Aldi's £80 Tablet Sells Out Within 48 Hours
Published on Dec 11 2013 9:58 AM in Technology
Discount supermarket chain Aldi has sold all of its initial stock of the £80 Medion Lifetab, less than two days after going on sale.
The German company said that the Lifetab had completely sold out in all of its UK stores yesterday, reiterating the warning that the offer was only available "until stocks last".
Aldi typically advertises a number of high profile products at bargain prices every week, but only those quick off the mark were able to take advantage of the affordable tablet, which was launched in response to similar devices by Tesco, Asda and Argos.
Technology experts have been thus far impressed by the Lifetab's offering considering the low price. It comes with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory.
The Lifetab is also running the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and has a USB host function as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
However, the 7-inch is screen is relatively low-resolution at 1024 x 600 pixels, and the front and rear camera are only 0.2 and 2.0 megapixels are just a couple of the pointed draw-backs of the Lifetab.
In October Argos launched the MyTablet for £100, undercutting Tesco’s Hudl device by £20.
Tesco CEO Phillip Clarke said that his company are "struggling" to keep up with the demand for their own brand Hudl tablets, after selling 300,000 units since September.
© 2013 - European Supermarket Magazine by Enda Dowling