Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside

Low-cost tablets are a dime a dozen in the Android world, what with no name offerings from Ainovo to budget stalwarts like Archos. But there's always room for more competition and Energy Sistem seems intent on elbowing its way to a prominent place at the bottom. A mild update to its existing slate lineup, the Energy Tablet i8 keeps the same 8-inch LCD display and 1,024 x 768 resolution (in 4:3 aspect ratio) of its Gingerbread-baked predecessors, but this time packages it with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard. The tab also comes equipped with an Arm Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1GHz, VGA front-facing / 2-megapixel rear camera setup, 8GB of storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD), 1GB RAM, HDMI-out, a 3,800mAh battery and support for WiFi b/g/n. It's up for pre-order now on the company's site, with an official release slated for this August 23rd. But at €185 (about $227), you might be better off saving up a few extra bills and shelling out for the more premium Nexus 7. Official PR after the break.

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Unlimited connectivity with the new Energy Tablet i8

The company relies on including more members to the Energy tablet family with Android 4 and Wi-Fi connection. This new Internet Media Tablet i8 will be ready to be sold in August, a highly efficient device with 1GB of RAM memory, ultra-slim aluminium body and multi-touch screen of 8″ in High Definition so that you can enjoy of an exceptional quality .

Its capacitive TFT LCD 8″ screen with 4:3 format, which is perfect for visualising all your content in High Definition and living a sensory experience. It also has a front and rear camera, so that you can make video calls, photos and videos, as well as a HDMI Full HD (1080p) output to play all whatever you want, directly in your TV or monitor. It includes an USB-OTG function to make it easier to access the tablet's memory from the computer and a USB-Host to connect external USB devices like pen drives, keyboard or mouse.

Its perfect dimensions and ultra-light weight (only 491gr) let the Energy Tablet i8 go with you anywhere you want. You can now enjoy its multiple functions everywhere you go, fully updated with the latest Android version and surfing the net at the highest speed thanks to its Wi-Fi connection.

The 8 GB of internal memory will allow you to store a lot of Apps, games, pictures, eBooks and up to 32 hours of video or 4000 songs, as well as the possibility of widening its capacity up to 64 GB with microSD/XC cards.

An exclusive model with Hi-Fi earphones and a carrying case, so that you can take it with wherever and whenever you want. Stay always connected with your Energy Tablet i8!