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.

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: Mobility, Tablets


David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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