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Acer’s Iconia Honeycomb Tablet Notable for Price Tag, if Not Features

Taiwanese computer maker Acer announced pricing and availability plans on Friday for its Honeycomb tablet, the Iconia Tab A500. The tablet is available for pre-order from Best Buy and will go on sale on April 20 for a $450 suggested price.

Its Nvidia Tegra chip, dual cameras, 10.1 inch screen makesand other features make it sound, well, like a lot of other Honeycomb tablets, albeit with perhaps the lowest sticker price to date.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work