Acer's new Iconia Tab A100 may not be in the ranks of Apple's iPad 2 or Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, but if you are seeking to get your hands on an Android Honeycomb 3.2 powered tablet, the price you pay for this device will surely be attractive.
The Iconia Tab A100 is being launched today across the nation and it starts at $329.99 for a 7-inch touch screen 8 GB model, and $349.99 for a 16GB model, which fares quite well compared to the price tag of an iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, which start at $499 for a 16GB model and $599 for a 32GB model.
The price difference in part is a result of the difference in the display dimensions, iPad 2 has a 9.7-inch display and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a 10.1-inch display. But if one considers paying $349.99 for a tablet giving you very similar performance to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, then the Iconia Tab A100 is a total bargain.
The A100 is a no-slow running on NVIDIA's dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and possessing 1 GB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera for video calls and weighs approximately 0.92 pounds and is 0.5 inches thick. It also includes an HDMI and micro-USB port.
The company shared that the tab runs for 4 hours on normal internet usage and 4.5 hours while running heavier applications like video.
Did I also mention it runs Android Honeycomb 3.2?
The iPad 2 weighs 1.33 pounds and is 0.34-inch thick. It provides 8-10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music. Its front and rear camera are 0.3 and 0.7 megapixels.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 1.25 pounds and is 0.34-inch thick. It will provide 6-8 hours of battery life and front and rear cameras are 2 and 3-megapixels, respectively.
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