Zenithink C71 tablet on sale for $76 (make your own Vivaldi Linux tablet)
At about $125 or less, the Zenithink C71 is already one of the cheapest tablets available that can run Google Android 4.0. But today Pandawill is selling the tablet for even less.
You can pick one up today only for $75.99.
Not only can this tablet run Google’s latest operating system though. It’s also the same hardware used for the upcoming Vivalid Linux tablet, which means you can install the latest disk image and make your own Vivaldi for just $76.
That’s not bad, considering the Vivaldi is expected to sell for close to $200.
I’m not saying the Vivaldi tablet won’t be worth $200. The tablet will have twice as much RAM as the standard Zenithink C71, and part of the money will be used to help make the project to manufacture and sell a tablet with open source KDE Plasma Active software sustainable.
But if you don’t care about any of those things, here’s what you get with a $76 Zenithink C71 tablet:
- 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display (150 degree viewing angle)
- 1 GHz Amlogic ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
- Mali 400 graphics
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of storage
- microSD card slot
- 1.3MP camera
- 802.11n WiFi
- HDMI, audio, USB ports
- 2400mAh battery (2-3 hours battery life)
- 7.6″ x 4.7″ x 0.6″
- 12.7 ounces
The low resolution display and poor battery life are kind of disappointing. But it’s hard to beat the price.
Even after today’s sale ends, Pandawill will continue to offer the C71 tablet for $108.