An ICS tablet for just $59.99? Meet the Matrix One

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 25, 2012

Matrix One

It seems that today must be the day for good news about cheap ICS tablets. A bit earlier, Android Authority reported that the Coby Kyros MID7033 was getting a steep discount from $109.99 to just $79.99. If you think that’s a bargain, how about just $59.99? No, that wasn’t a typo. The Matrix One isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but it’s hardware is actually pretty close to the Kyros. Here is  a rundown of the tablet’s specs:

  • Cortex A8 1.5GHz processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 7-inch Capacitive screen (800 x 480, Multi-touch 5 Point)
  •  7.5 x 4.5 x 0.40 inches
  • 11.1 ounces
  • 2-megapixel Front Facing Camera (Landscape Mounted)
  • 4GB internal storage
  • MicroSD expansion
  • Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • WiFi
  • 3200mAh battery
  • Microphone
  • Gyroscope/Accelerometer
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Full USB
  • Micro USB
  • Mini HDMI (1080p HDMI out)

For such a budget price, it’s really quite surprising to hear that the screen is capacitive, as opposed to a cheaper resistive one. Even the processor isn’t that bad, especially when you stop to think about the low pricing. On the other hand, this isn’t the best choice for those that absolutely want premium features like GPS and NFC. As far as the market is concerned, the Matrix One website does mention that the tablet works with Google Play, GetJar, the Amazon AppStore and others.

What do you think? At such a low price would you consider this as a secondary tablet, or even as a Holiday season present?

  • KB26

    “no google play” :<

  • Fake A. Name

    I have been looking for a simple tablet that will let my parents browse the web and play angry birds, it is basically the only two things they want to do with a tablet, and this looks like it will fit the bill quite easily!

  • Ayman Kouzayha

    Shipping this to my country will cost more than its price LOL

  • KB26

    Meet the android tablet that is roughly 1/10 of the price of an iPad 3.

  • TrixzD

    I recently bought the other half an arnova tablet for £80 from pc world that didnt have play store but i managed to install it using a tool i found on appslib lmao. To me an android tablet needs the play store as it is one of the best. Much better then the amazing (sarcasm) applibs you get with arnova tabs.

  • aSeven

    The website product page says in no uncertain terms that it “is compatible with Google Play, Amazon App Store, GetJar and more.”

  • rubina

    i m from pakistan. how can i buy this one????????

  • daver

    As someone else has already mentioned the web site says that it is “compatible” with Google Play. I assume that this means it is not preinstalled. However, the web site also says that the device is “rooted out of the box” so, presumable, Google Play could be user-installed.