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Aldi eyes Tesco and Argos with cheap 7in Android tablet

Aldi way from Germany for under £80
Thu Dec 05 2013, 10:33
Aldi 7in Android tablet

GERMAN SUPERMARKET CHAIN Aldi is the latest entrant in the budget tablets market, as the firm looks to challenge Tesco and Argos.

The Aldi tablet is a Medion Lifetab E7316, and on paper it looks like a great deal.

Medion isn't a household name, but it has quietly grown a reputation for building good, budget machines with comprehensive support packages.

Sporting a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the 7in Aldi-branded tablet also sports twin cameras, a 2MP at the back and 0.3MP at the front, and full access to the Google Play store.

The screen measures in at 7in and boasts a 1024x600 resolution, and the tablet also features 8GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card or an external USB drive. Other features include bundled Kaspersky anti-virus software, Bluetooth 2.1, and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity.

It comes with a three year warranty, and the list price is a jaw dropping £79.99, making it the cheapest of the tablet devices from bricks and mortar outlets.

So where's the catch? Anyone who has shopped at Aldi before will probably have guessed already.

Stocks are limited and when it's gone, it's gone. You've got until Sunday 8 December to sharpen your elbows, because at this price we can't imagine they will last long.

At the time of writing we've yet to get our mitts on one of these and the quality of budget tablets can vary wildly, but at under £80, it's perhaps worth a gamble.

The Aldi Medion Lifetab E7316 will be available to pick up from the Aldi stores on Sunday. µ


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