Ematic has been selling low-cost Android tablets for a few years, and now the company’s getting ready to launch its first low-cost Windows tablets.
All three tablets are available for pre-order from Amazon, with prices starting as low as $100… which isn’t actually all that cheap for a Windows tablet these days.
Update: Amazon has removed the pre-order buttons and is now asking customers to sign up to be notified when the tablets are available.
The cheapest member of the Ematic line of Windows tablets features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS capacitive touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.
It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor, features 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 port, microSD card slot, a 2MP rear and 0.3MP front camera, and Windows 8.1 software.
The tablet measures 7.5″ x 4.4″ x 0.31″ and weighs less than 10 ounces.
Spend a little more money and you get a model with a large 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and stereo front-facing speakers (the 7 inch model has a mono speaker on the back).
The rest of the specs are pretty much the same, although this tablet’s obviously a little larger, measuring 8.3″ x 5.1″ x 0.31″ and weighs less than 13 ounces.
Specs for the largest model are a lot like those for the 8 inch tablet, but this 10 inch tablet has a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera.
It also comes with a keyboard folio case which lets you use the Ematic EWT106 sort of like a laptop.
This model measures 10.3″ x 6.3″ x 0.3″ and weighs 1.2 pounds.
If Ematic had introduced these tablets a few months ago, the prices would have seemed spectacular. But bigger-name companies including HP and Toshiba already offer Windows tablets for as little as $100, and other small companies have models that go for even less.
Still, it’s always nice to have more options.