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Acer's latest tablet takes aim at the Apple iPad mini

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Acer's latest tablet takes aim at the Apple iPad mini
The Acer A1-810 takes aim at a particular tablet from a competitor and it is not terribly hard to know which one it is. With a 7.9 inch IPS LCD display showing resolution of 1024 x 768, this new Acer tablet has a screen that matches up perfectly with the one on the Apple iPad mini. We're not sure though, that Acer should be bragging about this considering that the screen is the number one complaint about Apple's 'byte sized' tablet. With a pixel density of 162ppi on the current model, Apple is rumored to be looking at releasing a Retina display version of the device.

The Acer A1-810

The Acer A1-810

The rest of the specs for the Acer A1-810 include the quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8125 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor residing under the hood. 1GB of RAM is on board while 16GB of storage is inside. The cameras on back and in front weigh in at 5MP and .3MP respectively while a 3250mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.2 is installed right out of the box.

While the tablet isn't expected to launch until June 3rd, French retailer Rue Du Commerce is taking pre-orders of the device priced at €199 ($258.56 USD). Other countries and retailers should start to reveal their prices as we get closer to the launch date. It should be interesting to see if Apple has a Retina display version of the Apple iPad mini ready to go by June.

source: RueDuCommerce, MiniMachines (translated) via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 08 Apr 2013, 02:00 4

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Definitely in the market for an 8 inch tab but ideally it'll have a 1920x1200 resolution. 1024x768 isnt worth looking at regardless of the OS.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 02:06 1

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)

1024 x 768 these days doesn't cut it anymore...this one screams overpriced .... i'd rather buy a China knock off which sports a more powerful innards and a beyter LCD.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:02

3. sprucex (unregistered)

I sold my ipad 3 for my S2 I personally no longer see the purpose for tablets. Tablets after all are a pseudocategory envisioned by microsoft in a presmartphone age.

Sorry but the phone app is mighty important and a large device like the Note2 is the best of both worlds (dont believe all the anti-phablet hype).

In Europe I understand that many tablets do have phone capabities the Euro version of the first Galaxy Tab was like that and it makes it far more versatile than just a plain jane tablet.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:07 1

4. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

1024x768? In 2013? It would sell only with an Apple logo on its back.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:08 1

5. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

Tablets - iOS
Phones - Android
PC - Windows

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:11

6. sprucex (unregistered)

Sorry, but the 5in smartphone replaces them all.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 05:35 1

7. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Not true anymore... the Nexus 7 is a great device, with affordable price but great performance and hi-res screen, and perfect size for many, even better than the ipad mini IMHO.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 06:13

8. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

It's ugly !!!

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 07:11

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

It's not ugly, it's just the screen's resolution and pixel density are low, at least make it 200 ppi or 190 ppi, not 162 ppi.

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