Aldi's $249 Android tablet doesn't have a dual-core processor
- 07 June, 2012 10:49
Aldi's $249 Bauhn branded Android tablet
Aldi's budget $249 Android tablet was incorrectly advertised as coming with a dual-core processor, it has been discovered.
The Bauhn branded 9.7in Android tablet went on sale yesterday morning through the German supermarket chain. The product was advertised as having a "dual-core 1GHz processor".
However, it appears the device — listed here as a product of Chinese OEM Tsxd (Shenzhen) Technology co. — is powered by a 1GHz Amlogic 8726-M3 Cortex A9 processor, which is a single core chip with separate graphics processor.
All references to the tablet appear to have been removed from the Bauhn Web site. That page previously linked to further details about the tablet and included specific reference to a dual-core processor. The sales packaging also lists a dual-core processor as one of the device's key features.
Despite the incorrect advertisement, Aldi is understood to have exhausted most stocks of the device across the country. A crowd of well over 100 people attempted to purchase the tablet at the North Sydney store in New South Wales yesterday morning, though only around 40 tablets were available.
PC World contacted an Aldi spokesperson yesterday to clarify stock levels and other details, but is yet to receive an official response. Aldi previously stated that stocks of the device would vary between stores and that it may sell out on the first day due to "unexpected high demand."
That demand comes on the back of cut price Australian manufacturer and retailer Kogan selling out stocks of a budget Android tablet in just four days last week. Like Aldi's Bauhn device, both of Kogan's 10in Agora tablets (8GB and 16GB models) run the latest 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's Android operating system.
PC World has contacted Aldi Australia for comment and will update this article with any new information when it comes to hand.
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