Polaroid M7 is a Nexus 7-like tablet for $129, coming this Spring


Polaroid isn’t the first name to come to mind when speaking about Android devices and tablets in particular, but the company wants to change that perception by bringing a powerful and very affordable no-compromise 7-inch tablet at CES 2013, the Polaroid M7.

Just as Acer’s Iconia B1, the Polaroid M7 undercuts the Nexus 7 price and flaunts a starting price point of $129.

At the same time, it has a 7-inch 1,280 x 800 pixel display, a dual-core processor of unspecified kind, a 2-megapixel camera and expandable internal storage via microSD cards. The Polaroid M7 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that takes lag out of Ice Cream Sandwich, and overall at that price it definitely seems to hit all requirements on our wishlist and has everything it needs to sell to the masses.

Would you be interested in buying an affordable device like the Polaroid M7 for yourself or as a gift, or are you instead looking at pricier but better-specced alternatives?

source: Polaroid


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21 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

N7 started it all, customers now have tonnes of affordable quality tablets to choose.

3. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

But N7 is still the best !!

4. MeoCao unregistered

Is there any doubt, but there are many places in the world people have to buy N7 at very high price.

9. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Meo you're right. In my country, getting an iPad mini is almost same as getting a Nexus 7.

19. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

ACTUALLY, IT'S SAME FOR MY COUNTRY TOO.. The price of N7 is almost same as ipad mini. but,in my country no other tablet have same/more features in that price bracket..

16. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

add a SD slot to it before crowning someone..!!

18. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i think amazon kindle fire started it all..since google isnt very happy that kindle is the best selling android tablet on its time!! but yeah n7 is a good choice!! but hoping the next 7" nexus includes rear camera!

2. nwright94 unregistered

That skin looks like windows phone kind of

10. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Why does it look lik Win8 ???? I hate it ....well just have to customize it I guess ;)

5. severian37

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

It's not a quad core, but for that price, it's a great deal. Tablet prices and finally coming down to where more people will be able to get one without breaking the bank.

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Now this will annihilate Acer iconia B1, and in some places even Nexus 7. I know some of you will start jumping in favour of Nexus 7, but keep this in mind, that world over Nexus 7 is not available for 199$, then it does t have any camera, and also it doesn't have expandable memory..........

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Metro Fail

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Wow somebody's copying windows now. This should be a good sign for Microsoft as long as they aren't feeling sue happy.

11. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Well it seems lik no one can give Quad Core in the 100-180 $ price range !!! very sad ...So Google still is the Winner & they released it last year...it really disappoints me...

21. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

You better make your own Quad Core tablet/phone for 100 bucks

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Do we have a release date? I want a well rounded budget 7"-er until the 10" market settles down in the low $300s @2600k, A15 4-core, I'd imagine around November. This baby with the SD slot sounds awfully tempting. Any chance to get it before March?

13. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

copying microsoft

14. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

IS Polaroid trying to get sued by Microsoft..? I thought this was a RT Tablet for a second.

17. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

WinRT does not look that sh***y. The interface on this tablet looks terrible.

15. marchels14 unregistered

Here comes microsoft with suing because it looks like windows 8 , couldnt they think of different look.

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm looks like Microsoft lawyers are going to get a work out folks. this OS looks like Microsoft "Modern UI" tiles AKA metro tiles. Microsoft created this interface so they would not get sued by Apple or android. I do not think that they will let others use it without a court Patent Violation fight

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