If you are among those people who find the 7 inch tablets too small and 10 inch ones rather big for comfort, then Acer Iconia A1 may be a great option for you. The 7.9 inch tablet is about the same size as the Apple’s iPad Mini but instead of running on a restrictive iOS, it runs on Android. While there are not many tablets in this size, you can find the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. But the Acer Iconia A1 may not put too much of a strain on your wallet, so if you want to buy a fairly good tablet with decent specs, it is the right way to go.
Here are Acer Iconia A1 specs:
- Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Processor: MediaTek MT8125 (quad-core, 1.20GHz, Cortex-A9)
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal storage: 8GB/16GB versions (11.8GB free to the user in the latter)
- Graphics: PowerVR SGX
- Display: 7.9-inch 1024 х 768 pixel, capacitive IPS
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Cameras: 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, recording 1080p video and a VGA front camera
- Sensors, other connectivity: GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, 3.5mm jack, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0
- Battery: 3250 mAh battery
- Thickness: 11.10 mm
- Weight: 460 grams
While the internal specs are quite respectable, there are other things which concern us. The first one is the 3250 mAh battery which may not be enough. We expect tablets to at least have a 4000 mAh juice pack, even the smaller Nexus 7 has it. The second is its thickness, the Acer Iconia A1 measures at 11.10 mm, while this is not a huge problem, it will still feel clunky in the hands. And the last part is the weight, 460 grams is no joke especially when you are going to use the tablet for an extended periods of time. The Acer Iconia A1 is priced at 169 euros which should be around $200 in U.S. We will get back to you after the device is officially revealed by the company.