Acer announced on Friday that it will soon sell its new Iconia A1 Android tablet in the United States for the very affordable price of $169. The company stopped short of naming retail partners and an exact launch date, but we imagine you’ll be able to pick it up from your standard gamut of big box retailers including Best Buy and possibly Walmart. The A1 packs a quad-core processor, so it should offer enough power to keep up with today’s latest applications and games, but the company didn’t define the exact processor or detail many other specs. We do know, however, that it has a 7.9-inch screen.
Specs won’t matter too much because the pricing is right. It costs less than the Nexus 7 and even Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, so that alone should attract new consumers. We hope it runs Jelly Bean and is relatively free of bloatware out of the box. We’ll keep you in the loop as more information is made available.