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Old 09-23-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
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Tesco Jumps on the Tablet Bandwagon

Seems a pretty basic and cheap device:
  • £119.00
  • 7” 1440 x 900 HD screen
  • Android Jellybean 4.2.2
  • 16GB storage which can be expanded to 48GB with microSD cards.
  • Quad-core 1.5GHZ processor
  • 9 hours video battery life (Conditions may vary dependent on video format and content, audio volume, screen brightness and processor load)
  • Micro-HDMI port
  • Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • Dual band Wi-Fi for a more stable connection
  • Access to over a million apps via Google Play™
  • Comes in 4 colours: black, blue, red, purple
  • Wi-Fi only
  • Sleek, high-quality design, with a durable, matte, soft-touch back for better grip
  • Scratch resistant touch screen

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013...n_3933662.html
Wonder if buyers will get a free pack of Tesco's famous horsemeat burgers to go with it

More details at http://www.androidcentral.com/tesco-...19-hudl-tablet

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Old 09-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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...never going to be 'sexy' is it? I mean, Tesco...
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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This seems like a bit of a non-starter. I mean, people who buy tablets are probably going to go for an ipad, Kindle Fire or possibly a Nexus 7. It will be interesting to see what the quality is like.
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This seems like a bit of a non-starter. I mean, people who buy tablets are probably going to go for an ipad, Kindle Fire or possibly a Nexus 7. It will be interesting to see what the quality is like.
In the comments on the Android Central site, at least one user mentioned that for the everyday shopper at Tesco this tablet is more than enough. She doesn't need a tablet with the latest, fastest processor, a screen with the highest pixel density, the latest OS version or even the absolute battery life. I have to agree with the person who made that comment. Most people don't care about that stuff. That's why my mom bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Yeah, there were tablets with better specs but that particular tablet was on sale, cheaper than all the other high spec tablets at the time and did everything she wanted (which included playing simple games, browsing the web and watching some Netflix movies).

Tesco seems to be a pretty big chain supermarket with a large customer base. I'm sure most of the customers aren't going on sites like MR, CNET or ZDNet to find out which tablet is the absolute greatest (for the time being). They just want a tablet that works, doesn't look or feel cheap (they may not even care about that!), and doesn't cost too much.

I'm not saying this tablet will set the world on fire but I imagine it will generate some good sales for the company and also get consumers to buy other items (such as movies from their online store). Plus, the specs aren't bad, especially for the price. I say this as someone who owns a Nexus 7.
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Tesco seems to be a pretty big chain supermarket with a large customer base.
A little more than "pretty big" - they are by far the largest supermarket chain in the UK.
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I'm not saying this tablet will set the world on fire but I imagine it will generate some good sales for the company and also get consumers to buy other items (such as movies from their online store).
Every little bit helps (probably only Brits will get it).
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Every little bit helps (probably only Brits will get it).
True enough...and I recently switched allegiance from Tesco to Asda...long story involving a creepy delivery driver.
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It's a good price, a decent spec, and they can get it in front of a lot of people. I expect this to do well. I'm considering getting one myself. Although I can help feeling, from the name, that it ought to be associated with Lidl rather than Tesco.
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A little more than "pretty big" - they are by far the largest supermarket chain in the UK.
All the more reason why the tablet will likely do well!
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In the comments on the Android Central site, at least one user mentioned that for the everyday shopper at Tesco this tablet is more than enough. She doesn't need a tablet with the latest, fastest processor, a screen with the highest pixel density, the latest OS version or even the absolute battery life. ...............
Oi !!

Waddya mean, "she"... ?

Just 'cos weem the minority shopping percentile, we still have feelings yer know .........

Less of the consumerist sexism .....
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That "one user" quoted was presumably of the female persuasion.
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