Acer Iconia Tab A100 gets price, release date in the U.K.

By on April 4, 2011, 10:00 AM
Acer is continuing its tablet offensive with the upcoming release of the Iconia Tab A100, a 7-inch device powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core chip and Google's Android 3.0 "Honeycomb". The tablet went up for pre-order today in Amazon's UK store priced at £299.99 ($485), which gets you a 1024 x 600 touchscreen, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, front- and rear-facing cameras, and around 5 hours of battery life.

Amazon also listed two other Iconia Tabs: the A101 and A500. The first is a 3G variant of the A100 Tab mentioned above with identical specs save for a 3G radio chip, which will cost you an extra £100 compared to the Wi-Fi only model. The latter features a 10.1-inch display and is also available in 3G and Wi-Fi variants, for £449 and £529 respectively, packing a dual-core Tegra 2 chip along 1GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Honeycomb.

All of the new Iconia Tabs are scheduled for a release on April 20. Feature-wise the 7-inch Iconia doesn't seem like a bad deal if you're looking for an Android tablet; the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab costs the same but runs Froyo, while Dellís Streak 7 packs 3G for the same price but also lacks Honeycomb and comes with a lower resolution screen.

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LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

The day I purchase a tablet can't even be seen. By then they'll be given away at hospitals with Birth certificates. I'm glad to see price drops fueled by the competition.

Guest said:

512KB RAM !! Think I'll skip that one...

Arris Arris said:

Guest said:

512KB RAM !! Think I'll skip that one...


Although it could have 512GB of ram and I still wouldn't buy one

RaiDeR55 said:

MIsprint in AD 8gb HDD ..Should be 8gb Flash storage. Since there isnt a Hard drive in it. Price is good.. But would pass for now too.

Guest said:

...looks ok, waiting for toshiba tablet tho...have used the xoom. its nice but i'm not a motorola fan. the tegra 2 chip smokes...honeycomb is wonderful

supertech supertech said:

512MB RAM... I eat that for lunch... I'm out on this one as well

Guest said:

Root the Nook and save $250

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