The guys over at The Verge got their hands on a sub-$200 tablet that Acer is hoping to release sometime during Q3 of this year. The Iconia Tab A110 will feature a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with a 7-inch display, 1GB of RAM, single front-facing camera, microSD card slot, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and more. At 11.4mm, its thickness might a little on the high side, but for under $200, I don’t think many people are going to be complaining. According to The Verge, the A110 had impressive benchmark scores on Quadrant (scoring slightly lower than the Asus Transformer Prime).
With Nvidia’s $199 Kai Program, we can expect more affordable Tegra 3 tablets to be announced later this year. With Amazon’s Kindle Fire selling for $199, OEMs are doing what they can to reduce the price of tablets because they know that consumers are willing to buy tablets if the price is right.
In addition to the A110, Asus is also hoping to launch the A210 during Q3. The A210 features specs similar to the A110 but with a larger 10.1-inch display, a full-sized USB port, and optional 3G connectivity.
via The Verge