Tablet priced under $100 at Walmart

Tablet priced under $100 at Walmart
The HiSense Sero 7 LT tablet has broken the $100 price mark at Walmart. At $99, the 7 inch Android slate is cheaper than a number of more well-known tablets in this niche including the Amazon Kindle Fire ($159) and the Google Nexus 7 ($199). The Sero 7 is powered by Android 4.1 which means it sports Project Butter, Google Now and actionable notifications.

The HiSense Sero 7 LT features a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor is under the hood. 1GB of RAM is aboard while 4GB of native storage is inside the slab. A microSD slot allows you to expand the storage, and the front-facing camera weighs in at .3MP. There is also a micro HDMI slot available.

At $99, you're obviously not getting a top-shelf device and the battery apparently lasts only 4 hours. If you want to step up a bit, the $150 Sero 7 Pro tablet offers a higher 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 8GB of storage. A 10 hour battery is included along with Android 4.2. With similar specs as the Google Nexus 7, but with half the storage, the Sero 7 Pro is equipped with a microSD slot, HDMI support, a 5MP rear camera and support for NFC.

The tablet market is becoming one that should fascinate billionaire Warren Buffet. Buffet always advocates for the razor and blade market. Sell tablets for low or no profits and make the cash by selling apps, content and storage. It's a model that has worked for Amazon, and to a lessor extent, Google. That means prices will continue to drop in the tablet sector with $99 soon to be the next $199.

source: Time



1. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

Why would you want this?

4. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it's a low end tablet for those who want it or can't afford the more expensive tablets. if you don't want it shut up,it's good that manufacturers are realising that a tablet doesn't have to be expensive because it has decent specs. it's people like you who will pay $500 for something that offers the same performance and sometimes quality for a price $350 lower

23. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I do have a chinese 7' tab that goes for less than $100, which a friend gave one to me (he's in a big gadget business selling all kinds of stuff from authentic smartphones to china products), and it has far better specs (Duo core 1.6GHz rockchip, Mali400 GPU, and 8Gb of expandable storage; same 1024 X 600 screen) and better battery life (up to 6 hours) than this with stock Jellybean. Screen is mediocre (especially sunlight legibility) and performance is below average. Chrome just lags and even crashes if i exceed 4-5 tabs all with desktop sites. Putting that issue aside, the 4 hour battery life alone makes you an idiot for buying this tablet when there are better options out there at the same price point, if $100 is all you are willing to spend on a tab. It only ends up as a reminder/alarm tool which i clamp to my work table. Im waiting for 8 incher windows 8 tablets with at least 8 hours of battery average, for better productivity. In fact $50-$100 tablets are very common in Asia.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It has android 4.2 stock, NFC, dual cameras, quad core processor and a good one at that, plus Google Certified. Sounds like a damn good deal to me for $150.

25. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

take out NFC and dual camera, sounds more like the NEXUS 7. I have one and it's fantastic, my kids play on it all day on vacations, and gets the latest updates immediately from google.

27. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

This is $50 cheaper and you get the faster Tegra 3 processor plus dual band wifi.

29. semipro1337

Posts: 114; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I dunno your nexus 7 but mine has NFC

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

cheap powerful good for kids at that price

2. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Because people some people dont have a lot of money, need the latest/greatest and have basic needs such as internet, games, email and books. Or maybe something cheap that keeps the kids quiet.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The old saying "you get what you pay for" applies heavily here.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Don't you wish you could say the same about Apple products? lol You pay WAY more than what you get.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I rather pay more for quality and for an OS that just works over something that won't last and running outdated software that will probably never see an update.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The SGS2 started on Gingerbread, to ICS, and now to Jellybean and still runs very smooth, it has had a great lifespan. Samsung is already working on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with the SGS3. Which is the current latest version of Android. If HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG have just released one device and one device only. It would be extremely easy to update. However Android is about options and a device for everybody. Even mid range/low end devices and coming out with Jelly Bean and all run very well. You need to stop living in 2007 and get with the program.

20. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

He's just a Fangirl. He sticks by Apple, no matter what. He'll end up being the only person on earth using an iPhone.

24. semipro1337

Posts: 114; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

He's one of those people that was programmed in reverse. Just flip everything he says and that's really what he meant.

7. demonhitman

Posts: 1; Member since: May 24, 2013

This will be great for my kids!!!

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Any Tegra 3 device should be priced lower than $100

11. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I bought a low end 7" tablet for my 6 months baby for 85$ (because he's always attracted to my phone and want to bite it), I added his favorite songs and videos, and he is using it as his favorite teething toy that plays videos and music, now he is 10 months old and i installed a learning app that teach him the human body, colors, animals etc., and soon i will install for him "World at arms" :p


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This is a great device for a child, young teen, or elderly. Something that won't break the bank while you still get most of the core experience. I know a lot of people who won't get a Kindle tablet because of the Amazon UI over it. Some people want a google experience tablet that won't cost an arm and leg.

14. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I just got the Pro for $149 and it has the faster Tegra 3 clocked at 1.4gHz and to be honest, this is just as good as the Nexus 7.

22. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

And the question many people have including myself is this.. will these get updates? Will Hisense want to upgrade to 4.2.2 or 4.3 or at least provide updates to improve on the device's software? Hopefully they do because this is impressive for $149.

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