Tablets are pricey luxury gadgets for the well-heeled, right? Well, yes, for the most part, but not for much longer.
Enter the AndyPad, the UK-made slate with the gloriously everyman name and a price tag of just £129.
We first caught wind of the AndyPad at the start of the month, when its maker promised us a tablet that would “transform the tablet PC universe”. Big words indeed, but having now been told a little more about the AndyPad, we're actually inclined to believe them. Well, a little bit anyway.
First of all, the name: as you may have guessed, it's a reference to the fact that this is an Android tablet, and specifically Android 2.3 Gingerbread (you didn't really expect Honeycomb at that price, did you?).
It's a 7-inch affair, and features a standard-size HDMI port offering 1080p HD output. It's powered by a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, and has Wi-Fi on board as well as a smattering of pre-loaded apps, including the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
In other words, it's a legitimate tablet contender but at the kind of price we've simply never seen before. It's expected to go on sale in September.