ViewQuest Slate 2 8" Android tablet on sale at Tesco – £199

ViewQuest has released another Android device, with the 8″ Slate 2 tablet now hitting mainstream retailer Tesco. In return for £199 you get an 8″ capacitive screen with multitouch support running at 800×600, a front-facing camera, HDMI output, plus a Telechips 8902 (!) processor running at 720MHz inside.

And 398 Tesco Clubcard points to ease the burden of your next depressingly expensive food shopping run.

viewquest slate 2 tesco

The oddest choice is that of having Android 2.1 as the tablet’s OS. Here’s the Slate 2’s tech spec sheet, lifted from the Tesco Direct listing. There’s more detail over on ViewQuest’s site if you want to know the battery capacity:

Active Area Height mm 122
Active Area Width mm 162
Audio Features Yes with analogue output
Battery Life in Hours Up to 5 hours
Bluetooth No
Brand View Quest
Built-in Webcam Yes
Camera Yes
Colour Black / Aluminium
Dial Up Modem No
External Sata Interface No
Features of Product 8″ extra bright capacitive display with multi touch. solid aluminum case, and glass touch screen. bundled with WH Smith eBook store – user can buy thousands of books and download straight onto the device. includes app-store with over 1,000 tablet apps available for simple download and installation. front facing camera. Android 2.1 OS
Finger Print Reader No


Firewire No
Full Software Loaded Google Android 2.1 OS
Graphics Chipset None
Graphics Type Shared
Interface USB 2.0
Letter Recognition No
Megapixels 800 x 600 resolution
Memory Speed in Mhz PC2-3200 (400 MHz)
Memory Type DDR2
Number of USB Ports 1
Optical Drive Dual Layer Compatible No
Optical Drive Hd-dvd Compatible No
Optical Drive Lightscribe Compatible No
Optical Drive Type None
Os Recovery Discs Included No
Output HDMI (not HDCP compliant)
Power Adaptor Included Yes
Pressure Sensitive Yes
Processor Model Number Telechips 8902
Product Depth 1.20 cm
Product Height 16.0 cm
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 21.0 cm
Remote Control Included No
Screen Size In Inches 8
Screen Type Touch screen LCD
Trial Software Loaded None
Weight 0.6
Wired Networking Port No
Wireless Built in No

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  1. mintvilla

     /  June 8, 2011

    waste of money for same price can buy the dual core advent vega.

    stick honeycomb on their and overclock to 1.5ghz and you have a speed demon.

    Reply
  2. And-roid

     /  June 19, 2011

    This tablet doesn’t allow Andriod Market. Its completely useless!

    Reply
    • mintvilla

       /  June 20, 2011

      Yes but its android, even if you cant get the android market on their, you can sideload android apps – install other markets like the amazon app store or a 3rd party one like applanet

      Reply
  3. Andrews Amponsah

     /  October 5, 2011

    Dear Sir/Madam, i have an ANDRIOD viewquest 2 and have had a problem with my charger, where is the best shop to buy one please. thanks

    Reply
  4. Waste of money. Tiuchscreen has a mind Off itsown. Boyle the wayihavent brendan speelling thiswrong this ishow the f’nthingresponds

    Reply
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