Although there’s so much hubbub over the avalanche of Windows 8 tablets that are coming later this month, there are still plenty of tablets running Android
, and Acer
has announced an inexpensive 7-incher called the Acer Iconia Tab A110.
The Iconia Tab A110 is technically a budget-level tablet, but it wants not for impressive specs; the device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a quad-core 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with that famous 5th ghost core, and a 12-core NVIDIA GPU.
The 7-inch display is 1024x600 (16:10 aspect ratio), and there’s 1GB of DDR3 memory and 8GB of onboard storage (supplemented by up to 32GB of MicroSD storage) and a 2MP HD front camera. Ports include micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI out, 3.5mm combo audio jack, and a docking station port, and there’s 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity. The battery purports to last up to 7.5 hours.
There was hope back when Acer first demoed the Iconia Tab A110 that the tablet would manage to duck under that competitive sub-$200 price point, but Acer didn’t quite make it; still, $229 is fairly close. In any case, buyers will decide if that’s a fair price when the Iconia Tab A110 becomes available in the U.S. and Canada on October 30th.