Say hello to the £85 ultra-budget 7″ Android tablet!

Say hello to the £85 ultra-budget 7

If you felt that the £180 Disgo and Next Android tablets were a little rich for your frugal tastes, then a new device being sold by Morgan Computers should get your pockets jangling with joy, with the apparently nameless 7″ tablet retaining for a preposterously cheap £85.

The tablet is being offered by bargain basement resellers Morgan Computers and comes with the kind of feature set you might expect for the price.

The tablet-with-no-name musters up a 128MB minuscule slither of RAM backed by a decidedly pedestrian ARM9 VIA8505+ 400MHz processor running the somewhat obscure 1.7.4 iteration of Google’s Android OS.

Say hello to the £85 ultra-budget 7

There’s 2GB of on board storage (expandable via SD or USB), with the 7-inch touchscreen mustering a 800 x 480, QVGA resolution. Users can expect the battery to run out of puff after a disappointingly brief 3 hours.

Rounding off the no frills feature set is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, and support for H.263 AVI files.

Beastly. But cheap.

Although we expect the tablet to be truly beastly to use – anyone expecting slick on-screen animations and a super responsive touch screen is unlikely to feel a warm glow of happiness – but for a mere £85, some users may find it perfect as a cheap and very basic internet device (think email, Twitter and Facebook rather than online gaming and multimedia sessions).

If you’re keeping a place in your heart for a dirt cheap, ultra basic, slow’n’sluggish Android tablet, Morgan say that stock is due to arrive, “around the 18th October 2010.”

Feast your eyes on these specs:

CPU: ARM9 -VIA8505+  400MHz
OS: Google android 1.7.4
Memory: 128M
Storage: 2Gb
LCD: 7″ 16:9  TouchPanel
Resolution ratio: 800*480 QVGA
WIFI: WiFi 802.11b/g
SD Card Port: YES
Earphone: YES
Built in Stereo Speaker: YES
Built-in Camera: 0.3 M/Pixel
Battery: 7.4V 1800mAh
Stand-by time: 3Hrs
Size: 195*120*16 mm
Codecs Supported: H263 /avi

CPU: ARM9 -VIA8505+  400MHzOS: Google android 1.7.4 Memory: 128MStorage: 2GbLCD: 7″ 16:9  TouchPanel Resolution ratio: 800*480 QVGAWIFI: WiFi 802.11b/gUSB Port: YESSD Card Port: YESEarphone: YESBuilt in Stereo Speaker: YESBuilt-in Camera: 0.3 M/PixelBattery: 7.4V 1800mAhStand-by time: 3HrsSize: 195*120*16 mmCodecs Supported: H263 /avi

[Morgan Computers]

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4 Comments on “Say hello to the £85 ultra-budget 7″ Android tablet!”

  1. I wonder if this could handle internet radio?

    Even if it can, the quality of the speaker is gonna be an issue.

  2. BTW, I’ve just noticed that the battery is, on paper at least, better than the Disgo one. And AIUI the slow 400mhz processor does at least mean the battery gets less clobber.

    Still I’m going to wait for a real, hands on review before I buy this, because I’m suspecting it might be a bit too cheap for its own good.

    One to keep an eye on maybe

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