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Acer Takes on Kindle Fire With Sub-$200 Quad-Core Iconia Tab A110

Acer Iconia Tab A110

At the Computex Taipei exhibition in Taiwan today, Acer has unveiled the latest addition to its Iconia Tab tablet lineup. The Iconia Tab A110 is a 7-inch device that is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. But its best feature is its price tag, which will be less that $200.

Set for release in the third quarter of 2012, the A110 could be the first slate to make the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire look overpriced. Its aggressive pricing, coupled with that Tegra 3 processor, suggests this is one of the first slates to be born from NVIDIA’s new Kai platform, which we told you about a couple weeks ago.

The Verge has already gone hands-on with the A110, and although it is by no means a “high-end” tablet, it looks to be the best entry-level device in its field:

After using the A110 for a while, we’d say that you’d certainly get value for your money — its Ice Cream Sandwich skin is almost free of customization besides the green shortcuts dot next to the on-screen buttons, and it performed pretty well in a Quadrant benchmark with a score just short of the Asus Transformer Prime. It’s a little thick at 11.4mm, and the screen’s viewing angles aren’t so impressive, but next to a Kindle Fire at the same price point we know which one we’d choose.

In addition to its quad-core processor, the A110 boasts 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, a microSD card slot, and a HDMI port with dual-display support.

To me, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 looks pretty impressive for a sub-$200 tablet, and a sign of exciting things to come. What do you think of it?

[via The Verge]


Killian Bell

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