The Carphone Warehouse's Avoca tablet is down to just fifty quid, but the specs leave a lot to be desired.
The UK is seeing no shortage of cheap tablets these days. Between Argos and Tesco, folks who don't want to splurge on the already fairly cheap Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD can get something for roughly £100. However, Carphone Warehouse is trumping them all with a special offer that sees its own tablet drop down to just £49.
The 7-inch Avoca tablet features an 800 x 400 resolution display and is based on a 1 GHz Rockchip CPU and 500 MB of RAM. It has a 0.3-megapixel camera for video calls (or selfies), as well as WiFi and 8 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). The Avoca runs on Android Jelly Bean and is usually priced at £99.
Though it might be enough to make the likes of Argos and Tesco worry, Carphone's deal is only temporary (Engadget reports that it's only until November 4), and it's not like the specs are crazy exciting. Comparatively, the Tesco Hudl has a 1440 x 900 resolution, runs on a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU and features 16 GB of storage, a microSD slot, WiFi, speakers, a 3-megapixel camera, and a battery that lasts nine hours (at least, according to Tesco it does). Meanwhile, Argos' MyTablet Slate packs a 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD, a dual-core 1.6 GHz CPU, 8 GB of integrated storage (with microSD support for storage expansion), support for HDMI, and WiFi. The battery life is apparently five hours.
Really, if you don't want to spend £100 on a tablet, then maybe the Avoca is a good deal for you. Otherwise, you might as well get the Hudl. Just don't spend £100 on the Avoca. It's not worth it.