Editor in Chief
- Jan 5, 2011
It's interesting to take note of just how few Android tablet stories there are in the current mobile landscape. In 2012 and 2013, we couldn't go a day without a new story about some cheap Android tablet hitting the market. Obviously those times have passed as only a few standouts remain. We rarely see an Android tablet story anymore, unless its something from NVIDIA, Asus or Samsung.
Still, there are smaller OEMs out there who are still working hard to find success with Android tablets. This latest one breaks the drought with a solid value. It's called the Ares 11 from Nextbook, and it actually offers up a 2-in-1 device, similar to the Asus Transformer. The Ares 11 is an Android Tablet/Laptop convertible hybrid that includes Lollipop and an Intel CPU. It's most standout characteristic is its great price and availability. You can grab this tablet at Walmart for only $197 bucks.
Here's a list of specs:
- Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor
- 1GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution IPS display
- A microSD slot
- A mini HDMI port & microUSB port
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0
- 2MP front and rear cams
- Detachable keyboard dock with two full USB ports
- Preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop