I bought it. Actually I bought three of them in different occasions, one for my wife, one for my son and one for my sister in law. I own a Coby 7022 and a 9742.
The only real drawback that may be worth mentioning is that the 7042 like previous Coby tablet generations is not Google certified.
This may or may not be important since the lack of Google Play can be fixed by installing other markets like 1Mobile for instance. Of course most of the other Google apps do not work either.
This can be fixed with a lot of time and work and risk of bricking it. It can be rooted and eventually the Gapps installed. However, those who really care about Google apps are better off waiting for the newly announced 7065 by Coby that is supposed to be better. It has a faster processor, bluetooth, higher screen resolution and it is has the Google apps installed.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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Coby MID7042-4 Widescreen Tablet

16x9 Widescreen Touchscreen with Android 4.0 and 1GHz Processor


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