Carphone Warehouse cuts Avoca 7 tablet price to just £49

Carphone Warehouse cuts Avoca 7 tablet price to just £49Carphone Warehouse has blown the roof off the stupidly cheap tablet party by cutting the price of its Avoca 7 Android tablet down to just £49 – which it says makes it the cheapest tablet in history.

That's a £50 saving on the el cheapo tablet's already pocket-friendly price of £99, and leaves other recently announced budget tablets like the Tesco Hudl and Argos MyTablet looking like overpriced trinkets.

It's a move obviously aimed at drumming up as much interest in the Avoca 7 as possible in the run-up to Christmas, and considering this is the first time we've so much as mentioned the Avoca 7 in our daily mobile musings, that's fair enough.

So with that in mind, let's take a look at the spec – and unsurprisingly it's a long way from spectacular given the asking price.

It's a 7-incher as you'd expect, and the 800 x 480 resolution means a pixel density of just 133ppi.

The processor is a 1GHz Rockchip 2926, with 512MB of RAM on board and 8GB of internal storage, with the option of adding up to 32GB more via microSD card.

You'll have to make do with a 0.3MP front-facing camera, as there's nothing round the back, and the 3,000mAh battery should be good for between 3 and a half and 8 hours, depending on how hard you drive it. Needless to say it's Wi-Fi-only.

It's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean calling the shots on the OS front, which obviously isn't the latest version of Google's platform but does at least mean full access to Google Play.

CPW says the discounted price will last as long as stocks do, at which point it'll return to the previous £99 level.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2013 at 13:02

So, like, it'll be more expensive when they don't have any? Who cares :p

Harryisme  Oct. 26, 2013 at 17:15

Lets see for £50 more you get the dual core version of this chip (with a 60% clock speed bost, making it in theory over three times faster), and for £70 more you get the quad core version, (with a 50% clock speed boost making it in theory six times faster) you get a big boost in resolution as well for each model up and double the RAM.

Looking at the specs I'd say £49 is what this cheap tablet should have cost in the first place, they just had the cheek to charge double what they should because they didn't have any real competition.

If anyone is tempted, I'd say it's better to just save yourself £49 and not even bother with something so low spec, you aren't really saving £50, you are losing £49 in buying a very below average tablet you'll be looking to replace within a couple of months after realising how slow it is.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 26, 2013 at 17:23

Have to agree...

krogothnx  Oct. 27, 2013 at 13:42

with specs like that, it's fairly expensive for a digital picture frame.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 27, 2013 at 16:03

A picture frame comes with a stand

yarkie  Oct. 29, 2013 at 07:46

theres a deal for nook hd at the same price on HUKD, would need rooting to get the most, but think it would probably still be a better tablet without rooting


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