If you are looking for the cheapest tablet with a 1 GHz processor along with a capacitive touchscreen display, Epesitec has the answer. The price announced is a lucrative $189, which is $10 less than the Amazon Kindle Fire.
The model priced at $189 boasts of a a 7 inch touchscreen display, a 1.2 GHz Freescale processor along with PowerVR Series5 graphics. Named Epesitec E515, the tablet will connect to the internet via Wi-Fi only.
However, lest you think the Epesitec offerings are all about being ultra cheap, there is also a higher priced version on offer with better features incorporated. Named E516, the tablet is 3G capable with the expected price of the device being $249.
The other features that would be common for both the models are 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 32 GB. They would have both front and rear facing 3 megapixel camera as well as provision for TV output and USB port to connect other external devices. The company has announced arrival of the tablets on the 1st of November. Both the tablet PCs will also be Bluetooth enabled, while the operating system will be Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
So does a $10 price advantage makes the Epesitec offering a better buy than the Kindle Fire? While the answer to this lies with individual consumer preferences, the one thing that cannot be denied is that Kindle Fire has got something that the E515 or the 516 does not; and that is the backing of a company as respected as Amazon. So its up to the consumers to decide, whether they would go for a tablet that’s a bit cheaper or for a reputable one. The Kindle Fire though is all about being confined to the Amazon world and that may not be to the liking of many.
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