Acer’s cheap Android tablet offering is now official. Acer formally announced the Iconia A1 tablet and also revealed its pricing. The Acer Iconia A1 runs on the Jelly Bean version of Android, with a display that measures 7.9 inches. It’s almost the same size as the Apple iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 so it’s supposed to make the tablet wars a bit intense with respect to this size category.
The Acer Iconia A1 will run on a quad-core CPU with storage options of 8GB and 16GB. For the 8GB version, the retail price is pegged at $170 while for the 16GB version, it’s at $200. There’s a microSD slot available for storage expansion.
The Acer Iconia A1’s display is an LED IPS type which sports a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a 4:3 aspect ratio similar to that of the iPad mini’s. It’s therefore more logical to assume that this tablet is geared towards the iPad mini crowd and that it is being offered as an Android alternative to Apple’s tablet.
The Acer Iconia A1 will pack a 5-megapixel rear camera, with a front camera in charge for video calls. The tablet will also have a microHDMI port and 3G connectivity, which means that mobile internet will not be a problem.
The Acer Iconia A1 will be available starting June. Hopefully this tablet arrives in the Philippines at the same time it is released in the US.
Acer Iconia A1 Specs and Price
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.2GHz MediaTek quad-core|
|Front Camera||VGA (0.3 megapixels)|
|Back Camera||5 megapixels|
|SD card slot||Yes|
|Price||$170 and $200|