Acer’s 7.9″ Iconia A1-810 tablet might be priced at just $149 after all
Remember Acer’s 7.9″ iPad Mini competitor we told you about a couple of days ago? The wonderfully named Acer Iconia A1-810 is currently in the works, and features the same aspect ratio and the same resolution as Apple’s small tablet. Undoubtedly, Acer is hoping to grab at least a few customers from the Cupertino company. Whether or not it will succeed remains to be seen though.
In the meantime, DigiTimes has put out a report claiming that Acer is seriously thinking about pricing the A1-810 at just $149. On Sunday we had pricing from one European retailer that asked for €199 for the device. That’s approximately $259 at the current exchange rate, so you can see why Acer’s final pricing decision will turn out to be extremely important.
In fact, the Taiwanese company is mulling a $100 price reduction for the Iconia A1-810. And selling it for $149 will essentially make this a competitor to the Asus MeMO Pad 7, for example (which became available today in the US). But the Asus tablet comes with a single-core processor, whereas the Iconia has a quad-core part made by MediaTek. So it’s obvious which one would be the better buy.
This information comes from the rather infamous “sources from the upstream supply chain”, though, so do take it with a heavy dose of salt.
Mass production for the Acer Iconia A1-810 is to start later this month. Acer initially thought it would sell around 5 million tablets this year, but apparently the Iconia B1 is doing so well that the company has revised its expectations and now thinks it may even reach 10 million units sold in 2013.