May 6, 2013
Still got the cravings for the Apple iPad Mini or Google Nexus 7 but don’t have the enough money to buy one? Then this is good news for you. Acer just unleashed a low cost 7.9-inch tablet a few days ago along with the Aspire R7 that will surely compete with the Apple’s iPad Mini or Google’s Nexus 7 because of the lower price tag. Powered by the latest Android operating system (Jelly Bean 4.2), the Acer Iconia A1 will be running on quad-core 1.2 GHz processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. For storing your files, you can choose either 8GB ($169) or the 16GB ($199) version to suit your needs. If this is not enough for your storage needs, you can buy an extra memory card and slap it into the built-in MicroSD slot to further increase its storage capacity.
The 7.9-inch IPS display of the Acer Iconia A1 features a resolution of 1024 x 768 touchscreen that is similar to the iPad Mini. There’s also the 3G version and WiFi version only of the Iconia A1 that is coupled with Bluetooth 4.0 for attaching your wireless headset or similar phone accessories. For capturing images, videos and video calling you can use the front camera at 0.3 megapixels and the rear-facing camera at 5 megapixels. All of these features were enclosed in plastic casing instead of metallic found on iPad Mini.
Other features include the Micro-USB and HDMI ports as well as Gyroscope and GPS. Availability of the Acer Iconia A1 is expected this June. For a low cost tablet with decent specs, the Acer Iconia A1 could be the best tablet to buy. Will you buy this tablet even if you have the capacity to buy an iPad Mini? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below.