The E7001 came to be known more as an excellent clone of the mini iPad though not as much for its performance. However, its China based manufacturer Moonse has stepped in to set things right and make the E7001 a real workhorse of a tablet device. And going by initial reports, they have done a commendable job.
To begin with, Moonse has made sure that they did not applyonly a cosmetic makeover to the E7001. Instead, they have pushed the potential of the tablet to its limit. They have achieved this maximum partially by just incorporating a processor that’s more capable and powerful. So it’s now a 720 MHz CPU made by Telechips based on the ARM11 core that now does duty in the 7 inch MID, replacing the earlier ARM9-based 600MHz Rockchip RK2808. What’s more significant is the new processor has support for 3D acceleration as well as for displaying 1080p full HD video while there is also a DSP co-processor that is built-in on the main processor. What’s more, a change of CPU has also resulted in the tablet being now compatible with Android 2.1 which is a substantial improvement from the Android 1.5 that the E7001 in its earlier avatar could support.
The other specifications are expected to be the same though they are yet to be confirmed by the company. The enhancement in performance is there to be seen as the company said the upgraded tablet is expected to boot up in 30 seconds with a similar boost across the entire spectrum of the tablet’s performance. The inclusion of the Android 2.1 came with its own set of goodies like dynamic wallpaper, graphics, and interface enhancements. Even 3D games as demonstrated and the use of accelerometer were all quite impressive.
The device is expected to be released shortly and at a reasonable price, though exact details of both these aspects have not yet been revealed by the company. The E7001 comes at a price of $132 and a pricing that’s nearer to this for the upgraded version will surely be a boon.