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

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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9 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow, that's cheap!

2. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

The price or the tablet? Both

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 18; Member since: Jun 12, 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: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Kid-friendly price, Parents will be happy

7. tkvdog

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Count Me In.

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Good news for consumers. Bad news for Apple.

9. Dadler22

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ipad mini starts at 319 and is miles between this tablet. Not really a competitor IMO

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