Retailing behemoth Tesco has cut the price of the Archos 70, one of the more interesting Android tablets on the market to only £140, a tad more expensive than no-name or rebranded tablets that have flooded that segment lately.
The Archos 7 comes with 8GB onboard storage, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 800x480 pixels, a Texas Instrument OMAP 3 system on Chip which is based on the ARM Cortex A8 clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, Android 2.2 (with Flash compatibility), a front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card, a kickstand and a battery that provides up to 36 hours of music playback or seven hours of video playback.
At less than 300g and with a thickness of 10mm, the tablet is thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The latter however has more onboard storage, a better front facing and rear camera plus the ability to make calls and send texts although the £250 price difference is hard to swallow.
Some may argue that the Archos 7 is not the most user friendly interface around because of the French company's propensity to encourage customers to get optional plugins from its own website and application store.
The device (opens in new tab), originally costs £149.97 but entering TDX-KNA7 at check out cuts it to £139.97. Consumers can collect it for free at some Tesco or pay £5 to get it delivered.