Bauhn - HDC08
Aldi has just put up their latest Special Buysfor Wednesday 21st of August on their website; entitled ‘Stylish Gifts to Spoil Dad’, it coincides nicely with Fathers day, which is coming up on Sunday September 1st.

The main focus of interest in this Fathers Day Special Buys is an 8″ Bauhn branded Android tablet which includes 3G connectivity and runs Android 4.1.

Full Specs of the Bauhn HDC-08 :

  • 8″ 1024 x 768 Ultra Bright Display
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core MTK8377 CPU
  • 1GB RAM DDRIII
  • 8GB on-board storage with 32GB on-board microSD card slot(up to 32GB)
  • 5MP Rear Facing Camera with AF, 0.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • WiFi – iEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS,
  • SIM Card Slot – Call & Message Capability
    • GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • UMTS 3G: 850 / 2100
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

The tablet comes with a 60 Day money back guarantee as well as a 12 month warranty.

With a MediaTek CPU on-board and 1GB of RAM the tablet doesn’t seem to be the highest specced of devices but it will be of sufficient specs for average web browsing and email usage, essentially a pretty nice present for Dad if he’s after a tablet with 3G connectivity.

Like any device, you want some accessories to go along with your new tablet and Aldi will have a a compatible accessory pack for the tablet on-sale which includes a Leather Case, Earphones, USB Car Charger & Micro USB Cable for $19.95.
HDC-08 Accesory pack

If you’re wanting some extended memory for the tablet, Aldi has some 32GB, Class 4, SanDisk branded microSD cards on sale for $25 each.

The tablet, accessory pack and microSD card go on-sale on Wedneday 21st of August, check your local store for opening times.

Source(s): Aldi Special Buys
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  • Robert Peterson

    I think I will try one, beauty about Aldi, you have 60 days to take it back, no questions asked

    • Dee Johnson

      Good cheap little tablet if only the charging didn’t play up outside the 60 days!!! My husband was lucky enough to get my 1st one exchanged (he was not happy having to send it away) only problem was it would not charge unless the cable was elevated near the port and this occurred approx. 80 days after purchase …. now my replacement is having the same problem plus other problems. My replacement tablet now has these problems 4 weeks outside of the 60 days: * battery does not charge unless cable is slightly elevated at the port and does not fully charge. * battery icon displays fully charged when it obviously isn’t * screen will close down for no reason

  • mick

    Tablet experience is all about the screen quality. Bauhn tablets unfortunately are too washed out and grainy for my liking.

  • Oldmate

    I got one this morning and it appears ok. The screen is a bit grainy but workable. Wifi works well and you can use it as a phone and send and receive text. Seems to be a problem with Youtube. It opens ok but when you try to play anything an error message comes up and stating it doesn’t support the type of video. I tried to call customer service but they’re not open Weekends. The accessories pack seems good value too.

  • Oldmate

    I got one this morning and it appears ok. The screen is a bit grainy but workable. Wifi works well and you can use it as a phone and send and receive text. Seems to be a problem with Youtube. It opens ok but when you try to play anything an error message comes up and stating it doesn’t support the type of video. I tried to call customer service but they’re not open Weekends. The accessories pack seems good value too.

  • mat

    I just purchesed the 8` and having issues with wireless range compared to iPad and other devices we have . Disappointed. Also having trouble running youtube

  • mat

    I just purchesed the 8` and having issues with wireless range compared to iPad and other devices we have . Disappointed. Also having trouble running youtube

  • mat

    I just purchesed the 8` and having issues with wireless range compared to iPad and other devices we have . Disappointed. Also having trouble running youtube

  • Fred Nerk

    I bought one of these things. The Android Device Manager won’t work with it and I can’t see any way of doing Android updates. But the big problem is the battery charging control system. It’s all over the place and can show a dead battery as being fully charged. It’s “nice” to charge the battery overnight and then in the morning have it work for 3 minutes before switching off with a totally discharged battery. I probably got a lemon but I’m going to get a refund anyway.

  • HeDanny

    Anyone have any luck getting this to update? Whirlpool forum suggest it will take nothing short of a new ROM, and it doesn’t look like that will happen. :(

  • Mike

    GOT ONE A FEW DAYS AGO BUT THE SOUND QUALITY IS NOT GOOD, ANYONE ELSE FOUND THIS?

  • Penelope

    Bought one of these but no one seems to have the Covers anymore. Do you know where I can get one please!

  • Yabbywhisperer

    Google calendar synch does not work. Anyone got a fix? Bauhn website has not responded.

    • JeniSkunk

      What firmware are you running on it?
      There was an updated firmware for this tablet issued by Tempo back in September, which apparently fixed the calendar issue. I’ll dig up the link to the firmware on Tempo from the WP thread on this tablet.

  • Margaret Cooke-Davison

    I have had mine for eight months and apart from the frustration of short battery life it has served its purpose. However, for no apparent reason the camera has stopped working. Any clues??