It seems like Acer is on the go! With a couple of products already launched, Acer has announced the launch of yet another tablet. Yes, it is the Iconia A1, images of which were leaked out a few weeks ago. The announcement was made at the New Your City Press event, in which the company had invited a number of reporters even from far flung areas. The exact date for its launch is now known however it is expected to be launched sometime in June.
The most amazing thing about this tablet is the price. The tablet is priced at $169 for 8GB model and the 16GB version will be available for $199, making sure that low income tablet users are also able to afford it. So there’s affordability and practicality, which we will discuss later. It is believed that with this price, it will prove to be a major competitor for the Nexus 7.
Also, those people who choose to buy the iPad mini especially for the reason of affordability have another choice to buy from.
Another good part of the tablet is the screen size. It has a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 screen, which is similar to that of the iPad mini. It looks like Acer understands the fact that people need more portability so a smaller size would be preferred even more. The fact that the tablet does not weigh much and is very thin also supports the above statement.
The latest Android Jelly Bean device will feature a 1.2GHz quadcore processor so the speed of the tablet will be worth experiencing. Another good thing about the A1 is that it has a memory card slot for memory expansion.
Some other features are also noticeable. It is said that if the tablet is turned off, all you need to do is place 5 fingers on the screen of the A1 and the screen will turn on automatically. Let’s wait and see how users react to the A1 after its launch.