Now here’s an unusual way to debut products, that is via Facebook. I’m talking about the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II and Elf II budget Android tablets. Both are 7 inch models with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and some other pretty interesting specs, detailed below.
Both models rely on a 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor, that runs Android 4.0 and there’s also 1GB of RAM to be found on the slates. Aurora II and Elf II also come with 8GB of storage and what’s lacking is GPS and Bluetooth, that was maybe a choice made in order to keep the price low. The Aurora II goes for $190, while the Elf II is a mere $160. Ainol usually has an unique selection of processors, like the AllWinner Cortex A10 CPU, sold to Chinese device makers for as low as $7.
Get ready to see such processors on more and more tablets, since they’re cheap and involve the Mali 400 GPU, that was actually on the popular Samsung Galaxy S II, so we have a reason to trust its performance. Ready to commit to a sub $200 tablet with such specs?