Acer Iconia Tab A100 quietly arrives at Walmart with $350 price tagBy Emil Protalinski 9 comments
The Acer Iconia Tab A100 has quietly surfaced at Walmart, and it will only set you back $350. At the time of writing, there was no listing on Walmart's website, but Engadget readers managed to find a price and a tag.
The price is not a typo. Acer really is interested in competing with tablet makers by starting a price war. Still, the device doesn't (yet) appear to be available in every Walmart, so you'll have to either just wait for the official announcement or go check your local store. Acer might not even deliver on the former. It looks like the company wants to keep advertising and marketing at a minimum, just to see how sales are based solely on a low price. We are currently testing an Iconia Tab A500 in-house and will be posting our review shortly.
While most 7-inch -tablets nowadays run Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread), this one is powered by Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb). That's the main reason it took so long for it to come to the US, though we can't help but wish it was running Android 3.1 (codenamed Honeycomb).
The Iconia Tab A100 is a 7-inch device powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core chip. The tablet went up for preorder in Amazon's UK store two months ago priced at £300.00 ($485). It features a 1024 x 600 resolution touchscreen, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and around 5 hours of battery life. It's not the best Android tablet out there, but it appears to be good bang for your buck.