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Argos to launch £99.99 tablet computer

Argos has joined Tesco in entering the tablet market with the launch of its own £99.99 own-brand product.

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Argos to launch £99.99 tablet computer

Launching tomorrow, the seven-inch MyTablet is aimed at the family market and comes pre-loaded with a range of games and apps.

Running Google’s Android operating system, the device is enabled for internet browsing, TV, music, video streaming and social networking, and includes 8GB of memory which, with a Micro SD card, can support up to 32GB. The tablet also has a both rear and front facing cameras.

Argos said its research shows that the most popular uses for tablets include playing games (61%), social networking (49%), listening to music (37%), homework (34%) and sending emails (30%). Therefore the tablet has been designed with both education and play in mind, with built in parental controls for younger users. 

Managing director John Walden said: “Millions of people bought a tablet last year but there’s still around 75 per cent of the UK population who do not yet own one. We know that tablets will feature heavily on Christmas lists again this year.

“Customers have never had such a good quality tablet at such an affordable price. At just £99.99 the Argos MyTablet is highly competitive with a great specification, and fits neatly in the range of tablets we have on offer.”

Technology expert and TV presenter, David McClelland, said: “I’m in no doubt that Argos’ MyTablet will be snapped up this Christmas. It has great functionality, speed and memory with a good range of apps for the price.

“I expect teenagers will love the social tools, while the pre-loaded parental controls fill a gap in the market for parents who want to know that their younger children are secure online.”

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