Are you in the market for a new tablet, but a $400 Nexus 9 might restrict you to a diet of ramen noodles and tap water? If so, Verizon’s new low-cost slate might be more appealing to your wallet and less taxing on your grocery list. Today, the carrier announced the availability of the Ellipsis 8, an entry-level tablet that features an 8-inch 1,280 x 800 HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of storage, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5,000mAh battery.

Oddly, Verizon hasn’t disclosed which version of Android the Ellipsis 8 is shipping with, however for $250 outright or $150 under a two year service agreement, we’re hoping this XLTE-ready slab launches with some form of KitKit. We’ve reached out to Verizon for clarification and will update this article when we hear back from the carrier. So stay tuned if you’re interested in this new budget-friendly device.

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