£220 Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 2: Better than the Apple iPad 3 tablet?

Ebuyer has put the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 2 tablet on preorder for £220. The product is one of the first to come to the market with a quad-core chipset from Rockchip, the RK3188.

Its predecessor, the RK3066, has been used in the Archos GamePad as well as the Dell Project Ophelia dongle and HP’s Slate 7 tablet.

The RK3188 comes with four ARM Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1.6GHz and four Mali-400 cores. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage expandable to 48GB (via a microSD card), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, iPlayer and Netflix compatibility, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixel IPS display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 7,800mAh that can power it for up to six hours, two mini USB ports, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel font facing one plus a mini HDMI port.

The tablet weighs just over 600g and is just under 11mm thick. It is the cheapest tablet on the market with 2GB of RAM but we suspect that very soon, other tablets will emerge with similar specs (even if that means a smaller display) but a lower price tag.

Check out our hands-on the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 2 tablet at the Gadget Show.