We were delighted to be invited to the UK launch of the Acer Iconia A1 Android tablet yesterday in London. It was great to see the new, sleek 7.9″ tablet demoed by Lucy Yang, Acer Product Manager from Switzerland. The below are photos taken from the event as well as the official press release. We’re told the Iconia A1 has already attracted plenty of interest from top retailers and hopefully we’ll be seeing it hit the shelves by the end of this month.
Here are the key features…
- Sleek design, slim size makes it perfect for one-handed use
- Quad-core processors for faster media performance
- Vibrant visuals on 20.1 cm (7.9”) LED-backlit display with IPS technology and 5MP camera
- Great all-day companion with 7-hour battery life ideal for modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives
New York, (May 3, 2013), Acer today unveiled the Acer Iconia A1, the company’s first full-featured 20.1 cm (7.9”) tablet targeted at modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion. Thanks to a sleek and light-weight design that is comfortable to hold in one hand, it also easily fits into a purse. The new Acer Iconia A1 keeps people entertained and connected with smooth and speedy navigation, browsing and media playback powered by a fast quad-core processor.
The Acer Iconia A1 was introduced today with other new products, including the Acer Aspire R7, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, Aspire V Series touch notebooks and Iconia B1. The new line of Acer mobile products highlights the company’s focus on redefining the computing experience through progressive design. #AcerTouch.
“Tablets are becoming cherished companions to many people as they stay connected and entertained throughout their day,” Oliver Ahrens, president, Acer Europe. “We want everyone to experience that. Everything that makes tablets so enjoyable is even better on the perfectly-sized Acer Iconia A1. The design is comfortable to hold, while sleek build make it a natural extension for anyone who wants to keep their digital life right in one hand. “
Highly Responsive Fun
Busy mobile users get the prompt performance they want with smooth video playback, and fluid and fast navigation through apps and websites powered by a fast Quad Core 1.2GHz processor. Gestures, zooming, scrolling and navigation are all intuitive and games responsive, realistic and even more fun with the integrated gyroscope for movement and vibration responses.
The LED backlit display with IPS(1) technology and a 170-degree viewing angle vibrantly highlights videos, photos and multimedia content in accurate color and brightness. The 1024×768 resolution makes text and graphics crisp and clear, while the 4:3 aspect ratio is great for web browsing and e-reading as well as gaming.
Acer’s new Touch WakeApp gesture gives customers one-touch express access to their favorite apps directly upon waking from sleep. The Icona A1 delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and great content such as magazines, movies, games, books and more than 700,000 apps from the Google Play Store.
Easy to take Everywhere to Stay Connected
Starting at only 410 grams(2) and measuring only 11.1 mm, customers will also enjoy taking it with them for navigation and location-based apps via the built-in GPS(3)
The Acer Iconia A1 keeps consumers connected to Wi-Fi networks and hotspots with reliable 802.11b/g/n wireless technology or built-in 3G(4) mobile data connection. Plus, the integrated Bluetooth 4.0 lets consumers quickly connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and printers.
The 5MP rear-facing camera captures 1080p video at 30fps that can easily be edited for quick sharing on-the-go. The front-facing camera pairs with the enhanced microphone to capture video and audio clearly for video chats and recording. The micro USB 2.0 and microHDMI port enable quick transfer or sharing of customer’s photos, music, videos and other digital content.
Available as 8GB(5) or 16GB(5) version to add 32GB(5) via microSD, the Iconia A1 is the ideal digital companion for people which are constantly up and about.
Pricing and Availability
The Iconia A1-810 (WiFi) version will be available end of May at a starting price of €169.-(6).
The Iconia A1-811 (3G) version will be available end of July at a starting price of €219.- (6).
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally(7), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.