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The Versus Touchpad 7
The Versus Touchpad 7 (not to be confused with HP's now defunct TouchPad) is even cheaper than the Kobo Vox tablet, at just £99, but manages to deliver a generally better spec list.
Spec-wise the Versus Touchpad 7 delivers a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, with support for an additional 32GB via microSD.
Given its name, it should come as no surprise that the tablet also has a 7-inch screen 800 x 480 (WVGA) multi-touch display.
Like the Nexus 7 the Versus Touchpad has a forward-facing camera for video calling, unlike the Nexus 7 the resolution of the camera maxes out at 640 x 480 pixel (VGA) resolution.
With a selling price currently at £100 or less, the Touchpad costs less than half as much as the Nexus 7, and brings with it the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 version of Android and access to the Google Play store.
The Ainol Elf II
With a price tag (£90- £115) closer to the Versus Touchpad's than the Nexus 7's, the Ainol Novo 7 ELF II delivers a lot of tech for the cash.
Under the bonnet it has a 1.5GHz dual-core AmLogic ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be bolstered by a microSD expansion card.
The resolution of the 7-inch display (1024x600 pixels) also delivers more than some of the other tablets on this list, though not the Nexus 7.
Like the others, wireless data connectivity is omitted but the ELF II does come with Wi-Fi, and is the first on the list to offer a mini-HDMI out port for connecting to external devices for big screen playback. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that bests the Nexus 7's 1.2-megapixel affair.
Unlike some other budget, non-Google certified Android devices, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS also brings access to the Google Play store.
The Archos Arnova G7
The Archos Arnova 7 G3 offers the smallest amount of internal storage at 4GB but like every other device here — aside from the Nexus 7 — it will support high-capacity microSD cards.
Display resolution is comparable with other devices on the list, but falls far short of the Nexus 7's, or even the Novo 7 ELF II, at just 800 x 480 pixels.
Hardware-wise the Arnova 7 fares better, with an ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processer, 1GB RAM and a mini-HDMI output.
While the Arnova 7 G3 can be applauded for including a current version of the Google Android operating system (ICS), it is somewhat hampered by not including certification for the Google Play app store, meaning that app downloads on the Arnova G3 come from the AppsLib marketplace.
Nevertheless, priced at less than £100, the Arnova 7 G3 is a tough one to leave out of a bargain Android tablet round-up.