E-Fun on Monday announced a pair of new Android tablets, the Nextboook Ares 8L and 10L, both of which are equipped for Verizon's 4G LTE network and feature budget-friendly prices.
The duo share a number of hardware specifications between them, however there is one notable difference: the former is a traditional tablet experience while the latter is a 2-in-1 device that comes with a keyboard.
Although both tablets are supported by Verizon, customers will need to purchase them via Walmart. The Ares 8L retails for $144 or $4.88 with a two-year contract. The 10L carries a slightly premium $193 price tag, or $9.88 with the same service agreement.
E-Fun, a US-based manufacturer, has been providing tablets and mobile devices powered by both Android and Window software since 2010. Its tablets, which tend to cater to first-time or less demanding users, compliment more powerful and glamorous models such as the. Both of these new models are less expensive than other Verizon tablets and help to round out the carrier's portfolio along the low end.
Running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Ares 8L and 10L are equipped with quad-core Intel Atom processors with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is pegged at 16GB, but users can insert a microSD card (up to 64GB) for additional space.
As alluded to by their names, the Ares 8L comes with an 8-inch display while the Ares 10L has a 10.1-inch screen. Both offer a 1,280x800-pixel resolution, meaning the image may appear more crisp on the smaller model.
Whereas the 8L is your standard entry-level Android tablet experience, the 10L picks up added flexibility. The unit comes with a magnetic detachable keyboard, making typing much more simple. Moreover, the keyboard houses two standard USB ports for extra functionality. Other specifications in the pair of tablets include 2-megapixel front-facing and rear cameras, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Both tablets are available now at select Walmart stores as well as Walmart's website.