I was gonna write a comment here, but I keep getting my comments deleted for including curse words in them -- looks like this site is run by some Christian group of sorts...
Anyway, to the point: This has basically the specs of the Nexus 7 2012. 3 years ago! Even the Nexus 7 from 2 years ago, which was also a so-called "affordable tablet", had 2GB of memory, 1920x1200 resolution and generally the kind of specs you expect from tablets of that size. Nevertheless, 2 years later (which is alot), we still see Android manufacturer's presenting below-average products. Not just in the so-called affordable section, but also in high-end. Samsung released a device with 2560x1600 resolution in 2012 (Nexus 10), and 3 years later they will release the Galaxy Tab S with 2048x1536 -- a ppi and resolution lower than its predecessor (Galaxy Tab S2). It's just not acceptable! Especially considering that tablets should have had 1600p on 7" and 2160p on 10.5" tablets by now. This can be easily done, but Android tablet manufacturer's are not putting in high-end CPUs from their flagship phones in their tablet, instead going for inferior hardware. So for example the Galaxy Tab S2 won't be equipped with the 14nm Exynos 7420 from the Samsung Galaxy S6, which would have not made it extremely better than the previous Tab S, but also made it possible for it to have 4K resolution without sacrificing battery time from its predecessor. Do they however do it? No!
Apple, however, actually release better hardware in their tablets than their phones -- which is just logical if you ask me. And seeing as Android manufacturer's have been standing completely still for 2-3 years now -- with Nexus 7 2013 being the only really innovating device during this time -- I'm actually starting to understand why people wil choose the iPad Air over Android tablets.
Back to HTC's affordable tablet: it willf fail. Not only will it fail, but it deserves to fail. When HTC do such a poor job as this, and as they did with the M9, they deserve all the bad sales they are getting.