We don’t see Torque in the headlines a lot, but they’ve been quietly making their mark in the local tablet scene with many of their sub-Php5k tablets selling like hotcakes. The local brand recently sent over the Torque Ego Tab S for us to review from their new budget lineup. It’s an ultra-affordable tablet designed to meet the needs of the budget-conscious Juan. Here are some impressions before we come out with a full review.

Design

Aesthetically, the Torque Ego Tab S is your typical black slate. You can’t expect anything special in terms of design at this price point, and the Tab S is no exception. I do like that all the buttons are at the top when holding it in portrait orientation, although it does make it a little difficult since you have to reach up for all non-screen input.

Performance

The Torque Ego Tab S is as basic as it gets. With a single core processor and 512MB RAM, we’re not expecting much. The good thing though is that the specs are right where they need to be to deliver what should hopefully be a true tablet experience that allows you to install and use a range of apps on the Ego Tab S. Any lower, and you’d end up with something that more closely resembles a feature phone in a tablet’s body.

Conclusion

All in all, the Ego Tab S joins Torque’s growing lineup of budget-friendly tablets. It’s hard to find a tablet under Php2k that can still do everything a tablet needs to do. It’s an ideal gift idea for new tablet users, such as children or your grandparents.

  • 7″ WSVGA TN LCD TFT display (600 x 1024 resolution, 170ppi)
  • 1GHz Rockchip RK2928 single core processor
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 3mp fixed-focus rear-facing camera
  • 3mp fixed-focus front camera
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB OTG, supports USB broadband sticks
  • 2,5000mAh battery
  • Price: Php1,699



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