iBall Slide i701, world’s cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet launched for Rs 4,999

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iBall has just launched the Windows 8.1 based Slide i701 tablet in India at a price of just Rs 4,999. iBall has surprised every one by launching the Windows 8.1 based tablet at such a low price. The iBall Slide i701 has further gone ahead and become the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet globally.

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This move comes after Microsoft made the licensing free for tablets with less than 8-inches of screen size. The Slide i701 comes with a 7-inch IPS display and is powered by a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel processor. There’s 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera.

The retail package brings with it a free HDMI cable worth Rs 699 and three inter-changeable protective covers worth Rs 599. Let us quickly take a look at the specifications of the tablet.

iBall Slide i701 Specifications

  • 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Windows 8.1 (upgradeable to Windows 10)
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable by 32GB
  • 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera
  • 3G via dongle, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI and microUSB for connectivity
  • 3,200 mAh battery

It also comes with an year’s subscription of Office 365 which itself costs Rs 3,299. It will go on sale on May 21st in the country through e-commerce portals and retail chains. iBall has brought the new Windows tablet at a price point which makes it accessible to a wide range of people. And the impressive retail bundle just makes the deal sweeter. Let us wait and watch if the tablet can actually perform well in real-life conditions.

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