With the price details for the HCL ME G1 tablet out in the open, the company has announced that the device is up for grabs through its online store. Unlike most budget-friendly Android slates in the country, this one manages to pack in a dual core processor and a quad core GPU at under Rs. 15,000.
Where dimensions are concerned, the tablet measures 238mm x 186mm x 11mm and it tips the scales at just about 570 grams. The Android ice Cream Sandwich platform runs the show here. However, there’s no mention if the device comes pre-loaded with various Google applications including the Play Store. Well, the company has thrown in its ME App Store for downloading games and apps. A 1.2GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor does all the heavy lifting, backed by a quad core Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of DDR3 RAM.
The front features a 9.7-inch 1024 x 768p IPS display and a 0.3MP camera, while the interior plays house to 8GB of flash storage, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and a microSD card slot for memory expansion purposes. The rear sports a 2MP snapper and there’s also a 7000mAh Li-Polymer battery incorporated to power up all aforementioned components. According to the company, the tablet is 3G and 4G enabled and it can connect to these networks through a USB data card.
The HCL ME G1 is now available for purchase through the company’s online store for Rs. 14,999. The manufacturer has also announced that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Y2 and U1 slates can be picked up for Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 6,999 respectively.