If you're in the market for a tablet computer but don't relish parting with a significant wad of cash then the iLet Mini HAL from Haleron Technologies could just fit the bill. The budget touchscreen tablet comes with only 2Gb of internal storage but there's SD card expansion and free online storage. WiFi and 3G and support for multiple file formats also feature.
With a seven inch 800 x 480 touchscreen display, 128Mb RAM, a 600MHz ARM processor and only 2Gb of NAND Flash internal storage, the iLet Mini HAL is unlikely to outperform the latest tablet offerings from the likes of Lenovo or even remotely dent any sales of Apple's iPad. However, it only costs a fraction of the price of any of those at just US$199.
For the money you get 802.11b/g WiFi and 3G connectivity, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, many more gigabytes of external storage thanks to an SD card slot and support for many popular codecs, including ePub and MS Office document formats. There's a standard 3.5mm headphone socket for listening to audio or a stereo speaker when the desire to share takes over. The system runs on a customized version of Android 1.6 but can be upgraded to run on Windows CE 6.0 for a small fee and the battery is claimed to give 16 hours of active use or 72 hours in standby between charges. The package also includes 10Gb of free online storage via Haleron's iConnect portal.
The iLet Mini HAL is available now in either black or white. Other products from Haleron include a Swordfish line of mini notebook, mini eReader tablet and ten inch tablet with a 250Gb HDD, an Android mobile phone and an all-in-one PC running on Intel's 1.66GHz Atom D510 Dual Core processor.
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