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    News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Using ClubCard vouchers the tablet will cost just £60.
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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Better spec than I was expecting, might bag one.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    That's a pretty decent device - quad-core, USB and uSD for less than £120. Kind of makes the iPad Mini look grossly overpriced unless the HUDL's (stupid name) screen is atrocious. Kudos to Tesco's for having the bravery to leave it more-or-less stock rather than "doing an Amazon".

    I suspect that this'll fly off of the shelves pre-Christmas. Heck, if they did a 10" version then I might be tempted myself!

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Strange price really, thought they'd definitely aim for under £100 with a lower spec model...
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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    That actually doesn't look too bad...
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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    £60 with clubcard points? Surely a bargain. Better screen than expected too, almost ideal res for a 7" device.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    The better than expected display make this an interesting proposition. Also the fact that its storage is expandable.

    I guess the SoC is a MediaTek Quad-A7 device, or maybe a last-gasp for the Tegra 3.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Looks like a good deal, the HDMI socket makes it a better bet for media than the Nexus 7, as you'll be able to hook it direct to a TV if you want.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    As above I'm surprised that it actually sounds pretty good spec. I have a 2013 Nexus 7 so I won't be picking one up myself but I may recommend it to family. Looks like its running pretty stock android (which is what I was worrying about).

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Res suggests it's a 16:10 ratio screen. Doing the math based on the res and a diagonal dimension of exactly 7" it works out at ~ 243dpi, which is absolutely fine if you ask me.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    With Google Play support and GPS it is tempting for me at the money. Will wait for reviews to see how annoying the Tesco branding is, but if not too bad it might be happy Xmas to me with one.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Hmmm - Tempting at £60 although depends how many Tesco clubcard points are required... Glad to see its almost plain android and its such a decent spec. Sort of wished I hadn't persuaded my parents to get a recon nexus 7 2012 for £99 the other day...
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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Rumours say this an an Archos built device based on a Rockchip 3188.

    http://www.modaco.com/page/news/_/an...t-tablet-r1243

    If true, then that could be a stonking deal.

    Edit to add: Well the Archos bit is true. The 3188 is a quad A9 cpu on 28nm to save people some Googling
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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Rumours say this an an Archos built device based on a Rockchip 3188.
    If true, then that could be a stonking deal.
    Edit to add: Well the Archos bit is true. The 3188 is a quad A9 cpu on 28nm to save people some Googling
    Just doing a little Googling and the R3188 looks like it's running at quite a high freq, which makes me wonder how the battery life and performance compares v's Tegra3. Wet-finger-in-the-air is that this could be quicker than a Teg3-powered device, but the Tegra makes a better games platform. In which case, as you say, time to dig out that Clubcard and form an orderly queue.

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    It's got great specs, thats for sure.
    Granted it's really cheap, maybe it's just me, but am I the only one who thinks it looks plastic/low budget.

    Tesco Clubcard users who, with the voucher system, will be able to get it for £60.
    But at £60, it's definitely a bargain. (Any more details about how to get it at that price)

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    Re: News - Tesco launches Hudl, a 7-inch Android based tablet, for £119

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Just doing a little Googling and the R3188 looks like it's running at quite a high freq, which makes me wonder how the battery life and performance compares v's Tegra3. Wet-finger-in-the-air is that this could be quicker than a Teg3-powered device, but the Tegra makes a better games platform. In which case, as you say, time to dig out that Clubcard and form an orderly queue.
    Tegra 3 had dated looking shaders when it came out. Games look OK on my phone (HTC one), but 10 minutes of gaming and you can't hold the damned thing it gets so hot.

    The R3188 is a 28nm device, so the 40nm Tegra 3 is at a pretty huge disadvantage.

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