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Aldi To Launch £79 Tablet Device On Sunday

Published on Dec 6 2013 11:15 AM in Technology

Aldi To Launch £79 Tablet Device On Sunday

Budget retailer Aldi is to follow in the footsteps of its competitors Tesco, Asda and Argos by launching its very own affordable tablet device.

The discount supermarket will begin selling the 7-inch Medion Lifetab E7316 from this Sunday in the UK for £79.99, but the company has said that stocks are limited. 

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

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