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Need an affortable tablet to give to your kid? Acer just announced a low-cost, family-oriented slate

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Need an affortable tablet to give to your kid? Acer just announced a low-cost, family-oriented slate

Acer is here at CES 2016, announcing a number of new products ranging from smartphones to laptops. Among them is a brand-new, 8-inch Iconia One 8 tablet. It's an affordable slate, aimed at families that are looking for an inexpensive machine to give to their younglings. As such, the One 8 features a built-in Kids Center, which simplifies the interface, delivers pre-screened content appropriate for children, and offers additional parental controls.

The Iconia One 8 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 1 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB of storage, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. Its display has an 8-inch diagonal and sports a 720 x 1280 resolution, making for a 162 PPI pixel density. The tablet features a couple of modest snappers – a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front-facing one. It runs on Android 5.1 and while we don't have the exact battery capacity, Acer promises around 9 hours of battery life.

As far as usage, the manufacturer claims that the tablet can handle web-browsing, video-watching, and casual games just fine. The Acer Iconia 8 will launch in the US this February, priced at $99.99.

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posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:16

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


So they're targeting kids now?
This shouldn't be happening

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:17 5

2. GreenMan (Posts: 900; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Kids and... THE THIRD WORLD.

Didn't occur to you, eh?

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:20 8

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Now? They been targeting kids for awhile now.. where the hell you been!?!

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 07:39 1

4. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2019; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Intel Nextbook 7 Is Better And Cheaper.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 09:37 1

5. mawi2013 (Posts: 65; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


Acer iconia one 8 is already out, is this just a newer version?

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/tablets-and-ereaders/tablets/acer-iconia-one-8-tablet-16-gb-electric-blue-10137001-pdt.html

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 10:25 1

6. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Meh. Just get a Fire for $50 and sideload Google Apps and call it a day. Plus the Fire will play Amazon Prime Video while the Acer won't.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 13:21 1

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Why wouldn't the Acer play Amazon Prime Video?

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