Yesterday, Acer held a press event in New York City and unveiled a number of new products, including Aspire R7 Windows 8 laptop-tablet convertible whose display can be moved in any side and a $800 Windows 8 Ultrabook convertible Aspire P3 which will be coming to consumers shortly. At that event Acer also unveiled Iconia A1, the company’s first fully featured 7.9-inch tablet targeted at modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion.
If you’re looking for an affordable Android tablet, then Acer Iconia A1 could just be the perfect tablet for you. Acer Iconia A1 weighs 410g (.90 pounds) and measures 208.7 mm x 145.7 mm x 11.1 mm. The tablet runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and comes with a standalone 7.9-inch IPS display with a 170 degree viewing angle, 4:3 aspect ratio and providing a screen resolution of 1024 x 768p. The tablet will also come with a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor with 1GB of DDR3L RAM.
Apart from above features, the machine also features a 5MP rear facing camera that can capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second, a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera that can capture 640 x 480 video at 30 frames per second, and an 18.6Wh battery capable of providing power up to 8 hours on single full charge.
The device supports micro-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gyroscope, GPS, and a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB. The tablet will have Google Play Store access as well as Acer’s new Touch WakeApp, which allows users easy access to apps upon waking the device from sleep.
Acer Iconia A1 tablet will be available in June in two versions, one with 8GB of storage and the other with 16GB. The 8GB version will cost $169.99, while the 16GB version will cost $199.99. The 8GB Acer Iconia A1 tablet will go on sale on May 14, while the 16GB Iconia A1 will be available in June.