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]