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£70 JoyTAB 9.7in tablet: Like the Apple iPad, only cheaper

Remember the first generation Apple iPad tablet? Its debut on the tablet market caused a lot of turmoil amongst competitors, many of whom were quick to release Android-based tablets similar to it.

One of them is the JoyTAB GEM10312S, available from, and is actually better than the Apple's initial iPad tablet (at least on paper). Although it essentially uses hardware that's a couple of years old, it is significantly cheaper at £70 than the first iPad, a price that includes free delivery.

The JoyTAB GEM10312S comes with a 9.7in capacitive display with a 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution, a single core Cortex-A8 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a front facing VGA camera, a rear 2-megapixel camera, a HDMI connector, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a micro USB port, a 8,000mAh battery and an aluminium finish.

This tablet is a mere 9.8mm thick and is a better option compared to many sub-£70 tablet that come with less onboard system memory and half or even a quarter of the onboard storage. You can check out our original review of the Apple iPad here.

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