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Archos Internet Tablet 70 with 250GB hard drive down to £115

Get in quick: the Archos Internet Tablet 70 is now on sale at eBay via Excess Enterprise for a mere £115 including free delivery and 115 Nectar Points for good measure.

Its compact form factor means that it is perfect for consuming videos and audio on the move, and the fact that it is Android-based means that there is practically no learning curve for most users.

The tablet has a 7in 800 x 480 pixel capacitive display with a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 system-on-a-chip clocked at 1GHz, a VGA front facing camera, a 250GB hard disk drive (rather than a flash storage unit), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, USB 2.0, HDMI, a battery life of up to 36 hours and Android 2.2 FroYo.

At only 10mm thick and with a weight of 375g, it is a great companion for those who want all their media files with them whenever they are, though unfortunately, it doesn't come with Google Play and relies instead Archos' proprietary app marketplace, Appslib.

Using a spinning hard disk drive rather than a flash drive does come with a few disadvantages. Hard drives tend to be more fragile (although dropping a tablet is likely to break the display anyway); they also consume more power and may end up shortening the battery life and heating up the device.

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