Full HD screen, fast Intel processor and decent design make the Hudl 2 a serious bargain.
Gorgeous screen, smooth performance, improved design, microSD slot, largely vanilla Android 4.4 Kitkat software
Not much internal storage, average battery, mediocre camera
Processor: 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Atom
Display: 8.3in 1900x1200 LCD
Camera: 5MP rear-facing, 1.2MP front-facing
Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat
Battery: Unspecified, claimed eight hours.
Tesco is looking to win over the 50 percent of Brits who don't yet own a tablet, and has released the Hudl 2 in time for Christmas.
The firm seems to think it has a better chance than Apple and Google at doing so. The Hudl 2 costs just £129, and potentially half that price for savvy Clubcard holders.
The Hudl 2 isn't a bad looking tablet. While it's unlikely to win over fans of the iPad Mini's full-metal design, the Hudl 2's matte-plastic finish gives it a more premium feel than the original Hudl - albeit less so than its more expensive rivals - and the soft-touch material makes it comfortable to hold.
The Hudl 2 is by no means the smallest of tablets at 9.1mm thick and tipping the scales at 410g. This is heavier than last year's model, which weighed 370g, but beats the Google Nexus 9 which comes in at 425g.
In a bid to add appeal, the Hudl 2 is available in more colours than last year's model, coming in orange, blue, black, red, turquoise, white, purple and pink. We got our hands on the white model, which is probably not the best choice for those with grubby fingers.
The Hudl 2's 8.3in 1080p HD display is a huge improvement on the 7in 1440x900 resolution screen on the original Hudl.
The extra-screen space makes the Hudl 2 much more functional than its predecessor, and sees Tesco eyeing those potentially in the market for an iPad Mini or Nexus 9. We found the tablet great for watching videos.
The resolution is perhaps even more impressive. With a Full 1080p HD resolution and a pixel density of 273ppi,the Hudl 2's screen is bright, colourful and impressively crisp, especially for a £129 tablet.
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