Below-P2k Tablets for the Masses – Torque Ego Tab S and Ego Tab Q

Below-P2k Tablets for the Masses – Torque Ego Tab S and Ego Tab Q





The local Android tablet scene may be quiet, but one brand has quietly been offering budget-friendly 7-inch Android tablets: Torque. Two of their latest devices are all under P2000.

Both of these are WiFi only and come with a free screen protector and a USB OTG cable, so you can plug in a USB flash drive and enjoy your media and access your files.

Torque Ego Tab S

  • Torque Ego Tab S, Torque Ego Tab S Price, Torque Ego Tab S Specs

Torque Ego Tab S Full Specs

Android 4.4.2
7-inch TFT screen
Capacitive multi-touch screen
Single Core 1.0 GHz processor
512MB RAM + 8GB built-in memory, TF card slot
3MP rear camera
3.7V 2500 mAh Li-on battery
SRP 1699

Though both have nearly the same specs, the Ego Tab Q below (just add P200 more) gets you a slightly faster processor and a selfie camera. The plastic but solid build of both tablets is a good thing, as is the grip the covers’ surface texture provides. Now, don’t expect super bright and colorful displays or stunning viewing angles. The formula here is acceptable specs and experience for the price, and Torque seems to have nailed that.

Torque Ego Tab S, Torque Ego Tab S Price, Torque Ego Tab S Specs

 

Torque Ego Tab Q

  • Torque Ego Tab Q Review, Torque Ego Tab Q Price, Torque Ego Tab Q Specs

Torque Ego Tab Q Full Specs

Android 5.1
7-inch TFT screen, 1024×600
Capacitive multi-touch screen
RK3126 Quad Core Cortex-A7 @ 1.2GHZ
512M RAM + 8GB built-in memory, TF card slot
Front 3M and Rear 3M cameras
3.7V 2500mAh Li-on battery
Comes with Free Screen Protector
Php 1899

The Torque Ego Tab Q has acceptable front and back cameras, as you see below.

  • Torque Ego Tab Q Review, Torque Ego Tab Q Price, Torque Ego Tab Q Specs

  • Torque Ego Tab Q Review, Torque Ego Tab Q Price, Torque Ego Tab Q Specs

The Tab S and Tab Q’s specs are not going to win benchmark awards, but don’t forget that the highlight here is accessibility – for half the price of budget Androids, Torque offers large 7-inch, ready-to-be-enjoyed tablets. If ever you lose your tablet and you need something to tide you over, the Ego Tab S and Q are not bad deals for their price points. Also, these make for great intro tablets for kids.

Torque Ego Tab Q Review, Torque Ego Tab Q Price, Torque Ego Tab Q Specs

Buying them won’t be a pain. And you won’t lose sleep or pull your hair if you lose or break them. You should also check out Torque’s budget 7-inch dual SIM phablet, the Ego Phab 3G.

 

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.