On Black Friday 2014, Sears will offer for only $39.99 a 7-inch tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The advertised Mach Speed Xtreme Play tablet confusingly wears model name TRIO-STEALTH G1 7 on the official product page at Sears, but it’s the same product with the item # 00347000 (000P). It regularly sells for $69.99.
The retailer and manufacturer haven’t provided a complete specs sheet, so we don’t know for sure on what processor the tablet is based on. The specs say its a single-core 1.3GHz chip, without the model name listed. Judging from the specs it’s probably an ARM Cortex A8-based one. This means pretty much weak performance, satisfactory only for very light web browsing or multimedia playback. RAM size info is also missing. We can assume it’s 512MB like in some other similarly equipped and extremely cheap Android tablets. The slate has only 4GB of internal storage space, but you can expanded via a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB cards.
The resolution of the multi-touch screen is pretty much low for today’s standards. The pixel count is 800×480 pixels and viewing angles are narrow because the display has no IPS technology in it.
Other notable features we were able to extract from the specifications list of the Mach Speed Xtreme Play / TRIO-STEALTH G1 7 / # 00347000 (000P) are the battery life of up to 8.9 hours, Wi-Fi wireless support, a frontal 0.3-megapixel camera, a micro USB port, and absence of Bluetooth and HDMI video output.
Thankfully, the tablet is “Google-certified” meaning users have access to the Google Play store to download apps and games.
Overall, not a great device on paper, but it will certainly be one of the cheapest tablet this Black Friday.