Aldi Medion Lifetab E7316

Aldi has announced that it will join the budget tablet market with its £79 Medion Lifetab.

Teaming up with fellow German tablet maker Medion, the supermarket will start selling its budget priced slate on 8 December for just £79. The device is almost identical to the Lifetab E7310 which Medion recently announced.

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Tony Baines, managing director of buying at Aldi, said: "It's easy to get carried away at Christmas as you want to buy the best presents for your loved ones. There's real pressure on shoppers – especially parents – to deliver top quality gifts, regardless of the price. We have positioned our Christmas offering this year to cater for every member of the immediate family with a fantastic gift that comes in at a manageable price, without compromising on quality."

The Lifetab E7316 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and despite a resolution of 1024x600, the firm says the 7in display is 'razor sharp'. That's a pixel density of 170ppi.

Aldi's tablet is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and dual-cameras – 0.2Mp at the front and 2Mp at the rear. See also: Medion LifeTab E10310 review: a 10.1-inch Android tablet for only £167.

The tablet measures 192 x 122 x 10.8mm and weighs 310g. Aldi said it will come with Kaspersky Tablet Security, Lifeplayer, Drawing Pad and Softmaker pre-loaded.

The supermarket's budget tablet will have to compete with the Tesco Hudl which has better specifications at £119 and the Argos MyTablet which costs £99. However, the latter isn't in stock presently.

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