It wasn’t terribly long ago when paying $350 for a 7-inch tablet probably wouldn’t have sounded all that crazy. In recent times, we’ve seen tablet prices drop considerably, while still retaining reasonably solid specs. One such low-cost offering is the Hisense Sero 7 Pro, which essentially packs the same specs as the Nexus 7 (2012) yet originally priced at just $149. Now a great deal is about to become an absolute steal, as Hisense has announced a price drop down to just $129!
For nearly rock-bottom pricing you get a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a gig of RAM, 8GB storage, microSD expansion, HDMI output, a 5MP rear cam, 2MP front cam, and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display. There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a battery that Hisense claims will make it through about 10 hours of use.
For those keeping score, the Hisense Sero 7 Pro might have less storage than the Nexus 7 (2012), but it also has the advantage of HDMI output, a rear cam and microSD expansion at a killer price. As it should go without saying, the tablet doesn’t hold a candle to the next-gen version of the Nexus 7, but it could still certainly fit the bill for those looking for a solid performer at the lowest possible price.
Can’t even spare $129 right now? No worries, Hisense has your back!
The company offers a bargain-priced Hisense Sero 7 LT as well, now for just $79. While not nearly impressive as the 7 Pro, the LT still offers reasonably decent specs (considering the price), such as a dual-core Rockchip RK3066 processor, 1GB RAM, a 7-inch 1024 x 700 resolution display, 4GB storage, microSD, WiFi and a front-facing VGA camera.
So how about it, interested in picking up one of Hisense’s budget tablets at these new ultra-low prices, or would you rather stick to better branded devices like the Nexus 7?
Back to School Is Suddenly More Affordable…And More Tech Savy!
Hisense Announces New, Lower Pricing for Sero 7 Series Tablets
Suwanee, GA, August 8, 2013 — With the new school season almost upon us, Hisense today announced that it is offering the new Sero 7 LT for $79 (was $99) and the Sero 7 Pro for an impossible to beat $129 (was $149) – becoming the most affordable, high-performance companion on the market for students of all ages.
“We believe that everyone should have access to the newest technology, and schools across the country have embraced the addition of tablets as an advanced, yet simple to use, learning tool,” said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA. “The educational community is constantly evolving, and at these new price points students, teachers and administrators simply cannot go wrong.”
In addition to being Google Play certified which provides users with an almost-endless array of apps, educational games and more, the Hisense Sero 7 tablets come preinstalled with VUDU, Kingsoft Office for word processing and presentations, Nook eReader, Pandora Internet Music, Facebook and NVIDA’s TegraZone applications.
To handle today’s homework, the Sero 7 Series delivers category-leading battery performance, stunning screen quality and innovative wireless capabilities. The Hisense Sero 7 tablets are available today in Walmart stores across the country at these exceptional price points. Visit www.walmart.com to check in-store availability.
Sero 7 Pro
Hisense Sero 7 PRO is a 7-inch 1280 x 800 High Definition touch screen powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Key features include:
· NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
· Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
· 7 inch, 1280 x 800 IPS display
· 1GB of RAM
· 8GB of on-board memory
· 2.0MP front camera
· 5.0MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus
· Mini HDMI, SD, and USB ports
· 10-hour battery life – Twonky Beam, which allows users to share local and Internet resources with other equipment via a DLNA network
· Built-in NFC (Near Field Communications) to share pictures, playlists and videos clips
· Bluetooth enabled, providing secure transmission of data to and from devices
Sero 7 LT
The Sero 7 LT is a feature-packed introductory tablet that is the foundation for the Sero 7 family. It is a perfect gift, PC companion or introduction of technology to a young child now at just $79. Features include:
· 1.6 GHz dual core processor
· Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
· 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display
· Built-in WiFi, Mini HDMI, SD, and Micro USB ports
· 1GB of RAM
· 4GB internal memory
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I’ve had my eye on the Pro for awhile… I don’t have a “need” for a tablet but have always wanted one… and if i’m going to get one, it’s going to have to have respectable stats such as a quad core, at least a gig of ram and 8gb… yeah, next time that I’m in Walmart, *cringe* I’ll be picking one up.
First generation Nexus 7 are selling around this price too. The HP 7″ too.
Where? 129? 199 for the old nexus.
Staples, office depot, and the like. I’m not these were in-store “clearance” prices. I didn’t check on line.
If I’m not mistaken, i think that the Nexus 7 (2012) price droped from $199 to $149. So now the Hisense Sero 7 Pro droped it’s price from $149 to $129 which still has more specs than the Nexus. I hope that Hisense comes out with a Sero Pro2 with 2Gb, Snapdragon processor, 16 megs of storage, bump up their sd card to 64 megs, match the resolution of the new Nexus, keep the cameras and flash and sell it at $199. That would really scare the new Nexus. Do you think that’s too hard to believe?
People will still buy the nexus if the price is close just for the fact that they will get the latest os support first. Google puts out android updates on nexus very quickly. These might never see an update.
Screw the Google Nexus 7′s – new OR old models. The Sero 7 Pro a) costs much less, b) has HDMI output, c) has a good-quality rear-facing camera and d) memory expansion via SD card slot. That last item is ESSENTIAL in my experience, and makes the Sero 7 an unbeatable deal.
But I like fast software updates and good development, something this tablet does not have. I do wish the Nexus 7′s had an sd card slot, though.