So Tesco have announced that they're getting into the tablet game with the announcement of the Hudl tablet. Running Android Jellybean 4.2.2, has a 7" 1440x900 screen, and will only set you back £119. Presumably they can afford to be so competitive because the point of the tablet is to point you into the direction Tesco's built-in money-spinners, like the Blinkbox on-demand film service.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the inevitable Hudl Extra, which will be the size of an aircraft hanger, and Hudl Metro, which will be tiny but found seemingly every 300m in South London.
But what if you don't want to, well, Hudl? What if you want to go your own way? There's plenty of choice out there, and here are five of the most interesting alternatives.
Acer Iconia A1 - Around £150
Acer’s Iconia A1 is perhaps a more straightforward Android tablet, with a cleaner pure-Android experience. It’s an inch larger than the Hudl, but with a smaller screen resolution - though unlike the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 it does have a built in 5 megapixel camera - which also compares favourably with the Hudl’s lacklustre 3 megapixels. If the Iconia doesn’t take your fancy, there’s always the slightly more unwieldy Asus Padphone - an unusual combination of a phone and a tablet - where you can cradle the phone into the tablet, and use the phone’s data connection, and make calls using your tablet.