Jun 20 AT 4:37 PM Alberto Vildosola 14 Comments

Cheap Honeycomb tablets are here; Acer Iconia Tab A100 coming to Wal-Mart for $349

The avalanche of Honeycomb-related news today keeps growing, and they’re all connected somehow. Following the news that Android 3.2 has arrived, we now found out the Acer Iconia Tab A100 is coming to Wal-Mart for just $349.

If you read the Android 3.2 article, you’ll know the update adds support for 7-inch tablets. Coincidentally, the Iconia Tab A100 has a 7-inch screen. You can see where I’m going with this. Initially, the tablet was supposed to launch with Android 3.0, but it looks like Acer got the red light from Google and was told to wait for Android 3.2. Now that the update is here, the Iconia Tab A100 seems to be back on its way to public release.

For those 349 bucks you’ll get everything you could ever ask from an Android tablet, including:

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 7-inch LCD screen with a¬†600 x 1024 pixel resolution
  • 1 GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of space
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera
  • SD card slot
  • 1530 mAh battery

I had the chance to play with an Iconia Tab A500 recently and came away with a rather positive opinion. If the A100 manages to keep a similar level of quality, I’m sure it’ll be as¬†successful–if not more so–than its bigger brother, considering the A100′s enticing price tag. Keep an eye out for the Iconia Tab A100 if you’re interested in a good Android tablet that doesn’t break the bank. Now where’s my $50 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, Google?

Via: Engadget

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  • http://twitter.com/myz06vette Mike

    Don’t think those specs are “everything I’d ever ask for” — more like “everything you can expect for the $349 price.

  • Get_At_Me

    That battery is waaay too weak…i believe the HTC Sensation’s battery is nearly identically (capacity wise)….That tablet is still over-priced too. I’d pick up the 10.1″ 16GB Asus Transformer for $50 more

  • http://varemenos.com/ Varemenos

    Which part of this is cheap?
    its 7 inches tablet not 10

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    I agree that this is cheap for a decent Android tablet. Apart from the battery, the specs seem pretty good.

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    Even iPad 1 smokes this…

    • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

      I don’t understand that comment ….. did the original iPad have ANY camera ? let alone 5MP in back, and a front facing camera ? Did the iPad have a multitasking sweet OS like Honeycomb? Did the original iPad have a dual core processor? Did it have any ports? I’ve known too many people disappointed in their original iPad to let that comment ring out as ANY kind of truth. Apple can make good stuff, I’m typing this on a MacBook Pro, but I’m not blind to technology.

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    I still don’t understand why you wouldn’t just get a laptop instead. *shrug

    • http://Website themanwithsauce

      At that price point, what laptop would you get? Even at 500$, your choices for a fun and light computer are a little limited. You’re often stuck with outdated processors and equipment or are on a netbook which is often overburdened with windows. These tablets were designed with this OS in mind so specwise, I think they’re a smoother piece of tech than a netbook with windows 7 crammed onto it.

      And a full on laptop would be a better choice if you did a lot of typing, but other than that reason why get a full laptop over a tablet? Chances are you don’t have more than a few gigs of music or video if all you want is basic computing and if you do then getting an external hard drive would be easy enough or even just a big jump drive. You’re obviously not playing very intensie games and the app market has plenty of casual and even more hardcore titles available to use for free.

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      Why not schlepp around a laptop instead of a 7-inch tablet? I commute daily to/from work by train/foot and want something that fits easily into my satchel without weighing me down anymore than necessary.

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    this is not a cheap tablet .. its cheap if we related this price to galaxy tab or xoom or ipad2 yes its cheaper but the price for this acer iconia is not cheap at all. cheap means somewhere around $200 or less thats cheap. but at a cheap price you wont get any good hardware for a decent tablet.

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    The price is just what I’d expect. The A500 was $450 with similar specs so its little brother should be $100 less. I hope Asus comes in and undercuts them with a $300 7-incher.

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