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

by Mark Tyson on 23 September 2013, 12:15

Tags: Tesco (LON:TSCO), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), PC

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Tesco has, as predicted, launched its new Tesco Hudl tablet this morning. The world’s third largest retailer is aiming for the cheap seats with a 7-inch Android based tablet priced at £119. However the Tesco presence upon the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 device isn’t overwhelming, as was feared by some, the device offers an almost ‘stock’ experience.

Tesco Hudl official specifications:

  • 7-inch 1440 x 900 touch screen, scratch and smudge resistant
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Cameras: 3 megapixel back camera and 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 16GB Built-in storage extendable to 48GB via Micro-SD slot
  • Wi-Fi Dual band 2.4GHz & 5GHz, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Approx 9hr Battery life
  • USB 2.0 port, Micro-HDMI port
  • Stereo speakers

There is no 3G or 4G connectivity option with the newly announced tablet. However the more or less standard version of Android installed has benefits such as full access to Google Play and all the apps and content available on there. The tablet is available in a choice of four colours and Tesco are promising a good range of accessories designed to match it.

Tesco leverages its brands via a small [T] symbol which sits on the touch sensitive area to the left of the standard Android controls threesome. Tesco groceries, Tesco Direct, ClubCard, Blinkbox movies, Blinkbox music, ClubCard TV and Tesco Bank all pop up following a touch of the [T] icon at the lower left of the screen.

At the time of writing the Tesco Hudl “exclusive unboxing” video linked from the Tesco Hudl page isn’t working so I have found and embedded a hands-on video from Engadget, below.

The Tesco Hudl will be available from 30th September priced at £119. Pocket Lint reports that, using ClubCard vouchers, shoppers will be able to buy it for just £60.

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Better spec than I was expecting, might bag one.
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!
Strange price really, thought they'd definitely aim for under £100 with a lower spec model…
That actually doesn't look too bad…
£60 with clubcard points? Surely a bargain. Better screen than expected too, almost ideal res for a 7" device.