Teclast X70: A super affordable 3G-enabled tablet announced


Teclast is among the more respected tablet makers in China. Although the design ‘inspiration’ on a lot of the Teclast tablets is hard to miss, the hardware itself does make a strong point.

Earlier today, a very affordable tablet from the Chinese company went on sale… in the form of the Teclast X70. It isn’t super powerful; you can think of it as a device to get things done on the move (without expecting too much).

The X70 has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, a SoFIA Atom x3-C3130 (it’s an Intel chipset that isn’t even a month old), 512MB RAM (a major disappointment), 4GB on-board ROM and a 2 mega-pixel rear / VGA front camera.

x70

In other words, the Teclast X70 is a super affordable tablet that you might find useful on the move (for its 3G abilities) at US$70. I personally don’t see a lot of other use cases for the product. However, a simple yet non-ugly design (ugly designs are VERY common on cheap tablets) plays in favour of the device.

For now, the device can be found for US$70 on GeekBuying. Maybe in a month or so, the prices will drop to around US$60, which I think would be a very good price to pay for a device like this.

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9 Comments

  1. tilmue
    May 8, 2015

    with 1GB Ram/8GB Rom this would be awesome

    • Raul
      May 9, 2015

      1 GB ram would be good at that price

  2. mf1gt3r
    May 8, 2015

    Still very good.

  3. iKosh
    May 8, 2015

    More than enough RAM for Windows 98.

  4. realjjj
    May 8, 2015

    WARNING: The Atom x3-C3130 is dual core at 1GHz not quad at 1.8GHz as listed on Geekbuying.

    Good job on the bezels,too bad for the horrible specs.
    It’s always very notable how in China even in very cheap tabs there is some effort to not make something with 4 inch bezels.
    The price is rather high, it might be 3G but there isn’t much room to go lower, spec wise.
    Atom is not all that fast with 4 cores at 2.4Ghz,here you get 2 cores at 1Ghz so it’s pretty much as slow as it can get. The other specs are also a bare minimum or close to that.
    Power could be a problem with this SoC too, it’s on 28nm TSMC and remains to be seen how well it does power wise but it’s unlikely it can compete with A7 in power and at this kind of clock that’s the competition.

    A score for the SoC vs a 120$ phone http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/2500711?baseline=2275425

    • buzz86us
      May 13, 2015

      going to give this a go when it gets cheaper if it hits $50 i might pick one up to use with the Straight Talk tablet plan since i don’t want to blow $45 a month on cellphone coverage just for a second phone

  5. George
    May 8, 2015

    Not even my 5 years old can’t use this,got jokes?

  6. balcobomber25
    May 9, 2015

    512 mb of RAM and 4 GB Rom? What is this 2010 all over again. I have seen the original Nexus 7 as low as $89 in some stores, even cheaper if you buy it pre-owned.

  7. Adam Irvine
    May 9, 2015

    I own a Teclast X80h, had it for a few months now and I use it every day, absolutely chuffed to bits with it, one of my best purchases from China to be honest and at £78 delivered to the UK from Aliexpress it was a steal!