'Ultra-Cheap' Tablet Goes on Sale

UbiSlate 7Ci

‘The world’s cheapest tablet’ is now officially on sale in the UK, selling for just £30, direct from the manufacturer's website.

The UbiSlate 7Ci has been manufactured by Datawind and is aimed primarily towards students.

It was first released in India, dubbed the Aakash 2, but this commercial release in the UK is sure to set records for the cheapest tablet ever launched.

Several companies have produced budget tablets in recent times, with Aldi releasing its £80 Medion Lifetab, Tesco releasing its well-received Hudl and Argos bringing out its MyTablet.

However, quality issues are already surrounding the UbiSlate, with many consumers questioning the ‘ultra-cheap’ price tag.

Many analysts are warning that customers may well be disappointed if they purchase the ‘world’s cheapest tablet’, stating that ‘you get what you pay for’.

The UbiSlate sports a 7” screen, 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, all whilst being powered by Android’s tried and tested operating system.

This new entry into the budget-tablet market is nowhere near as powerful as other, more expensive tablets on the market, but aims to offer web browsing services to those not wanting to pay out higher prices.

The UbiSlate 7Ci is currently available on the Datawind website, but it is hard to predict just how successful the budget tablet will be.

By Luke Hatfield