Acer unveiled the two new additions to their affordable android tablet lineup. The company announced that they will introduce the Iconia A1-830 and Iconia B1-720 at CES in Las Vegas next week. Ahead of all the excitement, these tablets are aimed for average consumers who want their device to feel uncompromisingly premium but are not willing to shell out a huge amount of their hard-earned cash.
Tagged at $149 (BHD 70), the Acer Iconia A1-830 offers minimalistic design with thin bezels measuring 2.2mm less than the iPad mini. The build promises to be relatively more solid than any other android tablet on its class thanks to its aluminum chassis.
Under the hood, the A1-830 houses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Clovertrail CPU running on JellyBean 4.2.1, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and a microSD expansion slot. The 7.9 inch screen comes with 1024×768 resolution and the device comes with a 1080p capable rear camera and a 720p in front. Battery life is promised to go as long as 7.5 hours.
The second tablet called, Acer Iconia B1-720 is tagged at $129 (BHD 50). Equipped with a 1.3GHz dualcore CPU along with 1GB of RAM, optional 3G, 16GB storage and a 5-hour battery life, it is more suitable for basic computing but is definitely a good upgrade from its predecessor.
These budget-friendly slates are set to be released this month with the A1-830 in the first quarter of January 2014 while B1-720 will follow come mid-January.