Ematic Introduces EXP8 – Affordable 9.7 Inch ICS Tablet

Ematic is a California-based company that has released some decent budget-friendly Android phones in the recent past.  However, despite these feature filled budget-friendly smartphones, the company just doesn’t seem to emerge into the mainstream market or break the barriers of anonymity.  Ematic is currently working on a new 9.7 inch tablet to sun on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  Their last gadget, the eGlide Pro X was also a 9.7 inch tablet running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and with an HDMI output although its display resolution was quite modest – only 800 X 480 pixels resolution.

The new member of the Ematic family of tablets has quite a number of impressive features but there are a few that are just downright disappointing.  Ematic markets the new EXP8 tablet as a value tablet for a price of $179.99 which by modern standard is not ‘too cheap’.  Those planning of getting a tablet will probably weigh between tablets such as the EXP8 and Nexus 7 8GB which goes for only $199 but then, besides the screen size, what are other features that give this tablet an advantage?  The screen is improved from the eGlide’s resolution and now features 1024 X 768 pixels resolution.

The tablet sports a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor which is most likely a single core, 1GB of RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory with microSD slot for memory expansion and additional 5GB cloud storage space.  Other features of the tablet are HDMI output, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, accelerometer, 3 axis gyroscope and a front and rear cameras.  The rear cameras have very low specs though, the rear is a 2 MP camera while the front is a 0.3 MP resolution camera.  The specifications of the battery were not released but we hope it will be at least 2,000 mAh.

If you want a gaming tablet, or a tablet to use in demanding situations like high demanding apps, then this may not be the best tablet for you.  Some more bad news is that Ematic will not be packing the tablet with full Google Play access but as a consolation you will get a ton of bloatware including Ematic App shop, probably structured to work like the Google Play Store.

This is a perfect tablet for people who are looking for something to use for simple daily tasks such as class work and simple browsing and document editing.  Aside from that, the EXP8 is very stylish and elegantly designed and is available in copper, gold and black.  Ematic did not mention the size or weight of the tablet but there was a mention of 0.46 inches thickness.

Well, the Ematic EXP8 value tablet is now available on Walmart, if you fancy you can follow this link and place an order.