For awhile now manufacturers have been trying incredibly hard to undercut each other on prices. The Kindle Fire was the first truly successful budget Android tablet, but it had more than its fair share of problems. Last year, Google teamed up with ASUS to enter the budget Android tablet market with the Nexus 7, and as we all know, it was widely successful and a successor is supposedly coming this July. But, just because a couple of manufacturers have a hold on the market doesn’t mean everyone else will roll over and die. Yesterday, popular Chinese manufacturer Hisense announced two new budget Android tablets, the Sero 7 LT and the Sero 7 Pro. The company said that they would be Walmart exclusive tablets, but did not announce a release date.
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Hisense has announced that its two budget Android tablets, the Sero 7 LT and the Sero 7 Pro, are now available from Walmart stores around the country. The less powerful Sero 7 LT will run you just $99, while the slightly quicker Sero 7 Pro will cost $50 more at $149.
As far as specifications go, the Sero 7 LT isn’t offering anything to write home about, but what did you expect? The device is rocking a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4 gigs of internal storage, a microSD card slot with support for 32GB cards, a 7-inch, 1,024 x 600-pixel display , 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 4.1, and a four-hour battery. As far as ports go, the device is offering mini HDMI, SD, and micro USB ports, as well as WiFi, of course.
The Sero 7 Pro is a quite a bit better. It is packing a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 8 gigs of storage, a 1,280 x 800 display, a 2MP front facing shooter, a 5MP rear camera, up to 10 hours of battery life and Android 4.2. It has mini HDMI, SD, and USB ports, as well as NFC.
Both of these tablets should be available from your local Walmart store now.
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