There’s no shortage of cheap budget friendly tablets these days, but occasionally we find one with a pretty good price and figure you’d all like to weigh your options. Meet the new Scroll Excel III Android tablet. It isn’t as expensive as the Nexus 7, and has specs better than the cheap Acer Iconia B1. Read on for more details on this dual-core Jelly Bean tablet.

It certainly doesn’t have the best specs in the world, you won’t be getting a quad-core Tegra 3, but for $165 you can’t really complain too much can you? The Scroll Excel III offers a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and even rocks a dual-core processor to keep things somewhat smooth. There’s no telling how smooth, but we have a feeling it isn’t too shabby.

Under the hood is a 1.6 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 Boxchip processor with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Then here’s the good stuff. You also get a micro-SD slot (unlike the Nexus 7) to expand storage, a decent 3,000 mAh battery under the hood, as well as dual cameras. 2 megapixel on the rear and VGA front for some video chatting. Oh and did we mention it also has HDMI-out. Basically everything the Nexus 7 is missing, but it also lacks a nice screen and processor. Not bad right?


The specs are hit and miss, but for a baller on a budget this slate is currently available now for £109.99, or around $165 USD. Overall this tablet doesn’t look too terrible, and will probably give those new Lenovo tablets a run for their money we got hands-on with this week. If you’ve been looking for a cheap dual-core Jelly Bean tablet you can learn more by clicking here. Personally, I’d pay the different for the Nexus 7 or wait for the rumored second-gen Nexus 7 coming in May.

[via UnwiredView]

  • Magnus100

    POS specs that gives Android a bad name

  • Slate Kelley

    A much better deal is the new Novo 7 Venus launched last week and available at a site called TabletSprint for $149 USD and includes — a Quad Core processor, a high resolution multi-touch 1280×800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a front webcam, Android O/S and Google Play Store preinstalled… all of which are found on the popular Nexus 7 — while also offering a number of features the Nexus 7 doesn’t – including a 2-megapixel rear camera, a MicroSD memory card slot, and an HDMI 1080p port to download and watch movies directly from a tablet on a large screen TV and also play video games on to a big screen; plus more ways to connect to the internet, including Ethernet as well as 3G/4G Wireless connection with a USB adapter. TabletSprint also adds in $25 in some pretty decent Bonus Apps —