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Acer Unveils Iconia A1 Tablet, an Excellent iPad mini Alternate

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acericoniaa1-4A few days ago we caught a few leaked images of Acer’s updated mini tablet, their Iconia A1. A next-generation of their Iconia B1, the “One-Handed” device features a brilliant 7.9-inch IPS display and arguably better specs and a clearly better price-point than Apple’s latest iPad mini.

If you’re in the market for a ultra-portable slate, this should be on your list of items to scout, especially now with official pricing and availability information announced.

Specs-wise, our report from the other day was majorly on-point. Acer‘s Iconia A1 (A1-810) will pack a quad-core 1.7GHz MediaTek processor, an advertised 7-hour battery life, micro-HDMI input, a microSD card slot for upping storage by 32GB, micro-USB 2.0 port and the standard Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless capabilities.acericoniaa1-1

It also includes a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that can shoot 1080p video at 30fps, with easily-operated editing software for simple edits and effects. The A1 is only .9-pounds light and measures .44-inches thin, in tune with the company’s “Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone” claim.

Since the ergonomically-designed slate will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, also out of the box will be a full suite of Google applications: Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and Google Play Store.

Plans are to have the tablet available this June for $199.99 in the 16GB flavor, though it will also be released with a 8GB counterpart, for a presumably cheaper though still unannounced price(though we’ve heard $169.99.)

 

<Source: Market Wire>

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