The 8 inch tablet branded as 1179 packs an Intel Atom processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz and paired with 2 GB of RAM. You’ll find a pair of 2 MP cameras on either side of the 8 inch slate that is equipped with 1280×800 pixels resolution. On the storage front, you get 32 GB of space, further expandable via microSD also and loaded with a 5000 mAh battery should be competent enough to manage your tasks. The tablet weighs 390 grams and offers support to connectivity on-the-go via 3G dongle.
But the more eye catching device is the 1177 2-in-1 Windows tablet that reminds us of the popular Microsoft Surface Pro that has never made its way to India. This 2-in-1 sports a 10.1 inch 1280×800 pixels display with touch support and running on Windows 8.1 platform. Running on the same 1.3 GHz Intel Atom chipset and 2 GB RAM, this device is seen more as a netbook alternative, costing pretty much the same as well at Rs 21,990. Without a shadow of doubt, Croma 1177 is the most affordable Windows 2-in-1 you’ll find in the market. The tablet gets attached to a magnetic hold on the cover that works in three-way form; keyboard dock, side stand and read-mode stand. This one weighs around 600 grams and offers internal 32 GB storage, expandable up to 128 GB. In terms of connectivity you get a 3G/4G via SIM slot that’s not calling supported. The 2 MP cameras are available on the 2-in-1 also, supplementing multimedia purposes.
Croma is bundling this tablet with a keyboard dock and offering lifetime subscription of Microsoft Office and 1 year for Office 365 bundled out-of-box. Both the devices will be available via Croma outlets across the country from next week onwards and Cromaretail.com will be selling the device at a later date.