iPad 2 Rival Alert : Archos 80 G9 Turbo Available From £230

The specifications of the new Archos 80 G9 Turbo tablet seem to mirror those of the iPad 2, with a couple of extras thrown in; Expansys is currently selling the tablet for just under £230.

The Turbo is the more refined version of the Archos 80 and features a significantly faster TI OMAP dual core chipset, clocked at a whopping 1.5GHz.

Like the iPad 2, it also comes with a 1024x768 pixel screen (albeit an 8-inch one), 16GB onboard storage, a front-facing camera (but nothing at the back), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. However, Archos ups the ante by adding a microSD card slot, a built-in stand, USB slave/host and HDMI out.

And it looks as if Archos may be onto something. In a detailed review of the non Turbo version, Engadget's Dana Wollman said that while there's no feature that bowls her over, its overall value for money is unmatched.

Archos' categorisation is somewhat confusing though, especially since the French company introduced a discounted/entry level sub-brand called Arnova.

Customers can save an additional £15 when selecting Paypal as payment method and using the discount code 15PAYPAL at checkout.