Argos MyTablet

A few weeks ago Argos launched its own-brand tablet called the MyTablet. However, don't try and buy one because you can't. So what exactly happened to the Argos MyTablet?

Budget tablets are all the rage with numerous firms launching cheap devices with the aim of getting on your Christmas list. Tesco launched its Hudl at £119 or even cheaper with Clubcard vouchers and Argos followed suit with the even cheap MyTablet at £99.

If you've popped to Argos and tried to buy one then you'll have come away disappointed and here's why. See also: The 14 best tablets of 2013: What is the best tablet you can buy in the UK right now?

A spokesperson for Argos told PC Advisor that there has been surprisingly high demand for the MyTablet, which had outstripped supply. Currently, there is no stock of either the pink or silver model available to buy online or at any Argos store.

The expectation is that there won't be any new stock arriving until after Christmas, we're told, meaning customers will likely opt for other budget tablets such as the Tesco Hudl and Amazon Kindle Fire HD to put under their Christmas trees. See also: Argos MyTablet vs Tesco Hudl comparison review: The battle of the budget tablets

That's Argos' stand on the matter but The Guardian reports that the retailer pulled the tablet due to poor reviews. Argos denies this and maintains that it's solely down to popularity.

The MyTablet has a 7in screen with a low 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of storage and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Medion has launched an even cheaper tablet at £77, the Lifetab E7310 with a similar specification.

If you still want a MyTablet then it looks like you'll have to wait until after Christmas or looks for one second hand on eBay.

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