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Entry Price of tablets with capacitive display reaches new lows

Resistive displays are as hip as dot matrix printers in 2013 which is why we won’t be regretting the disparition of this technology when it comes to mobile devices.

Goode Buying sells a tablet for £52, one that comes with a 7in 800 x 480 display, a single-core AllWinner A13 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz (and based on the Cortex-A9) with 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage capacity and a microSD card slot.

There’s also a front facing HD camera (but nothing at the back), Wi-Fi, a 2,800mAh battery and Google Play compatibility. At 270g and with a thickness of only 8mm, this white label tablet is a shockingly-cheap deal and shows how abruptly technologies become obsolete and how fast prices fall.

It shares a number of features with the HTC Flyer, a tablet which was launched only two years ago and which back then costs around £400. Note that this tablet also comes with 52 Nectar points.

The model, which has gained the most kudos last year, is the Google Nexus 7, which packs a quad-core SoC, 32GB and a HD display for £199. Check out a review of this tablet here.