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Acer Iconia A3 is a 10-inch quad-core Android tablet with a reasonable price (pictures)

The Acer Iconia A3 boasts a 10-inch display with specs comparable to the iPad. Crucially, though, it's going to arrive with a more affordable price tag.

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BERLIN -- We're over in Germany for the IFA technology showcase. Right now it's the turn of Acer with its Iconia A3. It's a 10-inch Android tablet with a quad-core processor and at 249 euros, it's pretty reasonably priced.
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There are no frilly additions to the A3's design. Its plain plastic design won't suit everyone, but its affordable price goes some way to making up for it.
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It has a 1,280x800-pixel resolution. That's far from impressive, but it's more than enough for the absolutely essential tasks.
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The quad-core processor runs at 1.2GHz. That's plenty of power for all of your everyday tasks.
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It's pretty slim, but at 10 inches, you're not going to squeeze it into your jeans.
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There's an HDMI port on the side so you can hook it up to your bigger telly for some full-screen gaming.
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There's a 5-megapixel camera lurking on the back. That should do the job nicely for Facebook snaps.
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The screen looked bright and fairly bold in my hands-on time, but I'll save my verdict for the full review.

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