Acer has today announced the availability of the Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet. An 8″ Android tablet that is aimed at the ‘modern day explorers, adventurers and mobile executives’. Priced at $249 the A1 is a pretty decent tablet, offering some pretty decent specs in a compact size.
Andy Chang, General Manager – Product Marketing at Acer speaks about the size of the device being the key to making the A1 the perfect size
Tablets are becoming cherished companions to many people as they stay connected and entertained throughout their day. We want everyone to experience that so we created a tablet experience in a smaller, more portable design. Everything that makes tablets so enjoyable is even better on the perfectly-sized Acer Iconia A1-810.
In this form factor, the A1 is taking on array of tablets, including the Nexus 7, Asus MemoPad as well as their own lower end 7″ Tablet the Acer B1. With a slightly larger screen size the A1 offers a 7.9″ IPS display which has a resolution of 1024×768 with a 4:3 aspect ratio which is more reminiscent of an iPad than your average Android tablet.
Acer Iconia A1-810 Specs :
- 7.9″ 1024×768 IPS LED Display
- 1.2GHz Quad-Core MTK MT8125 Quad Cortex A7 CPU
- 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 16GB On-board storage with microSD card slot(up to 32GB)
- 5MP Rear facing camera, 0.3MP Front facing camera
- Micro HDMI
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2
- 4960 mAh Li-ion prismatic battery
- Standby: Up to 350 hours
- HD video playback: Up to 7 hour
- 1 year mail in warranty
- 208.7×145.7×11.1 mm @ 410 grams
Software wise, it features Acer’s new Touch WakeApp that give users one-touch access to their favourite apps. To use the WakeApp option, you can either place all five fingers from one hand on the screen or both thumbs. This wakes the tablet, unlocks it, sets up the orientation and opens the pre-determined application. There is even an option to set a different app to each gesture.
The Iconia A1-810, which has been released elsewhere in 3G/4G varieties is only available with Wi-Fi in Australia, no mention of whether this will be changed in the future. The tablet is available now on the Acer Web Store for $249 with free shipping.
Are you interested in the A1-810 or are you waiting to see what a possible updated Nexus 7 will bring?