Sporting a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 5-megapixel shooter, and a Mini-HDMI port, the Hisense Sero 7 Pro is a 7-inch tablet contender with potential.
Meet the Hisense Sero 7 Pro
Available exclusively at Walmart, the $149 Hisense Sero 7 Pro is a bargain of a tablet, especially considering its quad-core specs and Android 4.2 OS. However, though it has plenty of potential, it doesn't quite have what it takes to rival Google's Nexus 7.
The device's 7-inch screen has a 1,280x800-pixel resolution, which is slightly higher than the HP Slate 7's 1,024x600 resolution. Though its not overly distracting, the Hisense's screen does display white hues with a more yellowish tone.
The Sero 7 Pro runs the skinless version of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, so you won't get any third-party skin overlaid on the UI. However, you will see a small screenshot hot key at the bottom of your screen (next to the hot keys for back, home, and recent apps).
In general, the quad-core processor can execute simple but necessary tasks with ease. I didn't run into any problems or stuttering with actions like browsing the app drawer, navigating the home page, launching common apps, and switching between landscape and portrait mode.