Acer chief hints at low-cost, quad-core slates later this year

By Shawn Knight
Jan 29, 2013
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  1. Acer has been making some noise in the budget tablet market with their Iconia B1, a $150 slate designed to go toe-to-toe with Google’s popular Nexus 7. It appears that prospect may be panning out as Acer CEO Linxian Lang...

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    He doesn't have to hint. Anyone who's heard of Moore's Law knows this will eventually happen.

    Alternatively, I still don't understand why there's no talk of advancements in battery life. Why do people care so much about cores?!
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,365   +710

    I dont really understand the need for a quad core on android, even though im a performance junky...
    We should be more focused on doubling battery life instead of doubling cores.
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,130   +188

    Maybe acer will like to become number 2 in android OS (after samsung).
    acer sort of jumped ship when it criticized ms for releasing ms surface tablet.
    while I disliked acer ceo's comments against ms and ms surface tablet, I am excited about the arrival of several new cheap android tablets from acer.
    (my old archos 28 is so laughable, battery so mediocre, performance so yesteryears.)
    a 7" to 10"-sized tablet is best for emails/posts.

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