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?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.