Get your cheap Android tablet fix at Walgreens

Published: October 28, 2010

Android tablets are on the track to being a dime a dozen, if they aren't already. Currently, there are numerous options for cheap tablets that range from $50 to about $250 and can be found in the depths of eBay and other various interweb hotspots. This time around it's a 7-inch tablet by maker Maylong, and it goes by the unattractive alias, M-150. This wallet-friendly solution may leave you wanting for more on the specifications side of things, but when it comes what you get for the price you pay, you can't complain.

One thing you will undoubtedly be sacrificing for the price of this thing is a decent capacitive touchscreen. The M-150 is equipped with a resistive touchscreen straight out of 1995, and it has a much lower resolution than it's higher-end counterparts. The version of Android this device is using isn't listed, but it does look to sport a slight custom UI. If I were to guess, I would say it's probably still stuck on Android 1.5 or 1.6 with little hope of updating to 2.x. Unfortunately for those who are interested, you won't find any of these in-store at Walgreens, as it is only offered through their online portal. Always remember, you get what you pay for. Although, this could make for a nice gift for little Billy who's been begging for a tablet this Holiday season. The list of specifications below will give you a better idea of what to expect of the M-150:

FEATURES

  • Google Android™ Operating System
  • LCD color touch-screen 7-inches
  • Full Internet browsing capability
  • Experience YouTube at your fingertips
  • Easy access to emails
  • Download and play games
  • Included digital music, video player, digital camera, video camera and digital picture viewer
  • Digital picture frame
  • e-Book reader
  • Download and install custom Google Android™ Applications

SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: ARM9(VM8505+)
  • Memory – RAM: 256MB DDR
  • Memory – Flash: Built-in Flash
  • Display – Touch Panel: 7-inch TFT LCD
  • Display: Resolution 800 X 480 Pixels
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g
  • Input/Output – Touch Panel: Resistive type touch panel
  • Input/Output – Speaker: Built-in loud speakers
  • Input/Output – SD/MMC: T-Flash card slot
  • Input/Output – Network/USB: Dongle for RJ-45 network and USB connection
  • Buttons/Switches: Power On/Off, Volume adjustment
  • Battery: Built-in Li-Polymer battery
  • Charger – Input: AC 100-240V, 0.5A
  • Charger – Output: 9V, 1500MA

Via Phandroid

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