ViewSonic Battles Amazon in tablet wars

Viewsonic have announced a tablet obviously meant to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Viewsonic 7e is priced at $200 and while falling short on some specs, actually packs more punch in features.

“Specs-wise, the 7e isn’t terrible for a $200 mobile device, but it doesn’t compare favorably to the Fire, at least in terms of raw processing power. The 7e runs a 1GHz single-core chip based on ARM’s A8 architecture, whereas the Fire runs a dual-core 1GHz chip. Both tablets will include a modest 512MB of RAM.

There’s only 4GB of internal storage in the 7e — 4GB less than the Fire — but that storage can be augmented with a microSD card, expandable up to 32GB. The Fire, meanwhile, is not expandable. The 7e also sports both rear- and front-facing cameras, two items that Amazon’s hardware lacks.”

via ViewSonic Budget Tablet to Battle Amazon Fire | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

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