Sunday 5 May 2013

Acer announces Iconia A1, a 7.9-inch tablet for $169.99

Acer today announced a new Android tablet at a press event in New York. Dubbed as Iconia A1, the tablet will be the company’s competitor to Apple iPad Mini. According to Acer, Iconia A1 will be priced starting $169.99, when it goes on sale next month in the United States.

The tablet features a 7.9-inch IPS display with 1024x768p resolution and is powered by 1.2GHz Mediatek quad-core processor. Acer Iconia A1 runs on Android 4.2. You can check out detailed specifications at the end of the report.

“Tablets are becoming cherished companions to many people as they stay connected and entertained throughout their day,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “We want everyone to experience that. Everything that makes tablets so enjoyable is even better on the perfectly-sized Acer Iconia A1. The design is comfortable to hold, while the sleek build makes it a natural extension for anyone who wants to keep their digital life right at their fingertips.”

This is not the first time that we are seeing this tablet; the same tablet has been leaked multiple times in the past as Acer Iconia A1-810 (1).

The Iconia A1-810 will be sold in 8GB and 16GB capacity, while we have already told you about the 8GB pricing, the 16GB version will be available at a price-tag of $199.99. The tablet also supports microSD card for further expansion of the storage.

Acer Iconia A1 key features

7.9-inch IPS LED-backlit display with 1024x768p resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio
1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
5-megapixels rear camera, front camera
MicroUSB 2.0, microHDMI port
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Touch WakeApp gesture
8GB/ 16GB, microSD card slot

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