Aldi's sub-$200 Bauhn tablet to go on sale in limited stock

The 9.7in Android tablet will have a limited production run.

German supermarket chain Aldi will sell a new Android tablet for less than $200. The 9.7in Bauhn tablet packs a quad-core CPU, high-resolution camera and a healthy range of ports; however, budding customers will have to hurry on the day of its release as stock is limited.

The Bauhn tablet will go on sale on Saturday, 22 February. It won’t be on sale for long as the tablet will only be offered “until sold out”. An Aldi Australia spokesperson confirmed the limited stock availability.

“Our technology Special Buy products are extremely popular. We encourage everyone to head down to their local Aldi store as early as possible on 22 February.”

The 9.7in Bauhn tablet has a resolution of 1024x768 and a pixel density of 132 pixels-per-inch. It packs a quad-core 1.4GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. A microSD slot makes it possible to expand storage by an additional 32GB.

The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean tablet features a 5MP rear camera and a mini HDMI port enables the playback of videos on a television. To do so will require an adaptor; unfortunately representatives could not confirm if one is included.

Although the tablet features Wi-Fi and bluetooth, it is not compatible with 3G networks. This is a point of difference between the Bauhn tablet and the recently released 3G tablet by etailer Kogan, which is also priced at $199.

Aldi previously sold an 8in Bauhn tablet in December of last year. The company had forecast the $129 tablet would sell out on the first day of its release.

Check out the specifications for the 9.7in Bauh tablet, as provided by an Aldi Australia representative:

• Model Number: AT-HK97
• Processor: Rockchip 3188T Quad Core ARM Cortex A9
• CPU speed: 1.4 GHz
• Google Android 4.2 Jellybean
• Front Camera: 0.3MP
• Rear Camera: 5MP Auto Focus
• RAM Memory: 1GB DDR3
• Internal Memory: 16GB
• Display: 9.7" IPS Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768
• WiFi: Built-in 802.11 b/g/n
• G sensor: 360 G sensor
• Processor: RK3188T
• Brightness: 300lm~360lm
• Aspect Ratio: 4:3
• Audio playback: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, OGG, WAV
• AC Adaptor: 5V 2A (SAA / MEPS approve) AC Adaptor
• Video Playback: AVI, MKV, MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, DAT, MP4
• Battery: 5000 mAh Polymer battery
• Bluetooth Version: 4.0
• Speaker and G-Sensor
• Photo: JPG, JPEG, BMP and PNG
• Micro SD Card Slot: Supports up to 32GB
• Headphone Output: 3.5mm stereo audio socket for headphones

Update: Information on screen resolution updated at 12:27 pm.

Update 2: Added full spec list at 10.55 am, on 13 February.

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Tony Ibrahim

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Why is the screen resolution always left out in such reviews, I think its one of the most important things and no one seem to care about it. Having a a high or low resolution case make the deal a bargain or just another sub $200 tablet on the market.

Elias Plastiras


Hi Zed,

Aldi didn't answer us when we asked about the screen resolution, but we'll update this news piece if we do get a confirmation on that spec (or if we get a review unit -- this is not a review, by the way). The previous tablet had a resolution of 1024x768, but that was an 8in model, so not comparable.




Thanks guys for the update.



anyone know if its dual band compatible?





According to an Aldi Australia rep, the tablet does not support dual-band Wi-Fi.

The representative was kind enough to pass on some additional specs. Check them out,




I just bought one - cannot attach word docs to email - when I hit the "paperclip" to attach, it only comes up with camera. Does anybody know how to fix this? also, not recognising my USB



fixed one problem above - downloaded app called EMAIL ATTACH



I have just purchased, the above ipad, happy with it but how on earth do I connect to wifi? and the internet, sorry computer dummy.



I brought thsi tablet as well as ALDI'S one they sold a while ago. This one will not connect to WIFI wereas the old one and my laptop will. Any ideas??



Just purchased great product, big problem you can't transfer files or apps to SD card this process was left out of this one bad news for this 9.7 android



Hi , I just try to connect my iPhone 4 to this new tablet !! hum ,any one can help me ?



Have tried to download photos from DSLR camera to this Tablet, even with 32GB micro SD and internal 16GB it only manages to download 142 photos, then a message appears telling me the "storage space is running out", even thought I still have space available on internal memory and 29GB on the sad card. I can not manage to move photos on to SD card. I should be able to save 700 photos per 1GB.



Totally new to the tablet/android world, having said that i am reasonably PC literate. Having just bought one of these tablets i am a little confused. There is no file manager program i cant access either internal or external memory which means i cant copy paste install etc. The tablet is navigable via usb through my windows laptop which is fine for transfer of JPEGs etc and this sort of media shows up but as for apps i transferred while they are showing on tablet within windows on the actual tablet i cant see them WHAT GIVES am i missing something obvious? As for internet until i get to a wifi spot i cant do anything download wise..... Dazed and Confused...



Adrian - how did you even get your computer to recognise it?
I can't get mine to connect to pc even with USB debugging modes enabled etc.



