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Packard Bell iPad 2 Rival Drops To £285

The last time we looked at the Packard Bell Liberty Tablet PC it was on sale for £350, a few weeks later and its price has already fallen to a mere £285 at PC World - using the voucher code TABLET5.

The Packard Bell Liberty Tablet PC is a clone of the Acer Iconia A500 Android tablet that was launched at Mobile World Congress last year, but costs £65 less than the Acer model.

Like the latter, it comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage (the Acer one has 32GB), a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 1280x800 pixel resolution.

The tablet also comes with a microSD slot, a USB port, bluetooth, WiFi, a mini HD port, a five megapixel rear camera and a front-facing two megapixel camera, plus Android 3.0 Honeycomb as well as two 1W speakers with Dolby Mobile and GPS.

Battery life is excellent at 11 hours but we've got our reservations regarding the weight of the device (765g) which is way higher than the Toshiba Excite AT-200.

Our sister website ITReviews delivered a rather conservative verdict when it reviewed the A500 back in June, saying that it is one of the heaviest tablets on the market and was more expensive - back then - compared with the iPad 2.

Acer also threw in some pretty useful applications including Dolby Mobile Sound, Documents To Go, and a few more.