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I'll admit, the A110 is instantly less attractive at $229 when you can now get a 32GB Nexus 7 for $250. But still, if you want HDMI out and absolutely must have expandable storage in a 7" form factor, then the A110 is the only clear choice that won't break the bank.

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Aside from the aforementioned microSD card slot and microHDMI out, the A110 offers the quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microUSB, and Android 4.1. Not the best deal on the market by any means, but it's not the biggest rip-off you'll find in the Android tablet world, either.

If this little guy is calling your name, you can buy it now from a variety of retailers, including Amazon. I would stay away from Best Buy, though - for some reason, it has the device priced at $250. No, Best Buy. Just no.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vanhouse David VanHouse

    I feel a little bad for these companies trying to compete with the Nexus 7...its an impossibility

    • daniel candelaria

      I dk, I'm actually considering buying one. Storage space is one of my biggest concerns, and it's nice that I can be able to pop a 64 GB microsd in there and still be well under $300. but that's the good thing about android, you can choose the features that are most important to you.

      • TylerChappell

        if you want to put yourself through the punishment of the mediocre TN, low-resolution screen whose already poor viewing angles are made even worse in portrait mode, and the sub-par battery life

        • shonangreg

          You plug it in while it sits next to the big screen. It is a portable video player with everything in one package. You can carry a whole video collection on a few micro-SD cards. This can't be done with a Nexus 7 unless you have DLNA big screens.

  • Kenny O

    YES! I've been anxiously awaiting this release......said no one ever.

    • Brandon Fletcher

      I have both the Nexus 7 and the A100. I'm actually kind of excited about this, because it's a 7 inch Tegra 3 with expandable storage that's not the Toshiba Excite 7 (which is still a ridiculous $430). The Bard's Tale took up about 1/3rd of my useable space on my Nexus 16GB.

      • Anton Gl

        You can grab 32gb Nexus, and sell previously or give your relatives...

        • reballer

          Where is the hdmi

  • Lorenzo Cruz

    check the battery...horrible.

  • efan

    maybe google leaves out certain things in their nexus lines so that it gives room for competition. you can make something similar to the nexus 7 and just slap a sd card slot in there and charge a little more and you'll gobble up this people who were iffy on the nexus 7.

    • shonangreg

      Yes, and google removing USB OTG from the Nexus 7 proves your point. That actually cost money; it did not save any. The Nexus 7 was crippled as a video player not just for price but also to leave part of the market open to other makers.

  • TylerChappell

    If the A100 is any indication, I bet Acer will update this to Android 4.2 and that will be the last major update this tablet sees.

    • Brandon Fletcher

      We got an update (on our A100s) from 3.1 to 3.2 then 4.0. Alot of android tablets from major manufacturers didn't even get that.

  • 27yearold

    This is a perfect priced tablet for TV via hdmi out and plenty of storage for movies/games on sd card. That's all tablets are really good for anyway.

  • Anton Gl

    The resolution of the screen modestly keeping silent...

    • baller

      The 1024 resolution uses the screen from edge to edge unlike nexes gives you smaller icons and edges you can't use anuway

  • Geller23

    Best Buy price matches. You just have to ask them to look it up. I'm headed there to get mine for the Amazon price right now. =) I've been waiting for what seems like forever for this to come out. So stoked!