Argos has halved the price of the blue-version of the Acer Iconia Tab A100 to a mere £150 with free delivery and oddly enough a free 30-day rolling contract SIM card courtesy of UK network operator 3.
The A100 was launched last year and comes with a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 7in display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a microSD card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a rear 5-megapixel camera with flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing one, up to five hour battery life thanks to a 1,530mAh battery and a micro-USB port.
The Iconia A100 is on the heavy side at 450g and is thicker than your average 7in tablet at 13.1mm. Adding another 32GB storage will probably cost less than a tenner and is therefore a worthy investment.
Compared to the 8GB Nexus 7, the Iconia Tab A100 has a slower processor, doesn’t come with Jelly Bean, has a lower screen resolution and a proprietary user interface. However, it costs less and has that rear camera and memory expansion slot.
Expect other vendors to cut the prices of their 7in tablets imminently as the great, post Nexus 7 clear out continues.