Dell has cut the price of its Streak 7 tablet, a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, to a mere £169, a 32 per cent reduction from its original selling price of £249; the offer - which is for the Wi-Fi only version of the device - is only available for the next few hours at Dell's group buying website, Dell Swarm (opens in new tab).
The Streak 7 comes with a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC, 16GB onboard storage, extendable to 48GB using a microSD card. There's also a five megapixel rear camera with HD video recording, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera, a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla glass display, Wi-Fi, a 2780mAh battery and runs on Android Froyo 2.2 with over the air upgrade capability.
The Streak 7 is the follow up to the Streak 5 and unlike the latter (or the Samsung Galaxy Tab) doesn't feature any phone capabilities, which is a sad omission. And at full price, the tablet is twice as expensive as the Agora 7-inch tablet and £70 more expensive than the Andy Pad Pro which comes with a 1024x600 pixel screen.
Even more worrying is the fact that there are 10-inch tablets like the Advent Vega or the Hannspree Hannspad, both of which are 10-inch tablets with better screen resolution which cost significantly less than the Streak 7, albeit with a less refined finish and some missing bits (like a front facing camera or onboard storage). But for many, that will be an acceptable compromise as the price difference - more than £100 - justifies it.