Budget tablet maker E Fun has launched two new Android tablets, featuring 7 and 8 inch displays and very, very low price tags. The 7 inch model sells for just $69, but I’m still not sure I’d pay that much for it. The new $99 model with an 8 inch screen, on the other hand, looks halfway decent… for the price.
The E Fun Nextbook Premium 8HD is now available from Walmart for $99. It features an 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel capacitiv toucshcreen display, a 1.5 GHz Amlogic ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.
The tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software, has front and rear cameras, HDMI output, and a microSD card slot. It supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and E Fun says it’ll run for up to 6 hours if you’re watching videos, or 5 hours if you’re surfing the web.
E Fun’s 8 inch tablet is also a Google Certified device which comes with the Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and other apps.
For $99, I wouldn’t expect stellar build quality, battery life, or performance. But if you’re looking for an 8 inch Android tablet and you’re willing to sacrifice quality for savings, the Nextbook Premium 8HD is a heck of a lot cheaper than the $400 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
Meanwhile, the E Fun Nextbook Premium 7SE-8GP sells for just $69, but it’s spec sheet is much less impressive. It has a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 chip, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a front-facing camera only.
This tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and gets up to 5 hours of battery life.
On the bright side, it does have HDMI output and a microSD card slot and it’s a Google Certified device.