Acer left the Iconia Tab A100 out of the loop when the company priced and dated the A500 and W500 last month, but we’re not sure why; the 7-inch Honeycomb slate is perhaps the best deal of them all. Fresh to Amazon UK, the Tegra 2 based A100 is expected to arrive on April 20, and is priced at just £299.99 ($485).
That’s the same price as Samsung asks for the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab, which only has a single-core processor, as well as the Dell Streak 7, which has 3G but a lower-resolution, WVGA touchscreen and doesn’t (yet) run Android 3.0. You’ll have to make do with just 8GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, but there’s a memory card slot to address one of those issues at least.
If the 8.9- and 10.1-inch tablets we’re seeing from Samsung, Motorola and others are simply too big for your bag or (oversized) pockets, then the 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 may fit the bill. No word on US pricing as yet, though we’re expecting it to be even cheaper than the $485 a direct conversion suggests.