£85 Android excitement as Morgan and Disgo launch bargain-bin tablets
Bah-dah-bah-baaahhh! It's time for bargain tablet news! The latest entries to the budget end of the market are 7-inch models from Disgo and Morgan.
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Root-tee-tootle-tee-toot! It's time for... bah-bah-bah-baaahhh! Ridiculous tablet news! The latest entries to the budget end of the burgeoning tablet computer market are 7-inch models from Disgo and Morgan, and could lighten your wallet by as little as £85.
The Morgan 7-inch Google Android Tablet with Touchscreen Technology -- catchy name -- costs just £85. For that less-than-princely sum you get a less-than-princely 400MHz ARM CPU, 3-hour battery life, and Android 1.7.4. Unlike the iPad it does offer an SD card slot, a webcam and USB connection, and you probably won't mind so much if you drop it. The Morgan 7-inch is available from 18 October.
The Disgo Tablet 6000 looks pretty swanky by comparison, packing Android 2.1, HDMI connection, and an iMAPx200 1GHz processor with 256MB of RAM. At £180, it's bundled with a 2GB microSD card.
It seems these days there's a tablet for everyone, whether it be students looking for a slate the size of a dining table, or discerning gentlemen of taste and refinement who want a tablet from Next. By the time the festive season rolls round, we fully expect to be finding tablets in Christmas crackers.