The Matrix One – Another Sub $100 Android Tablet

While the big guys are trying to field tablets in the $200-$250 range, some sellers are introducing 7″ Android tablets in the under-$100 range.  The Matrix One is a 7″ Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet with a Cortex A8 1.5Ghz processor, capacitive screen, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of memory for $89.99.  Screen resolution is 800 X 480, and there’s a mini HDMI 1080p output connector.  The Matrix One also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB port, and a mini USB port.  There’s also a microSD slot to expand the storage with up to a 32GB card.  It has built-in WiFi, a 2MP front camera, microphone, gyroscope, and accelerometer, and a 3200mAh battery.  The Matrix One is available in black, white, blue, and pink.  There’s also a version with 16GB of storage and 1GB of memory for $129.99.

7 thoughts on “The Matrix One – Another Sub $100 Android Tablet”

  1. Specs do look good except the screen resolution. Not sure that will look good on a 7 inch screen. Other than that spec wise it looks excellent. But how does it work in real life?

  2. Agree with David on the need for bluetooth. Does that little radio add so much extra cost to these products?

  3. Found out it has a full size USB port, so you could add BT that way.

    Yeah, at the $100 level, anything would add to the price.

    I think I’ll wait until the next gen CPUs are out, and get a good tablet. 😉

  4. I wouldn’t count on being able to use the USB port for Bluetooth… I could be wrong, but that seems likely to be outside the scope of what Android expects to use a USB host port for (i.e. storage and input devices, most likely), and it’s not like you can install the Windows driver to make it work.

  5. Not true, most tablets that do not have Bluetooth built in, support a dongle. You do need to find the correct one though. Matter of fact, about 1/2 the devices in most phones/tablets are hook up internally by the USB bus!!!

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