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Hisense Officially Launches Walmart-Exclusive Android Tablets for $99 And Up

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    Hisense officially launches Walmart-exclusive Android tablets for $99 and up - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - May 23, 2013

    "It's official. Chinese electronics maker Hisense has introduced its first Android tablets for the US market. They're available exclusively from Walmart, and they're some of the cheapest tablets around.

    They're also surprisingly good devices for the price. Walmart will officially offer a $99 model and a $149 model starting May 24th.

    The move isn't exactly a surprise. A Hisense tablet showed up at the FCC a month ago, and a handful of folks have been able to buy them early from some Walmart locations for the past week or so.

    As expected, the star of the show is the Hisense Sero 7 Pro. It's a 7 inch tablet with a $149 price tag and specs that beat the $199 Google Nexus 7 in almost every way."
     
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    $99 Hisense Sero 7 tablet dissected, costs about $50 to build - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - May 31, 2013

    "Chinese device maker Hisense recently launched two Android tablets in the US. The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is a $149 tablet designed to give the Google Nexus 7 a run for its money, while the $99 Hisense Sero 7 is... a lot less impressive (until you consider the price).

    But it turns out component costs are so cheap these days that you can sell a halfway tablet for $99 and still make some money.

    Chipworks tore apart the HiSense Sero 7 to see what makes it tick, and found about $50 worth of components under the hood."
     
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    Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet gets first root, recovery, and ROM - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - June 2, 2013

    "The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is one of the best Android tablets you can find for $149 or less. But that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement. Out of the box the 7 inch tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with just a few modifications such as preloaded with Vudu and Walmart apps.

    But now you can root the Hisense Sero 7 Pro, install ClockworkMod Recovery, and even install custom ROMs."
     
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    Some of these tech writers are really clueless when it comes to products, what it costs to manufacture and what kind of profits are possible. If there are really $50 worth of parts required for the $99 tablet, if Hisense and WalMart can make any profit, that is quite remarkable. I would like to see this author assemble those parts, deliver the product to WalMart, share the profit with WalMart, provide warranty and customer service and show a profit at the $99 retail price. This statement:

    Is really silly. In reality, the profit margin is razor thin and if there are any quality control problems, requiring returns, there will be no profits whatsoever. Just the usual customer buying, checking it out, and returning it because something better is wanted may be too great to allow for any profits at all. My hat's off to Hisense if this can be done profitably, period. It may not be possible yet.
     
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    Hisense Sero 7 Pro price drops to $129 - Liliputing (via Mowser) (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - August 8, 2013

    "The Hisense Sero 7 Pro was already probably one of the best tablets you could buy for under $200 when it launched earlier this summer for $149. Now it's an even better deal: the Walmart price has dropped to $129.

    Hisense has also slashed $20 off the price of its cheaper tablet. You can now pick one up for just $79."
     

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