Tablets come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re too fussy about what brand you are purchasing, you might be interested to learn the UK budget supermarket chain, Aldi, has launched their own Android tablet which is priced at around $131 after conversion. It seems that the low price point was a hit amongst customers as there have been reports that there were long lines of customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the device, with one outlet at Old Kent Road in South London reporting that hundreds of customers “battled” it out for their remaining 12 units.
Dubbed the Medion Lifetab tablet, Aldi’s offering will feature a 7” 1,024×600 display and 8GB of storage (expandable via microSD). It will also feature a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, although it was not mentioned who is the company responsible for said chipset. It will be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 2MP rear-facing camera, and will come bundled with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and include Kaspersky’s Tablet Security app. Doesn’t seem too bad, does it? Granted its design isn’t exactly sleek, but we suppose it will be more than adequate at getting the job done.
Apple’s Mac Pro is expected to see a release at the end of the year, and one of the features of the Mac Pro is how it will support 4K displays, which is a good thing for professionals who might require such high resolution. The odd thing is that Apple does not have any 4K displays of their own, at least until recently when Apple started to sell a 32” 4K Sharp Display over in their European stores. Unfortunately the listing has since been taken down, suggesting that perhaps it might have gone up a little earlier than Apple would have liked. The price for said display was set at around $5,700. Ouch.
It has been speculated that perhaps the listing is a sign that the Mac Pros could be announced soon in terms of its availability. After all why would Apple sell a 4K monitor if the computer that uses it isn’t even available for purchase, right? Earlier in November it was rumored that Apple could be working on a 4K Thunderbolt display of their own. After all it had been a while since the Thunderbolt displays were refreshed, and seeing it updated to support the 4K resolution, especially in light of the Mac Pro’s upcoming release would make sense. Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled and hopefully a release date for the Mac Pros will be announced soon.