Believe it or not, dual-core tablets that cost less than $200 and run Android are a real possibility and they might come from Pioneer Computers, based in Australia. Known as the Dreambook ePad 7 Pro and with the Dreambook ePad 8 version also ready, these products feature 7 inch and 8 inch displays respectively.
Both units will feature a dual-core ARM 9 chipset and retail for $199. The manufacturer of the System-on-chip is not known yet, but Pioneer is known to collaborate with Nvidia, Intel and Wondermedia. Here’s the specs list of the Dreambook ePad devices:
- Memory: 256MB DDR, 2GB NAND Flash, up to 32GB microSD storage
- Camera: 0.3MP webcam
- Connectivity: 10/100M Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, USB 2.0
- Battery: 2400mAh
- Display: 7/8 inch, 800 x 600, LCD multitouch
- Others: G-Sensor, LEDs, haptic feedback
These are Android 2.2 slates, but there’s no mention of a customized UI, so we’re really curious what a dual-core tablet or two can bring to the scene.