£140 Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet: A genuine rival to the Google Nexus 7

Ebuyer has cut down the price of the Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet to a mere £139.98 including delivery. This is by far the cheapest quad-core tablet on the market now that the Acer Iconia A110 appears to be indefinitely out of stock.

The tablet shares a number of features with the Google Nexus 7 but costs much less (the cheapest Nexus 7 we've managed to source, a 16GB model, costs £159). Like the latter, it has a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, a microUSB port, Wi-Fi, a front facing camera (but no rear one) and a 7in display.

However, the latter can only show 1,024 x 600 pixels rather than the 1,280 x 800 that the Nexus 7 sports. Other key differences in favour of the Nexus 7 are the fact that it runs a plain version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and that it comes with NFC capabilities.

The Nabi though is way cheaper, comes with a mini HDMI port, frame reinforcement (making it more child friendly) and most importantly, a microSD card slot that allows users to add up to 64GB storage.

It uses Android 4.0 ICS with a proprietary user interface, geared towards a younger crowd and it would be interesting to see whether hackers can switch to the vanilla version instead.

The Nabi 2 is expected to get Google Play and Netflix fairly soon. Check out our review of the Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet, one where we managed to give it a four out of five rating.