The ‘cheap tablet’ Aldi released just days ago has already sold out according to reports coming out of the supermarket chain.
The Medion Lifetab, costs just £79.99 and sports a 7” touch screen, 8GB of internal storage and an impressive 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It has already seen massive success and sold out across every store according to the German supermarket giants.
Aldi is not by any means the first retailer to release a budget tablet; Tesco kick-started the trend with its successful Hudl tablet, which costs £119, whilst Argos is selling its £100 MyTablet.
This sell-out is being put down to Aldi’s ‘special buy’ promotion of the device, along with customers looking to steer clear of the much pricier tablets on the market like the Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad Mini, both of which are several hundred pounds more expensive.
With Android 4.2.2, the Aldi Lifetab offers users access to Google’s 850,000 apps in its Play Store. However, in terms of specs, the device compares more closely to the Argos MyTablet, which hasn’t been received so well by industry critics.
Tablet sales have boomed over 2013 and look like they are heading up going into the Christmas period, as there have already been 6 million sales of tablets in the first half of the year alone.
It’s unknown how many more tablets Aldi will be putting on the shelves before Christmas, but it looks as if they might be on to a winner.