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.


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 :/

  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


  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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