Velocity Micro Cruz D610 tablet's low standards match its low price

The budget-friendly tablet makes its debut at CES 2013.

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The Velocity Micro Cruz D10's specs are so 2012. Velocity Micro

The Velocity Micro Cruz D610 fails to turn heads with its unimpressive reveal at CES 2013. The 10-inch tablet ships with Android 4.0 and houses a 1.5GHz dual processor and 1GB of RAM.

The Cruz D610 comes with 8GB internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, a front 0.3-megapixel camera, and 1,024x768-pixel resolution. Ports include Micro-USB and Mini-HDMI. According to Velocity Micro, prices will start at $199 with a release by the end of the first quarter this year.

The tablet's specifications are underwhelming, especially when compared with the other Velocity Micro tablet premiering at CES 2013. The Cruz Q610 outshines the Cruz D610 with a quad-core processor and Android 4.1 for a small price difference: $249 instead of $199.

The Cruz D610's specifications fail to compete with those of other tablets in the $199 price range. The Google Nexus 7 outshines the Cruz D610 when it comes to screen quality, OS, and processor. In the last year, standards for screen quality have increased significantly, and a tablet with a 10-inch screen and a 1,024x768-pixel resolution just isn't impressive, especially with 7-inch tablets like the Nexus 7 available for the same price.

Look to CNET for new information on the Velocity Micro Cruz D610 as it's released.

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