Review: Ubislate 7ci a $20 Tablet Device (Aakash 2)

Ever imagined a tablet device that cost only $20? If you haven’t as yet, you can now. The tablet is called Ubislate 7ci, also known as the Aakash 2.

Developed by Datawind, this cheapest tablet is a part of e-learning project by the Indian Government. The company is  actually selling this device for $40 but Indian government will subsidize it by half and up to 220 million Indian students will get the device in just $20.

The Ubislate 7ci is a dull slate gray device that is about the size of the original Amazon Kindle Fire. The device has a plastic screen and a gray plastic back. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 1GHz AllWinner Cortex-A8 processor.

The Ubislate 7ci has a VGA camera right above the screen. It holds a 2.6GB of inbuilt memory and also supports a microSD card slot on the back for extra memory. On the connectivity front, it supports Wi-Fi but lacks Bluetooth support.

The device performs pretty well but as expected, it runs slow. It functions like an entry-level smartphone. The screen transitions are slow and do lag. Though the device is slow but it runs all the usual apps like web browser, email and games.


Though the Ubislate 7ci looks cheap and has a slow performance but considering its aim at educating students from  India, it deserves admiration. Well, this inexpensive tablet device has the capability to change the whole world.


  • 7-inch Display
  • 480 x 800 pixels resolution
  • Android 4.0 Ice CreamSandwich
  • 1GHz AllWinner Cortex-A8 Processor
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 32GB microSD card
  • 1.3 MP Camera
  • Wi-Fi

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