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Disgo 8400G tablet targets iPad Mini, offers 3G for £150

Disgo launched today its Tablet 8400G, the company’s answer to Apple’s iPad Mini tablet but at a fraction of the price and with some rather interesting features. With a suggested retail price of £150, it is nearly 60 per cent cheaper than Apple’s iPad Mini 3G version.

Like the latter, it comes with a 7.9in capacitive display with a 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution, 512MB of RAM, a rear and front facing camera (both albeit at a lower resolution as Apple’s model) and a dual-core processor.

Disgo used the cheapest Snapdragon S4 model in Qualcomm’s portfolio, the MSM8225, which is based on the Cortex-A5, is clocked at 1.2GHz and comes with an Adreno 203 GPU.

It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Wi-Fi, 3G (the iPad Mini is 4G compliant), a microSD card slot, a microUSB port, has a 4,800mAh battery that can power the tablet for eight hours and is 11mm thick.

The tablet will be available from DSGi stores (Currys and PC World) by the end of the month with others to follow.

Disgo is known for producing cheap-and-cheerful tablets. Check out our review of the Disgo Tablet 8104. Currys is currently selling an entry level Disgo tablet (a 7in model) with 3-months free subscription to the times for £64.60.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.