May 23 2013
Price meets performance with the new Hisense Sero line of tablets, exclusively from Walmart
Hisense and Walmart have got together on a pair of Android tablets designed for the budget minded consumer. There are two offerings, both at pretty compelling price points and the hardware itself looks nice enough to make us look twice.
First up, the $99 Sero 7 LT. At the cost of a typical e-reader you'll get a Google certified device with the following specs:
- 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display
- 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of storage
- Mini HDMI, micro USB, microSD
While there's nothing here to amaze anyone, the price point and Google Play certification make it one of the better sub-$100 tablets available.
On the other hand, the $149 Sero 7 Pro has the right price, and specifications that best the Nexus 7 in almost every way:
- 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display
- 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
- 5.0MP rear camera with auto-focus and flash
- 2MP front-facing camera
- mini HDMI, microSD card slot, micro USB port
- Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC
- 10 hour battery life
Hisense has made their first step into the tablet market pretty interesting we think, and we'll definitely have to take a good long look at the Sero 7 Pro. The tablets should be available in stores and online at walmart.com starting May 24. The full press release is after the break.