Cheap and best tablets for students in India

In the cheap Android tablets series two more new tablets 'Micromax Funbook' and 'HCL MyEdu Tab' launched in Indian market. These tablets are designed and developed considering needs of students having many features that look ideal for students’ need. In this post, you will know about - Edutainment material available on both tablets, HCL and Micromax's partnership details with Publishers, Specifications and features of Micromax Funbook and HCL MyEdu Tab.

Cheap and best tablets for students in India

As we know that Aakash tablet disappointed the users and the upcoming Aakash 2 also seems to be legged behind in respect to its power backup. The newly released low cost Micromax Funbook and HCL My EduTab are not only strong in power backup but also runs advanced Android 4.0 operating system.

Both Micromax Funbook and HCL's MyEdu Tab provide many educational applications, study material and interactive contents for students. Both tablets are good combination of ideal features, low cost and lessons with educational applications. Micromax has collaborated with many publishers for contents, whereas HCL has tried to join educational contents with standards of NCERT and many other educational units.

Micromax Funbook:

Micromax Funbook
Besides A50 Ninja Superfone release Micromax also launched Micromax Funbook in April 2012. Micromax Funbook is one of the best alternates for the students who want to get more functionality and features than Aakash and BSNL tablets and do not want to put more load on their pocket. All the lags in Aakash and BSNL tablets have been tried to cover up in Micromax Funbook.

Edutainment material on Micromax Funbook:

Micromax Funbook tablet has been especially designed for students in India. It is loaded with so many entertainment apps and study material. The features of Micromax Funbook are especially designed with aiming the youth. Everything related to course material to sample papers and self-study material has been provided on Micromax Funbook for students. However, such contents are not provided free of cost rather students have to pay Rs. 700 for getting access to any of the class study material.

Micromax partnered with international and national publishers:

For providing educational contents to students, Micromax has partnered with many international and national publishers like Pearson, Scholarshub and Vriti those are providing digital contents including HD video lectures and presentations for the tablets, whereas Zynga and Indiagames are providing the entertainment application for MicroMax Funbook.

Specifications and features of Micromax Funbook:

Display: The tablet has a display screen on 7 inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixel.
Processor and RAM specifications : Supported by a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A8 single core processor and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM.
Operating System: Micromax Funbook is running on Android Ice Cream Sandwitch operating system.
Storage and battery details: Has an internal storage of 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB with SD card slot and 2800 mAh battery with 3 to 4 hours backup.
Camera specifications: VGA camera mounted on the top of the screen for video calling and chatting.
Video Processor: Micromax tablet has a Dual Mali 400 2D/3D video processor for smoother video transmission and multimedia processing that means your games can run faster with better graphics.
Connectivity and features: Only Micro USB
Other features and reviews: Micromax Funbook is available in Slate Grey and Midnight Black colors with slim and sleek design, 350 gms in weight and dimensioned to 192 x 122 x 10mm thick with a gravity sensor and accelerator sensor to provide intelligence for recognizing the direction you are holding the tablet to switch to portrait or landscape mode accordingly.
Price: Rs. 6,499/-

HCL MyEdu Tab:

HCL Edutab tablet
HCL MyEdu Tab is based on edutainment platform to bring together multimedia contents on professional and technical skills and apps. The tablet has been designed to cater needs of students across higher education institutions and schools to provide collaborative and as well as personalized learning.

Edutainment material on HCL MyEdu Tab:

HCL launched MyEdu Tab for kindergarten to class XII students. The content includes animation stories, rhymes, activities, puzzles animation key revision points and 2D-3D concept explanations. A parental lock option with HCL MyEdu Tab allows parents to decide what content their kids get exposed to. Both online and offline content can be accessed by Kids on MyEdu Tab. The tablet comes with additional features like online educational video, online encyclopedia and My Studio for providing live illustrations and videos to help kids in studying better.

HCL partnered with NCERT:

HCL partnered with NCERT for providing educational contents to students. It featured NCERT contents, solved examples, problem solver, quizzes and educational applications etc. Using applications for self-assessment engine and revision on MyEdu Tab, a student can self-evaluate his preparation and knowledge. So, for personalized learning, the tablet is designed to help out the student to understand concepts at their own pace.

Specifications and features of HCL MyEdu Tab:

Display: The tablet has a display screen on 7 inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixel.
Processor and RAM specifications: Supported by 1 GHz Processor.
Operating System: HCL MyEdu Tab is running on Android Ice Cream Sandwitch operating system.
Storage and battery details: Has an internal storage of 4 GB expandable upto 32 GB and 3600 mAh battery with 6 hours backup.
Camera specifications: VGA camera mounted on the top of the screen for video calling and chatting.
Connectivity and features: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, 3G USB Modem Support and USB 2.0.
Price: Rs. 9,999/-


Though a number of cheap tablets are available for students in Indian market yet while considering features like educational contents, Google Play, 1.2GHz Processor, Android Ice cream Sandwitch OS and Multimedia Apps, both Micromax Funbook and HCL MyEdu Tab will surely capture maximum number of customers in their pocket.

As per American researches, the audio-video based education in computer has remained useful for students. In India, Poddar Public School, Mumbai has already made iPad base education must for its all students. So, the craze and demand for such educational tablets seems to be increased in near future.

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Author: Shivangi Varma09 May 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Nice Article. Reliance 3G Tablets are also designed targeting the prospect Indians. Though the price is not very low but its reasonable keeping in mind the various features it embeds.

Author: Sushil Kumar Saini09 May 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Thanks Shivangi. You are right about designed target of Reliance 3G Tablet but both 'Micromax Funbook' and 'HCL MyEdu Tab' are especially dedicated for students and provided with their study material they require in a low range of Rs. 10,000 and advanced features.

Guest Author: tablet freak09 May 2012

there is no bluetooth in micromax .micromax is offering tata photon plus and i dont think 3g is affordable to students. ubislate 7c has sim slot through which gprs is accesible which is very much affordable so its a good option in economic tablet segment.but no one knows when its going to hit the market but according to company it will be avilable from last week of may.

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