Hisense Sero 8 arrives to the U.S., an 8-incher for just $129

June 23, 2014
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When it comes to Android tablets Hisense isn’t exactly a household name. That said, if you are looking for a fairly decent Android device without paying a fortune, Hisense tablets tend to fit the bill.

Up until now, the main star of the show in the United States have been the Sero 7 family, which is sold through participating Walmart retail stores and online. Back in April Hisense announced another budget entry, this time the 8-inch Sero 8.

At the time the tablet was on pre-order in the UK, though there was no word if or when the tablet would come to the United States. Now the tablet has officially arrived to the U.S. market, again through a partnership with Walmart. The biggest reason to consider picking up the Sero 8 is its large screen and extremely aggressive price tag of $129.

Of course, just because something is affordable doesn’t mean its actually worth picking up. Are the Sero 8’s specs capable of delivering a solid enough Android experience? Yes and no. With a quad-core 1.6GHz Rockchip RK3188T CPU and just 1GB RAM, the Sero 8 won’t win any awards or impress your friends, but it could certainly be enough to please your kids or to act as a secondary mobile device.

Aside from the quad-core CPU, other specs include an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800, a mini-HDMI port, 16GB storage, 2MP rear cam, a VGA front cam and a 4000 mAh battery. You’ll also find Android 4.4 KitKat on-board, with Google Play services included.

What do you think, is the Sero 8 worth picking up or is a potential buyer better off saving back a little longer and spending a bit more? For those interested in picking it up, it is supposely available through select stores and should eventually be listed online as well.

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