Acer have at last released their new 7.9-inch Android tablet Acer Iconia A1 810 in the US, just weeks after it was first launched in Australia and the Asian market.
Acer’s latest Android tablet carries a 7.9-inch display, the only other tablet with the same dimensions as the iPad mini.
The official price of Acer Iconia A1-810 is $169 for the small 8GB model, and $199 for the 16GB model. For the time being however, it seems that Acer have only released the 16GB Acer Iconia A1-810-L416 in the US market.
The price is the main selling point for the Acer A1. In addition to a 7.9-inch display, the resolution is also the same as the iPad mini, at 1024×768.
The greatest difference otherwise is the $329 price of the iPad mini with its 10+ hour battery life, whereas Acer A1 have an estimated 8 hour battery life.
Acer Iconia A1 runs the latest Android 4.2 (despite some stores saying 4.1) have a 1.2GHz MTK MT8125 Quad Cortex A7 processor, an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 graphics card, and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, so performance isn’t all that bad for the display it carries. Other selling points is the microSD slot with up to 32GB support, a 5MP rear camera, in addition to the 0.3MP front camera. The rear camera records full HD video though.
Acer have also made their own tablet covers with stand for the Acer A1, with white and grey color options. See pictures and video below or check it out on Amazon.
– Tom Bowen