Acer outs £180 Iconia Tab A110 Android tablet

Acer outs £180 Iconia Tab A110 Android tablet

Summary: The new tablet, which has disadvantages and advantages when compared with the Google Nexus 7, is clearly priced as a reaction to that and other recent devices - the last Acer seven-incher launched at £300.

TOPICS: Android, Tablets

Acer has revealed its latest seven-inch Android tablet, the Jelly Bean-equipped Iconia Tab A110.

The A110 succeeds last year's A100, which cost around £300 when it launched. However, the intervening period has seen the release of several key low-cost tablets in the same form factor, such as the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire, and the A110 is accordingly priced at £179.99.

Acer Iconia Tab A110

Internally, the A110 is similar to the Nexus 7, as it features a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. However, it has both advantages and disadvantages when compared to that device.

The Nexus 7, like the new 7-inch Kindle Fire, has a screen resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The Iconia Tab A110 has just 1024x600 pixels.

The "less-than-390g" Acer tablet wins out, though, when it comes to storage. Neither the Amazon device nor the Google tablet have a slot for a microSD card, but the A110 does, allowing the addition of 32GB at low cost.

According to the eBuyer website, where the A110 is now available for pre-order, the first units are expected on 1 October.

Topics: Android, Tablets

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  • It’s Working

    The Nexus 7 has really lit a fire under the whole tablet market, and it’s nice to see the competition responding the way Google intended.

    Pity Apple won’t be joining this party...
  • Well, Apple's got one more little thing to show...

    And they are going to claim the have invented a new "revolutionary" device, with "ground-breaking" performance. They will boast of how difficult it was to cram so much power in a smaller device and still achieve the "legendary" 10-hour battery life. They will sell it for a premium (an iPod Touch is $299, so expect $399), and "you are going to love it". You will also love paying $20 and $30 dollars for simple adapters, $40-$60 for covers with some magnets inside. You will enjoy sub-par Maps, and you will be delighted to pay a premium to sync your files between your Apple devices.