HCL is trying hard to foothold in the budget tablet segment in the Indian market. Today, the company has launched three new tablets – the ME U2, ME V1 and the ME Y3, which cost Rs 6,999, Rs 7,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively.
HCL ME U2 features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, a 7-inch WVGA display, a Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, a VGA front camera, a 3,000 mAh battery and Google Play support. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will come with a price tag of Rs 6,999.
HCL ME V1 is the mid-range model which runs on a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, a 7-inch display with a WVGA resolution, a VGA front camera, a 2-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 3G support via a external dongle, voice calling capabilities, and a 3,200 mAh battery. This tablet too runs on Android 4.0, but instead drops support for the Google Play store and only has support for the HCL ME App store. It will be available for the price tag of Rs 7,999.
HCL ME Y3 comes with dual-SIM capabilities and also has a built-in FM transmitter. It features a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, a 7-inch WSVGA panel, a VGA front camera and a 3.2-megapixel rear camera. Additionally, it has 4GB of internal memory, with microSD card support and has 1GB of DDR3 RAM. Notably, it also supports HSUPA networks and does not depend on an USB dongle for 3G connectivity. Like the ME V1, it also runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich without Google Play support and only has the HCL ME App store for apps. It will be available for the price tag of Rs 11,999.