Budget device maker E Fun plans to launch a 7 inch tablet with a $129.99 price tag in time for the holidays. In other words, even in a world with Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google tablets selling for under $200, there’s still room for companies to cut a few corners on quality and undercut the big guys on cost.

The E Fun Nextbook Premium 7SE-GP is due out in early December.

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The tablet will feature a 1 GHz Amlogic ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 0.3MP front-facing camera, and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software.

An 8GB model will also be available for $149.99.

While the storage capacity is pretty underwhelming, the tablet will have a microSD card slot which you can use for music, movies, and other media. The Nextbook 7SE-GP also features HDMI output, so you can hook it up to a TV and use it as a media player.

It’s not just the limited storage space and the processor choice that help keep the price low though. The tablet also has a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display at a time when many other tablet makers are putting out models with higher resolution 1024 x 600 or 1280 x 800 pixel screens.

In other words, don’t go buying this tablet thinking it’ll be just as good as a Nexus 7. It won’t. But it will be cheaper.

On the other hand, you could always just pick up a new, used, or refurbished NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet on eBay for about the same price and turn it into a general purpose Android tablet yourself.

I guess the good news is that E Fun’s new tablet is a lot better than the company’s previous tablet, which had a slower processor and less memory.

via MarketWatch

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2 replies on “E Fun to launch a $130 Android tablet in December”

  1. very underwhelming in many regards what incentive do I have to buy this over a RK3066 tablet or any other off the wall tablet.

  2. Rather underwhelming in terms of specs, Much better to grab a Window N70 off of Amazon. Just got a friend a Teclast RK 3066 tablet and other than mediocre battery life it has proven incredibly impressive.

    Personally I’m putting CM10 on the Nook Color for two lucky relatives just because the shipping times from HK are too dicey this time of the year

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