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Cheapest tablet with a capacitive display goes on sale for £53

UK’s cheapest tablet with a capacitive display - one that doesn’t require you to apply mechanical pressure to the screen - is currently available from Amazon for only £53 via Accessorize Direct.

The Apad A13 has a 7in display with 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by an AllWinner processor clocked at 1GHz (the Cortex-A8-based A13), comes with 512MB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 4GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 3,200mAh battery, a micro-USB port and a microHDMI one as well.

Not much is known about it other than the fact that it comes with a number of bundled applications and that Bluetooth is missing. Compared to the cheapest tablet in the UK – which used to be the Disgo 7000 – this one has a better screen and a better processor for not much more money.

It seems that it's only a matter of months before tablets with a capacitive display and a price tag of £50 or less will appear on the market. HMV carried the Archos 7C for £49.99 but this product is currently out of stock.

The most promising Android tablet on the market is undoubtedly the Google Nexus 7 (which is conspicuously absent from Amazon at the time of writing).

Source: Amazon

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