Carphone Warehouse slashes price of Avoca tablet to £49

Carphone Warehouse has slashed the price of its 7-inch Avoca Android tablet to just £49 for a limited time.

Claiming it now offers the lowest priced tablet “ever”, you can now pick up a Carphone Warehouse Avoca tablet for £49 in-store and online.

The offer is only valid until November 4 and while stocks last and Carphone Warehouse is marketing the Avoca tablet as “family-friendly”. Just in time for Christmas too.

“We know that over a third of tablet purchases are for children and family use but that one of the main barriers to not buying a tablet is cost,” said Graham Stapleton, Carphone Warehouse UK Chief Executive. “Our Android 7-inch tablet smashes right through the previous lowest priced tablets and is perfect for families and anyone wanting a modern, portable tablet at a bargain price.”

Carphone Warehouse’s newly re-priced tablet should vie for cheap tablet supremacy with the recently launched Argos MyTablet and the Tesco Hudl.

Carphone Warehouse Avoca Features
The Carphone Warehouse Avoca features a 7-inch 800 x 480p resolution with a pixel density of 133ppi and runs Android Jelly Bean.

It has a fairly average 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. However, there is a microSD card expansion slot with support for cards up to 32GB.

Although it lacks a rear-facing camera (for those who actually want to take snaps with their tablet), the Avoca does have a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for making video calls.

The Avoca has a 3,000mAh battery, which claims to offer 3.5 hours of life with heavy use, ranging up to 8 hours tops.

It weighs in at 350g and offers dimensions of 192 x 117 x 10.7mm.

Carphone Warehouse only offers one colour – white with a black front – and unfortunately there’s no 3G or 4G option to speak of.

Next, read our Tesco Hudl vs Argos MyTablet