Tesco starts selling its own 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet in the UK for £99

UK-based retailer Tesco is now selling its own 7-inch Windows tablet in its stores and online for £99, and it comes with three Tesco-branded apps pre-installed on the device. The retailer is also selling the Connect tablet with a new Lumia 530 smartphone together for £129 without a contract, or for free with a £12.50 a month contract for 24 months.

The Connect tablet has a 800x1280 display, and inside there's an Intel Intel Atom Z3735G quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz. There's 1GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and 2 MP cameras for both the front and rear of the tablet.

The Windows 8.1 apps that come pre-installed on the Connect include Explore Tesco, which lets users check out the many brands of the retailer. There's also Tesco Groceries, where users can order their grovcery from the app. Finally, there's blinkbox Movies & TV, with over 20,000 films and TV shows to download for rent or purchase.

Tesco recently launched an 8.3-inch Android tablet, the Hudl 2, for the price of £129, but it has a faster processor and 2GB of RAM. What do you think of Tesco's strategy of offering its own Windows 8.1 tablet and apps?

Source: Tesco

John Callaham