DAN...I just plugged it in and there it was, still its not much use so far. Think in my desperate search across the internet I saw something about a compatibility issue with Win7 re USB I am using vista having said that I cant connect via laptop wifi but I suspect that is to do with my wifi hardware, after tracking down a forum or 10 my wifi appears to not be able to support virtual routing... Still Dazed and Confused.... tomorrow i am going to try the hotline, wish me luck...

Porter Pounder


Been having a ball with the new 9.7 tablet from Aldi as my other Tablet i got from Aldi (the 10.1 inch i think?)died a sudden death at work when i threw my trashbag out into the bottomless dump master bin at work by mistake and i was heartbroken! this new 9..7 for 200bucks is perfect all round tabby and a strong build,always like all tech something else out there would maybe be a little better or worse out....or the old oh if i spend an extra 50 bucks it does that or this(or is it a name thing eh!?) i vote Bauhn 9.7 for 200buck and treat yourself to a very flash looking case with holder for tabby and a soft rubber feel button keypad for 25ish bucks.very very smick and i wanna strut it around :)



Dose any1 know if these can hold a sim Card for internet as I don't have internet I'm looking at buying a pre paid internet sim but can work out if these will hold one can any1 help?



Adrian can u please help me I can't seem to transfer files either I have so much storage but only have about ten apps because they are automatically being saved into the system storage which is only one gig, so I have over thirteen gigs left but nothing will go in to it

Lauren Patrick


Hi just wondering I bought the aldi tab and as it does not have much memory I got micro sd 32g and it will read the card but I have no idea how to put games on the card as it does not give u the option too. I tried it the card on my Samsung galaxy phone and it works fine allows me too put games on it please help

Alby Bach


Dont know if this will help with Aldi tablet, I downloaded an app called link2sd and transfer apps from system to sd on my kogan phone. It may help your issues.

Warren keamy


Pip,s right I can't transfer files or apps to the SD card,16 GB tablet waist of time.



Upgraded from last years 3g 10.7 in model...freezes constantly indicates browser not responding, ui not responding constantly asking wait -stop-close ? Bizzare 4.1.1 was perfect? Anyone else have the same issues? A lot of apps from Play store not compatible yet Suncorp CBA NAB ABC iview



How can u watch something on a micro USB atatched to the tablet? Can not work it out



to watch a movie or video on the sd card download VLC for android and once its downloaded it will scan your tablet and find available files for you..... good luck :)



How about Skype? can I access it and use on this tablet?

David Alcock


Hi having problem with my bauhn 9.7 not recognizing my mini SD can u help
Regards David

Phillip Woodward


Having problems connecting email to 9.7 android quad core tablet 16GB. Was able to get internet, but will not accept password and shows authenticity problems for email



If its anything like the 8" tablet they released in December 2013, it will be laggy, freezing all the time, loop several times during startup, overheat and have very poor battery performance. Im offered one of these new 10" tablets to replace the 8" that dies within a few months after purchase. I will be back in 3 months time to comment about the 10" version.



Please .....I have this tablet and many problems....I have war with returns company. .and after 6 mounts war I win but was very unpleasant battle. ..don't bye this crap...



How on earth do I put stuff onto the SD card? No option like most other android devices under Settings > Storage, choose default location, internal or SD card. And even with 13gb of internal storage (internal SD card) it says not enough space to install app.... Arrrgghhh! PLEASE PLEASE help. J

herr grumpy


Total rubbish. Not even acceptable as toy for the kids as battery (non swappable) life is very very poor. Last straw ... the screen now has a virtual hole & it's only been used a half dozen times. Not dropped/ abused/ subjected to moisture.
You have been warned.
Both Aldi & Tempo Australia are on notice. Stop selling us throw away rubbish !




I just bought Aldi 9.7" tablet, am unable to transfer files via USB cable - have tried 2 USBs on 2 computers - the tablet and PC simply do not "see" eachother.

Computers are Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Any hints or settings I need to tweak ?


barry mather


Having problems with 9.7", not recogizing my mini s d card or my internal storage can you help please!!!

Len Hurkmans


I have had 9.7" for a short while and reset it to factory defaults. Now it is asking for a password on boot up. I have never put a password on it. please help as it is useless as i don't know what the password is. There is no info regarding this screen in the users manual.

Peter G


very disappointed, that I'm unable to move apps to internal memory let alone a SD card.
anyone have any ideas with a fix for this problem that we shouldn't be having?
kids have got the shits cause every time they want to install a new app they need to delete other apps due to lack of space.
will be dropping in bin and moving to apple if cant be resolved : )



can someone give me the code to unlock



The product is a lemon. I'm sorry but I was given one and in standby mode it has completely depleted the battery and I haven't even used it. It has been in to repairs twice now and supposedly it has been fixed. To me sleep mode should not eat through the battery this quickly.dont waste your money

William Chau


Why can't I use the 16 gb internal memory? Is there something I need to download or update to use internal memory



Guys. Go on playstore and download app called File Manager so u can be able to move files to ad card

Paula van der Borden


Thanks William, you're a life saver. I downloaded filemanager and within seconds I found all my photos on the SD card. Great!

Barbara Lynch


Hi I have had my Android plugged in to the charger for days and it will not charger what can be wrong and how do I fix it. I need help Barbara

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