Earlier this week, Monster took the wraps off their very own tablet line, the 7-inch M7. Yes, Monster – as in the folks that charge around 50x more for their HDMI cables then they are actually worth. So does that mean the M7 will be equally overpriced? Actually, not so much.
The $150 M7 probably is actually pretty cheap, though its specs won’t exactly blow anyone away.
The tablet features a 1.6GHz processor, 1280 x 800 display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Not surprisingly, Monster also throws in a PowerControl app designed for controlling compatible Monster accessories. There are also a few small tweaks to the Android UI, but overall this is a pretty ‘typical’ low-end budget tablet.
The Monster M7 takes a page out of Nokia’s book (and now Apple’s apparently..) by providing tons of colors, 8 in all. The company also boasts that their tablets feature a “non-skid” surface.
The M7 is certainly an odd move for Monster, which is known for its high-priced accessories. Perhaps the company feels it is is time to branch out and try something new. Regardless of the company’s motivations, we have to admit that the M7 doesn’t look half-bad (at least for the money).
The 7-inch M7 is available now, exclusively through Walmart. Looking for something a bit bigger? Monster is also prepping a 10.1-inch model for release sometime this fall.