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Hannspree Hannpad, Another Sub £250 iPad 2 Rival

The Hannspree Hannpad is only the third sub £250 Apple iPad 2 competitor after the Advent Vega and the Archos 101 and it is currently available from Carphone Warehouse for a penny under £250.

Compared to the Advent Vega, which has just gone up in price to £230 (from £200), the Hannpad main advantage is to have 16GB onboard storage with the ability to add another 32GB through an optional microSD port.

Like most current large screen Android tablets, this one comes with an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core system on chip clocked at 1GHz with 512MB RAM, a 10.1-inch screen but at 1024x600 pixel rather than 1280x800 like the Acer Iconia A500, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S II, the Motorola XOOM or the Asus EEE Pad Transformer.

It has a USB and HDMI port as expected plus runs on Android 2.2.

Oddly enough, the tablet is Android Market compatible which is surprising given that it is not a phone. Compared to Apple's tablet, is around 50 per cent thicker and weighs 745g compared to the latter's 601g.

The onboard 3650mAh battery should provide enough power for up to eight hours although under what conditions, we haven't been told. Note that the Hannspree Hannpad will also go on sale at Bestbuy in a near future.