I was going past Aldi and saw their new catalogue, which goes on sale next Wednesday 6th June. On the front they are advertising a Tablet running Ice Cream Sandwhich with a 9.7″ screen for just $249. Inside the catalogue it shows the other specs, 1GHz Dual Core Processor, 16GB of storage with expandable microSD card Slot, 2MP Web cam and Mic onboard for video conferencing, Wifi 802.11 B/G/N, a HDMI Out and all covered by a 1 Year warranty :

Stock will be limited and varied throughout all their stores. They advise to visit bauhn.com.au for more information, the specs listed on there are slightly different CPU, they also mention a 3G SIM Card Slot & rear camera as well as the video conferencing camera but at lower MP :

  • Rockchip RK2918 Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor
  • 9.7″ 16:9, LCD 1024×768 @ 131ppi
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0
  • 16 GB (expandable with micro SD memory card)
  • WebCam 1.3 mp, Back 2.0M pixels
  • USB 2.0 port, Mini HDMI 1080P, Headphone & Microphone 3.5mm Stero, 3G SIM card Slot
  • Li-Polymer battery that estimates 8 hours battery life using 1080P video

I`ll be contacting Aldi to check out, which specs are actually in the box, and i`ll update as soon as they clarify. This is the second tablet that Aldi has sold so far, they sold a Medion branded tablet back in December last year, obviously they sold enough for them to try a second time. If you`re in the market for a 10″ tablet, maybe something for the kids, this may not be such a bad option to check out next Wednesday.

Edit :
They updated the bauhn website with what are supposed to be the correct specs :

  • 1GHz Amlogic Cortex A9
  • 9.7″ LCD, WXGA, 1024 x 768
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Li-Polymer – Up to 6 Hours
  • 2 Cameras -Front:0.3MP, Rear:2.0MP
  • 16 GB (expandable with micro SD memory card)

So still a discrepancy on the CPU as the advert lists Dual Core Processor and only 1 camera, unfortunately the GPS and the 3G Radio won`t be included but at that price it couldn`t be expected really. It goes on sale tomorrow, Aldi had pretty low stocks with the last tablet, at least around where I live so if you want one I’d get in early.