Following the news that Next were to release their own tablet PC with a price tag of just £180 (it is quite limited in its functions, though, so don’t get too excited) it seems that even this will have its own competitor in the shape of the Disgo Tablet 6000.
There’s not a whole lot of information available except that it will be a 7 inch tablet. We don’t know whether it will be multi-touch (which the Next tablet isn’t making it low spec indeed) and we don’t know whether the Disgo will improve on the rather pathetic 3 hour battery life offered by the Next machine either.
We do, though, know that it will have 256MB of RAM and 2GB of storage which can be increased through memory card slots. It’s WiFi capable and will have 2 mini USB ports and a mini HDMI port.
Alternatively, if you don’t want an iPad and aren’t especially impressed by the specifications of either of these budget machines then you can wait until November 1st to get your hands on the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab.
It may not have been released yet but it did feature at IFA 2010 where it got a good work out. The reviews have largely been impressive ones but there are a couple of potential problems, not least with the upscaling of apps from the Android marketplace to work on the 1024 x 600 resolution device. Many of the apps will still only work properly with an 800 x 400 resolution which is disappointing to say the least.
The Samsung galaxy Tab, officially named the GT-P1000 will be on shelves on the first of next month so there’s only a few more weeks to wait now. Can you stand the suspense?