Ematic introduces the 7-inch EM63: dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM and sub-$90 price tag

October 14, 2013

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    Back in April Ematic revealed the Genesis Prime, a budget tablet that pushed below the $90 mark by offering up a modest 1.1GHz CPU and just 512MB RAM. Now the company is back with another ultra-low-priced tablet, and oh what a difference six months make.

    This time around the Ematic EM63 actually has reasonably decent specs, at least considering the $85.69 price tag. The company’s latest offering is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU accompanied by 1GB of RAM. Other specs include 4GB internal storage, 5GB included cloud storage, microSD, Wi-Fi, Mini-HDMI, USB 2.0, a .3MP front cam, a 2700 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Play Store access.

    The device’s display has also significantly improved with this new budget device. The Ematic Genesis Prime had an extremely disappointing 800 x 480 resolution 7-inch display, while the new EM63 trades up for a much better – though still not particularly great – 1024 x 600 7-inch display.

    The Ematic EM63 is still far from an impressive device, but it’s certainly a major jump up from what the company was offering us only a half year earlier. This device wouldn’t be a great primary tablet but it could prove to be excellent as a kid’s tablet, a backup or even as a cheap present for the upcoming holiday season.

    Sure, there’s better tablets to be had at not too much higher of a price tag, but some folks really have modest needs and little extra spending money, and that’s exactly who these types of tablets are marketed at.

    Anyone interested in the Ematic EM63 or are the specs just too low-end to consider?

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    • Ismael Rodriguez

      Too low end for me, personally, but would be a great starter for certain friends of mine or my mother, should any one of them decide to slowly start trying out tablets.

      • phuongot

        the battery capacity is too small for the screen size, you wouldnt get more than 5 hours with that battery. the screen quality and CPU is just about what you get with the Galaxy S2 and i know how quickly the battery on it drains. bepdientuduc.vn/bep-dien

    • follow @muvee360

      a 2700mAH battery for a tablet?

      • RanRu

        Modest needs. Oh, so modest.

        • follow @muvee360

          the battery capacity is too small for the screen size, you wouldnt get more than 5 hours with that battery. the screen quality and CPU is just about what you get with the Galaxy S2 and i know how quickly the battery on it drains.
          they should have done 4000mAH at least

          • Brian Shieh

            It’s only $90 so I don’t expect a larger battery. Seems modestly well powered besides the battery

            • follow @muvee360

              i don’t have any issues with the other specs..battery life is a major thing for me right now

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    • Jack Parker

      Battery not great but other then that, its really not to bad at all! sure its not nexus 7 or HP slate, but its rather good for the low price tag, honestly it could prove to be rather good

    • RanRu

      The second paragraph says “1.5 GHz GPU”. That’s supposed to be “CPU” again, right?

      Also, is it known if this tablet is running a skin, or is it stock Android? This could be a great way to introduce Android newcomers to a vanilla tablet experience.

      • Brian Shieh

        It seems to be modified (look at the navigation bar next to the app switcher button)

    • Simon Belmont

      Ouch. That battery is tiny (even phablets/larger phones have higher capacity batteries these days). The battery in my 2012 Nexus 7, by comparison is 4,325 mAh by comparison. Even the battery in my 2010 B&N Nook Color is 4000 mAh.

      Speaking of my B&N Nook Color, SVGA (1024×600) is the same resolution it had and that’s OVER 3 year old hardware now (it’s still pretty good, though). I will say that a dual core CPU and 1GB of RAM is pretty decent, especially for the cheap price, but the battery life worries me.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      This vs Asus memo pad. I wonder which one is better.

    • Jacob

      Dual core? 1024×600? It compares with iPad mini then. Plus this has microSD. One $86 and the other $320? Odd ;)

    • Seed

      Not bad for a starter tablet. Might grab one for introducing touch devices to old folks and youngins…

    • ClintsLady

      Would this tablet work for facebook or video chat? My grandma is 86 and has never used a computer. I was hoping to find an inexpensive tablet so we could better keep in touch. Thoughts?

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