HCL has launched a new budget tablet in the Indian handset market - HCL
ME G1. Priced at Rs. 14,999, HCL ME G1 is a 9.7 inch tablet with a
resolution of 1024x768 pixels. It is a 3G- enabled tablet that runs on
the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4).
There is a 1.2 GHz
Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU on-board and a 7000 mAh battery. HCL ME G1
tablet also has 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be
expanded up to 32 GB. There is a 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front
Apart from launching the HCL ME G1 tablet, the company
has also announced festive offers on its tablet range. The festive
offer started on October 15, 2012 and will be available till November
13, 2012. Every customer who buys one of the HCL ME tablets during this
period stands a chance to participate in the lucky draw and also gets an
assured silver coin.
Speaking on the occasion, Gautam Advani,
Executive Vice President and Head Mobility, HCL Infosystems Ltd said,
"These offers are an initiative to bring more excitement to our
customers in this festive season. Festival is the time for change and
everyone is looking forward to embrace newness in whatever they do.
Shopping is not an exception and consumers are looking forward to the
latest gadgets in the market to bring more joy in their festivities. We
at HCL Infosystems have made sure that with the exciting offers from us
they not only enrich their festivities but also start a long term
relationship with ME Tablets."
At 9.7-inch, the HCL ME G1 offers a
slightly unusual size as most tablets being offered in the market are
10.1-inches. Earlier in the month we had seen Zen launch the Zen UltraTab
A900 that has a 9-inch display for Rs. 7,999. So with the tablet space getting
crowded, it is expected that one might see even more unusual size
tablets in the future.
The biggest advantage that HCL ME G1 is currently offering is 16 GB of internal storage in the under Rs. 15,000 price category, which is currently not being offered by any other tablet manufacturer.
Apart from the HCL ME G1, HCL is also offering
ME Y2 and U1 tablets that are powered by the latest Android Ice Cream
Sandwich OS and are priced at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 6999 respectively. Key specs
A tablet for every budget
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU / 1 GB DDR3 RAM
- Software: Android 4.0.4 OS
- Display: 9.7-inch
- Camera: 1.3 megapixel front camera and VGA back
- Battery: 7000 mAh battery
- Storage: 16 GB internal and can be expanded up to 32 GB