If you want a tablet whose screen is bigger than the Google Nexus 7 but has the same low pricetag, consider the Archos 101 G9. The tablet, which costs £150, comes with free delivery and up to 14,999 purehmv points and packs some smashing features for the price.
It runs on a dual-core TI OMAP4460 system-on-chip which uses two Cortex-A9 processors, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and is clocked at 1.5GHz. There’s also 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, up to seven hours battery life, a USB 2.0 port, GPS, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixels display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 3G capabilities thanks to Archos’ 3G stick solution, HDMI out, a front facing camera and a sleek design.
The tablet is comparable to the Motorola XOOM 2 10.1, although the latter has a rear camera and costs significantly more.
As for the Google Nexus 7, it has a more powerful a quad-core system-on-chip (although the one on the Archos 101 G9 is 25 per cent faster), more onboard system memory and ships with Jelly Bean.
The Archos 101 G9 will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of the year.