It's been a while since we got our first peek at the Acer Iconia Tab A110, but Acer announced this morning that it won't be long before we're finally able to buy one to call our very own. The Iconia A110 will be available at U.S. retailers starting on October 30, complete with a price tag of $229.99. Here's what that $230 will buy you:
With a spec sheet that includes a 7-inch display, quad-core processor and Jelly Bean, the Iconia Tab A110 is sure to draw comparisons to Google's own Nexus 7. The A110 costs $30 more than the comparably-specced Nexus 7, but the A110 also includes a microSD slot for expandable storage, something that the N7 lacks. Of course, the N7 has a slightly higher-res display than the A110 (1280x800 compared to 1024x600) and will also get its updates straight from Google, so Nexus has those features going for it. Customers interested in a 7-inch tablet will have a decision to make soon, and we've got Acer's full press release for the A110 below to help them make that choice. What do you all think of the A110? Would you choose it or the Nexus 7 if you were in the market for a 7-inch tablet?
Pocket Size Power Player: Acer Introduces Iconia A110 Tablet
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) -
Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a lightweight, pocket-sized 7-inch multi-touch tablet available Oct. 30 for $229.99
Powered by the latest Android™ 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system and NVIDIA's Tegra™ 3 quad-core processor
Provides up to 7.5 hours of battery life for enjoying movies, books, games and more
Acer America today expanded its Iconia™ Tab lineup with the A110, a lightweight, pocket-sized 7-inch multi-touch tablet. Available Oct. 30 in the United States and Canada, the compact and stylish Iconia Tab A110 is perfect to tote around at all times to read, browse, play games and enjoy media.
"Today's consumers are increasingly mobile and want easy and instant access to entertainment at all times," said Paul Tayar, senior director of product marketing for connected devices, Acer America. "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."
More comfortable to browse on than a smartphone, the trim A110 tablet is just 0.86 pound and less than a half-inch slim. Easy to hold in one hand for hours of comfortable enjoyment and slender enough to fit in a pocket or handbag, the tablet delivers bright and crisp images for movies, photos, books and games. Featuring a vibrant capacitive multi-touch display with 1024x600 resolution, the A110 ensures optimal screen viewing from every angle -- up and down and left to right.
Powered by the latest Android™ 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, the A110 tablet provides faster and smoother performance for applications and widgets. Users can customize and expand their tablet experience with ease using the Android™ Market to choose from hundreds of thousands of apps to enjoy the A110 any way they want. Also preloaded on the A110, Google Play provides users with an entertainment hub and allows one place to find, enjoy and share apps, music, movies and books from across the web. Google Currents provides free online magazines from hundreds of publishers and online.
The A110 comes equipped with the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 quad-core processor, delivering industry-leading performance and responsiveness for running multiple apps, smooth HD video, fast web browsing and console-like gaming. The tablet's NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor features a unique Super 4-PLUS-1™ Quad Core CPU design with a fifth Battery Saver Core, which handles less demanding activities, ultimately using less power and improving battery life. The A110 supports long battery life with smart power management providing up to 7.5 hours of battery life1.
Offering superior expansion and connectivity, the Iconia Tab A110 has a micro-USB 2.0 port for hooking up other devices, and a MicroSD slot providing additional storage up to 32GB and easy file transfers. For showcasing entertainment in a larger format, users can easily connect to an external LCD or HDTV via the A110's MicroHDMI output, with dual display support.
For added enjoyment, a two megapixel front-facing web camera enables face-to-face chats or quick snaps for still photos. Bluetooth® 3.0 technology allows users to wirelessly connect to other devices such as Bluetooth printers, keyboards, headsets or speakers. The A110 also includes 1GB of memory and 8GB internal storage2.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Iconia Tab A110 will be for sale on October 30 at leading U.S. and Canadian retailers with pricing beginning at $229.99 USD and CAD.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally3. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7 billion.
Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain.
Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.
More information is at www.acer-group.com.
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1 Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
2 Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes).
3 Source: Gartner data, FY 2011