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 camera.
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