The battle of the affordable tablets is being waged by supermarkets now in the UK, where the chain Aldi launched its own slate. The device is priced at 80 quid and goes head to head with the likes of Tesco Hudl.
The device’s full name is the Aldi Medion Lifetab E7316 tablet and it’s a low end Android device, that undercuts the competition by at least 20 quid. Its specs are pretty similar to the Argos MyTablet, that hasn’t been so well received. The Aldi tablet has full access to the Google Play Store, comes preloaded with a series of free Android apps, such as a media player, drawing and an Office app, plus 30 days of Kaspersky Tablet Security.
Now as far as the hardware goes, the Lifetab E7316 integrates a 1024 x 600 pixel 7 inch screen and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It’s powered by a quad core 1.6 GHz CPU, has 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and USB host features for connecting extra storage. There’s a 2 MP back camera and a front VGA webcam, as well as Bluetooth 2.1.
Imagine the prices of such tablets in 2015… They’ll be handed out with popsicles at the store!