We recently had the pleasure of spending the weekend with the Matrix One tablet and documented our experience for your consideration. While it may not be the most glamorous or luxurious tablet on the market, at $149 some shortcomings can be quickly forgiven.We spoke with Vice President of North American Retail Distribution, Raymond Pelosi, who informed us that retailers should have an opportunity to get their hands on this unit within the next few weeks. We find this to be an interesting alternative to some of the “big boy” brands, at an economic price point. Will you consider this as an additional tablet in your household? Let us know your thoughts.

This was my first opportunity to use the Antec Advance screen-cleaning spray on a device other than the Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Tab, and my opinion stands : this stuff is great! Grab a bottle, if you get the chance.

(Please forgive the sub-par video quality. We began shooting on our Galaxy SIII and dropped it! We quickly switched over to a backup Creative Vado, which left the image a bit hazy.)

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Six months ago, this tablet would have stood a little higher in a crowd, however the Nexus 7 is only $50 more and is easily worth the money. We like to root for the little guys whenever possible, but it’s getting harder now that there are Tegra 3 devices with full Google Play support at a similar price range.  On the other hand, this one does have microSD, USB,  and HDMI output.

Which way would you go?

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