Acer may release $99 Iconia tablet

By Rick ยท 5 replies
Dec 24, 2012
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  1. Following recent rumors of an Asus-made $99 Google Nexus 7, Acer is said to be prepping its own 7-inch, $99 tablet offering. The Wall Street Journal claims this information comes a source with "direct knowledge" of the project, but let's...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,396   +3,412

    Of coarse not, all manufacturers know they can sell their devices over 4 times their value in the states.

    I might actually be inclined to purchase a tablet, if they offer one for only $99. I know I will never spend $500 on a tablet.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,952   +1,286

    I would honestly buy one for $100. but for some reason whenever I see something like this im interested in its never sold in the US.
  4. Kinda funny that the target price is $99 when they then start talking about not selling it in the US to begin with. What's the point of using $ then? Sub $100 is a psychological price to someone in the states, but once converted and inflated here in Europe, it just means 'cheaper than the rest' regardless of the original price being $90, $99 or $117.
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,270   +240

    This is actually good as this will bring prices down.

    newer iterations of google nexus 7 target price is ~100$ so hopefully, we can now see tablets (and smartphones) with ics 4.xx at the attractive price fo 100$.
  6. If and when Google starts selling the $99 tablets, we all know it will be at the loss and Play Store will offset the production cost. Same goes for Amazon Kindle.

    Acer don't have that luxury. Either they cut corners on the materials similar to those Chinese knock-off tablets, or they bombard users with built-in Ads.

    I'll pass even if they go ahead for a US release.

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