Acer Iconia Android Tablet Priced at $450 on April 24
Yet another Android Honeycomb tablet flies south of the $500 barrier with the announcement of the Acer Iconia Tab, priced at $450.
Up until last month, no Android tablet manufacturer has been able to price their tablets lower than the $500 Wi-Fi-only iPad. Now Acer is joining a handful of manufacturers who have finally undercut the iPad price .
Even more impressive, the Wi-Fi-only Acer Iconia Tab is sporting the same basic specs as the Motorola Xoom (the first major Android Honeycomb tablet) but at a much cheaper price. The Iconia Tab includes a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (the same as the cheapest iPad), 5 megapixel camera in back, 2 megapixel camera in front, HDMI-out and enough battery power to last eight hours while playing video.
As expected, the Acer Iconia Tab runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb on a 10-inch touchscreen display, rounding out the specs that make it one of the most serious contenders against the iPad 2. Of course, Honeycomb still has some rough edges and a smaller app store compared to the iPad's iOS platform, so the hardware comparison isn't the only thing to consider here.
The Acer Iconia Tab will be available on April 24 at Best Buy and online retail stores.