Sometimes I wonder how some of these tablet makers can turn a profit by selling their slates so cheap. It’s the case of the Ematic Genesis Prime that got me wondering, since this is a budget Android tablet with Jelly Bean on board and a price tag of $79.99.


The device has some pretty modest specs, that would certainly explain the price tag. We’re dealing with a 7 inch tablet, with a 1.1 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 4 GB of on board storage, 5 GB of cloud storage, 512 MB of RAM, a front facing VGA camera and a battery life of 4.5 hours on a single charge. There’s also a USB 2.0 port on board, probably the only feature you can really appreciate about it.


This way, the $79.99 price doesn’t seem appealing anymore when you think that you can add a few dozens of bucks and get yourselves an Acer Iconia B1 or even a Nexus 7. However, if you’re looking for a tablet to hand over to your child for minimal computing, this would be ideal.