Remember the Sero 7 tablets that were released last year? Well, Hisense is adding another tablet to the line, the Hisense Sero 8. As the name suggests, it will be sporting an 8-inch display, and like the previous slates in the line, will come with an affordable price tag. Check it out!
Hisense Sero 8 – Slightly bigger, budget slate
So what does this slightly bigger slate have to offer? Well, its 8-inch IPS display maxes out at 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and supports 5-point multi-touch. The rest of the specs are modest compared to other 8-inchers out there, but are pretty decent for a budget offering. The Hisense Sero 8 features a 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3188T quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. Other features include 2 cameras (a VGA front camera and a 2 MP rear shooter), WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a microSD card slot, and a 4000 mAh battery.
Though the hardware is a little mediocre, software-wise, this tablet PC will reportedly ship with Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat.
Pricing and Availability
The Hisense Sero 8 is now available for pre-order in the UK for £90 – which is around US $150. We’re not sure when this will land on US shores, but it should be pretty soon.
So. What do you think? The specs and features are pretty sparse. Considering the price point though, we’re not really that surprised. We do hope Hisense releases a Pro version of this though, like last year’s Sero 7 Pro. That is a real winner, isn’t it? Or at least it was when it first hit the shelves last year. It packed an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, and better cameras compared to the Sero 8, a 2 MP front-facing camera and a 5 MP rear camera. It debuted with a US $150 price tag, which was a real dealmaker considering the little powerhouse had Nexus 7 (2013)-ish tech specs.
At any rate, the Sero 8 seems like a good tablet for penny-pinchers out there. It won’t cost an arm and a leg, but you won’t be able to expect any heavy lifting out of this tablet PC.
via [ The Digital Reader ]