Cheap tablets are hard to come by these days, especially now that Windows RT is out and everything sells for over $500 / 500 Euro. Disgo's Tablet 9000 is one of the few low-cost models out there.Measuring 9.7 inches in diagonal, the device has only recently been launched, but it can already be found up for order online. Its price is of £149.99, or $238 / 186 Euro, according to exchange rates.
As one might expect, the product somehow manages to sell for just that much because it sacrifices storage capacity.
NAND Flash memory chips are expensive, so Disgo did not afford to add 32 GB as a default. Instead, it settled for 8 GB and made sure to include a microSD card slot, which allows an extra 32 GB, provided owners independently buy such a thing.
The display is another reason, as its resolution is nothing special: 1024 x 768 pixels (131 pixels per inch).
The existence of a single GB of RAM (random access memory) is another, while the 1 GHz CPU+Mali 400 GPU platform is the fourth.
Not that Mali graphics are sub-par, of course. They just aren't the strongest. They still have all they need for HD media playback, although it will take an HDTV or monitor plugged into the mini HDMI port to use that prowess fully.
And thus we have reached the point where we list all the input/output capabilities of the Disgo Tablet 9000.
In addition to HDMI, the product has two webcams (2 megapixels on the back, 0.3 megapixels on the front) and wireless support (Wi-Fi b/g/n).
Finally, the Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich) is installed on the consumer electronics gadget. Sadly, Google Play access is unavailable. Instead, the Slide ME app store and “Disco Apps” can be accessed.
PC World and Currys are currently accepting orders for the tablet. The aforementioned price includes a 7000mAh battery that can last for 5 hours.