Thursday, 19 July 2012
[Homegrown] NZ tablet buyers bargain alert!
This one has our [Homegrown] tag, which means that the content here really only has any relevance to New Zealand readers, so you might like to spend your time elsewhere if you're not from our fair shores...
Anyways, what I wanted to alert people to today was a very nice sale price on Huawei's MediaPad, a 7 inch 3G-capable Android tablet. It is presently being sold from the Warehouse Online for a mere $255 shipped, offering a whole lot of tablet for your money.
Sure, it doesn't have Jelly Bean and instead runs on ICS, and sure it runs with the now-dated (and yet still thoroughly respectable) dual core Snapdragon SoC that powered last years HTC flagship the Sensation, but it does have wonderful build materials, an attractive design, an HD IPS LCD panel, 3G connectivity, expandable memory, and display mirroring via a standard MHL port. In many respects the MediaPad suits my own use far better than the Nexus 7, which will retail here in NZ for around $440!
I ordered one last night, so obviously you can expect a brief AndroidNZ review to come along shortly, but if you're in the market for a well-specced budget tablet right now you might want to jump on the special while it lasts. For the money I don't think you can do better right now in New Zealand.