The Mircomax Funbook Pro promises to be a bigger and larger brother to the Funbook, with a larger 10.1-inch IPS display. The oncoming weeks are shaping out to be some of the most exciting in the Tablet world so far. With Micromax launching its new tablet, ‘Funbook Pro‘, the scene has suddenly got hotter for everybody else. Here is a look at what it has to offer.
The older Funbook was 7-inch model priced at Rs 6,999. Check out the specification of the latest Funbook Pro.
- 1.2 GHz solo processor.
- 1 GB RAM.
- Two 400 Graphical Processing Unit.
- 10.1 inch IPS screen.
- 1024 x 600 pixel screen resolution.
- USB support
- No Sim slot.
- Expandable upto 32GB
- Front facing VGA camera.
- Price Rs 9,999.
The new tablet has a 1.2 GHz solo processor with a pair of Mali 400 GPUs ( Graphical Processing Unit). Yes, that’s right! Two GPUs! It also sports 1GB of RAM, which is more than required to handle many apps at the same time. The tablet runs on Android ICS (no Jelly Bean yet, but we’re hoping that it might be upgradable in the very near future.
Also Micromax is not alone in the low cost tablet market. Check out the list of Tablet below Rs 10000.
The tablet has only a front facing VGA camera and 8GB of on-board storage, which is expandable to 32GB via microSD card. It has all the standard ports on tablet these days, a headphone jack, HDMI port, micoSD card slot and a USB port. It doesn’t have a SIM card slot.
The 10.1-inch IPS panel has a resolution of 1024×600, which is according to us, a little below average resolution, at least on paper. As a tablet, a person holds the device at least 40cms to their faces. At this point, even the pixels on any 9.7-inch display (iPad1 & 2, for example) are visible distinctly, so this might be a let down for the Funbook Pro.
The price of Funbook pro is Rs 9,999 only. We’re guessing that, as with the features given and provided the Micromax’s pricing of previous products.
Sadly, Micromax has again chosen to opt out of SIM card slot and has only a full size USB port to connect dongles and pen-drives. We’re wondering again how much exactly would it cost to include a SIM card slot, as seriously a tablet with virtually no internet unless there is Wi-Fi around you handicaps the user’s ability to operate online apps.
Still, we expect the tablet to do good business and serve the consumers well on the promised fronts.