Acer shows off Iconia Tab A110, $200 7-inch quad-core tablet running ICS

Ian Hardy

June 7, 2012 8:16 am


Google and ASUS are rumoured to release a “Nexus” tablet that runs Jelly Bean priced under $200. Benchmarks of said tablet, named the “Google Asus Nexus 7,″ showed up online and also listed the specs as having a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, OS 4.1, and a screen resolution of 768×1280. This tablet will most likely be unveiled at the upcoming Google I/O.

However, at the Computex Taipei trade show Acer announced the Iconia Tab A110, this is a tablet that runs Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, front-facing camera, HDMI and a microSD card slot. The overall design is basic, nothing spectacular or groundbreaking but the price could very well sway people to purchase. Apparently the A110 will launch for under $200 in Q3.

So coming up in a couple weeks is Google I/O and we’ll see what Google and ASUS have dreamed up. Looks like the tablets with respectable specs will be greeted by lower prices, which in the end will drive adoption.

Source: The Verge

  • sicsicpuppy

    Interesting .Nice price point and format .

    • 99Playbook

      You can find the Playbook at $150 everywhere IN STOCK, which means that people are waiting for the Playbook to drop to $99.

      The Acer tablet KILLS the Playbook at $200, and even at $150.

      As someone mentioned, this tablet has the specs of mid range phones, with bigger resolution, bigger screen, HDMI out and is about $200 less, yeah!

      If Acer could downsize this they coud have a competitor for the HTC One V selling now at $175. Acer could do it at $200 with 4″ or a 3.7″ at $125 and could sell millions!

  • hurry

    GOOGLE AND ASUS, HURRY UP!!!

  • Matt

    Why are they able to release tablets with these types of specs but a comparable phone is $200 to $300 more?

    • sicsicpuppy

      Am guessing because it’s simpler/cheaper producing a WiFi only tablet .No cell radio/licensing etc ….

    • bummy

      Size.
      Same reason why 40″ tv can cost the same as a smartphone.
      Or computers with higher specs with cost same as smartphones.

  • wantit

    Not bad, but the screen resolution is somewhat low for a future device.

  • vengefulspirit99

    It may be just wifi but most phones these days can hotspot

    • TempletonPeck

      I read that a lot of android tabs don’t do ad hoc wifi connections tho unless they’ve been rooted

  • John

    2 problems with this device. First, it’s Acer. Second, it’s Android.

    • ace

      @John

      First selling point for me is its not apple, so… second, its not OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, third, I CAN DO WHAT I WANT WITH IT AND NOBODY (apple) CAN TELL ME HOW TO USE IT.

  • Monkey Face

    I think that’s a really good price point for anyone who wants to pick up a tablet. A no frills tablet for $200, you can’t go wrong. If it’s a good product, it’s a good product. Fanboys, stay out.

    (typed from my iPad)

  • rootblock

    Just as important as price and specs is the state of the bootloader, and whether or not it’s unlockable.

  • MicroSD

    dat bezel

  • Alpha

    Too bad they didn’t put in real GPS. Asus can kick Garmin and Tomtom in the nuts if they did that. $200 3.5″ GPS or $200 7″ GPS…

  • JL

    Smart by Google and their partners. Realize that iPad and Windows 8 are going to eat their f’n lunch in the mid to high end and that they can’t compete. Why get a Google tablet for >$500 when you can get an iPad or if you value the stuff that Android does better than the iPad get a Windows 8 device.

    Try to kill Amazon in the low end before they get too much traction. Good strategy.

  • J

    i hope this acer a110 will have a usb or microusb port

  • J

    I hope they don’t skimp too much on battery life. I have a feeling the NEXUS7 will not show up in Canada, so the A110 is just what i’ve been looking for! Thanks for the info, i can’t wait to hear more details

  • JOE

    i heard the 7inch a110 will be 1024×600 & a 10inch a210 will be 720p. I hope the a110 will be 720p with ips & gorilla glass