Energy Sistem offers Honeycomb-lite on its budget tablets
The name may not role off the tongue like Sony or Apple, but a little-known company called Energy Sistem has been working on its own range of tablets, serving the budget end of the market and offering a host of features. Read on to find out more.
Not everybody has hundreds of pounds to spend on the Apple iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab, and if you’re a little short on cash but still fancy some tablet action, Energy Sistem could have the perfect solution.
The company has a range of budget tablets in the offing, measuring in at either a compact 7 inches or a slightly larger 8 inches. The smaller model gets a 16:9 screen, with the larger model more suited to eBooks than movies, with a 4:3 format.
The range-topping model gets a 1024×768 pixel resolution, and although it’s not as sharp as some tablets on the market, it should be more than good enough for browsing the web or watching your favourite movies.
The most unusual thing about these tablets? The fact that Energy Sistem has installed a Honeycomb-esq skin on top of Android 2.3, giving a contemporary look to a slightly older operating system.
Other features include a choice of 4GB or 8GB of storage space, with a microSD slot thrown in as well. According to Engadget, prices start at $185 and $270 in the US, so we could be in for a seriously cheap tablet if Energy Sistem bring the models to the UK.