Argos has joined the budget 7-inch tablet market with the Argos MyTablet, and it looks to be particularly competitive on price.
The high street retail giant Argos just announced that it was to start offering its own brand of tablet in its shops. The Argos MyTablet will cost just £99.99 - a good £20 less than the similarly pitched and recently released Tesco Hudl.
Of course, the Tesco Hudl was a reasonably well specced tablet for the money. The real question here is, can the Argos MyTablet compete against this, not to mention the new Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?
It would appear not - at least on paper. The Argos MyTablet comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD touchscreen display, which is significantly less sharp than the Hudl's 1440 x 900 equivalent.
It's a similar story on the processor front. The Argos MyTablet features a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, which doesn't appear to be up to the level of power offered by the 1.5GHz quad-core chip in the Hudl.
Storage is similarly half that of the Tesco Hudl at just 8GB.
Even the Hudl's pretty awful 3.2-megapixel rear camera can't be bettered - the MyTablet's snapper is a 2-megapixel example. The front camera, meanwhile, is a mere 0.3-megapixel example. Admittedly, though, taking pictures isn't exactly the primary function of a tablet.
The Argos MyTablet ships with Android 4.2.2 which, while not the very latest version of Google's OS, is pretty current. It's also the same version as can be found in the Hudl.
It's also worth noting that the Tesco Hudl is exceptionally good value, and that the Argos MyTablet appears to be on a par in terms of specs and price with the original Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
As you might expect, there's a custom Argos shopping app here, which should enable you to shortcut the online shopping process.
The Argos MyTablet will go on sale in the UK this Wednesday.
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