Just last week we reported the first reasonably priced Android tablet, the Asus EEE Pad Transformer, and it already looks like the competition is going to get thick where pricing is concerned. Acer has officially announced its Iconia A500 tablet, which will be hitting the Best Buy sales floor on April 24th for a cool $449. This brings it in at $50 above the rumored price of the Transformer, but still $150 less than the almost-equally-spec'd Motorola XOOM.

If you haven't heard anything about the Iconia A500, here's the skinny:

  • 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10.1 inch, 1280x800 screen
  • 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera
  • 16GB built-in storage (a 32GB model is in the works)
  • SD Card slot that supports up to 32GB
  • Stock, vanilla Android 3.0

If you plan on picking this little gem up and want to make sure you get it on launch day, you can pre-order it right now through Best Buy's website. For more info on the Iconia A500, hit the source link for the full press release.

Source: Acer