Acer announces $149 Iconia A1-830 Android tablet

Acer has announced its next Android tablet – the Iconia A1-830 – in a press release today. The tablet is expected to be out in the first quarter of 2014, with it set to debut in the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, as things stand. As for the tablet itself, it’s another Android tablet with budget specs, but a serious iPad Mini hangover in a few ways. Read on to know more about the new Acer Iconia tablet.





For starters, the Acer Iconia A1-830 has a 7.9 inch screen, just like the iPad Mini. The screen aspect ratio is also 4:3, and its display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels is precisely the same as the first iPad Mini. The screen uses IPS LCD technology, one that apparently offers “crisp and accurate colors from viewing angles up to 178 degrees for an enhanced visual experience”.


The Acer Iconia A1-830 has an Intel Atom (Clover Trail+) Z2560 1.6GHz processor and 1GB of onboard LPDDR2 SDRAM, which should help it to be a lot more fluid than its low cost competitors in terms of  navigation through apps and websites, smooth video playback and mobile gaming.


The Iconia A1-830 tablet has 16GB of storage, along with a microSD slot that supports cards up to 32GB. The Iconia A1-830 also features the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system and 7.5 hours of battery life.


Acer expects it to be available in North America in the first quarter at a price of $149.


Source: Acer Press Release

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