Acer Iconia A1: A Cheap Android Jelly Bean Tablet for $169 Only!
Published on May 5th, 2013
Acer will be releasing an incredibly affordable Jelly Bean android tablet that would compete with other popular brands like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and others. This new cheap Jelly Bean tablet is the Acer Iconia A1, that sports a 7.9-inch IPS display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor. For only $169, it’s really a cheap android tablet, considering the specs. Check out more details below.
Aside from the Quad Core goodness and the nice 7.9-inch IPS display, it will also have a 1GB of RAM and a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, capable of recording 1080p video at 30 frames per second. It will also have a front facing camera for video calls.
The Acer Iconia A1 will also feature the basic connectivity functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0 and will also have 3G. Check out the more detailed specifications below.
Acer Iconia A1 Specifications
Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Chipset: Mediatek MTK 8125
Processor: 1.2GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A9
GPU: 300 MHz PowerVR SGX544
Memory: 1GB RAM
Storage: 8GB / 16GB Internal
Display: 7.9-inch IPS at 1024×768 resolution
Camera: 5 megapixel camera and VGA front
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, microUSB, micro HDMI
Dimensions: 10.5mm thick, 460 grams
Battery: Li-Ion 3250 mAh
The Acer Iconia A1 8GB version will be priced around $169 only. While for the 16GB variant will be priced at around $199. That’s still a very cheap price for a quad core tablet. It is expected that this cheap Android tablet will hit stores by June.
Android smartphones and tablets are really becoming cheap nowadays, specially that chipsets and mobile processors became cheap as well. Not to mention, the ever increasing competition from other manufacturers who are into the same business.
So are you planning to get Acer Iconia A1 once it became available, or would you rather have other Android tablet like Nexus 7 or Galaxy Tab 3? Or perhaps your an Apple fan and would rather stick with iPad or iPad Mini?