September 23rd 2013 8:01 am

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Can a supermarket chain put out a decent tablet?

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Tesco's Hudl tablet can't compete on specs with Amazon's Kindle Fire line, but for customers able to buy this device for £60, all of its relatively minor failings get a free pass.

Critic reviews

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    7.2
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    7.5
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.8
  • Durability
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7.0
Engadget Oct 27, 2013

Tesco's Hudl tablet can't compete on specs with Amazon's Kindle Fire line, but for customers able to buy this device for £60, all of its relatively minor failings get a free pass.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 9, 2013

We've got a lot of love for the Hudl. Considering this is a supermarket-produced product that doesn't involve fruit and veg it does a damn fine job of pretty much anything you'd care to throw at it ... The tech savvy will turn their noses up at it like a can of value beans though.

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8.0
The Guardian Oct 4, 2013

Overall the Tesco Hudl tablet is great value. It's not the best 7in tablet out there, but it holds it own very well compared to similarly priced competition.

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7.0
CNET UK Oct 8, 2013

With its cheap price and plastic body, Tesco's Hudl is a decent tablet for families with small children. Its low resolution camera, unimpressive screen and sluggish interface, however, make it a poor choice for anyone wanting to experience everything Android has to offer.

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7.0
Wired UK Nov 4, 2013

It's not a world beater by any means, but at this price it's a bargain, and there's bound to be a lot of them flying off the shelves in the run-up to Xmas.

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8.0
TechRadar Oct 8, 2013

A great tablet from Tesco for the price - and that's what it is: a tablet that doesn't wow until you see the ridiculously low price tag. We can see this being under many a tree this Christmas, and we doubt there will be many disappointed faces.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Oct 4, 2013

The Tesco Hudl tablet is no Nexus 7 2, but for the price and the specs on offer it's still a good value for money Android tablet that would make a good gift this Christmas.

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6.0
T3 Oct 7, 2013

The Hudl wasn’t built to be the fastest, or the best-looking instead it has been designed as the everyday living room tablet that will survive knocks, drops and occasional spills and from our experience we’d say the Hudl certainly ticks those boxes.

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6.0
PC Pro Oct 2, 2013

Tesco gets all the basics right with its low-budget break into compact tablets, but the Hudl lacks gaming grunt.

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First Looks

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Engadget Sep 23, 2013

The device is slightly chubby and plasticky, as you'd expect, but it's not some rebadge ... the tablet feels sturdy, which seems to be a theme of certain optional Hudl-branded accessories, too.

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Pocket-Lint Sep 23, 2013

As for the speed and performance, there isn't really much to write home about: opening up applications was quick, but not lightning fast, and we suspect that the moment you begin to do anything demanding you'll start to struggle, based on our quick play.

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TechRadar Sep 23, 2013

The Tesco Hudl is a capable, if uninspiring, tablet and we're pretty certain it will sell by the bucket load purely due to its price tag, family focus and the prominent position it will be given in the firm's stores and online presence.

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TrustedReviews Sep 23, 2013

The Tesco Hudl is a surprisingly strong offering, with the HD display and minimalist £119 price point a pleasing combination. It's not without some issues, but nothing it's bargain basement price won't forgive.

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