Acer intros new Iconia Tab 8 Android tablet, quad-core Intel Atom processor on board
The 8-inch IPS display of the Iconia Tab has a 1,200 x 1,920 pixel resolution and anti-fingerprint coating, so it should provide a pretty good user experience. The new tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor which, coupled with 2GB of RAM, is enough for most (if not all) your multimedia and multi-tasking needs. Other features include dual speakers, a 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera, microSD card support, and 16GB / 32GB of internal memory. The tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and comes with Acer's Touch WakeApp (“which lets users quickly and easily wake up the Iconia Tab 8 with a simple touch gesture”). Weighing 350 grams, the Iconia Tab 8 has an "anodized silver metal back cover", and is 8.5mm-thin.
Acer expects to launch the Iconia Tab 8 in the third quarter of the year (thus starting July) for €199. The company didn’t specify the markets where the tablet will be available, so for now we don’t know if it’s going to be released in the US.