Croma and Intel today launched the 8 inch Croma 1179 Tablet and the 10.1 inch Croma 1177 tablet. Both the tablets are powered by Intel processors and run on Windows 8\.1. The 8 inch Croma 1179 is priced at Rs. 13,990 and the 10.1 inch Croma 1177 is preiced at Rs. 21,990. The tablet was unveiled by Ajit Joshi (CEO & MD, Infiniti Retail) and Gregory Bryant (VP, Sales and Marketing, GM, Asia-Pacific and Japan Region for Intel).
Croma 1177: Rs. 21,990
The Croma 1177 is a 10.1 inch tablet running on Windows 8.1. The tablet comes with Microsoft Office 2013 student edition preloaded for all your Word and Excel needs. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735D which is a quad-core processor clocked at 1.33 GHz and is joined by 2 GB of RAM. The processor also has a 311 MHz onboard graphic chip (Intel HD Graphics) which can handle basic games. The tablet comes with 32 GB inbuilt storage which can be extended to 128 GB with help of a microSD card. The tablet also houses two cameras 2 MP cameras, one at the back and one at the front of the device. The device’s usability is increased by its 3G capability as the tablet supports a 3G SIM as well as 3G data dongles. Croma 1177 comes with a detachable keyboard with a flip cover which really makes the tablet a nice “on the go” work machine.
As for the design, the tablet has a pretty basic design and it has one mini USB port, one HDMI port, one power port, a SIM tray and a microSD card slot on the left side besides the 3.5mm headphone jack which is on the right side of the tablet. The back of the tablet is made of a soft-touch material which is quite necessary as the tablet is a bit on the heavier side (around 600gms) and one hand use would definitely strain your hand.
Croma 1179: Rs. 13,990
The Croma 1179 has the same DNA (Intel Atom Z3735D and 2GB RAM) as its bigger sibling the Croma 1177. Like the Croma 1177 tablet, the 1179 also runs on Windows 8.1 and come with Microsoft Office 2013 student edition preloaded. It also has 32 GB internal storage and 128 GB microSD card support. The Croma 1179 comes with an 8 inch display with 1200 x 800p resolution and two 2 MP cameras- one primary and one secondary.
As for the design, Croma has kept it minimal and to decrease the bezels the Windows button has been shifted to the side of the device. The tablet also has the soft-touch back and has the same set of ports as its bigger cousin the Croma 1177 tablet sans the 3G SIM capabilities.
Croma has announced that both tablets will be available at all 101 Croma stores across 16 cities in India and also from its website within the next week. Croma is also in talks with some other undisclosed e-commerce websites to sell their products online. Both tablets hit a sweet price point when compared to other Windows tablets in the market and could become the choice of many.