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Storage Options pads out its budget ICS slate lineup by two


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We know, we know. More Android tablets. But if you're in the UK and looking for a budget Ice Cream Sandwich slate with reasonable specs, you might want to listen up -- Storage Options has added two Android 4.0 tablets to its already-crowded lineup. The 8-inch Scroll Engage, at £130 ($200), slots between the existing 7-inch Excel and 9.7-inch Extreme models, with the same Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor and 1024 x 768 resolution. However, the eight-incher packs new Mali-400 dual-core graphics and doubles the RAM to 1GB. The bigger 9.7-inch Elite matches these, but totes a larger IPS panel at the same resolution, alongside 16GB of storage -- twice the amount found on the existing Extreme. A slightly heftier £200 ($305) price tag seems to be the only other difference between the two tablet siblings. So, before ponying up those pounds sterling, hit up the sources to suss out all your options.

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The latest Scroll tablet devices bring more choice to a growing Android 4.0 portfolio

Storage Options, the UK-based technology brand, has announced two new additions to its 2012 tablet line up and new generation of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices.

The Scroll Elite and Engage have joined the popular and award-winning Scroll tablet portfolio providing a greater variety of features and sizes from which to choose.

As Storage Options' latest tablets to run on the new Android 4.0 platform, the Scroll Engage and Scroll Elite offer a wide array of new and improved Android OS features. Users of the lightweight and slender aluminium devices will benefit from faster performance and response times across multiple applications.

The Scroll Elite, which is the same size as the hugely popular Scroll Extreme (one of the first Android 4.0 devices available on the UK and Ireland market), boasts a 9.7" capacitive screen and 16GB of inbuilt memory, expandable to 32GB through a micro SD card. It also boasts the latest IPS (in-plane switching) LCD screen technology which enables the user to enjoy vivid and natural images.

The smaller Scroll Engage has been packed with features and offers a much more portable solution with its 8" capacitive XGA screen and Cortex A8 1.2GHz, Mali-400 dual core graphics processor. This highly intuitive device supports rich, flash-based content, all major video and eBook formats and even 3D gaming.

Paul Evison, head of brand for Storage Options commented: "We have been busy working to enhance and extend our tablet offering since the launch of the first Scroll around 18 months ago. We wanted to be able to offer our customers a range of devices of varying sizes, features and pricing options on the latest Android operating system and I think our offering is one of the strongest on the market in this respect. We now have four really great tablet models, the 7" Scroll Excel (which was rated as the Gadget Show's best budget tablet in November 2011), the new 8" Scroll Engage, the 9.7" Scroll Extreme and the new 9.7" Scroll Elite. The key for us has always been to provide good quality and powerful tablets at affordable prices, backed by an established, responsive UK-based support team and judging by our success it's a model that our customers seem to like."

Both the Scroll Elite and Scroll Engage are available now at a number of retailers including,, Hughes Electrical and The Elite has a suggested retail price of £199.99 and The Engage only £129.99.

As with all Storage Options products, these devices are supplied with clearly-written and annotated manuals and are backed by a local-rate technical support phone line serviced by experts based in the UK.

About Storage Options

Storage Options is a UK-based technology brand created with a vision of offering great value, high-performance products without compromising on quality or service.

Since Storage Options arrived in the UK in 2010, the brand has gone from strength to strength successfully growing its customer base and expanding its product portfolio into many new areas. The brand's aim is to deliver great products that meet expectations, offer exceptional value for money and provide the good service and support expected by UK and Irish customers.

Further information is available on their website or you can follow Storage Options on Twitter and Facebook.

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