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Report: Acer Prepping $99 7-Inch Tablet


 Report: Acer Prepping $99 7-Inch Tablet
topic by nightmare - 12-26-2012, 08:56 AM - Boxden > BX Tech




Acer is reportedly prepping a $99 tablet, dubbed the Iconia B1, but it remains to be seen whether it will actually show up stateside.

Citing "a person with direct knowledge of the project," the Wall Street Journal reported today that the cheaper, Android-based Acer tablet will make its debut in early 2013.
The gadget will sport a 7-inch, 1,024-by-600 display and a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, the Journal said. Specs will be similar to the Kindle Fire $199.00 at Amazon or Nook Color.
Acer, however, is likely eyeing Chinese consumers rather than those in the U.S. The Journal said the Taiwan-based Acer needs to go up against the no-name Android tablets that are much more popular in China than they are in the states.

Still, the device has been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission for approval.
Photos of the device that showed up on a Serbian forum are apparently legitimate, according to the Journal's source.

Last week, a report out of Taiwan indicated that Google is planning to introduce a $99 version of its Android-based Nexus 7 tablet next year.

Acer's "pocket-size" Iconia A110 tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean debuted in the fall for $230. In our review, PCMag found that the A110 is a formidable 7-inch Android tablet, but it didn't quite measure up to competitors like the Google Nexus 7 $249.99 at Kmart and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. For more, see the slideshow below.

Report: Acer Prepping $99 7-Inch Tablet | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


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15 comments for "Report: Acer Prepping $99 7-Inch Tablet"


 12-26-2012, 08:59 AMaway - #2
savagechico 

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 12-26-2012, 09:29 AMaway - #3
youdug 155 heat pts155

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this isnt bad. gonna wait and see what google is gonna be releasing. they have one coming out too.
 12-26-2012, 02:51 PMaway - #4
nightmare 416 heat pts416

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Originally Posted by youduglas
this isnt bad. gonna wait and see what google is gonna be releasing. they have one coming out too.
oh yeah?
 12-26-2012, 09:08 PMonline - #5
Ari Gold 232 heat pts232

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Any suggestions for a cheap powerful tablet?
 12-26-2012, 09:49 PMaway - #6
Kuchiki_Byakuya 10 heat pts10

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The release of this kind of makes buying a Nexus 7 pointless.
 12-27-2012, 11:17 AMaway - #7
Zaosyn 255 heat pts255

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People keep saying "Google has a $99 tablet coming out" but have no proof. No statements or nothing, atleast with this Acer tablet we have proof. For $99 that's a pretty dope tablet depending on the gpu, battery and if it has expandable storage or not. I feel like one of those are gonna need to be sacrificed in order to justify the $99 price tag.

Like my Pipo S1, in terms of hardware is dope for the most part, incredibly fast and handles everything I throw at it. But it's been cursed with a ####ty battery and low resolution (though the resolution isn't that bad, but it needs to be pointed out).

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 12-27-2012, 12:35 PMaway - #8
[Trini Yute] 5 heat pts

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My Nexus 7 is holding me down just fine. I'd rather #### with a tablet from Asus than Acer, but thats just me. But this does make the $99 Nexus report seem alot more true now.
 12-27-2012, 12:44 PMaway - #9
.amberlamps. 13 heat pts13

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Originally Posted by itzjmoney510
Any suggestions for a cheap powerful tablet?
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for $199 is tough
 12-27-2012, 12:54 PMaway - #10
Kalon 4 heat pts

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the nexus 7 is a goddamn beast at its price if we're speaking on raw power. the thing that got me away from it was the screen separation issue.

buy it from google direct if you want one.
 12-27-2012, 01:05 PMaway - #11
nxtiq 13 heat pts13

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I don't #### with Acer.
 12-27-2012, 02:02 PMaway - #12
NaMeLeSs- 54 heat pts54

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N7
 12-27-2012, 02:10 PMaway - #13
purpleaxxe 106 heat pts106

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Originally Posted by nxtiq
I don't #### with Acer.
I truly believe you get what you pay for. Cheap item, cheap quality.
 12-27-2012, 02:20 PMaway - #14
Adamsville 114 heat pts114

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I got a Acer a100... no complaints, besides the dev community isnt as strong as other tabs
 12-27-2012, 07:27 PMaway - #15
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got an acer iconia a500 last black friday for $250 and it was worth every penny. i copped a charging dock for $30 and i keep it on the shelf under my tv so i can stream movies through plex. its like having a nice tablet and roku box for $280.
 12-28-2012, 09:42 AMaway - #16
steeLTown 110 heat pts110

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Originally Posted by purpleaxxe
I truly believe you get what you pay for. Cheap item, cheap quality.
bought a $500 Acer laptop 4 years ago this January and im still usin it to this day with no problem
 
 


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