Ematic Cinema Tab 13.3″ Tablet Clears the FCC – Will Sell for $300

Ematiccinema-tab_08[1] has released a wide variety of Android tablets over the past couple years, including a funky Kindle clone, a slew of 7" and 9" tablets, and even a couple PDA-sized devices with 4.3" screens, and today they went a little crazy.They've launched a new 13.3" tablet called the Ematic Cinema Tab. Basically this is a desktop replacement sized tablet with about the same amount of CPU power as the Kindle Fire HD. It cleared the FCC today, and is already showing up on retail websites like Kmart. (It's not available yet.)

This tablet is joining other Android tablets like the ColorFly CT132 in the "big enough to share" category. In this case we have a tablet based around a 13.3" (1280 x 800) screen. This is the same screen resolution as a lot of laptops as well as a couple other Android tablets.

But unlike a laptop or a similarly sized Windows tablet, the Cinema Tab has rather limited specs. It runs Android 4.1 on a dual-core 1.6GHz Rockchip CPU, and it ships with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of Flash storage, a microSD card slot, and a 2MP front-facing camera.

And as you can see in the photo below, this tablet has a kickstand.

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This tablet also has a capacitive touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, and 2 USB ports. The battery is specced at 1Ah, with an estimated battery life of around 5 hours. That seems a little unrealistic to me given the large size of the screen and relatively small battery.

This tablet weighs in at anywhere from 2.7 pounds to 3 pounds, depending on which product listing you read.

If you are thinking about getting this tablet, I would suggest that you look at the Archos Family Pad 2 instead. If nothing else Archos is frankly a more reliable brand. That tablet has almost the same specs, and it also has a second camera (2MP). This will present some interesting opportunities for unparalleled tablet photography.

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