The $38 tablet is here

February 13th, 2014

Sometimes a cheap tablet acts just like a cheap tablet. At least that is the case with the new Datawind Ubislate 7Ci, an Android tablet that's on sale now for the low, low price of just $38. Time Magazine recently reviewed the tablet. It's message? Business owners and consumers should not expect too much for $38.

Race to the bottom?

Tablet makers have been involved in a lengthy price war. The goal? To tap into the cash of the country's most budget-minded consumers. The economy may be improving across the country. Yet it is not improving rapidly. And many consumers are still looking at tight budgets at home. Business owners, too, want to save money when it comes to tech purchases.


But what about performance? Time shares that the Datawind tablet doesn't exactly shine here. Time writes that the tablet features the same kind of technical specs that smartphones featured a few years ago. The tablet is bogged down by bad viewing angles, short battery life and a lethargic performance. The tablet has only 4 GB of storage, meaning that you won't have a lot of room for storing apps.

Even cheaper?

But, it's hard not be impressed by the low selling price. Time admits that the Datawind price is remarkable. And if you're in the market for inexpensive tablets, rejoice: It seems as if the price war among tablet makers isn't going to end any time soon. What this means is that tablet prices will continue falling, turning these products into budget items.