Ainol’s latest tablet features a 7 inch screen, Android 4.1 software, and a quad-core processor. The Ainol Novo 7 Crystal 2 also one of the cheapest quad-core tablets around, priced at around $100.
Of course, not all quad-core tablets are created equal. This model doesn’t have a Samsung Exynos 4 or NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip. Instead it has an Actions ATM7029 ARM Cortex-A5 processor with Vivante GC1000 graphics.
While that should offer better performance than any 3-year old smartphone chip, it’s not exactly the fastest chip on the market today. GeekBuying has posted some benchmark results showing pretty good scores in the Linpack and NenaMark benchmarks of CPU and graphics performance.
The Ainol Novo 7 Crystal 2 has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It features a microSD card slot and USB and HDMi ports, and a 3700mAh battery which the company says should be good for 5 to 6 hours of run time.
The tablet features 802.11n WiFi but lacks Bluetooth or GPS. It has a front-facing VGA camera and a 5-point capacitive multitouch display.