$90 Matrix One tablet now on sale, comes in pink too

$90 Matrix One tablet now on sale, comes in pink too
Despite the geeky name, the Matrix One is not a tablet that would be featured in a sci-fi blockbuster movie. Quite the opposite – it is the slate that bargain hunters would be interested in due to its $90 price tag. That's 10 dollars less than what the tablet was expected to retail for when it was unveiled earlier this year.

Of course, one should not expect to get much in terms of specs for that amount of money. The base Matrix One model comes with 1.5GHz processor, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. For $40 extra you can have the RAM doubled up to 1GB and the storage capacity increased to 16GB. Android 4.0 is pre-installed on the device, and a microHDMI output allows it to be hooked up to a TV.

For a tablet that can be purchased for less than $100, such a specs sheet does not seem all that bad. Sure, we'd still recommend considering the $199 Google Nexus 7 tablet instead, but if junior has been getting on your nerves asking for a tablet for himself, the Matrix One could be the right choice. Also, it might be suitable for a custom, in-car entertainment solution or a similar DIY project. What would you use a $90 tablet for? Let us know down in the comments. 

source: Matrix One via Engadget

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5 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I'd use it to slap a mugger. Here, I'll give you my tablet and nothing else! :p

2. SprintPower

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

went this route at Christmas. All the bargain tablets are junk. Spend the $199 and get a Kindle or Nexus. Don't flush your hard earned money. You will hate it 5 minutes after you start it up.

3. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

Wow! I want one!!!hahaha

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think it's perfect tablet for your kids. It will do enough for school and entertainment and if it breaks they can mow the yard a couple times or so and get another one. I too would get the nexus 7 it will have more developers official and non official working on refinements but perfect first time tablet for an eight year old.

5. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Replace your Chumby with one to use bedside as an alarm clock and for checking weather or a quick browse.

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