Acer has just announced the upcoming availability of a new Iconia tablet, the A110. The slate will be launched in the United States and Canada on October 30 for $230 USD and CAD (175 EUR).
According to Acer
, the Iconia A110 will go on sale at major retailers across Canada and US, though no names have been mentioned yet.
The good news is that the tablet comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, which means customers will have to choose between the Nexus 7, which is currently priced a bit lower at $200 USD (150 EUR), and Acer’s Iconia A110.
Just like the Nexus 7, it sports a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, though it only supports 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, while Google’s tablet has 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.
Hardware-wise Acer Iconia A110 cannot match Google Nexus 7’s power. The former is equipped with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, whereas the latter packs a 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU built by the same company.
On the inside, the Iconia A110
comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Acer claims the tablet supports long battery life with smart power management providing up to 7.5 hours of battery life. Other highlights of Iconia A110 include micro-USB 2.0 port, microHDMI output with dual display support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.
“Today's consumers are increasingly mobile and want easy and instant access to entertainment at all times. The Iconia Tab A110 is another example of how Acer is meeting the needs of consumers, by providing tablet form factors that combine portability and performance for fun and gaming, at affordable prices,” said Paul Tayar, senior director of product marketing for connected devices, Acer America.