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Acer Iconia spotted online for 499 Euros

German retail site lists availability of the tablet and its price

The Acer Iconia W500 tablet was demonstrated at MWC 2011 just last week, but the tablet is reportedly already for sale through the Austrian price comparison site Geizhals. Furthermore, the site is currently listing the tablet for 499, around 688 US dollars. Considering the competition and specifications, the price of the Iconia tablet seems fair, especially in the face of the similarly priced Motorla Xoom and HTC Flyer (in US dollars).

The 10.1-inch Iconia W500 won’t be running on an Intel or Snapdragon processor, but on AMD’s Fusion C-50 APU at 1GHz with integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics. Also somewhat of a surprise is the OS of the Iconia; the tablet will be sporting Windows 7 Home Premium instead of the expected Android Honeycomb. Otherwise, the remaining specifications remain standard, including the 1280x800 resolution capacitive screen, USB 2.0, 32GB SSD, HDMI, rear camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. An announcement regarding a worldwide release will presumably follow in the coming weeks or months.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-02-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)