DCC’s new UltiMate – affordable tablets for everyone

Tablets are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, and are often used by every member of the family.

May 12, 2014

Tablets are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, and are often used by every member of the family. However, the price point of many tablet devices has been a significant barrier to entry – until now. Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) introduces the UltiMate – a range of performance tablets with all of the features you need, at a price that won’t break the bank. Available in both 7-inch and 10-inch models, the DCC UltiMate is the ‘ultimate’ in affordable tablet computing.

“Tablets are everywhere – there’s no getting away from how useful they are for performing everyday online tasks on the move, for socialising, and even for playing games. From parents who need portability and easy access to online content and social media, to children who require tablets for classes and schoolwork, the need is growing. However, many users are unable to afford a branded device. DCC’s UltiMate is the perfect affordable solution, with the right balance of excellent pricing, solid performance and a full array of features,” says Bruce Byrne, Visual Communications Specialist at DCC.

Featuring Android’s Jelly Bean Operating System (OS), the UltiMate gives users access to thousands of applications (apps) on the Google Play store, from games to online newspapers and magazines, as well as eLearning content and eBooks. A 1.3GHz Quad Core processor and 8 Gigabyte (GB) Random Access Memory (RAM) offer enough power and performance for some serious multitasking, while a USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G with dual SIM slots offer a range of connectivity options.

The 1GB of on-board memory can be upgraded with up to 32GB MicroSD expandable storage for storing photos, movies, music and more, and an HDMI port enables the UltiMate to be connected to High Definition (HD) televisions and monitors for content sharing. HD IPS panel screens on both the 7-inch and 10-inch models offer crystal clear viewing. Built-in speakers and a headphone jack let you enjoy quality sound out loud or in private, perfect for gaming and content viewing at home or on the go. Topping off these impressive features, the UltiMate includes a 3 Megapixel front facing camera for video calling, and a 5 Megapixel rear camera for capturing memories on the move.

“This tablet has everything users need, and can even be used as a phone or a GPS thanks to the ability to install not one, but two SIM cards for voice and data bundles. It is a must have for schools and school children, as reference books can now often be downloaded and interactive learning is becoming increasingly popular. It is also ideal for Point Of Sale (POS) interactive advertising, promotions, sales staff and anyone else who wants the features of a tablet without the expensive price tag,” Byrne concludes.

DCC’s UltiMate tablets feature a one-year warranty. They will be available in March 2014 from resellers and leading retailers. The 7-inch model has a recommended retail price of R1 400.00 including VAT while the 10-inch model retails for a recommended price of R2 500.00 including VAT.