It may not be the sexiest large format tablet on the market but the Hannspree 10 Android 2.2. Hannspad is now by far the cheapest, after a £100 discount that brings its price to a mere £149.98.
Like the more expensive Motorola XOOM, the tablet comes with a dual core Nvidia SoC clocked at 1GHz, the Tegra II T20, includes 512MB RAM, a 16GB microSD card plus a 1024x600 pixel, 10-inch capacitive touchscreen.
It is far bigger and heavier than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the iPad 2 (13.9mm thick, 745g) but that was expected; it does carry a microUSB and an HDMI port, both of which are absent from Apple's tablet.
The Hannspad 10 runs Android 2.2 which would allow it to become a hotspot if needed. We're not sure how good battery life is and the fact that it doesn't do 3G might put off some parties.
It is unlikely that the tablet will ever be upgraded to Honeycomb 3.1 although Android 2.3 Gingerbread or Honeycomb 3.2 is not totally out of the picture.
Still, the Hannspree Hannspad is a full £50 cheaper than the Advent Vega and nearly a third of the price of the iPad 2. Add to that the fact that you can swap in 32GB microSD cards to increase capacity and you have a rather enticing product.