The Acer Iconia Tab 8 has the design edge for budget slates, but you can find a faster performing tablet in the same price range.
This affordable 8-inch tablet's high-end aesthetic can't hide its lackluster performance.
If you're on tightest of budgets, the Acer Iconia One 7 will meet your needs for very casual use, but don't expect more than that.
The Acer Iconia A1-830 is a sleek and simple tablet for basic use, but you need only spend $50 more to upgrade to a slate with faster performance and better features.
Starting at $129, the 7-inch budget buy can handle basic tasks, but not much else.
The 8-inch Acer Iconia W4 has a few advantages that help it stand out from a crowd of similar devices, including great battery life and enough ports to support basic productivity. It's also much better -- and less expensive -- than last year's W3 model, so it earns bonus points for that.
One comes in candy colors, the other is a phone, and both are affordable. A look at both from New York.
Acer's new 7-inch tablet has 3G and can make phone calls, but still aims for a budget market.
Acer's Iconia One 7 comes in many colors and doesn't cost much. Here it is up close.
It's no iPad Mini, but neither does it cost $400. Could this super-cheap slate fulfill your tablet needs? Plus: three bonus deals!