Acer is breaking the price barrier for tablet computers. WSJ reported Acer will release a tablet for just $99 in 2013. When Apple’s (AAPL) iPad was launched, the $500 tablet was the baseline. Although Apple still dominates in this space, in North America in particular, smaller players want to compete in the lower-priced segment. Consumers in the United States may not get the option to buy a tablet for $99, since Acer is focusing primarily in the emerging markets like China. The low-price point is still something to be concerned about for investors. PC makers, facing strong competition in developed regions, are relying on emerging markets for overall unit sales growth. The seven-inch tablet has the following specifications:
- 1024×600 resolution
- 1.2Ghz dual-core processor
Business Section: Investing IdeasCompanies mentioned in this article are a starting point for investing ideas. Expect interest to rise for companies focused on content distribution: Google and Barnes & Noble could command higher price-earnings multiples as investors lower their interest in the hardware space.
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