HCL has also joined the dual core (tablet) bandwagon by launching the HCL ME G1 a 9.7 inch tablet for Rs. 14,999. The tab runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich OS).

The features are almost similar to what is being offered on the Wammy Athena, with some minor changes. The ME G1 is powered by cortex A9 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with Mali 400 quad core GPU.

The tab runs on android 4.0 unlike the Athena which comes loaded with Jelly Bean.  HCL G1 comes with 1GB DDR3 RAM and internal storage of 8GB. The IPS display screen is 9.7 inches (4:3 aspect ratio) with 1024×768 pixels resolution.

The 9.7 inch tab does support 3G/4G via an external dongle / data card. There are two cameras a front 0.3 MP and a rear 2MP.  Not sure if you get full access to Google play, but like all HCL tab this one too comes with Me APP Store.

Other features are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro SD card slot and 3.5 mm jack. The tab weighs 570 grams and is 11 mm thin. A 7000 mAh Li-Po battery powers this tablet. To know more about HCL ME G1 tablet click here.

HCL ME G1 dual core tablet with 9.7 inch IPS screen

HCL ME G1 key features and specifications

  • Dual core 1.2 GHz + Mali 400 quad core GPU.
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB internal storage and micro SD card slot.
  • Android 4.0.4.
  • 2MP rear + 0.3MP front cameras.
  • 9.7 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1024×768 pixels resolution.
  • 3G/4G via dongle, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4 and mini USB.
  • 7000 mAh battery.

Difference between Wammy Athena v/s HCL Me G1

Wammy Athena HCL Me G1
Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.1) ICS (Android 4.0.4)
16GB internal storage 8GB internal storage
8000 mAh battery 7000 mAh battery
Price Rs. 14,280 Price Rs. 14,999

As you can see Wammy Athena has much better features but when it come to brand HCL wins.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in