Exclusive : HMV Selling iPad 2 Rival Acer Iconia A100 For £300

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High street retailer HMV has put the Acer Iconia A100, a 7-inch Android based tablet, on preorder for as little as £299.99 including free delivery and 29999 purehmv points which can be exchanged for a nice T-shirt for example.

The tablet is set to be released on the 15th of April according to HMV. Apart from the exceptionally low price of the tablet, there are a few other features that should help it become a massive seller; it runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb quiet surprising given that it has a resolution of "only" 1024x600 pixels.

It is powered by a dual core system on chip, the Tegra 2 which comes with a Geforce GPU and offers Flash 10.1 support. There's 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a HDMI port which will allow you to watch video content in full HD.

What's more, there's clear.fi, Acer's own implementation of DLNA, a 5-megapixel AF camera with a front facing 2-megapixel one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card reader, normal size AND mini USB ports plus Dolby Mobile technology.

The cheapest iPad 2 will cost at least £129 more at launch while the rest of the competition is significantly more expensive. The HTC Flyer for example is expected to cost £423 although it boosts a faster processor, more RAM, more onboard storage and that unique stylus.