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£140 Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet: A genuine rival to the Google Nexus 7

Ebuyer has cut down the price of the Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet to a mere £139.98 including delivery. This is by far the cheapest quad-core tablet on the market now that the Acer Iconia A110 appears to be indefinitely out of stock.

The tablet shares a number of features with the Google Nexus 7 but costs much less (the cheapest Nexus 7 we've managed to source, a 16GB model, costs £159). Like the latter, it has a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, a microUSB port, Wi-Fi, a front facing camera (but no rear one) and a 7in display.

However, the latter can only show 1,024 x 600 pixels rather than the 1,280 x 800 that the Nexus 7 sports. Other key differences in favour of the Nexus 7 are the fact that it runs a plain version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and that it comes with NFC capabilities.

The Nabi though is way cheaper, comes with a mini HDMI port, frame reinforcement (making it more child friendly) and most importantly, a microSD card slot that allows users to add up to 64GB storage.

It uses Android 4.0 ICS with a proprietary user interface, geared towards a younger crowd and it would be interesting to see whether hackers can switch to the vanilla version instead.

The Nabi 2 is expected to get Google Play and Netflix fairly soon. Check out our review of the Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet, one where we managed to give it a four out of five rating.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.