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

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 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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9 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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.

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.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

5. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Tablets - iOS Phones - Android PC - Windows

6. sprucex unregistered

Sorry, but the 5in smartphone replaces them all.

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

8. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

It's ugly !!!

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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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