Tablets were one of the most wished for items at Christmas this year, but they don’t have to cost a fortune. The Hipstreet W7 is now available at Carphone Warehouse, retailing for just £49.
This is, by far, the most affordable tablet on the market. Hipstreet may not be the first name that rolls off the tongue when you think of tablets, but it is a popular low-cost brand with online US retailers like Best Buy, TigerDirect or Walmart.
For your £49, you get a Windows 8.1 tablet with a quad-core Intel Atom processor and 1GB RAM. The tablet comes equipped with Office 365 for a year. Other features include Bluetooth, microUSB, micro HDMI port and GPS.
Office 365 would cost you more, so if you want to get your hands on Microsoft’s suite of software and a “free” tablet to go with it, the Hipstreet 7 might be worth a look.