You'd think that a cheap tablet would be a weak tablet, and things like the Aakash just grant weight to this assumption, but the Allview Alldro might be enough of a reason to reconsider that notion. Alldro Speed i
has just been announced, featuring a price of 574 RON, or $160 / 122 Euro.
Powered by an ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz core, it boasts a 4-core Mali 400 GPU, up to 340GB of NAND Flash storage space (8 included, up to 32 more via a microSD card slot) and a display of 7 inches (800 x 480 pixels).
It also gets 1 GB of DDR3 RAM, a front VGA camera, WiFi (no 3G) and an HDMI output (Full HD video playback supported), plus the normal I/O.
Basically, it's the regular and dearly beloved Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, only with just one CPU core and a surprisingly low price tag, even for 7-inch slates.
See the this video review
for a more detailed look at how well it works (although keep in mind that it's Android 2.3 up there, not 4.0). Just do your best to find a good price if you decide on getting one. The $200/200 Euro mentioned on YouTube is too steep for comfort.