TCL's huge Android tablet with 17.3-inch display goes on sale on Amazon for $500

TCL, the Chinese company owning the Alcatel brand, has just released the Xess tablet in the United States. Officially unveiled last year at IFA trade fair as Alcatel Xess, the Android tablet was originally slated for an April release, but that did not happen.

Those looking for a tablet that can replace their TVs will be pleased to know that the Xess is now available for purchase in the United States via Amazon. However, the tablet is now sold under the TCL brand, but the good news is it only costs $500.

According to TCL, the Xess is an Alexa-powered hub that features JBL audio and comes with a bonus remote camera in the sales package. The huge-17.3-inch display supports full HD (1080p) resolution, but the list of impressive features end here.

The tablet is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card.

As mentioned earlier, the Xess comes packed with dual 3-watt JBL speakers for an amazing audio experience. Unfortunately, TCL's tablet ships with the rather old Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system onboard and we ca safely assume that it will never get an update to a more recent version of the OS.

There's isn't really anything exceptional about the TCL Xess, so the $500 price tag might be too high for what the tablet has to offer. It's up to each and everyone to decide whether they want to grab one or choose one of the many alternatives available on the market.

source: Amazon via Slashgear



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I thought it was an AMD processor or some s**t I read somewhere else.

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

edit, it was wrong, its a stupid mediatek SoC

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This tablet was originally released back in April of this year.

3. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

I would call it an Android All-in-One instead of a tablet. All that crap on the back would make it impossible to use as an actual tablet.

7. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

why dont these companies just make a big android laptop (23 inches and bigger) with a detachable keyboard with trackpad? and when seperated from the keyboard base, there should be a built-in adjustable kick stand in the back of the screen

5. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I'd call it more of a micro AndroidTV. I think there is a market for such a device, but at $500, it's competing with 50" versions of the same concept.

6. tangbunna

Posts: 481; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

throw away the mainboard and replace it with raspberry pi3 or just simply mount a laptop motherboard

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