25/04/2012 09:59 | By Verity Burns, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

JoyTAB affordable Android tablet family launches from £129.99

New budget tablets arrive in seven, eight and 10-inch sizes.


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JoyTAB 10-inch

If you're looking to join the tablet game but don't have the money for an iPad or Galaxy Tab, there's a new competitor in the market offering an impressive spec list for a much cheaper price tag.

The JoyTAB tablet line-up, from UK-based Gemini Devices, includes seven, eight and 10-inch models, with prices starting from £129.99.

Even better, all three buck the trend of affordable tech being somewhat outdated, and offer the latest Android 4.0 OS.

The flagship 10-inch JoyTAB is our favourite of the family and, at £199.99, is a whopping £200 less than the cheapest iPad.

It looks the part too. The JoyTAB packs a brushed silver aluminium casing, comes in at about a millimetre thicker than the new iPad, but is lighter at 615g (versus 652g).

JoyTAB (© Gemini)

As for power - you'll get a dual-core processor, supported by 1GB of DDR3 memory. Gemini promises you won't be disappointed by its performance either, with Adobe Flash support out of the box and, thanks to Android 4.0, the ability to open up to 16 web pages at one time.

Other specs include a two-megapixel camera with 0.3-megapixel front-facing webcam, 16GB on-board storage (expandable via microSD), two full USB ports and an HDMI 1.4 portfor hooking your tablet up to your TV.

See also: Qooq tablet review

If the 10-inch model isn't for you though, the smaller seven and eight-inch come in at £129.99 and £149.99 respectively - though you'll take hits on processor speed and internal memory.

All three tablets are available now, but we want to know - would you pick one of these affordable Androids over a more establish brand?

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