Latest Mini Tablets More Popular Than Ever

Tablets with 7 inch or 8 inch touch screens seem to be more popular than ever. Users rate their experience with mini tablet computers – those with 7″ and 8″ screens – higher than 10″ tablets, citing the portability and price of the lighter devices as the leading factor.

Modern mini tablets are fun and fast. Screen resolution and screen aspect ratios makes them good enough to watch videos while the latest dual core processors are more than capable in handling work-related software. 

We picked 4 mini tablets for you to consider, all of them available in the Tablet PC category of the Essential IT Solutions online store or in-store at our shop at 89 George Street, Strand, 7140.

Prestigio MultiPad Rider PMP3007C

Entry level tablet with 3D graphics and 1GB of RAM for only R1 099? Yes this is a BARGAIN.

Prestigio MultiPad Rider PMP3007C

Prestigio MultiPad Rider PMP3007C specifications

7.0″ HD LCD Touch Display
1024 x 600 resolution
1.0GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU
Full HD movie Playback
Mali 400M 400MHz Graphics Card
8GB Storage, 1GB RAM
0.3MP Web Camera
WiFi only
Android 4.2 JellyBean

Prestigio MultiPad Ranger PMP3287

Looking for something with a larger and vivid display. Feast your eyes on this.

Prestigio MultiPad Ranger PMP3287

Prestigio MultiPad Ranger PMP3287 specifications

8.0″ Crisp & Bright IPS Touch Screen
1024 x 768 resolution
1.2GHz Qual Core Cortex A7 CPU
Full HD movie Playback, WiFi, Bluetooth
302 400MHz Graphics Card
8GB Storage, 1GB RAM
3G, Phone Dialer, GPS, FM Radio
0.3MP Front Camera, 2MP Front Camera
Android 4.3 JellyBean

Prestigio MultiPad Color PMT5777

Very lightweight and stylish… Fast and super responsive.

Prestigio MultiPad Color PMT5777

Prestigio MultiPad Color PMT5777 specifications

7.0″ Crisp & Bright IPS Touch Screen
1280 x 800 resolution
1.2GHz Qual Core Cortex A7 CPU
Full HD movie Playback, WiFi, Bluetooth
Mali 400MP2 500MHz Graphics Card
16GB Storage, 1GB RAM
3G, Phone Dialer, GPS, FM Radio
0.3MP Front Camera, 2MP Rear Camera
Android 4.2 JellyBean

The MultiPad Color PMT5777 is available in blue, green, red and white.

Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG

The search for a very stylish and full house tablet should stop here. As we wrote in our review of the Asus Fonepad 7, ” if you’re going to fork out any money on a tablet/smartphone, it’s gotta look good. This is where the Fonepad 7 scores high!”

Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG sale

Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG specifications

7″ LED Touch Screen
1024 x 600 resolution
Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2520 1.2GHz With Intel Hyper Threading
1GB RAM
8GB Storage
Dual Sim, Phone Dialer, HSDPA
WiFi, Bluetooth
Android 4.3 JellyBean
1 Year Warranty

Tablet investment

An interesting fact is that, according to research by Gartner and Kantar, people hold on to their tablets for longer than anticipated simply because they are happy with their purchases (unlike, for instance, smartphones which are replaced on a far more regular basis).

One reason is that the Android operating system is updated fairly regularly. The other reason is, almost obviously, the number of available Android apps: 1,3 million! How’s that for choice?!

Quick link: Tablet PC category

Date: 17 Apr 2015