Argos have decided to get in on the tablet action, today announcing a brand new entry-level own-brand Android tablet. The MyTablet will be only £100 – though we’ve no word yet on whether it will come with a stylus modelled on those little stubby blue pens.
It looks like it’ll be fairly basic – though what else would you expect for the price. It has a 1.6ghz processor and a 7″ screen – though in terms of resolution, it hits a rather lacklustre 1024×600 (compare to the Tesco Hudl, that has a 1440×720 screen that can handle HD). It only has 8GB of on-board storage too, but this can be upgraded to 32GB with a MicroSD card.
It also comes pre-loaded with Argos’s own app, so you can buy stuff from them with ease – though they’re sticking with Google Play as an app store, rather than attempting to create their own.
Argos seem to be positioning this to target teenagers – which perhaps makes sense as they can’t hope to compete with the premium propositions from Samsung and Apple… and of course, dare I say it, we’re in the run-up to Christmas and this tablet is perfectly positioned to make a good Christmas gift.
Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing if any other high street retailers will jump on the tablet bandwagon following Argos and Tesco’s lead. C’mon Poundland – it’s your move!
By James O'Malley | October 15th, 2013