It’s harder and harder to prevail in the increasingly competitive smaller-than 10-inch tablet arena, with everyone from Google to Samsung to Asus to Apple going for gold, but there are still ways to stand out. And you don’t even need to be a big name in the gadget manufacturing business.
Take Ematic. They’ve made quite the waves in April with the dirt-cheap $80 Genesis Prime 7-incher and now they’re back to go after Apple.
Granted, the iPad Mini’s comfortable position at the top of the food chain is unlikely to be threatened by the Ematic Pro (model number EGP008,) but the latter has enough going for it to draw the attention of a certain audience.
You know, the not-made-of-money audience. The folks that actually have to earn their living and don’t rely on mom and dad for food, clothing and fun… anymore. In short, the working class, which will have a field day upon hearing about Ematic Pro’s price tag: $129.99. With on-board Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And a quad-core GPU. And dual-core 1.6 GHz ARM 7-based processor.
Not to mention 1 gig of RAM and a battery supposedly capable of running for up to 10 hours on a full charge. Naturally, there are a couple of flaws that you’ll have to deal with, like a fairly chunky profile, low-res 8-inch 1,024 x 768 pix res display and 8 GB of internal storage, but on the whole the bang for buck factor is outstanding. Don’t you agree? If so, head on over to Walmart and do your thing.