Acer and Lenovo to introduce quadcore tablets by early 2012

News Natasha Garyali 18:50, 30 Nov 2011

Giving competition to the lone quad-core tablet, Asus Transformer Prime, Acer and Lenovo are expected to launch their quad core, Android 4.0 and Tegra 3 powered tablets in the first quarter of 2012

Asus Transformer Prime has been one of the most talked about tablets in recent months. Powered by Tegra 3 and Android Honeycomb, this quad-core tablet has got everybody's tongue wagging.

Equipped with a 10.1’’ screen and 1280 x 800p resolution, Transformer Prime comes strapped with a impressive 8-mega pixel snapper at the back and a 1.3-mega pixel snapper on the front. Priced at $499 (Rs 25,000 approx) for the 32GB and $599 (Rs 30,000 approx) for the 64GB variant, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, weighs just over 1.1kg and measures 8.3mm in thinness.

Asus Transformer Prime, the lone 'dominator' in the quad core tablet market has set Acer and Lenovo "quad core tablet plans" in motion. According to Digitimes, "Acer and Lenovo are set to launch quad-core tablet PCs featuring Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Nvidia's Tegra 3 in the first quarter to compete against Asus and Samsung Electronics."

The website further informs that the new quad-core tablet PCs from the two leading companies are expected to be priced competitively between US$459-599 (Rs 22,950 - 30,000 approx).

Earlier this month, we had reported about Acer working on its quad core tablet dubbed A510. Featuring a 1280 x 800p display along Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, A510 will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3. There is also rumors about a 3G –enabled version of the tablet called A511.

Similarly from Lenovo's stable we will be looking at seeing 10.1-inch tablet powered by Android 4.0 and Tegra 3. This unnamed tablet is expected to sport a 1.6 GHz processor along with a 2 GB of RAM making it one of the fastest tablets ever.

The quad-core tablet-PCs war will not be a easy win. Firstly as the quad-core devices bring improvements only in their performance and design, their other functions will continue to remain similar to that of their dual-core siblings. In addition while Asus Transformer Prime will have a edge due to its early entry, competing against Apple or Amazon will require more muscles to even survive in this market segment.

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