A little over a month ago Acer announced that a new Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-830) is on the way, but they didn’t want to reveal all the specs back then.
What they did admit to then was that it would be an 8-inch tablet (strictly speaking it could be 7.9-inch), with octa-core MediaTek processor, Acer’s new Precision Plus display jotting technology, and Android 5.1 Lollipop.
After more research I’ve also discovered that this little baby has dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. Not bad for a small Acer tablet, though ac Wi-Fi support is absent from it. The new information seeped out from the Wi-Fi organisation, where it was also certified running Android 5.1 just like Acer claimed it would. I found the same info at FCC where it has been listed overnight.
The tablet is manufactured by Quanta Computer, the company that has assembled most of Acer’s tablets over the years. As we can see by the FCC drawing the new 8-inch tablet from Acer has speakers on the bottom rear.
This could be one of the more interesting tablets from Acer this year, so I’m wondering about the screen resolution of it. Another new 8-inch tablet out these days is the Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380C) which is currently taking orders for $149.
– Tom Bowen