Acer Iconia A110 – N7 Beater?

Acer recently launched its 7 inch tablet, which can make people think that it could be an interesting alternative to the Nexus 7 by Google. The specifications of this small tablet are pretty decent (discussed in detail below) with Android 4.0 OS and Jelly Bean confirmed to be on its way pretty soon. With 8GB of internal memory, this device is priced at £179; price for people across the pacific is still not confirmed.

The place where the Acer Iconia kind of beats its competitors is with its micro SD slot. Keep in mind that other 7 inch tablets lacked this feature and only allowed users to use the internally available storage. This just might be the feature that lands the Acer Iconia in the first place because users these days need all the storage space they can get their hands on, which Acer seems to have understood and provided users with a micro SD slot option.

The Acer Iconia A110 appeared first at the Computex in June this year. However, the release date of this device is rumored to be sometime this September. You might be wondering if Google’s name alone would be enough to keep Acer at bay from challenging them to a 7 inch tablet war.


Running on Android 4.0, the Acer Iconia A110 is expecting the Android 4.1 very soon. It is running on a Quad Core 1200 MHz processor with Nvidia Tegra 3, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. However, its memory can be increased up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. Data options for the Acer Iconia include HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, and EDGE. It has a 2 MP front facing camera that is just perfect for video calling purposes. In addition, this tablet also offers micro HDMI and micro USB ports.

Screen resolution of the Acer Iconia A110 is 1024 x 600, which is pretty decent for tablet with just a 7 inch screen. Nonetheless, the resolution is perfect for watching movies and videos on the go with this highly portable tablet.

Since, Google’s Nexus 7 is already available in the market and the Acer Iconia A110 still has some time left until users will get some hands on experience with it, this should give Google enough time to add something new and interesting to their Nexus 7. However, I do not think that Google would be trembled by the Acer Iconia A110 launch much. Although Acer has a reputable name in the market, but people trust Google more. However, the battle comes down to which 7 inch tablet provides more storage and this is where the Acer Iconia A110 outshines the awesomeness of Google’s Nexus 7.

So, it would definitely be worth a spectacle to watch because the Acer Iconia A110 is clearly going after the Nexus 7 and possibly Amazon’s Kindle as well. But we cannot say much about it at the moment as the information we have is still uncertain, so we all would have to wait until we hear some reliable news or rumors before the release of Acer’s Iconia.


2 Replies to “Acer Iconia A110 – N7 Beater?”

  1. I’m wondering if the delayed release is more due to getting Jelly Bean on or NVIDIA’s supply chain being totally bought out by Google. Have you heard how NVIDIA is doing keeping up with demand. If they can handle their supply chain their stock should be golden. I’m betting on it if you know what I mean. 🙂

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