Acer deals with new tablet price reality - 10-inch Icona A200 starts from $330

Or $350 for more capacity

Acer deals with new tablet price reality - 10-inch Icona A200 starts from $330
| Acer news

With rumours that even Apple is looking at lowering the entry point prices of its tablet range, it's predictable that other manufacturers are looking to board the sub-$350 tablet train too.

Especially after the Amazon Kindle Fire cried 'all-aboard' with its $199 asking price.

Acer is one such manufacturer, with its 10-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution, Iconia Tab A200 tablet due to go on sale in the US on January 15, prices starting from $330.

Break the Ice (Cream Sandwich)

Though the tablet will ship packing Android's Honeycomb OS, an Ice Cream Sandwich update is expected to touch down around the middle of February.

The cheapest version of the tablet will have 8GB storage, with the 16GB version costing an extra $20, bringing it to $350.

Both devices come with a MicroSD slot and are one of the few tablets out there which boasts a USB 2.0 port for easy file transferring.

An Nvidia dual-core Tegra 2 SoC powers the device, the battery for which can keep it ticking over for about eight hours.

[source: Acer]

Matt Sakuraoka-Gilman
Matt Sakuraoka-Gilman
When Matt was 7 years old he didn't write to Santa like the other little boys and girls. He wrote to Mario. When the rotund plumber replied, Matt's dedication to a life of gaming was established. Like an otaku David Carradine, he wandered the planet until becoming a writer at Pocket Gamer.