Acer’s New Tablet is the Affordable Alternative to iPad Mini

If you’re looking for a mini lightweight tablet at a reasonable price, consider Acer’s latest product: the 7.9-inch Acer Iconia A1-830. At first glance, the new tablet features a design identical to its predecessor, the Iconia A1-810, released in mid-2013. It will have a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024×768 resolution as well as 16GB storage, with a 32GB capacity microSD card and 1GB of RAM. The product is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2014.

Acer’s Ace against the iPad Mini


If you’re wondering if you should buy an iPad mini, think of the Iconia A1-830 as a sleek new alternative, at only $179. It has a similar aluminum body and the same size 7.9-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio. However, it doesn’t have the stunning retina display that the iPad mini’s equipped with. What it has is a 7.9-inch IPS LCD, which a lot of tech writers are unimpressed with, but it’ll do at that price. It’s also a bit bulkier than the iPad mini, weighing 0.84 pounds and measuring 0.32 inches thick, compared to the iPad mini which is 0.68 pounds and 0.28 inches thick.

What differentiates the Acer Iconia A1-830 from its predecessor A1-810 is that it’s powered by a 1.6GhZ Intel Atom Z2560 (Clover Trail+) processor, while the latter ran on a MediaTek MT8125T.  The new gadget will also have a rear camera that shoots 1080p images, and a front camera that captures 720p images. It runs on Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2), a generation older than the Android Kitkat (4.4), which is what newer devices are installed with.

For the Budget Conscious


SlashGearnotes that Acer developed the new product with the budget-conscious market in mind. It’s a tablet with moderate specs and long battery life, but its end goal is really towards providing value for money. So if you’re looking for a tablet that doesn’t need to be as powerful as the others in the market, but can deliver a solid performance, try checking out the new Iconia A1-830.

Aside from this, Acer is also offering an even more affordable option: the B1-720. It features a 7-inch display and a dual-core processor at 1.3 GHz and 1GB of RAM. Like the A1-830, it has 16GB of internal memory and supports microSD card expansion. The device runs on Android 4.2.1 and can last for five hours unplugged. It will sell for $129.99.

If you’re on a tight budget, consider Acer’s new additions to the market. While their specs aren’t as impressive or as exciting as their more expensive counterparts, they’re equipped to do the job.

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