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UK’s cheapest capacitive tablet: NATPC M010SE costs £34.99

(Update: The device is current OOS at HH. Amazon is the next cheapest and sells it for £39.58)

Online retailer HardwareHeroes is selling the NATPC M010SE lite tablet for a mere £34.99. Other than the fact that this is extremely cheap for a tablet, what surprised us the wealth of features that it packs. This device comes with a 7in 800 x 480 5-point touch capacitive display, a real surprise given that we’re accustomed to see resistive devices at this price.

Other features include an AllWinner A13 SoC. This is a single-core Cortex-A8 based model clocked at 1GHz with a Mali-400 GPU. Other features include 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a font facing VGA camera, a mini USB port, Android 4.0 ICS with Google Play access and a rather sleek design.

At less than 370g, it is lighter than we’d expect although at 10mm, it is thicker than most 7in tablets on the market. Overall though, we wouldn’t expect much from it when it comes to quality. This is not an iPad Mini or a Google Nexus 7 but then it never claimed to be either.

It will be ideal as a remote control to take over a television or for any DIY task. Alternatively it can serve as a disposable “toy” for young children.

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.