Oct 18th, 2012 publishUpdated   Dec 6th, 2012, 5:32 pm

As much as we talk about the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire it can be easy to forget that Acer is also trying to break into the affordable tablet games. Acer has actually been doing it for quite some time, but it seems these new devices have pressured the OEM to introduce its tablets at more attractive price points. Acer’s pricing has never been too bad relatively speaking, but having even more affordable products only makes us more excited.

Acer’s latest 7-inch wonder — the Acer Iconia Tab A110 — looks to make some waves when it comes to North America October 30th. The tablet, which will cost $230, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and gives you ample power with 1GB of RAM and NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. You’ll get 8GB of internal storage, but unlike some of these other affordable tablets you’ll also get the option of expanding your storage by up to 32GB via a microSD card slot — kudos, Acer!

Unfortunately it seems Acer wasn’t in position to take a loss on the tablet like Google and Amazon, and had to cut corners in a couple of different places. For starters, the display is not full HD. Instead you’ll be getting a 1024×600 configuration. It’s a tad disconcerting knowing that my smartphone has a higher screen resolution than my tablet, but my smartphone also costs $600 off contract so perhaps I should be too surprised.

We still have some pretty nice features to sweeten the deal, though, including a micro HDMI port. It will all come down to whether or not you can get jiggy with that display — if you can’t, and if none of the added connectivity options are a concern for you, then there are other mouth-watering options that will cost you even less. Look for these to be available at retailers like Best Buy and Amazon when it ships at the end of this month.

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