Windows 8 tablets
The Microsoft Surface certainly doesn't fall into the budget tablet category, but with a slew of third-party manufacturers lining up to produce their own Windows 8 tablets, we can expect to at least get a couple of reasonably priced slates running the software giant's soon-to-be-launched platform.
Barnes and Noble has priced the Nook HD keenly, with the 8GB version arriving at £159, and the 16GB going for £189 – plus you get the choice of two colours, Snow or Smoke (white and grey in the real world).
We've spent precious little time actually handling the Nook HD, but from what we've seen so far this is definitely a tablet to keep an eye on, and one which will give the Nexus 7, iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD a run for their money.
- Read our first impressions Nook HD article