Lidl launches £12.99 tablet

BUDGET supermarket Lidl has unveiled a tablet computer costing under thirteen pounds.

The tablet, called the LiPad, has dispensed with an expensive touchscreen interface in favour of knobs which control the horizontal and vertical axis of a moveable cursor.

Users can draw their own entertainment on the screen, which uses magnetic aluminium technology.

A Lidl spokesman said: “The kids want a tablet, Granny wants a tablet, but we all know it’ll be gathering dust in a cupboard in a month.

“With the LiPad you can still enjoy movies, games and surfing the web while exercising your imagination and creativity.

“For example, instead of boring old watching Die Hard 4, now you can create it yourself, frame-by-frame, then shake it away when you get bored.”

Eight-year-old Tom Booker said: “I played with it for about 20 minutes, got bored, smashed it over my younger brother’s head and broke the screen.

“Which is exactly what I would’ve done with an iPad Mini.”

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