Hudl: The net tablet from Tesco

Our technology section includes now a new tablet. Always wanted a tablet, but the prices make you wince? Well, the latest release from supermarket giant Tesco could be for you.The new Hudl tablet has the specifications to stand up against its competitors, but it is available for a fraction of the price. At £119,the new Tesco tablet has come with an affordable price is £80 cheaper than others on the market, but it still offers all the features that you would expect from any similar device.

It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, so those who have used Google devices before will be instantly familiar with the interface. In addition to the usual Android apps such as the Chrome internet browser, Google Maps and the Google Play store, the Hudl boasts easy access to all of Tesco’s services, including Tesco Bank, Blinkbox online movie service and the Tesco online store, so now you can shop for your groceries on your tablet, right in the comfort of your own home.


With a crispy 7 inch HD screen measuring 1440 x 900 pixels, the Hudl tablet is also perfect for watching films. In addition to Tesco’s Blinkbox movie library, you can also store your own movies and TV shows on its ample 16 GB storage. Although if that’s not enough space for you, it can be expanded to up to 64 GB with the addition of a micro SD card. There’s also a micro HDMI out port, so you can hook up your Hudl to your TV and watch movies with the entire family.However, the Hudl doesn’t have to be shackled to the home. Its compact size means that it can fit into a pocket or a handbag, and is perfect for taking on the go. It has wifi capabilities built right in, so you can connect to anywhere that has a hotspot nearby. Even if you can’t access the internet, you can still watch any media that’s already stored on your device, no matter where you may be.

Like most tablets on the market, the Hudl has a camera on both the front and back. The back camera is perfect for taking those impromptu snapshots, while the front camera can be used for chatting to loved ones around the world using apps such as Skype.So who is the Hudl tablet for? Well, it is a fantastic little piece of kit that offers great value for money. It would make for a great secondary device in a home that already has a tablet and its scratch and smudge resistant screen means that it is perfect for kids. Alternatively, the easy and intuitive Android interface is ideal for those who are new to tablets, and it comes with an easy to understand guide to walk the technological beginner through those initial steps.

In short, if you are looking for a functional tablet that offers all of the great benefits of this new technology at a fraction of the price, then the Hudl is for you. While it’s certainly not an iPad, at £119 you are unlikely to find anything else on the market that offers the same capabilities for such a low price. It would make a great gift and is certainly an early contender for the Christmas market.

Clare Davis is a technology writer who loves talking about gadgets. She can’t imagine life without her tablet and has it within 10ft of her person at all times!