Hisense Launches Two Walmart Exclusive Tablets, Price Starts At $99

Posted on May 23 2013 - 7:42pm by Chad Buenaflor

Hisense might not be a popular brand but the company has been releasing several affordable consumer electronic products which include televisions, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air-conditioners, beverage coolers and freezers. The company has just recently launched two new Android tablet models exclusively at Walmart which will definitely appeal to the budget conscious shopper.

sero 7

The first model is the Hisense Sero 7 LT which only costs $77. While it doesn’t have fancy specifications it is a Google certified device making it able to easily access Google’s services. This makes it one of the best models in the sub-$100 tablet market.

  • 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display
  • 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage
  • Mini HDMI, micro USB, microSD
  • Wifi

Given the specification of this device it definitely is much better than the expensive Asus Memo ME172V and HP Slate 7.

The second model offered by the company is the Hisense Sero 7 Pro which costs $149. It is also a Google certified device and its specifications is similar to the Nexus 7, the only difference is that the Sero 7 pro is $50 cheaper.

  • 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display
  • 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of storage
  • 5.0MP rear camera with auto-focus and flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • mini HDMI, microSD card slot, micro USB port
  • Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • 10 hour battery life

Some of the impressive features of this device is its use of a quad core processor and its long lasting 10 hour battery life.

Aside from having Google’s services both tablets be sold pre-installed with VUDU, walmart.com, sams.com, Nook eReader, Pandora Internet Music, Facebook and NVIDA’s TegraZone applications.

According to Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA, “Hisense is proud to introduce cutting-edge tablet technology that is accessible to the broadest demographic, with unmatched performance in the current market landscape.  ”Our new Hisense Sero 7 tablets provide Walmart customers with an attractive, robust and highly powerful entertainment, communication and productivity tool.”

He further added that “Driven by enthusiastic, technology-loving consumers combined with dynamic and progressive app stores, the tablet has quickly evolved from a standalone computing device into a highly connected, eminently-useful component of the home ecosystem. As one of the largest and most advanced true CE manufacturers — with offerings in entertainment, communication, HVAC and white goods — it’s fitting that Hisense makes a strong showing in the tablet sector and today’s introduction of Sero 7 comprehensively achieves this goal!”

If you’re looking for an affordable tablet with decent specifications then you might want to check out these two models over at Walmart.

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Chad Buenaflor is a tech writer, gadget reviewer and blogger. In his free time he likes to watch movies, listen to music and play chess.

  • jonw

    I bought the Sero Pro version last night and tried it out and 5 minutes after starting up the device popped and went dead. SO I exchanged it. Next day ran the new one and the OS has problems constantly shutting down. Factory reset a few times and gave up. The card slot also didn’t work. People may want to wait for something else to come out.

  • Winston

    “People may want to wait for something else to come out.”

    Like the Nexus 7 v2 which is rumored to be out by the end of this month with an initial 8 million units shipped to suppliers by then.

    BTW, thanks for listing the problems you had the Sero 7 Pro. I was seriously considering buying one, but will now just wait for the Nexus 7 v2.

  • Winston

    BTWE, just went to ZDNET and several others mentioned OS shutdown issues and SD slots not working.

  • Anthony

    Have extensively tested 2 of the 7 Pro models. HDMI works very good, heavy internet use with no problems, games seem fluid and consistent. Temperature of the units within expected range given the type of load over time. Screen brightness very good. All ports (micro sd, Hdmi, Mini usb all function with several plug in unplug under various use conditions. Sleep mode wake no issues. Both units came from different stores. Have not found any reason to ditch these tablets at this time.