$50 tablet? Why yes, i’ll take three

by: Will G.April 8, 2012

Better than 1080p displays. Quad core processors. Ultra thin. Yes indeed, we’re living in a brave new world. Anyone with more than $500 can purchase a very mobile and extremely powerful quad core device, which really is an unprecedented thing. But things cost money, right? Some of the higher end tablets go for upwards of $600 these days. While buttery smooth 1080p graphics are nice, are they important enough for you to throw your wallet in the fire?

A company named ESER has just produced a tablet for $50. Well, it is really $51. Let me say that again – $51. Now, of course with a $51 tablet you cannot expect it to pack the latest and greatest innovations inside, but the specs are actually pretty decent.

Dubbed the A10, it sports a 1.2GHz BoxChip CPU, along with a 7-inch 800×480 resolution display. You will also get 4GB of internal storage and additional SD card slot for even more storage. Not everyone is going “cloud” these days folks, particularly if you living in a van down by the river.

But in all seriousness, The ESER A10 significantly raises the bar for budget tablets as a whole. In terms of additional specs, it’s packing Android 2.3 on board, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, and a front-facing camera for chatting with folks around the world. If you are really a traveler, you can get 3G connectivity with a USB dongle.

What I do find fascinating about this device however, is that the A10 has the ability to decode 2160p videos. Not the largest screen for family viewing and the picture quality is questionable, but, who cares?

Anyway, what do you think of the latest budget tablet to hit the market? Would you rather see ICS? I would love to hear your comments. How low can the prices go? What’s the lowest you’d pay for a tablet?

  • Excellent write-up! One question: Is the Screen Resistive or Capacitive? For that awesome price, I wouldn’t expect it to have Capacitive .

  • aergern

    It’s makes for a fine epub reader and I would think it would do fine for the grandparents. :-)

  • jamesgould72

    Hmmm… it cant be good to be that cheap…. RIGHT????


  • Alex Dick

    via digital reader (http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2012/04/02/heres-what-a-51-android-tablet-looks-like/)

    “Now, this isn’t the cheapest tablet I’ve purchased, but it is the one with the lowest retail. This tablet from Hong Kong based ESER is based around a 7″ (800×480) resistive touchscreen, and it has 4GB Flash storage, a microSD card slot, Wifi, HDMI out, USB Host, and a front-facing webcam.”

  • Herrmoss

    Please don’t give me any hd, don’t give me even colored display but please provide include a capacitive touch screen. please I beg you.

  • Four questions:

    1. Is it powered by the Alwinner A10 CPU?
    2. Does it have 512MB RAM?
    3. Does it have front facing camera?
    4. Is it a capacitive screen?

    If the answer for these 4 are positive, then we have a winner folks!

  • Sam Cater

    Where can I acquire one :o

  • carterson2

    I don’t believe the price any more than the $35 tablet from India that I never received.

  • Raja.M

    where is available in chennai for eser a10

  • is it china make or original .what cost will of it ?

    • Dr Gadget

      It’s made by “Shanzhaiben” in China.
      I hope readers who skim instead of really read the article don’t think it really has 1080p, quad-core, and is really thin.. cuz the OP wrote “Yes indeed” at top.. really bad way to start an article off. I expect more from Android Authority