The Arnova 7d G3 from Archos has been placed on sale by PC World for a mere £110, no much higher than more anonymous-looking South East Asian tablets on the market.
The tablet comes with 4GB onboard storage, 1GB RAM and a Cortex-A8 based processor clocked at 1GHz like its bigger 10.1in brother, the 10b G3. It also features a 7in capacitive display with a 800 x 480 pixels display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a microSD card slot, Wi-FI, a microUSB port but no Google Play access.
Instead you have Archos' AppsLib marketplace with a fraction of the apps you find on Google Play. There's a front facing camera but no rear ones and the 7d G3 wears only 380g. As for support for Archos' 3G stick, Bluetooth, GPS or miniHDMI ports, we're not sure whether the tablet features them.
We suspect that the tablet comes with an AllWinner A10 processor with a Mali-400 GPU rather than the RockChip processor that powered previous Arnova tablets.
There are a number of 7in tablets that come with a decent amount of onboard memory, a powerful single core processor and ICS 4.0 and cost more than £90. As it stands, there's little to differentiate them though.
Source : Currys