(WXYZ) - After the Monster M7 tablet froze up during testing, Consumer Reports rated it a "Don't Buy." Monster has an updated version of its software, and once updated, the tablets ran without a problem in Consumer Reports' test labs. So Consumer Reports has lifted its "Don't Buy" rating.
Consumer Reports says if you own an Monster M7 tablet and are experiencing problems, go to MyMonsterTablet.com and follow the instructions under the "Firmware Update" tab to get the latest version of the software. Consumer Reports also says that some fo the Monster M7 tablets currently being sold still have the old software.
As for the tablet itself, which is sold exclusively at Walmart for $150, Consumer Reports gave it 67 points out of 100, not high enough to be recommended. Some of the issues they found during testing included a relatively short battery life and lack of a camera flash and a finger-print resistant screen.