Alcatel OneTouch has taken the wraps off the Pixi 7, a new bargain basement 7in tablet which the company claims doesn’t compromise on quality.
Of course, given that this slate is priced at 79 Euros (£65), there is of course only so much you’re going to get for your money.
The hardware comprises of a 7in TFT screen with a none-too-impressive 960 x 540 resolution, driven by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek CPU. Twin cameras are here, surprisingly, although they’re both 0.3-megapixel affairs, so don’t plan on anything but the flimsiest of snaps. There’s 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, and some clear corners cut, but there is a microSD slot so you can expand the storage.
Android 4.4 KitKat is on board, which is good to see, and Alcatel OneTouch claims that the 2840mAh battery will provide four hours of web browsing on the go. Wi-Fi is here, but obviously there’s no 3G at this price point.
One useful extra is an infrared port so you can use the slate as a universal remote for your HDTV.
On the whole, given the low asking price, this seems like reasonable value, but for a bit more money you can get considerably superior hardware on something like the Tesco Hudl.
At any rate, there’s a bit of a wait before the Pixi hits the shelves, as it won’t arrive until July.
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