Acer Iconia A1-840 Spotted With Intel Z3745 CPU

Just days after the new 7.9-inch Android tablet Acer Iconia A1-830 became available for sale, an almost identical tablet from Acer have been spotted running benchmark tests by the name of Acer A1-840.

The specs on the Acer Iconia A1-840 are about the same as on the A1-830, but they begin with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor at 1.8GHz, supported by HD Graphics GPU from Intel. The OS running in the test is Android 4.4.2, while the 8-inch display has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

It otherwise has 1GB of RAM, and a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera.

Acer Iconia A1
Acer Iconia A1

With specs like these, at least the processing power is higher, and the battery life would be improved too. The current Acer Iconia A1-830 is powered by a dual-core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560, and have an average battery life of 7.5 hours.

So, Acer goes back to a quad-core processor again, as it used to run on last year's model, and even grows from 7.9 inches to full 8 inches. With these specs, there's no reason why it should launch for more than $179, which is what the present model costs.

– Tom Bowen