Acer to slash price of its 7.9 inch slate to $149.99 to compete with Apple iPad mini?
We're not talking about a laughable $25 or $50 off. Nope. According to the speculation, the price cut being considered by Acer would take the tablet from $249.99 to $149.99 Acer's A1-810 will be manufactured by Wistron starting later in April and the number of units produced will rise each month.
Acer originally expected to ship 5 million tablets this year, but with the strong sales of its B1 line, Acer President Jim Wong says that the company has a shot at shipping 10 million units. The Acer Iconia B1 accounted for 75% of the manufacturer's Q1 tablet shipments, which rose a tremendous 260% to 300% from Q4 of 2012 to Q1 of 2013.
3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4822; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
The price dude!
Oh my god, I didn't said anything bad about the tablet, I just said the price is cheap!
4. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Crap screen....no thanks still
6. Heretic (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
I disagree, considering the screen resolution is the same as the mini ipad. Unless you believe the mini ipad's screen resolution is also crap. In that case. My bad.
5. Mobilephile (Posts: 65; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
Kid-friendly price, Parents will be happy
8. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Good news for consumers. Bad news for Apple.
9. Dadler22 (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
ipad mini starts at 319 and is miles between this tablet. Not really a competitor IMO