Croma is a leading chain of multi branded electronics retail stores in India. The company operates over 100 stores across 16 major cities in India and also sell via their ecommerce portal cromaretail.com.
In a press event yesterday, Croma and Intel India launched the Croma 1179 tablet and Croma 1177 2-in-1 convertible powered by Intel processors and running Windows 8.1.
The two products will create a differentiated product proposition in Croma's existing Android tablet offerings. While the 8-inch Croma 1179 tablet is priced at INR 13,990 (US$ 230), the 10.1-inch 2-in-1 Croma 1177 is priced at INR 21,990 (US$ 360). The company claims that the latter is the lowest priced 2-in-1 in the Indian market offering consumers great value for money.
Croma's tablet features an 8-inch, 160 ppi display with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Powered by 1.33GHz Intel Atom Processor Z3735D, the tablet packs in 2 GB of RAM. The tablet features 32GB internal memory which can be expanded using a MicroSD card. There's a 2 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera.
Croma 1177 2-in-1
The Croma 2-in-1 10.1-inch offers the portability of a tablet and the performance and convenience of a laptop to consumers. Powered by the Intel Atom -Processor Z3735D, the convertible is 3G-ready and features a 2MP front and 2MP rear camera. Essentially, the 1177 is just the bigger sibling of 1179 and is similarly spec'd.
Do you think these affordable Windows tablets from Croma are good alternatives to other Windows and Android tablets in the market? Would you pick one? Tell us in the comments!