I have done a couple of articles on the Hisense Sero 7 Pro (and there are a couple more to come, so stay tuned). To me, this device finally hit the sweet spots that I look for at the price point that I look for, and it has truly been a joy to own one of these the last couple of months.
What makes it even better is that Hisense has just reduced the price of both the Sero 7 LT (the lower spec’d model) and the Sero 7 Pro by $20 each, respectively. The Pro is now only $129 (was $149) and the LT is $79 (was $99). That makes them the best spec’d tablets at their price points. Here is the official press release emailed to me by Hisense.
Suwanee, GA,Â August 8, 2013Â â€” With the new school season almost upon us,Â Hisense today announced that it is offering the new Sero 7 LT for $79 (was $99) and the Sero 7 Pro for an impossible to beat $129 (was $149) â€“ becoming the most affordable, high-performance companion on the market for students of all ages.
â€œWe believe that everyone should have access to the newest technology, and schools across the country have embraced the addition of tablets as an advanced, yet simple to use, learning tool,â€ said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA. â€œThe educational community is constantly evolving, and at these new price points students, teachers and administrators simply cannot go wrong.â€
In addition to being Google Play certified which provides users with an almost-endless array of apps, educational games and more, the Hisense Sero 7 tablets come preinstalled with VUDU, Kingsoft Office for word processing and presentations, Nook eReader, Pandora Internet Music, Facebook and NVIDAâ€™s TegraZone applications.
To handle todayâ€™s homework, the Sero 7 Series delivers category-leading battery performance, stunning screen quality and innovative wireless capabilities. The Hisense Sero 7Â tablets are available today in Walmart stores across the country at these exceptional price points. VisitÂ www.walmart.comÂ to check in-store availability.
Sero 7 Pro
Hisense Sero 7 PRO is aÂ 7-inch 1280 x 800 High Definition touch screenÂ powered by NVIDIAâ€™s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Key features include:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 7 inch, 1280 x 800 IPS display
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1GB of RAM
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 8GB of on-board memory
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2.0MP front camera
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 5.0MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mini HDMI, SD, and USB ports
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10-hour battery life -Â Twonky Beam, which allows users to share local and Internet resources with other equipment via a DLNA network
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Built-in NFC (Near Field Communications) toÂ share pictures, playlists and videos clips
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Bluetooth enabled, providing secure transmission of data to and from devices
Sero 7 LT
The Sero 7 LT is a feature-packed introductory tablet that is the foundation for the Sero 7 family. It is a perfect gift, PC companion or introduction of technology to a young child now at just $79. Features include:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1.6 GHz dual core processor
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Built-in WiFi, Mini HDMI, SD, and Micro USB ports
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1GB of RAM
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4GB internal memory
For more information please visit:Â www.hisense-usa.com.
Now, for the Pro (which is what I own), this put it in the comparable spectrum of tablets like the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 (Asus’ latest 7 inch model), 2012 Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2 7″, etcetera, and all of these equal or supersede the $150 price point. If you need a good tablet with good specs and a good price point, this is the way to go. The LT is also an amazing deal with those kinds of features in the $79 range.
So, I would recommend it. In addition to my conversing with Hisense for the kernel source (and they are working to cooperate very well with the developer community), this tablet will receive an official 4.3 update. Also, I am going to do an article that answers questions that I received from some of our readers, followed by a guide that helps you get the most out of this tablet.
Are you going to buy one? will your kids see one under the Christmas tree? As a developer, does this get you more interested in the device? Let us know in the comment below.