Argos MyTablet: arriving this week, less than £100

Argos MyTablet: arriving this week, less than £100Everyone and his dog offers an Android tablet these days. Humble bookseller Amazon has the Kindle Fire, while local grocery seller Tesco recently entered the fray with the Hudl.

The latest retailer to get in on the action is Argos, with the MyTablet arriving later this week priced £99.99.

Of course, that makes the Argos MyTablet a good £20 cheaper than the Tesco Hudl, but the specs are arguably more than £20 worse.

For starters, you’re getting a 7in display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, compared to 7in 1440 x 900 on the Tesco Hudl.

The Argos MyTablet also has a dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz vs. 1.5GHz quad-core on the Tesco Hudl, though I guess the budget tablet demographic mightn’t care too much about that.

As for storage, it’s 8GB on the Argos MyTablet up against 16GB on the Tesco Hudl. Both, however, have microSD compatibility - to be fair.

Other Argos MyTablet specs include a 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front shooter, Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2, and battery life of, er, five hours.

It remains to be seen if the Argos MyTablet can match the success of the Tesco Hudl, which shifted 35,000 units in its first week, but there’s clearly a market for these cheapo tablets.

Indeed, John Walden, managing director at Argos, yells: "Millions of people have bought tablets during the last year but there is still around 75% of the UK population without one. We know that tablets will feature heavily on Christmas lists this year."

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mrew42  Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:43

What next?
Sainsbury's Tablet for Less?

Stelph  Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:45

Also dont forget that argos are still selling the Nook HD which is £20 less again! Has a Hudl matching 1440 x 900 screen, 1.3Ghz dual core processor, bluetooth, Android 4.0 and now has Google Play as well, for the budget concious clearly the better choice

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:55

If millions haven't fallen for the lure yet, what makes argos think another crap-clone will sway them!? Schools, btw, require 9 inches +. And better specs. So that whole sector is off limits.

But hey, then again:...

TJ Skywasher  Oct. 15, 2013 at 13:38

Oh dear. I thought it was bad enough that Tesco were offering a tablet, who's next?

My question is, is anyone actually making any money on these cheapo tablets? I know the likes of Google and Amazon sell at cost or at a loss hoping to make money back on content (which is questionable), but how do the likes of Tesco and Argos fare in that game seeing as they don't really have the huge range (or any range) of content that the big players have. I think Tesco have some video thingy going on but that seems to be about it to the best of my knowledge.

mrew42  Oct. 15, 2013 at 13:43

Tesco's Blinkbox may just be enough to justify what they're doing with the hudl. A one off cost with the potential for ongoing revenue stream....
WTF have Argos got to offer?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 15, 2013 at 14:04

Amazon Deutschland offer 800 Android tablets between €50 and €200. Even if you deduct colour variants and different storage options that is a lot of choice... And that's not even all Abdroid tabs.
Who makes money? Google and some middlemen.
Manufacturers get their name out... plus some dubious investment and tax schemes etc... Who knows.

corgi74  Oct. 15, 2013 at 14:55

Don't forget the 'Andypad' released by The Mattressman


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