Acer has gone to new lows so far pricing of its tablet is concerned. The company has just come out with the Tab 7 that costs just $100. This makes it even lower than the A1-830 and B1-720 from the Iconia series that the company had launched earlier for $130 and $149 respectively. The Tab 7 though packs in specs that could belie its ultra low pricing.
Powered by a 1.5 Ghz dual core cortex A9 chip mated to a 1 GB RAM, the Tab 7 offers a 7 inch 1024 X 600 pixel display and 8 GB of storage. Thankfully, there is a micro SD card slot as well to help shore up the meagre storage. The tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and includes 1.9 and 5 megapixel camera along the front and rear respectively. That’s really cool for a tablet that costs just $100. The 3000mAh battery though is good enough for just 5 hours of usage. Whether the low initial cost will be able to belittle the paltry back up times remains to be seen.
As for its looks, the Tab 7 exudes style and character in equal measure. Donned in a shade of silver, the tablet’s looks is accentuated further by the textured finish that the tablet incorporates at the rear along with the company logo in the center.
However, the tablet right now is only available in China and no one knows for sure when it will be rolled out in other parts of the world.
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