In amidst the clamor for hybrid Windows 8 tablet/laptop devices at Taiwan’s Computex exhibition this week, Acer quietly took the covers off a new budget Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.
The Iconia Tab A110 runs Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, and comes with 8GB of memory (expandable via microSD).
The slate’s 7-inch display sports a 1024 x 600 resolution, while the device itself features 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, and connections for micro USB and micro HDMI. The tablet is due to launch in the third quarter of this year, according to The Verge, and Acer is expected to sell the device for under $200.
This wasn’t the only Android tablet on show from Acer at Computex, with the Taiwanese vendor also demonstrating the Iconia Tab A210 – a 10.1-inch Android 4.0 tablet.
The A210 sports many of the same specs as the A110, but has a better 1280 x 800 resolution display, a full-sized USB port and the option for users to get 16GB of on-board storage. The A210 is however expected to be priced slightly higher when it comes to market in Q3.
This news comes in the wake of a number of sub-$100 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets coming to market, and just one month prior to the expected launch of Google’s first own-brand tablet. Google’s tablet is also said to have a price point of around $200, and may also end up running Jelly Bean, the latest iteration of Android.