Once again, Tesco has decided to offer the tablet via ClubCard Boost meaning every £5 worth of vouchers is £10 towards the tablet so it can be yours for as little as £65 worth of vouchers.
It's top marks for value and to sweeten the deal further, the Hudl 2 comes with £60 worth of vouchers in the box including £25 of Blinkbox credit.
Even though it's only £10 more, the Hudl 2 looks and feels a lot more stylish and desirable. It also comes in twice as many colours options this time round.
It's got a Nexus 7-like matt finish and at 9 mm is nicely thin. It is relatively heavy at 400 g though. Small caveats are the unsymmetrical speaker holes and the seam which runs around the edge.
As promised, Tesco has upgrade the Hudl 2 in a number of areas, although storage remains at 16GB and the microSD card slot still takes up to 32GB.
The highlight is the 8.3in screen with its crisp 1920 x 1200 resolution. The display is bright, offers good viewing angles and nice colours.
Under the hood is an Intel Atom quad-core processor and performance is better, particularly in terms of graphics. The Hudl 2 benchmarked three times better than the original. We saw improvements in other areas too and the device is smoother and better to use, even if it does lag very occasionally.
The Hudl 2 still features dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a handy micro-HDMI port which is all good to see.
The rear camera has been upgraded to 5Mp but still isn't anything to write home about. With a steady hand and some patience, you can get some reasonable shots for sharing, although video is pretty poor. Strangely the front camera has dropped to 1.2 Mp and is somewhat on the grainy side.
We're pleased to report that Tesco has stuck to offering a largely vanilla Android experience and the Hudl 2 has version 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Tesco customer can make use of the My Tesco hub and tablet newbies can get some help with tips and tricks plus suggested apps. Of course, Tesco uses the tablet to point towards its services such as Blinkbox but you can just ignore it all.
Child safety isn't after your money and is a genuinely useful tool for parents. You can manage multiple profiles with app restrictions, time limits and a white list of web sites.
The downside if you don't make use of these software features is the amount of storage they all takes up. There's only just over half of the 16GB out of the box.
The cameras are still not great, but in almost every area the Tesco Hudl 2 has been improved and it's still a bargain at £129 or even less with ClubCard Boost. The software is good but takes up valuable storage space and non-Tesco customers won't get the most out of it. A great screen, decent processor and microSD card slot make this one of the best budget tablets you can buy.