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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus