Acer Iconia One 7 Tablet Sports Intel Inside, Comes to U.S. Market in Late June Starting at $130

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devin3627

you know what guys? i've seen tablets like these go for $80. i wouldn't even buy this tablet for $50. its complete junk. the graphics and resolution are disgusting. there are way better solutions out there than this.

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Eoraptor

Bold words for a tablet not even on the market yet. You know it's complete junk without having ever held or even seen one. Congratulations on totally disproving that every nerd on the internet is angry and entitled.

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Eoraptor

I have to say, Acer has been on my black list after my family picked up not one, not two, but three laptops between 2006 and 2009 that were utter pieces of trash. But a week ago I was at the hated Mart of Wal and got to play around with the little Iconia 510... I was dully impressed by the build quality and the speed.

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AETAaAS

With the licencing fees for sub-9 inch devices being free, does this signal the potential for $130 Windows tablets too?

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IntelFanatek

I had an Iconia tablet, it was a total POS! I suspect this one won't be much better. :/

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AFDozerman

Meh, I'm sticking it out for an x86 tablet. Beema looks better for my needs.

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vrmlbasic

This isn't an x86 chip?

AMD's solution does look better. Looking at how it smokes the Intel tablet chips in the graphics dept I bet that it could handle a display with a modern resolution; this tablet's "800p" was outdated even back in 2012 when Google did it.

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LatiosXT

I'm questioning... who buys a tablet for the graphics?

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AFDozerman

Let me first ask you what you do with your tablet.

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LatiosXT

I go on the internet, watch movies, and basically treat it as an ultra portable device that I can connect to civilization while I'm on the go.

I understand there's a market for higher end tablets, but I never really understood the market for "high end tablet gaming". And if they want me to bolt a controller onto the unit... I might as well just take my PS Vita or 3DS.

Here's another thing, if AMD makes a decent SoC, then I have to ask... where was that development for their main stuff? If they can deliver the performance per watt, then start expanding it. I can't take AMD seriously when their main products just suck up power and dump heat like a Pentium 4 machine with a GeForce FX 5800.

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I found some benchmarks around and while I've found AMD's new SoC does outperform everything else, it also eats up a bit more power. AMD reports the SoC's SDP at 2.8W while Intel reports theirs at 2W. Nobody had any battery life measurements, but at the moment, Windows is claiming my ASUS T100 can get 10 hours and 45 minutes.

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vrmlbasic

I'd rather buy a multipurpose tablet than the expensive and less versatile 3DS and PS Vita. Especially now that they're pretty dated in "real" years and downright ancient in hardware years (and have been downgraded by Sony; OLED->IPS)

A "micro" version of the whole PC vs console for home gaming issue.

...my netbook has excellent battery life, especially since I added the SSD. Unfortunately the hardware it contains is so inadequate that the longer time required to complete tasks lessens the benefit of the longevity. "Race to idle"

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LatiosXT

When it comes to gaming though, I'd rather buy a system and get into an ecosystem that was meant for gaming. Most Android games are still touch based, I'd rather not lug around another thing that gets bolted onto a 10 inch tablet as an afterthought.

And again, I don't care if Android gets something that looks like Unreal Engine 4. If it's going to be hampered by awful touch controls (and I still find most of them wonky), then it just makes me want to have a real controller. Gaming isn't about graphics and frames per second.

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AFDozerman

It is. I meant "hold out on buying an x86 tablet". When it comes to a tablet, a higher resolution screen and responsive UI trounces pure compute any day. I think it's better to leave the "big computing" to the desktops and lappys of the world.

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vrmlbasic

Too true. My HD nexus' low resolution really grates on me. Seeing the pixel structure and having to downscale Full HD video sucks.

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AFDozerman

Know what's surprising? My PlayBook actually has a relatively lower screen than the iPad 4 that my wife has, but I like looking at its screen better. I guess resolution isn't *everything*. I'd still say that it's extremely important, though.

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maleficarus™

Great entry level tablet!