iPad Rival Alert : Disgo Tablet 8100 Down To £140

A cracking little 10.1-inch tablet has been launched by Disgo and combines some rather interesting features for only £140 at online retailer Play.com.

Like many entry level tablets with a similar screen size (Hannspree Hannspad, Advent Vega), the Disgo Tablet 8100 comes with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and a capacitive screen, a rarity at this price.

It has a iMAP x210 processor clocked at 1GHz which is based on the ARM11 architecture; which should be noticeably worse than either a Cortex A8 SoC (like on the iPad) or a dual Cortex A9 SoC (like on the Hannspree Hannspad).

Other features include 512MB RAM, a VGA front facing camera, Wi-Fi, two mini USB port, a micro SD card slot, HDMI slot and a massive 6500mAh battery.

The tablet runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but is not officially certified by Google for Android Market which means that you have to rely on the bundled GetJar downloader for your apps.

At 10.5mm thick, it is surprisingly slim for a 10-inch device and given that a 32 microSD card slot can be had for around £18, that's a no-brainer upgrade. Below is a short video review of the tablet.