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Zebronics Zebpad 7t500 3G: value for money

April 20 2015: Chennai-based Zebronics has been around for nearly 20 years offering  PC enclosures, keyboards, loudspeakers and other accessories.  Last month they ventured into tablets -- and in keeping with their  business ways, the Zebpad 7t500-3G picks the sweet spot in tablet sizes -- 7 inches -- and throws in everything on the average buyer's wish-list -- at an aggressive price. 

Dual cameras -- 2 MP and 5 MP -- dual 3G SIM slots for calling and surfing;  1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage expandable to 32GB; Bluetooth and on-the-go USB slot; a decent enough  1024 by   600 touch screen;  FM radio, Android Kit Kat OS and Wifi.... the Zebpad , unlike many pricier tabs we have tried,  has speakers that let you listen to music or  watch movies without needing headphones. 

Some thought has gone into the default apps -- Gaana, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook -- anticipating   aam janatha needs, instead of loading the memory with  a lot of over-hyped  sites. Admittedly this  device  is not  manufactured in India, but it seems made to an Indian design.  

The MRP is Rs 7490, but the best buy online is around Rs 6000. If one aspired  for  a full featured  dual-SIM, dual-camera calling tablet, but was challenged  by the typical asking price, the Zebpad  will seem like a  steal.  Anand Parthasarathy