First look at the 7.9-inch Android-tablet Acer Iconia A1
We continue to acquaint you with the news, presented earlier this month at A global press conference, Acer, and this time we will focus on low-cost 8-inch tablet Acer Iconia A1.
Unlike many other major manufacturers tablets, Acer initially relied on a relatively low-cost solutions. The relevant section of the catalog Hotline. ua you can easily find several 7-and 10-inch Android-models of the brand value of up to $ 300. However, to date all the fun takes place in the more affordable segment where the company's interests will be protected once the two new devices - have already gone on sale 7-inch tablet Acer Iconia B1 With a suggested value of $ 169 and slightly larger 7.9-inch Acer Iconia A1 With a price tag of $ 219 ($ 285 for the 3G-version). So, what is it like to Acer Iconia A1? The first glance at the device and its brief specifications showing at least the direction in which to spread the idea creators of this model. 7.9-inch diagonal, 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels more than confident associated with potential buyers with Apple iPad mini. Of course, at this point it is not the only tablet with similar characteristics, but it is unlikely the company Acer aiming at some other competitor. So we define the real message of the marketing model as "more affordable analog Apple iPad mini based on Android" and move on.
The front panel is minimalist as possible, no hardware buttons or the brand name is not here, only the front webcam of 0.3 megapixels. Screen bezel is noticeably wider along the short sides of the screen that hides some "quadratic" case. By-side comparison with the Apple iPad mini could not make because of the absence of the latter, however, the dry figures suggest that the Acer Iconia A1 Are much larger, though made in the same form factor (8.7 mm longer, 11 mm wider and 3 9 mm thick). And what is even more significant is the fact that the plastic Android-tablet by as much as 100 grams heavier than the metal Apple iPad mini (410 vs 308 grams).
The back panel is made of ordinary opaque white plastic, which copes with the fingerprints. In addition to the brand and designation of the family tablets, as well as stickers with service information can be found here on the main camera of 5 MP with the ability to shoot HD-video (1080p, 30 fps) and the only multimedia speaker. The left long edge is completely free on the right put up volume rocker, a slot for memory cards MicroSD, microphone and video micro-HDMI. The top side is only a power button, and in the corner of the bottom edge you can find the audio output and the main micro-USB connector that supports OTG.
Now a few words about the brief operation Acer Iconia A1 And specifications, details of which are given in a separate table. Nearly 8-inch screen is made of IPS technology and possesses good viewing angles, but in a good natural lighting colors seemed bleklovatoy, and brightness - not too high. Capacitive 10-point multi-touch is quite good, but the screen surface is covered with prints just instantly. The heating of the rear panel in casual mode, hardly noticeable, although frankly heavy sessions are all possible.
As the hardware platform Acer Iconia A1 Was chosen the new quad-core processor from Mediatek, in particular, made on 28 nm technology system-on-a-chip MT8125 with four processing cores, ARM Cortex-A9, operating at frequencies up to 1.2 GHz. On the real-world performance (and most importantly, optimize applications and games for the processor) so far, although on paper the decision seems a logical choice for a modern affordable tablet with a low resolution screen.
The RAM is 1 GB, integrated data warehouse for 8 or 16 GB can be supplemented with a memory card MicroSD. The battery capacity is 18.6 Wh (4960 mAh, 3.7 V), the full charge of the manufacturer promises to 8:00 video playback. Note that the tablet has not only Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but also a GPS-module, and optionally available and the 3G-modification of the model. Powered Acer Iconia A1 Running Android OS 4.2, supplemented with a proprietary system Touch WakeApp, which allows you to automatically launch a specific application by touching the five fingers of a locked screen.
Concluding the first look at the Acer Iconia A1 Can be noted that the device is turned on the fan. The bulk of the buyers choose Android-plates widescreen model with a 16:9 aspect ratio, it is more convenient to fall into the hand of a sufficiently large diagonal, are better suited for watching videos and generally have no problems with application compatibility. 8 inches in size and is not too popular, the choice is usually between 7 th and 10 th inches. So in order to select the 7.9-inch tablet
With a 4:3 ratio to either be really fond of reading and browsing or really want to get the kind of iPad mini on the platform Android. In any case, it is more conscious than the intuitive selection, and thus make it more likely to be geeks and enthusiasts than the usual average buyer.