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Sony Tablet S 3G down to £260

Like so many Android tablets, it is hard to believe that the Sony Tablet S started life with a very high price point, £499 for a 16GB model with 3G connectivity. Since then, the price of the device has been cut by almost half to £260 including delivery (and 260 Nectar Points) at CCL computers on eBay.

The device has a unique angled shape and its screen, a 9.4in 1,280x800 model, features Sony’s TruBlack technology. Other features include a universal IR remote, DLNA compatibility, Android 4.0 ICS, Playstation certification (coupled with the ability to use PS3 controllers) and Video and Music unlimited.

As for the hardware, we have 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a SD card slot, a USB 2.0 connector, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a front facing VGA camera and a rear 5-megapixel one and Sony claims that the tablet will run for up to eight hours.

The obvious competitor is the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition tablet which is more powerful, has a slightly smaller display but no expansion cards. Although it has no 3G, you can easily get a Mi-Fi device. The XOOM 2 Media Edition costs only £160.

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