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Acer to manufacture quad core tablets

Acer Iconia B1 A71 Tablet

If you are looking for an Android tablet which has DNA taken from the awesome Acer Iconia with some really powerful hardware under the hood, you have it coming. This is because Acer is working a plan in which it is thinking of making a quad core Android tablet with a budget friendly price tag.

This is the beauty of the Android ecosystem. When a new piece of hardware technology surfaces, manufacturers such as Acer try to incorporate it to their next line of tablets or other products in general and hence, the price of the hardware or the product increases. But as time passes, that particular hardware becomes cheaper and starts sliding down to the budget friendly class. The same is happening with low end quad core processors now.

The company is planning on using a quad core processor from MediaTek, a brand with which most power users or electronics enthusiasts are not so happy with. But the price of the chip works for the manufacturer. These tablets are going to have 8 inch and 10 inch screens, according to the report. And the prices of these tablets are going to be aggressive.

You may remember Acer showing off the Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet at CES with a planned retail price less than $150 dollars. These new quad core tablets are going to join this tablet in a line of budget friendly tablets from the company. So we are for sure going to have some considerably powerful tablets at our disposal pretty soon.

Linxian Lang, president of Acer’s Greater China unit, thinks the strategy of producing tablets across a wide spectrum of price points, including the low-end, will help Acer regain momentum in the tablet market. We may also see similar offers from Samsung. The company has already let out a few of its plans for the third generation Galaxy Tab line of tablets. But in any case, the Android tablet market is going to be full of options this year.

Source: Talk Android