Skytex Skypad Alpha 2 tablet now available (on sale for $169)

Skytex Skypad Alpha 2

As promised, Skytex has started taking orders for the Skypad ALpha 2. It’s an Android tablet with a 7 inch display, a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system. It has a 5-point multitouch display, support for 1080p HD and 3D video, and HDMI output.

Those features are almost enough to make me overlook the lose resolution, 800 x 480 pixel display. But at a time when many 4-inch phones have higher resolution displays, it’s tough to justify spending money on a 7 inch tablet with a low-res screen.

The good news is that Skytex is running a promotion through December 25th which knocks $50 off the tablet’s normal $219 price tag.

You can pick one up for $169 if you use the coupon code SPA250 at the Skytex web store.

  • Nards Barley

    I could live with the resolution at that price if it came with android market out of the box.

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    • Nards Barley

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  • Anonymous

    This company doesn’t make anything they buy from suppliers and slap their name on it.

    • AppleFUD

      This is apple?!?!?!?

      /s

  • http://twitter.com/simoncabron Simon Cabron

    From what I understand, the pixel density of a 7″ 800×480 screen is 133ppi, and the iPad2 with 9.7″ at 1024×768 is 132ppi. So technically it’s more pixel dense than an ipad. That being said, I love the Springboard’s 7″ 1280×800 screen. I just hate its price.

  • Lee

    Is this a good tablet to purchase?  I want one for my daughter who is 10 yrs old.

  • rayray

    when i click on it the price is 299 then u get 50 bucks off and makes it 249. where is the 169 deal at?

    • Noemail

      This tablet is available for 174.00 after shipping http://www.teambuy.ca/winnipeg/28135515

  • Lee

    teambuy Halifax is $159…..