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November 28, 2013

Shaping up to be a tablet Christmas.

A quarter of parents are expected to buy tablets this Christmas.

By Cbr Rolling Blog

Figures released from comparison service uSwitch show that parents are set to splash £243 on the latest gadgets for their kids, with tablets topping the list for the most wanted gifts this Christmas.

With Apple’s share of the global tablet market at 30%, according to recent figures by analyst firm IDC, the iPad might remain a top favourite for parents.

But iPads are expensive, costing up to £739 for the latest model or £250 for an older iPad version. There are other low-budget and more child-specific tablets, though, recently launched by Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Google, Samsung and Carphone Warehouse.

Best for affordability, Carphone Warehouse’s Avoca 7 has a 800×480 resolution screen and runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, weighing about 350g. Usually priced at £99, the tablet is available for £49 during the build-up to Christmas, while stocks last.

Launched in October 2013, Argos’s MyTablet runs on Google Android’s 4.2.2 operating system and costs £99. The device features the same storage as the Avoca 7, but with a 1024×600 resolution LCD display and a dual core 1.6GHz processor.

Released in August 2013, the Google’s Asus-manufactured device is one of the lightest tablets, weighing 290g. Operating on the Android 4.3, it features one of the best screens with a resolution of 1920×1200, while the 323 pixels per inch means its display is better than any of the other tablets.

Check out other low-budget tablets available here.

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