The next wave of Honeycomb tablets has arrived, and they’re setting new levels of performance and pricing.
Check out these four devices that are now hitting the streets.
ASUS’s Tegra-powered Eee Pad Transformer TF101 tablet is available today at Best Buy stores and online, joining Acer’s Tegra-powered Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet, which is available in stores. Starting at under $400, the Eee Pad Transformer brings new, affordable price points to tablets running Honeycomb (also known as Android 3.0).
There’s a lot about these tablets to be excited about. True to its “Transformer” name, the Eee Pad Transformer comes with an optional docking station, which transforms the device into a full-fledged notebook with a QWERTY keyboard, and extending battery life up to 16 hours. It also features a 10.1-inch screen, front (1.2MP) and rear (5MP) digital cameras, built-in SRS Sound technology and a mini-HDMI output port for playback on your favorite HDTV.
But the Eee Pad Transformer’s most distinguishing feature might just be its price. It’s just $399 for the WiFi 16GB model. This brings the combined wonders of Honeycomb and Tegra to a whole new price point.
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet is also now available at Best Buy. It’s designed for mobile HD entertainment, featuring a slim, modern design, high-resolution 10.1-inch multi-touch screen. It also has 10-point multi-touch and gyrometer control for playing HD arcade games and online 3D games. For seamless digital media sharing, Acer’s clear.fi is also pre-installed. Its starting price is $449.99.
Separately, it’s great to see that the Honeycomb tablet that started it all, the Motorola XOOM, is now available in a new WiFi-only, 32 GB version for only $599.
These devices join the new T-Mobile G-Slate (starting at $529.99) as the latest tablets that run Honeycomb – the first GPU-accelerated tablet user interface. They offer a rich, high quality experience, including fast web browsing, Flash support, true multitasking, and console-quality gaming with Tegra Zone games.
These four tablets are just the beginning. Look for more Honeycomb tablets to come soon, offering consumers a variety of options for their mobile computing experience.