Price of Google Nexus 7 tablet drops down to £170

Head online to PC World if you want to grab the 16GB version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet for a mere £170 - £20 less than its instore price and only £11 more than the price of the 8GB model.

The new 32GB iteration of this tablet is also available for £199 from a couple of other retailers, though not PC World. This particular tablet comes with a £10 gift voucher to be spent on products costing more than £30 in the month of December.

The Nexus 7 was launched back in July and changed the Android tablet landscape forever, especially at the lower end of the spectrum. Not only did it position itself as being among the best 7in Android tablet on the market, but it is also the cheapest one.

One might argue that the Nexus 7 project was catalysed by the arrival of the Amazon Kindle tablet (which is available for only £129) last year and in turn, caused Apple to come up with the 7.9in Apple iPad Mini which was unveiled on Tuesday.

It comes with a 7in 1,280 x 800 pixels IPS display with Gorilla Glass, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core system-on-chip with 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, support for NFC, a light sensor, GPS, a front-facing HD camera, Wi-Fi, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and weighs only 340g.

Check out our review of the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 tablet.