Everyone 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."