Top 10 Budget Android Tablets Launched in CES 2012
CES is one of the most acclaimed electronic shows that attract the biggest manufacturers showcasing their technologically advanced gadgets and raising the bar even higher every time. As several announcements around ultrabooks were been made before, it was no surprise that CES will see plenty of action on the table front. The show had several advanced tables that will prove trendsetters in terms of technology, performance, and convenience. Right from a 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet priced under 200 USD to a quad-core tablet for just 25 USD, technology will soon touch everyone’s life alike. With so much buzz around the display, most of the tablets had full HD displays. As expected this CES 2012 showcased an explosion of the new tablet, each one distinguished with extraordinary HD display, outstanding gaming ability, and some with 3D technology. Here are the top 10 budget Android tablets launched at CES 2012.
1. Viewsonic ViewPad E70
Viewsonic has broken its image as an underperforming cheap tablets manufacturer with the launch of Viewsonic Viewpad E70. This Viewpad is Ice Cream Sandwich-running Android 4.0. Priced at a mere 169 USD, this tablet runs on 1GHz processor for seamless performance. However, there is nothing notable about this tab other than the aforementioned features. A 7-inch 800×600 display of high-definition quality allows you to enjoy applications on the go. At such a reasonable price such high-performance tablet is not commonplace. With Viewsonic, the Viewpad tablet will be within everyone’s reach in the future.
2. LePan Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets
LePan is a not so known tablet brand in the market till CES 2012. The less-known manufacturer set eyeballs rolling this year with its Android gadgets. LePan III is an excellent tablet that is powered by a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor and runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is fitted with 1 GB RAM and its processor can reach 1.5 GHz. Last but not the least, LePan III has 8 GB of storage, 4.0 Bluetooth for seamless connectivity, and a 5-megapixel camera on the back. For video chat, this tablet comes with a 2-megapixel camera up front. 1080p video output allows the user to have HD video recording on the go. Another one from the manufacturer is LePan II which runs on 3.4 Android Honeycomb with all the aforesaid features except a slower dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
3. Panasonic ToughPad A1
The Panasonic ToughPad A1 as the name suggests is all about durability. This tablet can survive water damage and normal shocks with aplomb. Its matte display gives it an elegant look. This tablet is been designed specially for enterprises as well as military personnel. It is loaded with the latest software and runs on 3.2 Android Honeycomb OS. With a RAM size of 1 GB RAM and a 10.1-inch diagonal screen, 2 megapixels front and a 5 megapixels rear camera, this tablet is just ideal for rough working environments
4. Gadmei E8 3D Glasses-Free 3D Android 4.0 Tablet
Gadmei showcased in CES 2012, its first glasses-free 3D Android 4.0 tablet that runs on Android 4.0.3 on a 1 GHz Cortex processor and I GB RAM. The storage capacity is around 8 GB with 0.3 megapixels, optional 2 megapixels rear camera. It has an 8-inch, 1280×768 display screen that uses a parallel barrier glass-free 3D technology. So, when it comes to 3D pictures and movies, Gadmei E8 is frankly awesome as compared to Gadmei T863.
5. Toshiba Excite X10
Toshiba Excite X10 which was launched at IFA and Japan with a different name some time ago was a center of attraction at CES 2012. It has been recently introduced in the American markets as Excite X10. It is an ultra-slim tablet that weighs 1.2 pounds and runs on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system. One can also upgrade this tablet to Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet is powered with a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor and 1GB of RAM. It has a 10.1-inch, 1280×800 display screen with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. Toshiba has priced the 16 GB version of this tablet at 529.99 USD
6. Asus MeMO Me370T
Asus MeMO Me370T by Asus won the “Best of CES” award in the tablet category. This tablet runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is powered with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and a 1280 x 800px resolution 7-inch HP display screen. This tablet is all about performance and has been reasonably priced at 250 USD.
7. Lenovo K2 10-inchTablet
This tablet is one of the most sophisticated and optimum quality, Ice Cream Sandwich implementations. Powered with an Android 4.0 operating system and 10-inch display screen and 2 GB RAM, the Lenovo K2 tablet will push the bar even higher for multimedia aspirations in its genre. In addition, this tablet also features a fingerprint scanner, a camera, and an LED flash on the back
8. Acer Iconia Tab A510
NVIDIA in partnership with Acer has launched Acer Iconia Tab A510 with quad-core Tegra 3 behind Android 4.0. This processor can clock up to 1.3 GHz and the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system seems to work quite fine on this tab. It has a 10-inch, 1280×800 HD screen. Acer Iconia Tab A510 comes laden with an advanced stock of software and games
9. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Samsung also set many eyeballs rolling with Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. This tablet is already available and has been well received in the US markets. However, this one had a new feature added to it, LTE connectivity. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has a super AMOLED plus HD display screen. It is powered with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 3.1, Honeycomb. If required then one can also upgrade it to Ice Cream Sandwich. For HD video recording it is laced with a 3.15-megapixel rear-facing camera along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
10. Lenovo IdeaTab S2
It’s a 10.1-inch tablet from Lenovo which is fitted with dual-core Android 4.0 running on Qualcomm’s edge-cutting Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. Lenovo IdeaTab S2 weighs 1.1 pounds and is one-third of an inch in thickness. The battery backup is excellent and can last up to 20 hours. Last but not the least, a Kernel-level security system places it amongst the most secure tablets available in the market.
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