Leader International announced a new tablet on Monday that undercuts Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire by $20. The $179 Impression 7, also known as the I7, is equipped with a 7-inch display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera and support for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. We admit, the price caught our eye until we noticed the I7 runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), an operating system designed for smartphones that is now two generations old. In addition to the Impression 7, Leader International also announced the Impression 10 (I10), a 10-inch tablet that will make its debut alongside the I7 in November for $349. Leader International said the tablets will be available from retailers across the country, although the company did not mention any retail partners by name. Read on for the full press release.
New “Impression 7″ Tablet Makes Quality Mobile Entertainment Easy and Affordable
PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Leader International Inc., a provider of reliable, feature-rich, affordable tablets, today announced the availability of its new Impression 7 (I7) tablet. The seven-inch tablet delivers value and performance for both novice and experienced users. Â Units will ship to retailers in early November at an MSRP of $179.00, just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season.
The I7 features a 1Ghz processor and 512MB RAM, Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash 10.1, and a seven-inch resistive TFT display that delivers brilliant color in 800×480 resolution.
The versatile I7 also includes Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 4GB built-in flash memory, G-sensor, two USB 2.0 slots (including one full-size and one mini port), micro SD card slot (up to 16GB), 0.3MP camera and stereo output. Each unit also comes with a handsome synthetic leather portfolio case.
“The Impression 7 offers the best of mobile entertainment,” said Gary Bennett, Leader International’s Vice President of Sales, North America. “The seven-inch screen is perfect for web, email, music, games and videos. Plus, unlike other popular tablets, the I7 allows for additional memory and delivers more functionality with an SD slot and USB port.”
Impression 10 and Impression 7 Available for the Holidays
Leader’s I7 and I10 (10″, MSRP $349.00) tablets will arrive by early November at national retailers. Both units come packaged with charging and USB cables. Impression support, based in the United States, is available at no cost to customers; toll free, at 1-888-733-3312, Monday â€“ Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.
For more information about Leader International and the Impression family of tablets, visit the company’s website at www.leaderinternationalinc.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LeaderInternational.