There is a new tablet in town, and it’s not every day that we get to see a top notch car maker launch a tablet. This that makes the Hyundai T7 special. The specs are impressive as well, with a quad core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor, Mali 400 graphics, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage. Upfront lies a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
The tablet also boasts of a few other niceties, such as an HDMI out port, a micro USB port, and a microSD card slot. The tablet runs Android 4.0 ICS instead of the latest Jelly Bean, which could have added to its appeal even more. The T7 has also been endowed with a pair of cameras, front 0.3 and rear 2 megapixels, while Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth round off the connectivity options the tablet has to offer.
However, while all the above makes the T7 pretty likeable on paper and the tablet impresses with its performance, the device lacks in quality. Also, as liliputing points out, there is still some work to be done with the tablet’s software to ensure it provides a seamless working experience, something that the device seems to be lacking. While the T7 out performs the Nexus 7, as well as the recently launched Asus MeMo Pad ME301T (both of which feature a Tegra 3 quad core chip), the T7’s rather disappointing experience on the software front as well as its build quality leave something to be desired. Hyundai has worked its way to the top in the world of automobiles and is already respected for its commitment towards quality and ease of use. That is, however, lacking with the T7.
The only consolation is that the T7 is priced around $166, while some retailers are ready to shave off a bit more to entice buyers. It remains to be seen if this can win it some big time buyers.