If you're looking at buying a new tablet, chances are that a certain Apple device will be featuring somewhere in your deliberations.
But here's a thought: instead of going with the flow, why not hold off for a couple of months stun all your friends by declaring yourself the proud owner of this little number: the Prestigio MultiPad 9.7.
First off, how about that name? Prestigio MultiPad 9.7. Glorious – and vastly more interesting than mundane titles like “iPad” or “Galaxy Tab”.
As the name suggests, it has an iPad-matching 9.7in IPS display, but from there on the two devices go their separate ways.
The MultiPad 9.7 is powered by a single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, backed up by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (expandable by microSD card).
In other words, this is very much an entry-level tablet, and it has a price to match: according to Notebook Italia it'll launch in Italy in May for €199, though wider availability is not yet confirmed.
That sounds like rather a bargain, especially when you consider it'll launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board.
Go on – say it with me: Prestigio MultiPad 9.7...