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Acer to slash price of its 7.9 inch slate to $149.99 to compete with Apple iPad mini?

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Acer to slash price of its 7.9 inch slate to $149.99 to compete with Apple iPad mini?
Why, it was just Monday when we told you about the 7.9 inch Acer A1-810. As we noted, the specs of the AU Optronics panel used by Acer on that tablet match exactly the specs of the glass on the mini version of the Apple iPad, right down to the 1024 x 768 resolution. That puts Acer in a pretty good position to take on the competition. According to those anonymous, nameless souls who work on the upstream supply chain, Acer is said to be considering dropping the price of the Acer A1-810 in order to take business away from Apple.

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.

source: DigiTimes

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