A 7 inch tablet PC that costs just $70. Well that’s not a marketing gimmick of any sort but a reality now as for an amount that’s as low as $70, you can be the owner of a tablet PC that can boast of decent performance. This, when e-reader prices have just started to crush the $100 price mark.
Specs wise, there isn’t much to show off though what you get is quite adequate. Like apart from the 7-inch resistive touchscreen with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, there’s a WM8505+ processor from VIA along with 256MB of DDR2 RAM along with NAND flash storage, the exact size of which isn’t available as yet though the microSD card slot makes sure you will have plenty of room to work around. Google’s open source Android operating system manages the working of the entire tablet PC that also includes twin USB 2.0 ports, a headphone jack along with an embedded mic.
Apart from these, there’s other goodies like a RJ-45 connector or stereo speakers. Connectivity options include 802.11b/g WiFi while there’s also the optional 3G feature that can be availed of. The in built accelerometer ensures the switch from portrait to landscape mode is automatic and effortless. Powering the tablet will be a rather low 2400mAh battery though perhaps, its a reminder that the tablet PC costs just $70.
Also, the latest issue of the Good E-Reader Magazine is currently out and is just as exciting as all the previous issues.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email