Household goods retailer Argos are stepping up their game and have announced the £99 MyTablet an Android tablet which is a direct competitor to Tesco’s £109 Hudl which was announced a few weeks ago.
Argos’s MyTablet houses a 7-inch LCD screen with a 1024×600 resolution. Under the hood it’s powered by a 1.6GHz dual core processor, no word on RAM but we can probably assume it has at least 1GB. It comes with 8GB of storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. Like Tesco’s Hudl the MyTablet comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS as well as the Google Play store.
The MyTablet is also home to a two-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Finally the tablet comes in either a Pink or Silver metal shell.
In a statement Argos said:
“The device has been designed with families in mind offering all the functionality of a comprehensive tablet with built in parental controls for younger users,”
With Managing Director of Argos, John Walden, adding:
“Customers have never had such a good quality tablet at such an affordable price. At just £99.99 the Argos MyTablet is highly competitive with a great specification, and fits neatly in the range of tablets we have on offer,”
From the press images I can see that it’s a sturdy looking device which the whole family can use. It doesn’t quite been the performance of other lower price bracket tablets like Google’s Nexus 7, but both Tesco and Argos are retailers that the British public know and love and for the price, it’s not actually that bad.