Hannspree have announced a new 10.1″ Android tablet – and at a price point much lower than it’s bigger-name competitors.
So who are Hanspree? Whilst the name may not ring any bells, their parent company are a Taiwanese display manufacturer who also make the displays found in a wide range of other devices – so they know what they’re doing. Apparently they’ve made everything from the Touch Module, Touch Sensor Cover Lens, the firmware on board and even the glass covering the screen themselves.
The HANNSpad (yeah…) SN1AT71 will set you back only £149.99 – a bargain for a 10″ when compared to, say, the £296 Google Nexus 10 or £281 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.
Spec-wise too it isn’t bad. There’s a quadcore 1.2ghz processor inside (though this is a little lacklustre compared to more expensive competitors), with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
It’s also running Android Jellybean – and there will be an update for download once KitKat has launched. Similarly there’s all the connectivity you’d expect (Wifi, Bluetooth, Micro SD card expansion and Mini HDMI) – as well as USB on-the-go, enabling you to plugin USB keyboards and the like. Camera-wise there’s a 2 megapixel camera in the rear, and a 0.3 megapixel on the front.
So it all looks rather nice – especially at that sort of price. This looks like it could be a great way to get in on the 10″ tablet scene – and the best bit is that you can even cushion it in your bag by wrapping it in the £250 you saved by not buying an iPad Air.
By James O'Malley | October 30th, 2013