tindios wrote:Nope not thinking of anything different. However, I am confused at your argument.... in that VERY article it says, "and if you're not willing to shell out $200 for a cutting-edge Google Nexus 7" THEN look at the Hisense. So YES, it is a Yugo.... and if you want to save money you can get ALMOST as good of a machine for less. (PC Mag also rated the Nexus 2012 version higher if you bothered to look.
Did you actually read that article before you posted it as a link? The whole thing is about how close it is to the Nexus 7... Wow, great sales pitch for a Hisense.
Your continued use of a Yugo analogy is an indicia of your lack of objectivity on this topic; more appropriately would be the relation between an MB and a Lexus.
The PC Mag article was delineating features and differences between the NEW Nexus 7 and the Hisense Sero 7 Pro with the Dual Core HP Slate and the Asus MemoPad HD. The only references to the original Nexus 7 were to the minimal differences in physical measurements and 9 vs 10 hour battery life. All other references were to the NEW $100 plus costly Nexus 7! One can buy 2 Sero 7 Pro's for that price!
Conclusion was: The Hisense Sero 7 Pro isn't the best small tablet, but it doesn't have to be at $130. It offers a very similar experience to the original Nexus 7, but does it one better with a microSD card slot and HDMI out so you can watch video from your tablet on your HDTV. Sure performance is on a par with last years' models, but for casual users, that's plenty of power. It's one of the least expensive small-screen tablets around and it doesn't make quite as many compromises as low-end competitors like the MeMO Pad HD 7 and Slate 7. This is the tablet to get if you're on a strict busget, but if you're looking for the best combination of price, performance, and features, the 2013 Nexus 7 is still our favorite small-screen tablet.
Finally, Hisense does update the OS and is currently updating to new JellyBean 4.3. Of course Google gets the latest upgrades to their own product but as for me, I don't necessarily need to have the latest and greatest on the bleeding edge of tech product marketing.