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Acer to go downmarket soon with a $200 8" and $250 10" quad-core tablets

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Acer to go downmarket soon with a $200 8
Acer is planning to release two Android tablets in the near future, according to China Times, with MediaTek's newly minted MT6589 quad-core processor. The 8-incher is expected to cost around $200, while the 10" slate will likely hover around the $250 mark, which are both pretty good prices for the respective screen size.

We wouldn't expect ultra high resolution screens on the next affordable slates from Acer, but judging by the cheap Iconia B1 it outed at CES a few weeks ago, they won't look and feel bad either.

Acer's chief for the Greater China region said he believes there is a huge addressable market for tablets, with more than 200 million expected to be sold this year. Taking out Apple's and Samsung's tablets forecast, there will still be around 120 million low and midrange slates market to be conquered, and Acer is positioning accordingly

source: CT via UnwiredView

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:05 1

1. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

Loving the race to the bottom. Just don't forget the lube!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:18

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

love this race! Now lets keep quality up!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:42

3. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

Not sure how I feel about this, but this could work for a beginner.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:51

4. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

The fact that there will be options for users makes it really nice

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 10:58

5. lilhart (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

Why don't the understand media consumption also includes a fair amount of reading...a resolution of 250 and up would do no harm...why cram all the pixels into one tiny 4 or 5" screen.

I think 8 or 10" screen with 1024x768 = Brutally Fail

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