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Archos Xenon 80 3G rival to iPad Mini goes on preorder for £126.46

Archos introduced the Xenon 80 3G tablet last week and you can already get it on preorder from online retailer laptopsdirect for just under £127.

The tablet is set to be delivered from 19 June and the price includes a £15 discount when you subscribe to Which? magazine for 30 days (for £1) and excludes postage.

The Xenon 80 comes with some pretty impressive configuration for the price. It is by far the cheapest quad-core tablet on the market and it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon model, which we suspect is the MSM8225, one which is clocked at 1.2GHz and based on the Cortex-A5 architecture.

Other features include an 8in 1,024 x 768 pixel IPS display (same as the Apple iPad Mini), Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (with full Google Play access), 1GB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a rear 2-megapixel camera and a front facing one, a microSD card slot that can take up to 64GB data and 3G capabilities.

You can't make a phone call on the Archos 80 Xenon though although we wouldn't be surprised if the French manufacturer adds that functionality to a future tablet.

The device weighs only 440g, is a mere 11.3mm thick and lacks Bluetooth capabilities.