ASDA stocks Android – £97 Elonex e-Touch Tablet now on sale

While Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is aiming for the flash, big-spending end of the market, UK superstore chain ASDA has a cheaper option to go alongside it for those on limited budgets – in the super-cheap form of the 7″ Elonex e-Touch.

It’s a 7″ tablet with a resistive touchscreen and Android 1.6. Pretty much the very definition of “entry level” in Android tablet world, and nothing for the likes of us to get excited about.

elonex-etouch-asda

But for people who don’t understand such things as capacitive screen technology and Android Market access, it’ll do for something cheap to Tweet about X Factor with via wi-fi. The more technically aware of you should shuffle on down the electronics aisle with your trolleys empty.

Here are the specs, just in case you’re interested:

Processor – ARM LNX Code 9 Processor
Storage Capacity – 2GB Flash NAND Solid State Storage Device
RAM (MB) – 128MB RAM
Screen Type – Widescreen LED backlit LCD
Memory Card Slot – Micro SD Card Slot
Wireless Enabled – 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi wireless connection & 2.4GHz Wi-Fi wireless connection
USB Port – 1 x USB 2.0 port
Battery Life (hrs) – Li-ion re-chargeable battery – 3 Hours
Weight – 350g
Software Included – Android™ 1.6 Mobile Operating System, Touch optimised OS, Embedded apps
Accessories Included – 3.5mm headphone port, Inputs Touchscreen, Resistive Touch Panel
Dimensions (WxDxH in cm) – 203 x 137 x 14.5mm

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  1. MarkG

     /  November 1, 2010

    Certainly not bad value for less than £100. A capacitive touchscreen and £50 more pricetage would make is a much more appealing option for me.

  2. Pongo

     /  November 2, 2010

    Wasn’t Currys/Dixon’s Advent tablets supposed to launch today too?

    By the way, the resolution on the Elonex is the expected 800 X 480 which Asda didn’t feel like mentioning for some reason.

    • Gary C

       /  November 2, 2010

      They’ve been delayed by at least a couple of weeks, according to the PR people.

  3. sally

     /  November 5, 2010

    wtf ummmm actually dont worry

  4. i have just brought one of these and it feels so good. the wifi conection is brilliant and really quick so if i was u dont spend £400 on the ipad get one of these. ……GOOD LUCK……

  5. chloe

     /  January 28, 2011

    ok … were to start ? my friend had one of these , the touch was really un responsive and it was really slow , non of the applications worked as wel as they could of done , simple websites like facebook were really hard to navigate & even turning it on was extremly slow …. i would not recomed this to any one unless you dont mind a slow and hard to use device . the etouch is NOT very practical :/

    • Jessica

       /  February 3, 2011

      I love mine I play games go on websites it ain’t. That slow

  6. kevin

     /  February 15, 2011

    I find its ok for the money, however mine constantly crashes, very frustrating! good for movies though. I find the apps a bit of a minefield, just installed firmware update from elonex website so hopefully less crashing.

  7. Kenneth M. Johansen

     /  April 15, 2011

    I purchased a 10.2″ e-touching Android tablet on Mid-December. It was delivered Dec. 28, 2010. Within 3 days the tablet was having trouble. Withing 10 days it would not even boot. I followed all instrictions to return the tablet for repair or replacement. It sat in customs for 2 months and the company refused to pay duty to let the tablet back in. The tablet was returned to me in the original shipping box I used unopened. They have not sent me a replacement or my money back. THEY ARE WITHOUT HONOR and do not support their purchases in the United States. I have lost over $400.00 on this purchase.

  8. Kenneth M. Johansen

     /  April 15, 2011

    My tablet was my first paypal purchase so I have no way to recover my money even after I submitted a dispute. I did not know all the procedures. I am at a loss on what to do next. I do not want to throw good money after bad. NEVER purchase from China without local support and warranties.
    Yours truly,
    Kenneth M. Johansen

  9. lewis

     /  April 27, 2011

    shite

  10. I am waiting for a replacement to come. ANDROID would not boot and according to elonex it needed a firmware upgrade. From new out of the box, weird! Still I await the replacement working one eagerly. Yes supose I would like an iPAd but I am not sure I could live with one and at £500 to find out that’s a risk I aint taking. If I get on with the elonex and it gets a good amount of use THEN I might consider buying the Apple.

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