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$50 tablet? Why yes, i'll take three

April 8, 2012

Better than 1080p displays. Quad core processors. Ultra thin. Yes indeed, we’re living in a brave new world. Anyone with more than $500 can purchase a very mobile and extremely powerful quad core device, which really is an unprecedented thing. But things cost money, right? Some of the higher end tablets go for upwards of $600 these days. While buttery smooth 1080p graphics are nice, are they important enough for you to throw your wallet in the fire?

A company named ESER has just produced a tablet for $50. Well, it is really $51. Let me say that again – $51. Now, of course with a $51 tablet you cannot expect it to pack the latest and greatest innovations inside, but the specs are actually pretty decent.

Dubbed the A10, it sports a 1.2GHz BoxChip CPU, along with a 7-inch 800×480 resolution display. You will also get 4GB of internal storage and additional SD card slot for even more storage. Not everyone is going “cloud” these days folks, particularly if you living in a van down by the river.

But in all seriousness, The ESER A10 significantly raises the bar for budget tablets as a whole. In terms of additional specs, it’s packing Android 2.3 on board, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, and a front-facing camera for chatting with folks around the world. If you are really a traveler, you can get 3G connectivity with a USB dongle.

What I do find fascinating about this device however, is that the A10 has the ability to decode 2160p videos. Not the largest screen for family viewing and the picture quality is questionable, but, who cares?

Anyway, what do you think of the latest budget tablet to hit the market? Would you rather see ICS? I would love to hear your comments. How low can the prices go? What’s the lowest you’d pay for a tablet?