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Motorola XOOM 3G Tablet Available From £279

This is possibly one of the cheapest 3G large screen Android tablets on the market; meet the Motorola XOOM 3G from Tesco which costs only £279 (and gives you 279 points worth up to £11.76).

The tablet was launched more than one year ago and back then was only the third tablet - after the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook and the Advent Vega - to come with a dual core processor.

It sports an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip clocked at 1GHz with two cores, 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 10.1-inch 1,280 by 800 pixels capacitive display, Android 3.1 Honeycomb (upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich), MicroUSB and HDMI connections, a five-megapixel camera with HD video recording, a front facing two megapixel model, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and up to 10 hours battery life.

It is 13mm thick and weighs a whopping 730g. You will be able to update the onboard memory to 64GB for around 15 (the price of a 32GB microSD card).

At this price, the tablet doesn't have much competition except if you are lucky enough to find Android tablet being cleared out. In comparison, the 3G version of the iPad 2 costs a jaw dropping £429, that's £150 more and you get half the onboard storage.

Source : Tesco

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