IPS screens do use more battery, so my Samsung Galaxy Note is set at 20% screen brightness, still so bright though, cannot imagine having to use 100% and my Bmorn v99, set at 20% as well. But the screens, both IPS are amazing, in comparison to another 7 inch generic MID, that performance wise is great, but off axis viewing is terrible and straight on veiwing is also sub-par, when compared with IPS- There are a few non IPS screens that are great though, you just have to search and view them for yourself- My HT_PAD 1051, is amazing, and if I didn't know it wasn't I would have thought it was an IPS screen, maybe a mistake was made with mine! Anyhow, do some comparison shopping, maybe you will be okay, as we all were at some point, with a non IPS screen.
Thanks, it's good to hear about the DTS audio. I have a strong feeling that it works on the Aurora. I read on the Onda website that its devices support DTS audio but not mentioned on the Ainol website.. All the features in these Made in China cheap brands are so much in common that I think their chipsets and motherboards were all made by the same OEM manufacturer.
I hope BT works on it too. It's one important feature that I cannot live without. The lack of BT is one of the bigger reason stopping me from buying these devices.
It seems there are no more stocks available anywhere in Hong Kong and possibly the whole southern Guangdong province. My hope of finding a 7" IPS tablet is but a dream now. Well, the only one left is the Hyundai A7HD which isn't out on the market yet and no telling when it will be released. Damn, even the remaining stocks of the Elf the prices have been jacked up to US$200.
I did try out the 2 dozen or so other cheapo tablets out there and yes, IPS is really "To die for". Non-IPS or non-AMOLED screens are really shit. You can barely see the screen when at outdoors or even under bright office lights.
PS. I seriously doubt the Aurora II will be $10 or $20 more than its predecessor especially with dual-core and better IPS screen?