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LG Announces the LG G Flex

LG G Flex 003We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that LG were gearing up to launch a new device with a flexible display. There were rumours that Samsung too would have curved or flexible screen versions of the Note 3 on the market soon too.

LG have beaten the competition to it though and have today announced the LG G Flex, which they say is the first smartphone on the market to offer such a design.

Full spec and details form LG follow:

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Which budget Tablet is for you?

Christmas is coming and everyone and their mother is launching a tablet it appears and it’s a race to the bottom. As much as the big names like to push their top end tablets, filling them full of every technical goodie known to man, the other end of the market is just as big a battle. Finding the right mix of tech for the lowest price tag is arguably more of a challenge.

This year sees a few new names entering the ring. However, rebranding does seem to be in play this year. Tesco are pushing an Archos tablet and Argos a Bush. Where is your money best spent? We have taken to time to put as many of the plausible candidates into a table for your convenience.

Screen Size

Res

RAM

CPU

Battery

Camera

Storage

Expandable

Connections

Weight

Price

CC-KS._V354990838_Amazon Kindle Fire HD

7″

1280 x 800 (216 ppi)

1GB

Dual-Core 1.5 GHz

10 hours

None

8 or 16GB

GPS,microUSB

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

345 grams

£119

CC-KT._V353539374_Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

7″

1920 x 1200 (323 ppi)

2GB

Quad-Core 2.2 GHz

11 hours

Front-facing HD camera

16, 32 or 64GB

GPS, microUSB

Bluetooth,

Wi-Fi, optional 4G

303 grams

£199

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Tesco Hudl

7″

1440×900 (242ppi)

1GB

1.5GHz A9 Quad-Core

9 hours

3Mp rear camera + front-facing 2Mp

16GB

microSD, HDMI out, microUSB,

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

370 grams

£119.99
(something about Club Card points also)

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7″

800 x 480 (133ppi)

512MB

Dual-Core 1GHz

8 hours

0.3Mp front facing

8GB

microSD
Mini USB

Wi-Fi

Unknown

£99.99 (currently discounted to £49)

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Argos MyTablet

7″

1024×600 (169ppi)

1GB

Dual-Core 1.6GHz

5 hours

2MP + front-facing 0.3MP

8GB

microSD, HDMI out, microUSB,

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Unknown

£99.99

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Lenovo Ideapad

7”

1024×600

1 GB

Quad-Core 1.2GHz

7 hours

5.0 MP + 0.3mp front-facing

16GB

A-GPS, microUSB, microSD

Bluetooth, WiFi

399 grams

£130

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

 

7”

1024 x 600 (169ppi) 1GB dual-core 1.2GHz 10 hours 3.2MP + 8GB or 16GB microSD Wi-Fi,

Bluetooth,
optional 4G

300 grams

£160
329835-google-nexus-7-2013 Google Nexus 7

7″

1920 x 1200 (323ppi)

2GB

Quad-Core 15GHz

6 hours

5MP rear, 1.2 MP front

16GB or 32GB

GPS

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, optional 4G

340 grams

from £199

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iPad mini 2

7.9”

2048 x 1536 (324ppi)

1GB

Dual core A7 1.3GHz

10 hours

5MP rear,1.2 MP front

16GB

HDMI out, A-GPS

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, optional 4G

331 grams

from £269

There are many, many more to choose from. If you are purchasing for  a child, the Archos Childpad seems a logical choice for parental control at a great price from Toys R Us. For those not in the know when it comes to tablets and merely looking for a quick thrill the Hudl seems to check all boxes at a low price. Someone with more experience would see the Kindle HDX or the Nexus 7 as the most viable options. Of course the iPad Mini with Retina display enters there as the money not quite so limited token choice.

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