Acer hints at budget quad-core tablets to take on Google and Amazon

Jan 29, 2013
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Acer hints at budget quad-core tablets to take on Google and Amazon

Acer's budget-minded Iconia B1 tablet has been turning some heads, mostly thanks to its competitive $150 price tag, but it looks like Acer isn't stopping there. The company has hinted at the prospect of releasing 8- and 10-inch quad-core tablets sometime this year that will also be aimed at the budget market in order to take on Google and Amazon.

According to the China Times, Acer CEO Linxian Lang spoke about the possibility of expanding the company's tablet lineup with more size options and price points to compete with other tablet manufacturers. These quad-core tablets the he speaks of are said to be ranging from 150 to 175 Euros, which puts them at about $202 to $236 in US dollars.

While that's certainly on par with other budget tablets currently available, the quad-core processor may make Acer's upcoming tablets more of a bargain buy compared to the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HD. Lang also discussed the company's projections as far as sales go. Acer expects to ship 200 million tablets this year, 80 million of which will be higher-end models.

Of course, there's no word on when these budget tablets will appear exactly, but seeing as the Iconia B1 isn't planned for a US release, we're sadly expecting the same thing from these upcoming slates. Either way, we're looking forward to seeing what Acer has up their sleeves this year, and if they'll release budget tablets that can compete.

[via Android Community]


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